Things to Do
There are so many amazing things to do in London, so why not make a weekend of it and explore this great city!
Coca-Cola London Eye
The Coca-Cola London Eye is a major feature of London’s skyline which boasts some of London’s best views from its 32 capsules. Climb aboard for a breath-taking experience, with an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London’s most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes!
Natural History Museum
As well as the permanent dinosaur exhibition, the Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. See a life-sized blue whale, a 40-million-year-old spider, and the beautiful Central Hall.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Have a magical day out with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. See first-hand the sets, costumes, and props used in all the Harry Potter films, and step inside some of the films’ locations including the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and Hagrid’s hut.
Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
Buy a 24-hour ticket and enjoy the freedom to hop on and off the sightseeing buses and explore some of London’s most famous places, such as Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square.
From the future of space travel to asking that difficult question: “who am I?”, the Science Museum makes your brain perform Olympic-standard mental gymnastics. See, touch and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years; and don’t forget the awesome Imax cinema.
At Madame Tussauds, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga you’ll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty. Strike a pose with Usain Bolt, get close to One Direction or receive a once-in-a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen.
Kensington Palace is one of the most intriguing of the Historic Royal Palaces. Discover stories from Queen Victoria’s life in the Victoria Revealed exhibition; master courtly games in the King’s State Apartments; glimpse a modern Princess in an exhibition of Diana’s dresses; and uncover the secrets of a fragile dynasty in the Queen’s State Apartments.
ZSL London Zoo
Discover more than 16,000 animals at one of England’s oldest zoos. Come face-to-face with magnificent tigers, hippos and giraffes, and meet the penguins at their Penguin Beach home. Make it a fun family day out and visit the petting zoo, where children can feed donkeys, sheep and llamas.
The View from the Shard
Rise high above London and see the city’s iconic skyline from a unique perspective, with views stretching up to 40 miles. Spot the likes of the Coca-Cola London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Wembley Stadium from The View from The Shard’s observation deck, which sits 800ft up Western Europe’s tallest building.
National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery near Trafalgar Square is home to the world’s largest collection of faces and personalities, from Tudor times to the present. From Shakespeare to kings and queens, and icons of our time, it also has a photographic collection and one of the best roof-top restaurants in London.