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Things to do in London

Things to do in London

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a firm favourite of the British Royal Family and the venue of 17 royal weddings, the most recent of which was the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton on 29th April, 2011. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been the coronation church for every British monarch since 1066. And over 3,300 people have been buried or commemorated in its grounds, including Chaucer, Newton, Darwin and Dickens.

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge – not to be confused with London Bridge – has linked one side of the River Thames to the other since 1894. It underwent a major facelift over the years, ensuring that the iconic bridge is now famed as much for its modern Glass Walkway as well its fascinating Victorian bascules. Sir Horace Jones, the architect who designed Tower Bridge was also the name behind many iconic Victorian London constructs. These include Leadenhall Market, Smithfield Market and Billingsgate Market.

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St Paul’s Cathedral

Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral, was the first to be buried in its tombs. Wren designed 53 London churches and numerous noteworthy secular buildings. Interred in 1723, the prolific British architect was laid to rest in his own masterpiece and was the first of numerous key figures to have the honour. The epitaph inscribed on his crypt reads: Lector, si monumentum requiris – which is Latin for ‘If you seek his monument, look around’. This storied attraction is one of London’s finest for a reason.

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Tower of London

Arguably the most popular attraction among grown-ups and children alike, the Tower of London dates back to William the Conqueror and has since been one of London’s most significant landmarks through the ages. As a zoo, fortress, notorious prison, royal residence and home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower of London has a fascinating history and one worth exploring.

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London Transport Museum

Did you know the London transport network serves over 4 million journeys a day? Learn more weird and wonderful facts about the London Transport system and the growth of our great city at the fascinating London Transport Museum, in the hub of Covent Garden. Family events occurring especially in the summer months will ensure that any little ones stay entertained.

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London Zoo

Since opening to the public in 1847, ZSL London Zoo has been a favourite London attraction for locals and visitors alike. Set in leafy Regent's Park amid heritage-listed buildings and gardens, the zoo is an oasis in the heart of the capital. With over 750 amazing animal species to discover, as well as live shows and fantastic, immersive exhibits, this is an unmissable attraction.

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Royal Observatory Greenwich

Offering one of London’s best view points, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is a historic attraction worth visiting. Step over the two hemispheres at the Prime Meridian line and discover the world of astronomy with the Observatory’s huge refracting telescope. As one of the most important scientific buildings in London, the Royal Observatory is a great attraction for both young and old.

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National Maritime Museum

The picturesque borough of Greenwich plays host to a number of attractions, including the National Maritime Museum. Boasting the title of the largest maritime museum in the world, it will keep visitors of all ages entertained and enthralled. Its convenient location down the hill from the historic Royal Observatory means that visitors can go from one to another with a break in between.

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Westminster Abbey

You can see all of London solo, but there are some sights you just don’t want to miss. Westminster Abbey is one of these. A firm favourite of the British Royal Family, it has been the venue of 17 royal weddings, the most recent of which was the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton on 29th April, 2011. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been the coronation church for every British monarch since 1066, and over 3,300 people have been buried or commemorated in its grounds, including Chaucer, Newton, Darwin and Dickens.

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge – not to be confused with London Bridge – has linked one side of the River Thames to the other since 1894. Having undergone a major facelift over the years, the iconic bridge is now famed as much for its modern Glass Walkway as well its fascinating Victorian bascules. Sir Horace Jones, the architect who designed Tower Bridge was also the name behind many iconic Victorian London constructs. These include Leadenhall Market, Smithfield Market and Billingsgate Market. Some may say Tower Bridge is the perfect spot for a solo selfie or two.

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Museum of London

The best thing about travelling alone is being able to take your time to explore, and best of all, learn. The Museum of London is one of the city’s most fascinating and candid museums to learn about the life and history of this great capital. Learn about the city’s roots in Roman London, to London in the present, through a number of exhibitions with subjects ranging from Sherlock Holmes to the new Royal Arrivals.

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

How many recreations do you know that are as painstakingly detailed as this one? With the original having burnt down in 1613, this faithful reconstruction was built to honour the works of the bard and Tudor culture in 1993. A tour of the iconic playwright’s Globe Theatre is a truly captivating insight into how cherished Shakespeare's imagination continues to be to date.

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Kensington Palace

Home to the late Princess Diana, childhood residence of the history-making Queen Victoria and now address of the loved modern Royal family Duke and Duchess of Cornwall; Kensington Palace is one of Central London's most prestigious postcodes. Step inside this picturesque estate to learn about the women of the monarchy in fascinating exhibitions, and top it off with afternoon tea at the stunning Orangery Café.

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The View from the Shard

Ascend to London's highest and best viewpoint at View from The Shard - 800ft high, enjoy unparalleled views over London for up to 40 miles. From day to night, the breath-taking views from the UK's tallest building are unmissable.

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Kew Gardens

Do you enjoy sprawling botanical installations that light up at night? How about simply exploring the most biodiverse place on the planet? West London’s urban oasis of exotic plants and flowers is a fun visit for the earth-lovers among us. The Royal Botanic Kew Gardens is a quiet sanctuary and verdant retreat from the hustle and bustle of London where visitors can enjoy the Dutch-style Kew Palace, as well as the historic Palm House and Treetop Walkway experience.

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Tate Modern London

Tate Modern London

Tate Modern London

Melding high art with entertainment, you won’t be bored at the Tate Modern: a goliath that was once used as a power station. Its iconic architecture is now symbolic of London's golden Industrial Age and stands as one of Europe’s most iconic contemporary art galleries. Its ground-breaking exhibitions are not to be missed, including works by Lichtenstein and Warhol among others. Paying a little extra for its touring exhibitions, which have previously featured the likes of Modigliani and Georgia O'Keefe, will be well worth the investment!

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Renowned for being one of London's most colourful neighbourhoods, this melting pot of culture and hipster style is one of the busiest and most vibrant locations in the city. Covered in street art by internationally renowned artists, the area really comes to life at the weekends, replete with vintage, food and handicraft markets. Cocktail seekers will approve of the nearby Book Club nearby and Blue's Kitchen, with its dynamic live music and performances.

Brick Lane

National Gallery

Brick Lane

With over two thousand paintings to admire, this free attraction is one of the most popular in London. And it’s not surprising given the world-class collections on display, from Leonardo da Vinci to Rembrandt. Enjoy an audio tour at the National Gallery, just off Trafalgar Square, with The London Pass®.

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Big Ben

Big Ben

Big Ben

Perhaps one of the most photographed landmarks in London, Big Ben – aka the Elizabeth Tower – is an iconic feature on London’s horizon. The second-largest clock tower of its kind in the world, Big Ben is also over 150 years old and survived the bombings of WWII. Listen out for the famous Great Bell chiming the Westminster Quarters, every quarter-hour.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Nothing says affordable fun quite like a picnic in Hyde Park. Explore one of London's iconic green spaces, featuring landmarks such as the Princess of Wales Memorial fountain, a gigantic swimmable lake and winding paths bordered by bursts of emerald greenery. With over 4000 trees, a meadow and stunning floral gardens, this 142 hectare (350 acre) space is one of the biggest city parks in the world. An ideal pitstop between other neighbouring landmarks.

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