AI recommended must-see attractions

An AI generated image showing a family looking across the river with a surreal scene of multiple Big Bens

We asked ChatGPT AI for the top things to do in London that involve using public transport. As a sprawling metropolis, London offers a plethora of activities to see and do.

With numerous public transportation options, including the iconic red buses and the London Underground, it’s easy to explore the city. So, let’s take a look at the suggestions that ChatGPT has for us.

Top things to do in London with TfL written by AI

Ride a red bus

London’s iconic double-decker buses are a fun and easy way to get around the city.

Hop on one of the many routes to see the sights.

Fun fact: There used to be a tradition of bus drivers and conductors calling out the names of the stops in rhyming slang. For example, the stop Turkey and Goose referred to Moose and Goose, which was rhyming slang for bus.

Take a ride on the London Eye

This giant ferris wheel offers some of the best views of the city.

The closest Tube station is Waterloo.

Fun fact: London Eye was once the tallest ferris wheel in the world. When it was first built in 1999, the London Eye stood at a height of 135 meters (443 feet), making it the tallest ferris wheel in the world at the time. It held this title until 2006.

Surreal view of London Eye on a boat at sunset with House of ParliamentSurreal view of Houses of Parliament with an extra Big Ben and extra bridge

Explore the British Museum

This world-renowned museum has a vast collection of artefacts and exhibits from around the world.

The closest Tube stations are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.

Fun fact: British Museum was the first national public museum in the world. The museum was founded in 1753, with the goal of making the collection of Sir Hans Sloane, a physician and naturalist, available to the public.

Visit the Tower of London

This historic castle has been a Royal palace, a prison, and a fortress.

The closest Tube station is Tower Hill.

Fun fact: Yeomen Warders, also known as the Beefeaters, guard the tower. These ceremonial guardians have been a fixture at the Tower of London since the Tudor period, and they are responsible for safeguarding the tower and its treasures. Interestingly, one of the duties of the Beefeaters is to lock up the tower every night, a tradition that has been carried out for centuries.

See a show in the West End

London’s theatre district is home to some of the best shows in the world.

The closest Tube stations are Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Fun fact: West End is the world’s largest theatre district. The West End is home to more than 40 theatres, ranging from small and intimate venues to large, historic theatres like the London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Walk across the Millennium Bridge

This pedestrian bridge spans the River Thames and offers great views of the city.

The closest Tube station is Blackfriars.

Fun fact: Several films and TV shows have featured the Millennium Bridge, including the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie. In the movie, the Millennium Bridge is destroyed by the Death Eaters, causing chaos and panic among the muggles (non-magical people) on the bridge.

Take a tour of Buckingham Palace

This Royal residence is open for tours during the summer months.

The closest Tube station is Green Park, St. James’s Park or Hyde Park Corner.

Fun fact: Buckingham Palace has its own post office. The post office is located within the palace grounds and has been in operation since the 19th century. It was originally established to handle mail for the Royal family and staff, but it now serves the wider public as well.

Visit the Houses of Parliament

This historic building is home to the UK’s government and the iconic clock tower known as Big Ben.

The closest Tube station is Westminster.

Fun fact: Houses of Parliament has a secret tunnel built to transport the Queen in case of emergency. The tunnel, which is still in use today, connects Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament and constructed in the 19th century.

Explore the Natural History Museum

This museum is home to a huge collection of natural specimens, including dinosaur skeletons and rare specimens.

The closest Tube station is South Kensington.

Fun fact: Natural History Museum is home to the most complete Stegosaurus fossil in the world. The Stegosaurus, which lived during the Late Jurassic period, is one of the most well-known dinosaurs, thanks in part to its distinctive spiky plates and tail. The Stegosaurus fossil at the Natural History Museum is known as Sophie.

Take a boat trip on the Thames

There are plenty of boat tours available that offer great views of the city’s landmarks from the river.

Find details about river services.

Fun fact: River Thames has a speed limit for boats that is strictly enforced by the authorities. The speed limit is 12 km/h (7.5 mph) in the central part of the river and 8 km/h (5 mph) in other areas. It’s designed to ensure the safety of all river users, including pedestrians, cyclists and other boats.

Visualising London at its best created by AI

Midjourney AI’s interpretation of London

We asked Midjourney GenAI to show us a family in London.

DALL·E AI’s interpretation of London

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Plan your journey

Make the most of your time in London by using our free app TfL Go and visiting our website. With live info and helpful maps, you can explore the city’s landmarks with ease. Plan your journey with confidence and experience everything that London has to offer!

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1 Comment

  1. Native Londoner here. Most are AI choices with no local nouse. Let me scan the list:

    1) Ride a red bus …. everyday. Upstairs, brilliant views.
    2) Take a ride on the London Eye … Not done. No plans to.
    3) British Museum …. been a couple of times. Coffee shop best part. Not a great fan.
    4) Tower of London … taken by uncle when I was 9 yrs old. The river side walk is better.
    5) West End show … if you can afford it. Haven’t been for some time,
    6) Millennium Bridge … Great idea. Must do it someday.
    7) Take a tour of Buckingham Palace… Not for me. More for overseas visitors. Walk in St James Park and see the huge pelicans instead.
    8) Visit the Houses of Parliament… did once in about 1974. That was pre-world terrorism and way easier to wander about.
    9) Natural History Museum…never been. Want to go only see statue of Darwin.
    10) Take a boat trip on the Thames… did a couple of riverboat discos when I was a teenager. Nice for overseas tourist with time on their hands.

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