Top Attractions on the Thames in London

Big Ben & The London Eye

If you decide to book a stay in a Hyde Park hotel, London will be on your doorstep so that you can discover all of the attractions of this beautiful and fascinating city. But if you don’t know where to start it can all seem a bit overwhelming.

Why not start with a long walk along the River Thames? There are plenty of important sights to see here, and it is a great way to spend an afternoon or whole day. Here are some of the top attractions on the banks of the Thames to spot on your walk.

SIS Building

The headquarters of MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, is a good place to start your walking tour of the Thames. This building is the nerve centre of UK intelligence, and it has featured in a number of films over the years, including plenty of James Bond films. You won’t be able to go inside (unless you are very well connected!), but the outside of the building is very striking in appearance and it is an interesting feature to visit.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Walk along in an easterly direction from the SIS Building and you’ll soon come to one of the most famous sights in the whole of the city: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Who is not able to recognise this iconic clock tower and building? When you stay in a Hyde Park hotel, London attractions like this will probably be high on the agenda, so make sure you spend a good while exploring this.

The London Eye

Right next door to Big Ben is the London Eye, a much more recent addition to the capital’s list of attractions but already an iconic symbol of the city which you will want to see during your stay in your Hyde Park hotel. London is quite a low-rise city when it comes to the buildings, so you don’t have to travel too high to get a fantastic view across the entire panorama. Just make sure to book your ticket early in the day so you can ensure you’ll get a go on the big wheel.

View of Thames River

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is the most visited museum of modern art in the world, and another top attraction to visit during your stay in a Hyde Park hotel. London boasts an impressive number of art galleries, but if it is modern art that you are after then this is the place to go. The building itself is impressive enough, as the art gallery is located inside what used to be the Battersea Power Station, but make sure you head inside to enjoy the full experience.

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge was only built at the end of the 19th century, but it is now one of the most iconic symbols of the city. Its name comes from the fact that it is located next to the Tower of London, the ancient fortress and prison that was the scene of so many public executions. You could easily spend an entire day exploring these two attractions, but even just passing them by on your walk along the Thames is a great experience.

Author Bio: Looking for a Hyde Park hotel, London? Roberta Stuart is the Travel Manager for Worldhotels, a company offering the best rooms at Hyde Park hotels, London and a selection of unique four and five star hotels around the world.



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