London is a big city and it feels like there’s so much to see and do that it’s impossible to take it all in. From the Houses of Parliament to St. Paul’s, there’s only so much time to explore what can feel like a limitless number of options.
But there are other ways to see London. For those wary of finding their way around the streets of the capital, or for those who just want a different perspective on what London has to offer, it’s possible to take a different route.
So, let’s look at the best ways to see London from the land, the air and the water.
The tallest building in all of Western Europe, The Shard offers amazing panoramic views of London not available from any other structure.
An awesome 310 metres high, The Shard enables you to see all of London at once. You can watch the Thames wind its way through the capital, look down on London Bridge and take in the millions of people that are making their way through the city. If you’re staying in one of the Montcalm Hotels, London The Shard affords an amazing solution to taking in the city proper.
For those looking to take in the vista in style, there’s also the ‘Champagne Experience’ so you can sip on some bubbly and take in the big city.
The Original Tour
In business for 65 years and fiercely proud of its heritage, The Original Tour is probably the best way to take in the sights and sounds of London from ground level.
Wending its way through the most famous streets and locals of the capital, The Original Tour covers all the key landmarks of London. Each tour bus comes equipped with a digital commentary – available in a range of languages – to provide additional insight.
Riders are free to hop on or hop off at any point, and can re-join another bus at their convenience, making it easy to get an in-depth look at any particular attraction or site. This is also useful if you’re staying at Montcalm Hotels, London, as you’re very likely to find a stop near where you are staying. Tours also include a walking tour and river cruise folded into the price of a ticket and there also themed tours covering haunted points of interest and the like.
The Thames is one of the most famous rivers in the world, so what better way to see London than from the amazing perspective it offers? City Cruises depart every 40 minutes, every day of the week, so it’s convenient and easy to find a time that suits you.
Known for their famous red-tinged boats, City Cruises will take you along the Thames and up-close with sites like Westminster, the Tower of London and Greenwich. What’s more, you’re free to jump off (when the boat is in port, of course!) wherever you want and jump back on with a Rover ticket. For those staying at our hotels near Chiswell Street, London, City Cruises offers a great way to get out and see the city in all its glory.