If visiting London has always been on your bucket list, Sports Travel and Tours has three amazing opportunities for you. This fall, we’re offering trips to London’s Wembley Stadium to watch the NFL’s 2015 International Series games.
The schedule is planned around three games: the Miami Dolphins vs. the New York Jets on Oct. 4, the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 25 and the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Detroit Lions on Nov. 1. While each trip includes lower-level sideline game tickets and access to Sports Travel and Tours Exclusive Fan Party, the packages also leave travelers plenty of time to explore the city.
In fact, each package includes a sightseeing tour of London on an open-top double-decker bus. Travelers will get to take in all of the city’s famous landmarks while listening to the commentary of entertaining guides. However, there are also over 50 stops where tourists can get off and explore at their leisure; it is easy to rejoin the tour when you’re ready.
It goes without saying that there are an endless number of things to see and do while you’re exploring London. To help guide you on your trip, here is a list of the city’s top 10 attractions, according to VisitLondon.com. These 10 places attract the greatest number of visitors and, believe it or not, most are free.
Some of the most popular exhibits at the museum—which features artifacts from around the world—include the Rosetta Stone and mummies from Ancient Egypt. Entrance to the museum is free, although donations are always appreciated, and there is an admission fee for some special exhibits.
At the National Gallery you will find paintings by Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Rembrandt and Renoir, dating back to between the 13th and 19th centuries. Again, entrance is free, but tickets for special exhibits cost £12.
Explore one of London’s beautiful and historic landmark buildings while checking out the popular Dinosaurs gallery. Admission is free with some charges for special exhibits.
At this gallery of modern and contemporary art, you can see work by Picasso, Dali and Matisse. Entrance is free, though admission is charged for some special events.
Standing at 135 meters tall, the Coca-Cola London Eye is “the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel.” Quite similar in structure and appearance to a Ferris wheel, the Coca-Cola London Eye gives you a bird’s-eye view of all of the city’s iconic landmarks. The approximate 30-minute ride, complete with interactive guides within each capsule, costs £20.70 for adults and £14 for children, if you book your reservations in advance.
At the most visited science and technology museum in all of Europe, you will find over 15,000 scientific artifacts on display. Interactive galleries and 3D and 4D simulators allow tourists to feel what it’s like to blast off into space, for example, for a literally out-of-this-world experience. Admission is free, though charges apply to use the simulators and to watch movies in the IMAX 3D Cinema.
At this museum of art and design, take a gander at the Medieval Renaissance galleries, the Jewelry gallery or the British galleries that showcase ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewelry, metalwork, photographs, sculptures, textiles and paintings. Admission is free for all ages, but there are charges for special exhibits.
Take a tour of the royal palace and fortress, and learn about centuries of history that have taken place on the grounds. Tickets are £22 for adults and £10 for children. Admission is free for children under the age of 5.
The Royal Museums Greenwich include the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory, the Peter Harrison Planetarium and the Cutty Sark ship. Altogether, these attractions provide tourists with a potpourri of experiences. You can stand on the Prime Meridian and be in both hemispheres at once, touch a four-and-a-half-billion-year-old meteorite and be dazzled by the stars in the planetarium. Some of the attractions charge admission while others are free.
Get up close and personal with wax figures of your favorite actors, musicians, athletes and more at Madame Tussauds London. With over 300 wax figures, there are photo opportunities galore for the whole family! Tickets are £31 for adults and £25 for children. Save money by booking online.
For a list of more than a thousand things to do in London, check out TripAdvisor.
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