From Big Ben to the Houses of Parliament, London, England, has no shortage of tourist destinations – making it a perfect place for your next Staycation. Its 2,000-year-old history gives the city a level of depth that many other locations can’t match – not only in age but also in the preservation of the past.
Many of London’s architectural landmarks have stood for hundreds of years and are still maintained today. Some of the more popular and older attractions include Tower London (built in 1078), Westminster Abbey (built in 1245), British Museum (built in 1753), and Tower Bridge (built in 1894) – but of course, that’s not all that the city has to offer.
Being the setting for many hit TV shows and movies, such as Sherlock and Shaun of the Dead, it attracts not only tourists but also film and TV lovers. Many of the locations that played on the big screen are easily accessible to visitors and often have private excursions. Fans of the Harry Potter series will be thrilled to know that there is a Warner Bros. Studio Tour that takes aspiring witches and wizards to iconic set pieces, such as Platform 9¾ and Diagon Alley, and brings them to see the magic that was the behind-the-scenes secrets.
There are also tours for fans of Downtown Abbey, Doctor Who, James Bond, and so much more. There is something for everyone, both tourists and fans, and it’s no surprise that London sees over 15.3 million travellers in a year, who all visit this old city to appreciate its heritage and its place in pop culture. As a result, it should also be no surprise that London has become a popular Staycation destination for many families in the last few years.