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.
If you’re looking for places to visit in London with your family, Kew Gardens and London Zoo are popular attractions for a day out with the kids. Kew Gardens is an exotic oasis in the quiet West London which provides a relaxing break from the bustle of the inner city; and London Zoo is full of wild animals – gorillas, tigers and meerkats to name a few – waiting to be discovered.
Learn about the role HMS Belfast played in wartime history and climb aboard to experience what life was like on deck. As the last surviving battleship of its kind, the HMS Belfast is a great place to visit, moored on the River Thames between Tower Bridge and London Bridge.
Shakespeare’s Globe is another must-see on your trip to London to discover the works and life of the famous Bard. Take a tour and go backstage to explore this amazing open-air playhouse, reconstructed from the 16th century original.
If you choose a London Pass with Oyster Travelcard option 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
The London Bridge Experience is a two-part tourist attraction situated within the arches of London Bridge. Normally £24.00
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
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 was launched in 1938 and served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War. Normally £15.00
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
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
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
Encounter a rich variety of wildfowl and wetland wildlife at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes, London Normally £12.35
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
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