As you settle into your new home and get ready for the year ahead at university, now is the perfect time to explore your new city. And if you’re living in London, there are no excuses. Whether you’re new to London and the UK, or if you’ve been here before, with so many wonderful sites and attractions on your doorstep, there’s lots for you to see and do. Here are some of the top places we think are worth a visit…
1. Coca-Cola London Eye
If you’re after a view of London, then look no further than the London Eye. Standing at 133m high, take a ride on Europe’s tallest Ferris Wheel and see London like never before with 360 degree views. Each of the 32 capsules can carry 25 people, so why not get together with your university friends and enjoy the views together.
2. London’s Museums
Whether it’s science, history, maritime or art, there’s a museum or gallery in London for all interests. Take a trip back in time and see examples of the machinery, communications and artifacts of WWI and WWII at the Imperial War Museum, or have some fun with entertaining and hands on exhibits at the Science Museum. With many of the museums in London free to visit, you can have a fun day out with friends and it won’t cost you a penny!
3. Madame Tussauds
Fancy rubbing shoulders with royalty, A-list celebrities and historic icons? OK, so they might not be the real thing, but you can see life-size wax replicas at London’s very own wax work museum at Madame Tussauds. From David Beckham and Albert Einstein, to The Queen and Spiderman, get your camera ready to take some selfies with the stars.
4. The Shard
Standing at 309.6m high, and with 95 floors, experience London like never before with amazing panoramic views of the city from the UK’s tallest building. But it’s not just about the views – there’s yoga classes, silent discos and much more to enjoy with others at The Shard.
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