As the national capital of the UK and one of the world’s largest and most vibrant cities. London is a true modern-day metropolis that is packed with touristic delights to suit every taste.
From cultural institutions such as the Tate Modern to first-class sporting arenas such as Wembley, Twickenham and Lords. London is truly a top-tier city that’s as attractive to visitors as it ever has been.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our top five things for elderly people to do in London…
Go for a Spin On The London Eye
Certainly, one of London’s most popular attractions, the London eye is rightly seen as an unmissable experience for many visitors to the capital. Not only is this structure a triumph of modern engineering, but the Eye provides quite simply the very best views of London from an unbeatable vantage point. Visitors to this iconic attraction can enjoy panoramic vistas of the entire city. Enabling you to get a real gauge on just how enormous London is. Sights such as the Tower of London, Wembley Stadium and Big Ben all look unbelievable from atop the London Eye.
Soak Up The History of The Tower of London
This famous city-centre castle dates back to the 11th century is yet another iconic element of London’s historical identity. The Tower is home to the Crown Jewels, a collection of 140 ceremonial objects that have been used by ruling monarchs for centuries. History oozes from every nook and cranny of the Tower. Attracting visitors from across the world. Elderly visitors would do well to visit this attraction during weekday afternoons when the crowds are at their thinnest and navigating this sprawling complex of medieval fortifications is easier than ever.
Spy on Royalty at Buckingham Palace
Perhaps the most famous palace on earth, Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. A cultural touchstone and focal point for the British people throughout the 20th century, Buckingham Palace is a truly iconic structure at the heart of London that is simply unmissable for visitors to the capital. The building’s famous facade was not completed until 1850 and it was not until the 19th century that Buckingham Palace began to develop into the iconic residence that many know and love today. Most famous of all is the palace’s devoted guards, the Queen’s Guard, who don iconic uniforms to the delight of many foreign and domestic tourists.
Rub Shoulders with the Rich at Harrods
This iconic Knightsbridge department store has become a symbol of classical London luxury. It continues to welcome millions of visitors every year through its hallowed doors. Since 1849, Harrods has been providing the finest in clothing, food and just about everything else to residents and visitors in the British capital. The food halls, in particular, are something to see, with just about every edible delicacy from across Europe and the globe hanging from the ceilings in what is a bustling, exciting feast for the senses.
Get Lost in History at The British Museum
Showcasing the riches of the British Empire, this is hands down one of the largest and most diverse collections of items on the planet. From ancient Egyptian wonders to iconic pieces from 20th-century art. The British Museum is a real heavyweight of the capital’s cultural scene. It continues to astound visitors from across Britain and the wider world. With full wheelchair access and a variety of cafes and restaurants to fuel hours of historical exploration. This museum is a great place for elderly visitors to London to while away an hour (or three!) in the British capital.
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