Places of Interest

Discover some of the best places to visit in London 

Visitors love coming to London because of the wide variety of things to do and places to visit in London. You can expect all and any passions and interests to be entertained with a range of unique landmarks, museums and monuments in this historic city.

London’s newest attraction, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, has now become one of the most iconic places to visit for both its curious structure and its views over London. With two observation platforms, visitors can overlook the Olympic Park, which hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, and enjoy a panorama over East London and the City. In the summer the Orbit even hosts a bar so you can catch the sunset with a drink; one of the best ways to spend a long warm evening.

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If you’re looking for places to visit in London with your family London Zoo is one of the most popular attractions for a day out with the kids. With over 12,000 wild animals – gorillas, tigers and meerkats to name a few – London Zoo is the world’s oldest historic zoo and is dedicated to preserving all manner of wildlife and species. There are a range of exhibits from Into Africa and Butterfly Paradise where you can discover some of the world’s most unusual animals – the kids will love it!

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Along the River Thames there are plenty of things to do and places to visit, including the historic HMS Belfast which is docked on the South Bank. Jump aboard and learn about the role she played in wartime history and experience what life was like on deck. The Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is another must-see on your trip to London to discover the works and life of the famous Bard. Join in on a tour of this reconstructed Elizabethan open-air playhouse and go backstage to see what goes into making a Shakespearean play.

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When the sun is out, a trip out to the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens is worth it! Walk around the 121 hectares of exotic oases in the quiet and rural West London which provides a relaxing break from the bustle of the inner city. Climb up the Treetop Walk and through the Nature Trails and Rose Gardens and you’ll see why Kew Gardens is considered one of the top places to visit in London.

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If you choose a London Pass with Oyster Travelcard you’ll be able to travel out to some of London’s most unique attractions for free, such as Chislehurst Caves, where you can explore underground passageways and old mining tunnels; or go wildlife spotting at the London Wetland Centre. If you want a really unique place to visit, go to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, an Ancient Indian temple, to get an insight into London’s multi-cultural and multi-spiritual life.

Places of Interest FREE with a London Pass

  • FAST TRACKLondon Bridge Experience

    The London Bridge Experience is a two-part tourist attraction situated within the arches of London Bridge. Normally £24.00

  • FAST TRACKSTAR ATTRACTIONLondon Zoo

    Opened in 1828, the London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. Today it houses over 650 different species of animal and is the only zoo in London where you can experience big animals such as gorillas and giraffes. Normally £23.63

  • STAR ATTRACTIONShakespeare's Globe Theatre

    Situated on London’s Bankside, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre reconstruction the original building that housed Shakespeare's theatre in London, an open-air playhouse where the playwright penned many of his greatest plays. Normally £13.50

  • HMS Belfast

    HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War. Normally £15.00

  • FAST TRACKKew Gardens

    As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these magnificent London gardens, glasshouses and galleries are a living exhibit as well as an important historical legacy. Normally £15.00

  • Cutty Sark

    Cutty Sark is the last surviving tea clipper, and the fastest and greatest of her time. Delve into the adventures of this iconic ship and her crew in an immersive experience. Normally £12.15

  • ArcelorMittal Orbit

    The Orbit is the newest addition to London’s iconic skyline and is one of the city’s most eagerly awaited attractions; so if you’re not afraid of heights, the ‘Orbit’ is a definite must-see. Normally £15.00

  • Chelsea Physic Garden

    Often cited as one of a few 'secret' London gardens, the Chelsea Physic Garden was founded in 1673 and is still committed to research into ‘the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 species'. Normally £9.90

  • London Wetland Centre

    Encounter a rich variety of wildfowl and wetland wildlife at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes, London Normally £12.35

  • Chislehurst Caves

    One of the greatest things about London is that for visitors it is full of fascinating surprises – like the caves in Chislehurst, England with over 20 miles of dark and mysterious passageways hewn by end from the chalk. Normally £6.00

  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

    With ancient Indian art and traditions housed in this place of worship, as well as deities and motifs representing the sacred faith and beliefs of a people dating back over 8,500 years, this London attraction is possibly the most important Indian museum in London. Normally £2.00

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