London still buzzing post-Paralympics


It may be hard to accept but the crowds have left the Olympic Park, the cheers have died down and the athletes have headed home, as the Paralympic Games has drawn to a close.

But there's no need to sit around moping about the fact that London's summer of sport has drawn to a close, as the city has a whole range of exciting attractions that are still drawing visitors in their thousands.

As one of the most vibrant cities in the world, London has never been short of things to see and do. And with the Diamond Jubilee still fresh in our minds from this summer, visitors may want to take a little royal inspiration and check out some sights in central London.

"For a taste of the high life in London head to one of the royal attractions," advises Amanda Truman from the London Pass.

"Visitors can marvel at the crown jewels in the Tower of London or head to Westminster Abbey to see where Kate Middleton married the future king of England."

But just because you are in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it doesn't mean that you have to break the bank paying entrance fees for all the family, as many of the top attractions are very reasonably priced or even free.

"Iconic attractions such as St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Shakespeare's Globe are must-sees for visitors to the capital," Amanda adds.

"Some of London's museums are free to enter and look around the permanent exhibitions, which can make for an affordable day out."

And you don't need to worry about finding affordable accommodation, as there are a number of discount hotels in London that will ensure you are close to the heart of the city and staying in comfortable surroundings, but without charging over the top prices.