The best London attractions and things to do in London
If you have come here expecting to find the same old London tourist attractions that everyone visits, then I must apologise!. Sure, some of the London tourist attractions have to be done, but did you know that there are London attractions that concentrate on London's dark and murky past?
Below we give you some great alternatives to the most popular (and very busy!)attractions. A few words of advice though, London is an amazing city, but it is also a very busy city with regard to tourism. With Any attractions that you intend to visit, make sure you are pre-booked! There is nothing worse than turning up and expecting to get in, and then you are told that the attraction is fully booked for the next week!
Plan ahead! if you are going by car, make sure you have parking sorted in advance of your visit..Make sure you have a rough idea of what the weather is in London before you arrive, don't ruin a visit by not being prepared for showers! it's easy to get caught out! With the attractions listed below, you will be sure to find things to do in London whatever the weather.
London has a lot of charm, visit London and you will find it has excellent transport facilities..why not use them? use London's Iconic "Black cab" taxi service to get around and use London's great Underground network. (you will be surprised at how cheap you can get around London's attractions using day traveller tickets)
Check out the Transport for London website for underground maps, buses, prices, details of the city congestion zone charges and much more, you will be sure to save a lot of time!
Although not normally considered as a "tourist attraction", be sure to take a visit to the Woolwich Ferry it's free!. And if you wish to learn more about the fasinating history of East London's excellent Woolwich Ferry, please visit the Royal Greenwich website for the full history of this often overlooked piece of London.
Not too far from the ferry is if course the Emirates Air Line cable cars with breathtaking views of London (especially at night) and the price to get across is far cheaper than you might imagine!It really is well worth a visit ! Scroll down for some more great (and sometimes bizarre) things to do, days out and extraordinary places to visit in London.
London attractions and things to do that explore a dark and murky past!
Things to do in London England? there are plenty! a city steeped in history and mystery (and sometimes unpredictable weather!) and plenty of visitor attractions for some fantastic days out. But why stick to the ordinary tourist spots? Why not take a look at some of the lesser known attractions and things to do around the great city? Scare yourself silly, explore the fascinating London crime History, take a Gangstertour with Micky Goldtooth (THE BEST!) and make some amazing memories!
Gangster Tours UKLondon's Best sightseeing Tour with a difference!. Have you spotted the Naughty Bus? London's best open topped bus sightseeing tour, with a difference! How do you fancy a tour on the "Naughty Bus"? This is not a history tour.. but a personal understanding and experience of the CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD. NOT YOUR USUAL HISTORY TOURS, BUT A PERSONAL INSIGHT TO LONDON'S FAMOUS UNDERWORLD, HOSTED BY MICKY GOLDTOOTH. Get on board the naughty bus for a tour hosted by Micky Goldtooth. Don't expect the norm, Micky is a full on character with lots of stories to tell. Not just another history tour.
GangsterTours guides you through the personal, lived experience and understanding of the criminal and gangster underworld. This is an absolute MUST for a sightseeing attraction!
Narrated by Micky 'Goldtooth' and developed by people in the know,this is the best bus tour in London! you will leave us knowing all the secrets and stories of the gangsters themselves.
Join us on The Naughty Bus for your tour of London's infamous East End. Ride our open-top tour bus down Bethnal Green Road where the notorious Kray twins ruled and pass Valance Road where they were born. See the famous E Pellicci Cafe (film buffs will recognise this from the movie Legend) where the twins and the firm frequented. Hop off at The Blind Beggar pub, where Ronnie shot George Cornell, for refreshments, stories and photos. Then off on the next part of the tour, finishing at Borough Market. Go on, book yourself on the naughty bus! (Tell 'em Londoncrime sent ya!)Gangster Tours UK
The London Dungeons The London Dungeon County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB. A well known visitor attraction, the London Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the capital's most perilous past. See, hear, feel and (ahem!) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the 'bad old days' as they come to life before you. Will you lose yourself in fear or in mirth? Whichever way, it's not looking good for your underwear!
City of London Police Museum Gain a fascinating insight into the deeds of criminals and villains and explore the lives of the men and women who have guarded the City of London since 1839. FREE admission!(PLEASE NOTE, The City Of London Police Museum is currently closed. The link was not working and I have removed it for now, I'll put it back on if/when it re-opens
The Sherlock Holmes MuseumThe world famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Mr Holmes shared his rooms with his loyal friend and colleague Dr Watson and the house is protected by the government due to its "special architectural and historical interest." The 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is faithfully maintained for posterity and just as it was kept by Mrs Hudson in Victorian Times!
Step back in time and visit The World's Most Famous Address - 221B Baker Street, London. The home of the greatest Victorian sleuth, faithfully preserved as it would have been in the nineteenth century.
Jack the Ripper Museum dedicated to the history of Victorian East London in the 1880s, providing a serious examination of the crimes of Jack the Ripper.
The Clink Museum EXPLORE THE PRISON THAT GAVE ITS NAME TO ALL OTHERS! The Clink Prison dates back to 1144 making it one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons. Positioned in the heart of modern-day Southwark and built on the original site, The Clink Prison Museum presents the scandalous truth of Old Bankside through a hands-on educational experience. There are opportunities to view archaeological artefacts, experience the sights, sounds and smells of the prison, handle torture devices, and to view and hear all about the tales of torment and many misfortunes of the inmates of the infamous Clink Prison.
The London Bridge Experience and the London Tombs visit this attraction and become part of London's gruesome history and bad old times, travel back in time with notorious English characters, uncovering the dark secrets that lie beneath the world’s most haunted bridge. You will see, hear and even smell what London Bridge was like throughout the ages. Or Descend into the bowels of hell at the haunted site of London Tombs, crowned the UK’s Scariest Attraction Make your way past walls dripping in blood, squeeze through confined spaces and scream with terror as you are met with an array of unspeakable horrors in this unimaginable scare maze.