London Stansted Airport is around 45 miles north of the big city – and a big city it is! In fact, London covers over 600 square miles! Sightseers will be in their element in the UK’s colourful capital, with magnificent museums, fairytale palaces and oodles of glorious gardens to choose from. Your to-see list will be chocka!
Wanting to wave at the Queen? The monarch’s royal London residence is a wonder to behold, where you can watch the Changing of the Guard ceremoniously, and even book to tour the State Rooms on one of the limited dates per year. If there’s one quintessentially English must-see, it’s Buckingham Palace.
The huge, dominating Ferris wheel-like structure whirling around is the London Eye. You can enjoy a typically touristy journey, or even hire a capsule for private use. It makes a great venue for an event, and you can even opt for a champagne package while you witness the panoramic sights.
Right by the West End – the home of theatre performances – is Covent Garden. This pretty square used to be solely a fruit and vegetable market, but these days, you’ll come across luxury beauty stores, restaurants and the thriving Apple Market. Its connecting streets have a vintage look.