Rihanna takes sightseeing tour of London

London: R&B star Rihanna took a sightseeing tour of London after being evacuated from the Corintha Hotel where a fire broke out in the lift shaft.

The `Where Have You Been` hitmaker was evacuated from the hotel in Whitehall Place Wednesday morning with 300 other guests and she took the opportunity to go and see some of London`s famous landmarks, reported Sun online.

"When the alarm went off she packed her laptop and jewellery and headed outside with other guests.

"But instead of waiting for the all-clear, she got a taxi to take her on a tour of Downing Street, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace," said an eye-witness.

Rihanna, 24, was able to return to her room at 7am after her impromptu tour.

"She also made time to stop for a McDonald`s breakfast from Charing Cross," the source added.

She tweeted a picture of herself in the back of a black cab wearing a grey hoodie and sunglasses and posted, "Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly #evacuationlife (sic)"

Rihanna is in London to record new material for her follow-up album to 2011`s `Talk That Talk` and also performed at BBC Radio 1`s Hackney Weekend music event last weekend.