As a parent planning fun days out for the summer holidays, it can be challenging to find something to please all of the family … not to mention very expensive.
Rain or shine, there’s something for everyone with a day out to London. If you are travelling into the Capital by train, then plan your day cleverly, and you could halve the cost of your day out!
There are loads of top attractions to choose from and these can be viewed on the Days Out Guide in Association with National Rail website.
To make things easy, why not try out our one day sightseeing itinerary and enjoy the savings…
Circular Cruise Westminster
Start your day by boarding at Westminster Pier. Their hop-on hop-off river pass is valid on both Thames River Services and Circular Cruise services, so you can choose either. Sightseeing from the Thames makes for a perfect family day out because you sail through the heart of London, hopping on and off whenever and wherever you like.
The pilot will give a running commentary about London landmarks, but there is also a multi-lingual commentary system, including English, which means you can listen via your smartphone to the audio commentary in up to 6 languages, without using your data. So don’t forget your earphones… But no worries if you do as these are available for sale on-board.
Tower of London
Cruise down to St Katharine’s Dock which is a five minute walk from the Tower of London, the 1,000-year-old iconic London landmark that is home to the Crown Jewels. As a former royal palace, fortress and prison, it is one of Britain’s most visited historic sites.
Apart from the magic and history of the Tower itself, and the glamour and wonder of the Crown Jewels, there are regular events hosted throughout the year.
This summer, check out Defend the Tower which is a costumed, live historical re-enactment or, for music lovers, there is Water City Music at the Tower, a 7 day festival of live music between 1-7 July.
St Katherine’s Pier
After visiting the Tower of London, take a stroll towards Tower Bridge, and stop for refreshments at St Katherine Dock where there are a wide selection of restaurants, shops and the historic Dickens Inn.
Then head back to St Katherine’s Pier to re-board your boat and cruise back towards the Westminster Pier.
Coca-Cola London Eye
Then you can cross Westminster Bridge to visit another London attraction, the London Eye, which sits right on the Southbank of the Thames.
Included within the ticket price is entrance to the London Eye 4D Cinema Experiences, providing exceptional value for money.