London is always good for a surprise. The city at the Thames is a trendsetter and benchmark for fashion, art, design and gastronomy.
How to get to London
Whether with Swiss, British Airways, Easyjet or other airlines, there are several daily flights from Switzerland to London, whereby the flight lasts only a little more than one and a half hours. Train enthusiasts do not have to be sad, as since 1994, one can also travel to the British island by train via Paris with the underwater tunnel.
Sightseeing tour in a double-decker bus
For your first stay in London, we recommend a city tour with the famous red double-decker bus. Get a rough overview of the city and its sights. If you like a particular place, get off and take the next bus for the rest of the journey.
From Harrod's to Oxford Street
Those who have already visited the sightseeings can dedicate themselves to shopping without a bad conscience. There are more than enough shopping possibilities in London. Beside the extravagant department store Harrods, there are numerous shopping streets in which you can find brand shops and local boutiques. Oxford Street, Carnaby Street or Kings Road are just a few of the streets the Shopaholics visit on their route.
Art and Culture
London also has a lot to offer for art lovers. Whether National Gallery, Tate Britain or Tate Modern - which the Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron created from a former power station - the selection of museums and exhibitions is inexhaustible. Go to the wild East, the East End around Whitechapel and experience the true London charm. 250 galleries, pretty cafés, quaint shops and lots of multiculturalism characterise the cityscape and invite you to linger.
London - the musical metropolis
The metropolis also has a lot to offer for musical and film lovers. Musical and theatre plays celebrate their premieres almost every week. Guided themed city tours are also always exciting, instructive and funny. Follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, Harry Potter, James Bond or other celebrities.
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The tour of this famous 900 year old fortress includes the Crown Jewels, the Prison and the famous ravens of the Tower. » When: daily, except 24.-26.12., 1.1. and 19.1.
Enjoy a breathtaking view over the metropolis of London in one of the largest ferris wheels in the world. Ideally located on the Thames near Big Ben. » When: daily (except 25.12. and during maintenance work) from 10 am to -8.30 pm. Duration: approx. 30 min.
Breathtaking view from the 72nd floor from a height of 244 meters. A 360° panoramic view that will inspire you! » When: daily, 10 am to 7 pm (Thursday, Friday + Saturday until 10 pm). Closed on 25.12.
Connect two of the most important sights of southern England on a comfortable bus tour. In Stonehenge you get admission without having to queue long. In the afternoon guided walk through the beautiful Bath. Afterwards you have time for the Bath Abbey, the Roman Bath or the Jane Austen Visitor Centre. » When: daily at 8.45 am in E, without lunch. Duration: approx. 11 hours.
Double decker bus, you can get on and off at any time. In addition, free River Thames Cruise and guided walking tours. With English live or tape comments in 8 languages. » When: daily 8.30 am to 6 pm, every 5-15 min. No trips on 25.12. Duration: 24 hours or 48 hours.
Transfer Airport Heathrow-Paddington Station in the city center. Express train. Outward or return in 2nd class. Children 5-16 years free. No service from 24-27.12. » When: ** daily every 15 minutes. **Duration: approx. 15 minutes.
Rechargeable ticket for all underground, buses, DLR and Gatwick Express. Zones 1-6 (including £20 credit and £5 activation fee). The card can be recharged at over 1000 locations. 1-4 children under the age of 11 travel free when accompanied by an adult.
The tour visits "magical" locations of the legendary films, including the track 9¾, and focuses on the inspirations behind them. A Travelcard Zone 1 is required. » When: Wednesday to Sunday. English speaking guide. Duration: approx. 2½ Std.
Marvel at the original locations with props and costumes at Warner Bros Studios. Feel the magic in the great hall of Hogwarts, explore the mysterious Diagon Alley and try the legendary butter beer. Incl. bus transfer from/to London. " When: daily at approx. 10 am,(audio guide in E/F/G on site approx. £ 5.00). Duration: ca: 7 hrs.
Mingle with the stars from film, music, sport and politics in the world-famous waxworks cabinet. Admission to the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience and Star Wars included. » When: daily except 25.12.
Christopher Wren's masterpiece is one of London's landmarks. Visit the cathedral with its crypt and whispering gallery. » When: Mo-Sa 8.30 am to -4.30 pm.
Interactive tour of the Kingdom of Far Far Away. Meet the lovable ogre Shrek and his friends. But beware of the jealous Rumpelstiltskin! » When: daily approx. 10.00 am to 6 pm. Duration: approx. 1¼ hrs.
Follow the bloody tracks of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper in Fleet Street. » When: Wednesday through Saturday at 7 pm. English speaking guide. Duration: approx. 2 hours. Not suitable for children under 12.
Discover works by Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Christian Guémy aka C215 and many more on this tour of Shoreditch. » When: daily at 10 am in E. Duration: approx. 2 hrs.
Let us take you behind the scenes on an audio tour through a star of the FC Arsenal, including a museum. » When: daily (except on match and event dates) Mo-Sa 9 am to 5 pm, Sun 10 am to 3 pm with audio guide in D/F/I/E. Duration: 1 hour.
A jewel among the football arenas of the world. » When: daily (except on game and event dates) at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm in E. Duration: 75 min.
The bus tour takes you to one of England's most beautiful castles, the Blenheim Palace. Visit the State Rooms and Gardens. Drive through the romantic region of the Cotswolds with several stops, including a visit to Bampton, where many scenes of the TV series "Downton Abbey" were filmed. »When: May-September, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun at 8.45 am in E. Lunch not included. Duration: approx. 10 hours.
Ticket for underground, DLR and buses. 1 day zone 1-6 (incl. Heathrow Express) Off Peak, valid Mon-Fri from 09.30 am, Sat + Sun unlimited). 1-4 children under the age of 11 accompanied by at least 1 adult travel free in the underground and bus. Les Travelcards sont non échangeables et non remboursables. No service on 25.12.
Ticket for underground, DLR and buses. 7 days zones 1-2 (centre), 7 days zones 1-3 (incl. City Airport), 1 day zones 1-4, 1 day and 7 days zones 1-6 (incl. Heathrow Airport). 1-4 children under the age of 11 accompanied by at least 1 adult travel free in the underground and bus. Travelcards are neither exchangeable nor refundable. No service on 25.12.