Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit London!

Reasons to visit London!

There are hundreds of reasons to love London – check out a few of our favourites.

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Experience afternoon tea with a difference on a Routemaster bus. These vintage London buses will drive around central London, taking in some of the city’s best sights, whilst you can indulge in some fabulous afternoon tea.

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard serves exquisite dishes using the freshest produce presented with style, in a buzzing environment. Here you can expect to sip innovative cocktails with stunning views from Level 31 of The Shard.

Beaux Arts London

Beaux Arts London

Beaux Arts London is recognised as a leading expert in the field of modern British and contemporary art. The gallery’s focus is evenly divided between nurturing emerging artistic talent and showing work of established artists.

Blackheath Halls

Blackheath Halls

Blackheath Halls is an entertainment venue and concert hall in the heart of South East London. It was built in 1895 by William Webster and is part of the oldest surviving purpose built cultural complex located in London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the working headquarters of the Monarchy, where The Queen carries out her official and ceremonial duties. Royal Day Out tickets include admission to The Queen’s Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms.

Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris

The home of cabaret and dining in London since 1924, the iconic ballroom of Cafe de Paris hosts weekly Friday and Saturday night performances from the crème of the worlds of circus, burlesque, music, comedy and magic.

Cereal Killer Cafe

Cereal Killer Cafe

The Cereal Killer Cafe is the Worlds first international cereal cafe and is obsessed with everything cereal. The cafe sells over 100 different types of cereal from around the world, if it can be sourced, it will be sold!

Corrigan’s Mayfair

Corrigan’s Mayfair

Corrigan’s Mayfair redefines the concept of quintessential British and Irish cuisine, fusing seasonal produce with the Chef’s unmistakable flair. It combines 21st century luxury and style with down-to-earth, home-inspired cooking.

Cube Gallery

Cube Gallery

Cube Gallery specialises in the works of modern day art and has a wide range of British and international artists, selecting both established and up-and-coming names. The gallery also has several exhibitions throughout the year.

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen! Expect a two hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve you a 70s-style three course meal!

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors to attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings, there are a number of ways you can can visit.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. The park offers various recreational activities including open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis and horse riding.

Jar Kitchen

Jar Kitchen

Jar Kitchen is a Covent Garden independently-run restaurant serving locally sourced, seasonal food for lunch, pre-theatre and dinner. The new-wave café offers a good line in Ottolenghi-style vegetarian dishes.

Kenwood

Kenwood

On the edge of Hampstead Heath surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is one of London’s hidden gems. The breathtaking interiors and stunning world-class art collection are free for everyone to enjoy.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Visit Kew and explore the world’s most famous botanic garden. Situated just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts landscapes, glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.

Let’s Rock London

Let's Rock London

Let’s Rock London festival returns to Clapham Common every year. With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s and an action packed day of general 80s madness. There is plenty to do for everyone.

London Black Taxis

London Black Taxis

London Black Taxis have a mission to provide the best possible service to new and existing customers, they are pleased to help make your journey a pleasant one. The taxi drivers have years of experience and “The Knowledge”.

London Luxury Quarter

London Luxury Quarter

Home to over two thirds of the top 100 celebrated luxury brands, London’s Luxury Quarter hosts 15 luxury 5 star hotels, and an impressive 23 Michelin star restaurants with 31 stars awarded between them.

London Taxis

London Taxis

London Taxis are easy to hail from the street, but you can also make bookings for taxis online or over the phone. All London taxi drivers are required to have a detailed knowledge of London within a 6 mile radius of Charing Cross.

London Underground

London Underground

The London Underground, or the Tube as it is also known, provides a train service across London Underground and into the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshite and Essex. The regular service is served by 11 Tube lines.

London’s Roman Amphitheatre

London's Roman Amphitheatre

Step into the ruins of London’s Roman Amphitheatre and discover the hidden history under your feet. The remains where discovered during the redevelopment of the Guildhall Art Gallery in 1985 and offer a fascinating insight.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. It cares for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

The purpose of Notting Hill Carnival is to foster creative development and enhancement of diverse artistic excellence. Thus transforming perceptions of London Notting Hill Carnival culture locally, nationally and internationally.

Pharmacy 2

Pharmacy 2

Pharmacy 2 serves classic British and European food, catering for visitors to the exhibitions during the day, and evening diners when the gallery is closed. The menu reflects a passion for quality food made from fresh ingredients.

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

The world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics have appeared on the stage at the Royal Albert Hall since it opened in 1871. Now over 1.7 million people enjoy a range of live experiences here every year.

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera and ballet. Home to two of the world’s great artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, performing with the orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

Savoy Theatre

Savoy Theatre

Ever since its debut performances back in 1881, the magnificent Savoy Theatre has been synonymous with premiering quality drama, opera and musicals, and has enjoyed a varied history in the process of doing so.

Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre

The Shaftesbury Theatre was the last theatre to be built on Shaftesbury Avenue. It has seen many notable productions and famous faces over the last century and it’s now the largest independent theatre in the West End.

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote.

SkyLounge

SkyLounge

Order innovative dishes and signature cocktails at SkyLounge while enjoying 360-degree views that include the Tower Bridge, The Shard and the River Thames. The resident DJ will help set the mood of your night.

Stern Pissarro Gallery

Stern Pissarro Gallery

Stern Pissarro Gallery is co-owned by David Stern and Lélia Pissarro, great-granddaughter of Camille Pissarro. Based in London’s Mayfair art district, the gallery specialises in impressionist modern and contemporary works of art.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

Tate Britain is the world centre for the study and display of British art, the gallery holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day. Highlights include a Turner collection of more than 300 paintings.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern art and also houses a collection of British art from the 1500s. The collection of modern and contemporary art represents all the major movements.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room

The Dining Room sources fresh, high-quality ingredients from suppliers across the British Isles, from Romney Marsh lamb to fish from the Cornish coast, as part of its commitment to serving the finest British food.

The O2

The O2

The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue. It is home to an array of world-class experiences and attractions including an 11-screen cinema; a 12-lane bowling alley and 20,000 capacity live music space.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Since 1663 Theatre Royal Drury Lane was renowned for its spectacular Victorian melodramas and pantomimes. But since the 1920s its history has mirrored the development of the modern musical and continued to do so.

Tower of London

Tower of London

One of just four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city, the Tower of London is one of the city’s most popular attractions. See the magnificent Crown Jewels, enjoy special exhibitions and take a guided tour with a Beefeater.

Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s offers an eclectic collection of global cuisines using Chinese wood-fired ovens, tropical cocktails and an exotic atmosphere bedecked with authentic artefacts and trappings from around the world.

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum represents more than 3,000 years of human creativity, with the art and design collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It also offers a programme of temporary exhibitions and events.