Fly from Aberdeen Airport to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City airports. Britain’s capital city is like a country of its own with thousands of reasons to visit – there’s something for everyone, all through the year.
An artistic institution, the Tate Modern is London’s hub of modern and contemporary art. Around every corner you will find works from great artists including Dali, Warhol and Picasso! Entry is free but some exhibitions require an entry fee.
View London from above
London is a city packed full of world-famous landmarks – so what better place to take it all in than atop the tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard. Towering over the cityscape at 1,016ft, you’ll be able to pick out sights such as The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge from the viewing gallery on level 72.
Theatreland – the West End
London’s West End is undoubtedly the UK’s theatre capital, home to such establishments as The Old Vic and the National Theatre. There are literally hundreds of productions to choose from, but some of the established favourites include The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot and Mama Mia!
Wanna take a break from London’s busy atmosphere? There are lots of hidden and quiet gardens spread all over the city, even in the centre. Relax, for example, in the peaceful King’s Cross Skip Garden and enjoy a snack in the Skip Garden Kitchen café – all ingredients are grown in the park itself.
Harry Potter Studio Tour
Still waiting for your owl? Take it upon yourself and join the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Catch a glimpse of original film sets and costumes, learn how to fly on broomsticks and walk along Diagon Alley. A special highlight is the model of Hogwarts built to 1:24 scale.