Acting as the official residency of the British Monarchy since 1837, Buckingham Palace is a building full of British history and definitely worth a visit. From the months of July to October you are able to have a tour of the 19 State Rooms in the Palace used by the Royals to entertain foreign visitors from all over the world.
Also worth a visit is one of London’s most photographed attractions - Big Ben, the 96m tower, overlooking Westminster and the neighbouring Houses of Parliament. Although not open to tourists for tours, its architectural complexity and beauty is visible as soon as it comes into view.
Twice as high as any other viewing platform in the London, floor 68, 69 and 72 of the Shard offer unparalleled 360 degree views of London of up to 40 miles. With no time restrictions on your stay and a weather guarantee (in case of no / low visibility), a visit to Western Europe’s tallest building is definitely a must if you want to see London in a different (and spectacular) way.