A trip to any one of London's 240 museums is like a trip through history. Some of the world's most treasured possessions can be seen up-close at the British Museum, home to some of the most important collections in the world.
At the Natural History Museum, you can come face-to-face with dinosaurs, feel the earth move in the Earthquake Room, and lots, lots more. Relax with a picnic in Royal parks such as Hyde Park, St James's Park and Richmond Park, or meet celebrities at Madame Tussauds legendary waxwork venue.
You can also explore historic venues such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, The Thames, Buckingham Palace, and a near-endless list of other world-famous attractions.Don't forget to have a look at our London 2for1 offers.
London's Sea Life Aquarium on the South Bank is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life. This great venue takes visitors on an interactive and immersive journey to discover what lies at the very depths of the world's oceans.
For free fun, families can visit Hackney City Farm, where children and adults alike can feed and play with a huge range of animals, including pigs, cattle, sheep, chickens and much more - all in the heart of the city!
For a different kind of animal-themed fun, visit the world-famous London Zoo. Home to more than 720 species, many of which are rare and endangered, you can enjoy immersive exhibits that the whole family can explore together including Rainforest Life and Gorilla Kingdom.
Explore a treasure trove of cultural gems in the city that is steeped in history. Trafalgar Square is one of the world’s finest pedestrianised piazzas, as well as renowned venues such as the National Portrait Gallery. Nearby Bankside is home to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the legendary London Dungeon, or explore the city’s royal homes like Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court at your leisure.
London’s South Bank is a thriving hub of culture, and its easy to spend a day there. Explore the London Film Museum, the Royal Festival Hall and many galleries in this cultural hotspot.
In Greenwich, you’ll find the Cutty Sark and Royal Museum, along with the Royal Observatory, home to Greenwich Mean Time.
Relax in the country’s capital with a stroll from Westminster Bridge along the River Thames to Tower Bridge, taking in many major city sights as you go. Unwind in the picturesque surroundings of Hampstead Heath with its lakes and floral gardens, or explore the tranquillity of Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, where peace and quiet is always the order of the day.
Granary Square near Kings Cross is now home to more than 1,000 fountains. With benches lining the cobbled square, it’s a great place to rest or people-watch.
Steeped in history, Covent Garden’s Kings Court is home to a great place for the whole family to relax, with cafes, bars and street entertainment to enjoy.
Dining & Shopping
London is the UK's premiere shopping destination, and no matter what you're looking for you are sure to be spoilt for choice. From Oxford Street's legendary stores like Harrods and Selfridges to the myriad of markets such as Camden and Spitalfields.
For vintage clothes and collectibles, visit Carnaby Street, birthplace of the 60's 'Swinging London' scene.
Like shopping, you won't be stuck when it comes to dining, either. No city centre street seems to be without a traditional cafe or a continental bistro, or surround yourself with great art as you lunch at the Tate Gallery.
Shaftsbury Avenue's Rainbow Cafe offers tourists a fantastic menu in jungle-themed surroundings that will keep kids entertained for hours.
To mix exploring the city with dining, a simple stroll in any direction will lead you to a myriad of international cuisine at family-friendly restaurants.
Did you know?
Under a centuries-old law that has never been revoked, it is illegal to die in the Palace of Westminster!
Big Ben is not the name of the tower and clock, but rather the bell inside it, which chimes in the key of E.
There are around 20 hidden rivers flowing underneath London.