London Tour Excursions Diary

Day 1 - Ride the London Eye and visit Big BenthYMMT4DPQ

You will have the opportunity to ride the largest and most famous observation wheel in the world.  At 135m, the Coca-Cola London Eye provides extroardinary views across London, from the top you can see for over 30 miles on a clear day.  The ride takes approximately 30 minutes from start to finish. 

The London eye is on the bank of the River Thames at Westminster pier where the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben can be found.  We will have plenty of time for photo opportunities from the viewing area.

Day 2 - Visit the Natural History Museum

This world-famous museum promotes the discovery and enjoyment of the natural world through such exciting exhibits as the Life and Earth Galleries, wildlife garden, geological collections and real life dinosaur reconstructions.

For more information on the Natural History Museum go to their website here

Day 3 - Sports and activities in Hyde Park

Samiad staff bring their experience from the summer camps to run a number of fun and engaging activities in the famous surroundings of Hyde Park.  Ever thought you would say that you have played ultimate Frizbee or wink murder in Hyde Park?

Day 4 - Madam Tussaud's

Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was.  Get the selfie sticks ready as you race between the Queen, David Beckham and One Direction.

For more information about the displays or history of Madam Tussaud's please visit their website here.

Day 5 - Tower of London guided tourTower_of_London_April_2006

Established by William Conqueror in 1066 to keep hostile Londoners at bay, the mighty Tower of London has been the scene of Britain’s most dramatic, fascinating and surprising history.   Although now a very famous tourist attraction, the Crown Jewels are still held here.

We will be guided around all of the exhibitions and buildings inside the tower as well as seeing the crown jewels themselves.

For more information about the Tower of London and its history please click here

Day 6 - Houses of Parliament guided tour

The Houses of Parliament, otherwise known as the Palace of Westminster, symbolises Great Britain. Its image adorns everything from souvenirs to sauce bottles. And the decisions made in its corridors of power have shaped Britain, past and present.

Fully guided tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture.

Day 7 - London Zoo

Probably the world's most famous zoo, ZSL London Zoo has been entertaining and delighting visitors since it opened to the public in 1847. With over 720 animal species, exciting and innovative new exhibits and heritage-listed building almost as famous as their inhabitants it's a great day out.  See animals in a different light at Rainforest Life; get breathtakingly close to the colony of lowland gorillas and don’t miss the action in the amphitheatre!

To visit the London Zoo website please click here.

Day 8 - Buckingham Palace guided tourDSC_0074

Buckingham Palace is still officially the home of the Queen and her closest family, and is arguably the most iconic building in the UK.

Enjoy a leisurely day out at Buckingham Palace and combine a visit to the State Rooms with a guided tour of the most remarkable features of the famous garden. The Garden Highlights Tour includes the beautiful Herbaceous Border, the wisteria-clad summer house and the Rose Garden, the enormous Waterloo Vase and the Palace tennis court, where King George VI and Fred Perry played in the 1930's.

Day 9 - The British museum

The British museum is the number one ranked attraction in London on trip advisor, with over 6 million visitors per year! 

Day 10 - Shopping trip to Harrod's and Oxford Street

Oxford Street is Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors and 300 shops, including the world famous Harrod's and many flagship stores such as Selfridges.

Day 11 - Visit the London Aquarium

Day 12 - West end showWicked-Musical

London's west end has been famous for its musical's and play's since 1663 and in current day sees over 14 million tickets sold each year.  We offer the chance to see one of the famous West end shows such as Wicked or the Lion King whilst staying with us.  The exact show included in the London tour programme will vary depending on what time of year you are visiting.