Heading into London for the day? Need an idea of what to do? Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best things to do while in the city…

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace’s State rooms:open to the public from the 20th July until the 29th September, take a peek around the magnificent state rooms of the Queen’s most famous palace. During the tour you will get a chance to walk through the picture gallery and ballroom as well as getting to wonder through the gardens. Tickets cost from £14-25 for individuals and a family ticket (two adults and three under 17’s) is £64. Book tickets here.

Take a Thames Circular Cruise: departing from Westminister pier, take in some of the most famous sights in London such as Westminster Abbey. If you fancy hopping off you can with stops at other piers such as Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St Katharine’s Dock. The cruise takes roughly 35 minutes one way, with tickets costing from £10.35. You can purchase tickets here.

Showboat Dining Cruise: want to take in the sights of London at night while enjoying a meal? This would be an ideal experience for you. Departing from  Westminster Pier – Victoria Embankment at 7.45 (boarding takes place 7.30), take in the sights over a three hour cruise (returning to Westminister at 11pm) while enjoying a four course meal (vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options available – but must be pre-booked). There is also live entertainment from a singer performing West End musical hits and some pop favourites. You can book your experience here.

Pay a visit to Tower Bridge: how about learning more about the most famous bridge in London with a visit to the Tower Bridge exhibition. Discover the stories behind  the engineering, the people, the architecture and the city that built Tower Bridge. You can book tickets here.

Take in a tour of the Shakespeare’s Globe: for those who love the theatre and history, why not pay a visit to the Shakespeare’s Globe to find out more about the history of the original theatre and how it was reconstructed in the 1990’s to become the renowned space it is today. Book your tickets here.

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