Sights & Events

Plan your London itinerary to see some of the capital's biggest and best sights.

Waterloo Bridge

2 minute walk

Across the road from One Aldwych, Waterloo Bridge crosses the Thames at the perfect viewing point to take in London’s skyline stretching out to the east and west.

Somerset House

2 minute walk

The elegant cultural centre is home to restaurants, galleries, shops and exhibitions. Visit in the summer to see the courtyard and its pretty fountains, and in the winter skate on one of London's most famous ice rinks.

Covent Garden Piazza

5 minute walk

This historic building was originally built as a fruit and vegetable market and today the walkways and arcades are home to quirky boutiques and big brands, as well as London’s finest street performers.

River Boat Trips

8 minute walk

The nearby Embankment Pier is one of the best places to pick up a boat for a tour of London from The River Thames, up as far as the Thames Barrier.

Trafalgar Square

9 minute walk

The tourist hub of Trafalgar Square is famous for its historical landmarks and fountains, all topped off by the unmissable Nelson’s Column.

The Garden Bridge

10 minute walk

Planned to open to the public in 2018, the Garden Bridge will span the Thames from near to One Aldwych. Conceived by Joanna Lumley and designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the bridge will be a peaceful space filled with trees and flowering plants.

Embankment Gardens

10 minute walk

Take a walk through the beautiful Embankment Gardens to get a sense of the local vibe, with people enjoying the riverside position and planting.

John Soane's Museum

10 minute walk

On Lincoln's Inn Fields this museum is like no other as the home of the neo-classical architect is filled with an eclectic mix of winding staircases, statues and mirrors. 

The London Eye

15 minute walk

The giant ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames has become an instantly recognised symbol of London and is well worth a visit. 

Downing Street

17 minute walk

As the official residence of two of the most senior British Cabinet ministers, Downing Street is one of the most famous addresses in the UK.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

18 minute walk

Sitting on the riverfront, the Palace of Westminster is home to both houses of Parliament and the iconic bell tower, Big Ben.

St. James's Palace

20 minute walk

St. James's Palace has a long history as a Royal residence and remains a busy working palace today with its State Apartments used for entertaining during State Visits.

Westminster Abbey

20 minute walk

Steeped in more than a thousand years of history, Westminster Abbey is well known for the large number of people buried and commemorated in it, as well as its royal connections.

St Paul's Cathedral

23 minute walk

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul’s Cathedral sits on the highest point in the City of London with its beautiful domed roof visible for miles around.

Clarence House

23 minute walk

Clarence House is the London residence of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and is open to visits from the public.

Buckingham Palace

30 minute walk

Buckingham Palace is one of London's best-loved tourist attractions and as the centre of many state occasions - from the daily Changing the Guard ceremony to annual events such as Trooping the Colour - it represents the pomp and splendour of the British monarchy.

The Shard

20 minutes by cab

The Shard is a 95-storey skyscraper at London Bridge, the tallest building in London. Take a trip up to its viewing platform for staggering views.

Tower Bridge

20 minutes by cab

The famous suspension bridge that crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London has become an iconic symbol of London.

Tower of London

25 minutes by cab

This historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames is home to the Crown Jewels, protected by the tower’s famous beefeaters and ravens.

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