Published: Thursday 27th of June 2013
Summertime is an exciting time of the year for many people and if you are one of the many tourists who flock to the UK when on the hunt for things to do in London, then you are definitely not going to be disappointed.
The only trouble with summertime is that there will literally be millions of people across the world who will have the same idea.
London has always had a reputation as being a tourist hotspot and as a consequence, it has a tendency to get very crowded in parts of the city in the warmer months.
So if you want to avoid the crowds this summer, why not visit some of the alternative attractions and tours in the city which are not as likely to be as crowded?
We've picked some of the three top attractions which are a fantastic alternative to some of the busier hotspots out there.
Rock n Roll Walking Tours
And who doesn't like a bit of rock n roll? This is probably one of the coolest sightseeing tours of them all, because here visitors will get a chance to follow the footsteps of some of the country's most iconic rock stars, led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides.
The tour pays homage to some of the superstars who helped to transform Britain's rock scene, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols, to name but a few.
Each tour lasts for around 90 minutes and leaves daily from the Original London Visitor Centre.
Another way to beat the crowds when visiting the UK is simply to venture underground. And what better way to do this than by visiting Chislehurst Caves?
Here guests can visit the chalk mines that were mined by hand for over 8,000 years. Guided tours tell the fascinating stories of the Saxon, Roman and Druid influences on the caves and each tour lasts between 40 and 50 minutes.
Chelsea Physic Garden
If you fancy taking a beautiful, leisurely stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the city on a sunny afternoon, then why not drop by Chelsea Physic Gardens?
This walled garden was created in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and has since gained a reputation as being one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the city.
Not only do guests get a chance to see a variety of flower and garden displays but there is also the opportunity to learn about the botany and science behind some of the displays that lie within them.
The attraction also includes a cafe and a bookshop, where you can buy gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
London attractions: Remember the Great Fire of London at the Monument
Friday 28th of September 2012
The Monument, designed by Christopher Wren, was erected to commemorate the Great Fire of London 1666.
The medieval Jewel Tower is a fascinating addition to an itinerary of things to do in London
Thursday 27th of September 2012
The Jewel Tower dates back to 1365, when it was used to house the treasures of King Edward III.
London attractions: Learn about sporting heroes at Twickenham Rugby Museum and Stadium Tours
Wednesday 26th of September 2012
Twickenham Rugby Museum and Stadium Tours will delight fans of the sport, who can learn more about their rugby heroes.
Visit Eton College for an insight into the education of the royals
Wednesday 26th of September 2012
With the mounting interest around Prince William and Prince Harry, visitors seeking things to do in...
Enjoy the High Line Symposium at the Garden Museum
Tuesday 25th of September 2012
The Garden Museum is hosting a number of great exhibitions enabling people to learn more about Britain's horticultural past.
London attractions: Be relaxed and revived at Cucumba
Monday 24th of September 2012
Cucumba, the 'urban pitstop', offers plenty of beauty treatments designed to get you back on your feet after a tiring day of sightseeing.
Things to do in London: Commemorate your trip to England at Crest of London
Saturday 22nd of September 2012
People looking for things to take home from London should visit Crest of London.
London attractions: Learn about Charles Dickens' philanthropy at the Foundling Hospital
Friday 21st of September 2012
The Foundling Hospital is holding an exhibition to mark the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, one of its most famous patrons.
Explore the Design Museum for things to do in London
Thursday 20th of September 2012
Learn how design affects the world around us at the Design Museum for things to do in London.
London attractions: Learn about the Father of the Paralympics at the Jewish Museum
Wednesday 19th of September 2012
Ludwig Guttman's inspiring legacy is laid out for all to see at the Jewish Museum.
London attractions: Learn about Princes Diana, style icon, at Kensington Palace
Tuesday 18th of September 2012
Princess Diana had a massive influence on fashion in the eighties and nineties, and a new exhibition at Kensington Palace reflects this.