Days out

Let’s go there!

Let’s go there!

Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the city of London.

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.

Anaesthesia Heritage Museum

Anaesthesia Heritage Museum

The Anaesthesia Heritage Museum is a unique medical science museum devoted to the history of anaesthesia, resuscitation and pain relief. It founded from a donation by A Charles King but since had numerous contributions.

Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum

Housed within the impressive walls of the Bank of England, the fascinating Bank of England Museum takes you through the history of the bank since its foundation in 1694 to its role it takes today as the nation’s central bank.

Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. The Barbican Centre is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo can be found by the picturesque riverside walk in leafy Battersea Park. It is an exciting animal experience that combines a zoo, animal encounters, large well equipped play area, gift shop and café.

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.

Beefeater Gin

Beefeater Gin

Discover the history of Beefeater and the secrets behind the world’s most awarded gin. The distillery is located in Kennington, where the iconic dry gin remains handcrafted to a recipe that is unchanged since the 1800s.

BFI IMAX

BFI IMAX

BFI IMAX is a state-of-the-art cinema experience not to be missed. On the biggest screen in the UK films are shown in 2D, 3D and IMAX technology and immerse the audience in larger than life images, accompanied by digital surround sound.

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.

British Museum

British Museum

Located in the Bloomsbury, the British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence.

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.

Camden Market

Camden Market

Camden Market is a diverse community of creative sellers, street food traders and independent stores next to the Regent’s Canal. Open every day the market has over a thousand places to eat, drink and dance in central London.

Camden Town Brewery

Camden Town Brewery

Come and learn all there is to know about making beer and all things Camden Town Brewery. The tours involve trying lots of beers, learning how they’re made, having a full brewery tour and trying beer straight from the source!

Chel-Ski

Chelski

Chel-Ski is London’s largest indoor ski centre offering the very best hi-tech slopes. The centre offers a fun, safe and controlled environment where you can learn to ski or snowboard as well as advance your existing skills.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden

Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London. Founded in 1673, its walls shelter a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants.

Chelsea Stadium Tours & Museum

Chelsea Stadium Tours & Museum

The tour of Stamford Bridge is not to be missed. Home of the Blues, Chelsea Stadium Tours & Museum is a fun, informative and unforgettable experience enjoyed by sports fans of all ages from all over the world.

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

The Churchill Museum is the first museum dedicated to the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill. This permanent exhibition set in the historic setting of the Cabinet War Rooms, his secret underground wartime base.

City Of London Distillery

City Of London Distillery

The City of London Distillery brought gin distilling back to the city in 2012 after an absence of nearly 200 years. The distillery welcome visitors to take a guided tour to discover the history of London gin and learn the techniques.

City of London Police Museum

City of London Police Museum

Discover the story of crime and policing at the City of London Police Museum. From the first police call box in London, via the history of the police uniform and Olympic glory, to the grisly stories of the city’s criminal past.

Clip ’N Climb

Clip ’N Climb

Clip ’N Climb is an all-weather space where adults and kids can enjoy some healthy, action-packed fun! 20 individual and multi climber wall challenges of varying design and difficulty, testing agility and courage in different ways!

clueQuest

clueQuest

Psst…looking for some fun, some light hearted entertainment, maybe? Then perhaps this isn’t for you. clueQuest don’t do just ‘fun’ – it’s more serious than that. They’re an undercover secret agen… Oh, no! Too much has been said!

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.

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

Discover what life was like on board the real Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper, and fastest ship of her time. This legendary 19th century sailing ship is now an award-winning visitor attraction situated in Greenwich.

Design Museum

Design Museum

The Design Museum offers insights into the world of design with exhibitions on fashion, architecture, graphic, product, transport and digital design. It also hosts a cutting edge programme of temporary exhibitions.

Dr Johnson’s House

Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson’s House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the 18th century, compiling his great dictionary of the English language in the garret.

Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace

Capture a fun day out at Eltham Palace and discover a wealth of activities as you explore a millionaire’s home. Experience the decade of decadence as you are transported back to the 1930s (just in time for cocktail hour!).

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

Glide above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line Cable Car and enjoy great views of London. Using the cable car is an easy way to get from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. The cable car trip takes approximately 10 minutes.

English Heritage

English Heritage

English Heritage look after 14 places and over 900 blue plaques in London, and each one is part of the fabric of the city’s past. Make the most of your visit to the capital and start by visiting some of these fantastic sites.

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!

Graffik Gallery

Graffik Gallery

Graffik Gallery has a reputation for being the capitals prime street art destination. The gallery has carved a master status in the movements and trends of the urban art genre. It has an unparalleled ability to foresee emerging talent.

Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery

The Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886. See works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London’s dramatic history.

Guildhall Great Hall

Guildhall Great Hall

Home of the City of London Corporation, Guildhall Great Hall has been the centre of city government since the Middle Ages. The city’s only surviving secular medieval building dates from 1411 and has a cathedral-like ambience.

Guildhall Library

Guildhall Library

Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. The printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and covers all aspects of life in London.

Heritage Gallery

Heritage Gallery

The city of London has a working record of its history stretching back nearly 1000 years, enjoy a rare opportunity to view treasures held in trust for the nation. The collection belongs to the London Metropolitan Archives.

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

Explore what life was like living at war at sea on the HMS Belfast. Find your sea legs as you climb the ladders to explore all nine decks or keep a lookout up on the flag deck where you can get amazing 360-degree views of London.

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.

Hunterian Museum

Hunterian Museum

The Hunterian Museum displays the collection of pioneering surgeon John Hunter (1728-93). The museum boasts unrivalled collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, instruments and more.

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.

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum tells the story of those whose lives have been shaped by war from WW1 to the present day. Discover the First World War Galleries and the permanent exhibitions including The Lord Ashcroft Gallery.

Keats House

Keats House

Visit Keats House and discover the beauty of poetry and place in the home of Romantic poet John Keats, now a museum and literary centre. Explore his life and work through the exhibits of original manuscripts and artefacts.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, a palace of secret stories and public lives, has been influenced by generations of royal women. Visitors can walk through the King’s State Apartments, the Queen’s State Apartments and the gardens.

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.

KidZania

KidZania

Imagine a 75,000 sq.ft. child-size city where kids are in charge! Watch the excitement on their faces as they try out more than 60 real life role-play activities in the bank, on stage or fighting crime on the streets as a police officer!

Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum is a purpose-built studio-house that is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. It contains a collection of paintings and sculpture by Lord Leighton and his contemporaries.

London Cru

London Cru

London Cru is the one and only winery in London. Tucked away down a little alleyway in SW6, the winery follows London’s fine wine tradition of trade, innovation and eccentricity to bring winemaking to the heart of the capital.

London Duck Tours

London Duck Tours

Hop aboard one of the distinctive yellow DUKWs with London Duck Tours and enter the wonderful world of amphibious travel. With the classic sightseeing tour, you will see some of London’s best loved sights!

London Eye

London Eye

The London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames. At 135 metres, it is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. A full rotation takes approximately 30 minutes.

London Film Museum

London Film Museum

The London Film Museum, founded and created by Jonathan Sands in February 2008, is a museum dedicated to the British film industry. The museum exhibits original props, costumes and sets from feature films.

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 Transport Museum

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800.

London Zoo

London Zoo

Set in leafy Regent’s Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful 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.

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.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussaud’s is one of London’s most visited attractions, continually reinventing and updating itself. Guests can truly get up-close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons.

Monument to the Great Fire of London

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London commemorates one of the most famous events in London’s history. Every year over 230,000 visitors climb the 311 spiral steps to enjoy unique and exhilarating views of the capital.

Museum of Brands & Advertising

Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising is a treasure trove of retro design and memories. Imagine walking through galleries full to the brim with oddities and wonders alike, where every corner leads you to a different decade.

Museum of London

Museum of London

Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London and examine the tumultuous years when London was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire.

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world, filled with stories of exploration and human endeavour. Explore the 10 galleries and a vast collection to discover Britain’s epic relationship with the sea.

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery, London, houses the world’s largest collection of personalities and faces. You can explore over 200,000 portraits from the 16th century to the present day in a wide variety of different mediums.

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 5 million visitors annually.

Oxo Tower Wharf

Oxo Tower Wharf

Oxo Tower Wharf is an award-winning, landmark and is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally-renowned contemporary designers, restaurants, cafes, bars and exhibition venues gallery@oxo and Bargehouse.

Oxygen Freejumping

Oxygen Freejumping

Oxygen Freejumping is London’s first trampoline park. Unlike other trampoline parks, Oxygen parks are fitted with exhilarating airborne zones from professional trampolines and airbags to obstacle courses and dodgeball.

Pedibus

Pedibus

With a seating configuration similar to that of a dinner table, the Pedibus is the most fun and sociable way to explore the city. As easy as two wheel cycling and three times the speed of walking, drinks also can be consumed on board!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is free to visit every day of the week. There’s always something new to explore – so go along and experience sports, events and iconic venues, or just relax and take in the views.

Queen’s House

Queen’s House

Come and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Queen’s House. Inigo Jones’s architectural masterpiece has reopened after major restoration, with 22 spectacular rooms filled with great art representing 400 years.

RIBA

RIBA

Visit RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) at its stunning art-deco building to see thought-provoking, free exhibitions, lively events, browse the bookshop and enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee in the café.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Take your imagination into uncharted territory at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. Follow in the footsteps of intrepid adventurer Robert Ripley and explore six oddity-packed floors crammed with countless curiosities and artefacts.

Royal Air Force Museum London

Royal Air Force Museum London

The Royal Air Force Museum is Britain’s only national museum dedicated to aviation. While offering an insight into technology, it focuses on people who made it possible – from daredevil early aviators, through wartime heroes.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich to stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and explore your place in the universe at London’s only planetarium.

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.

Science Museum

Science Museum

Striving to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium

The Sea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures from rays to rare green sea turtles.

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.

Shrek’s Adventure

Shrek's Adventure

Step into the kingdom of Far Far Away and enjoy a brand new madcap Shrek adventure where amazing DreamWorks animation, captivating story telling and a good dose of Donkey’s cheekiness awaits you and the family!

St Lawrence Jewry

St Lawrence Jewry

Discover this beautiful Wren church and its connections it has with the city of London. St Lawrence Jewry is the municipal church of the City of London Corporation and a fine example of Christopher Wren’s work.

St Martin in the Fields

St Martin in the Fields

St Martin in the Fields is a landmark church, it’s a hospitable, vibrant and forward thinking community with worship at its heart. Over 750,000 people visit St Martin’s to participate in a service, enjoy a concert or an event.

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside to enjoy the inspiring interior, climb the dome to try the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery and uncover its fascinating history.

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 houses a collection of British art from the 1500s. The collection of modern and contemporary art represents all the major movements from Fauvism.

Taxiapp

Taxiapp

Taxiapp has been developed to help ensure a thriving future for a truly iconic means of transport. The amber glow of a black cab’s ‘taxi’ sign has become a symbol of London, representing both familiarity and safety.

Thames Barrier

Thames Barrier

The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. The Environment Agency runs and maintains it as well as London’s other flood defences. Discover how it was designed, built and protects London.

Thames RIB Experience

Thames RIB Experience

Thames RIB Experience offers super fast London speed boat trips, the ultimate exhilarating rollercoaster on water experience. Operating from several docking points, each include a fantastic Thames tour of the famous sights.

Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets

You are invited to experience the river Thames 21st century style. For anyone and everyone who wants to see the capital’s most famous sights with the added thrills and spills of racing on The renowned Thames Rockets.

The City Centre

The City Centre

The City Centre is home to the city of London’s official architectural model of the Square Mile. This state of the art 1:500 scale interactive model allows a rare birds-eye view panorama detailing every existing building.

The Classic Tour

The Classic Tour

The Classic Tour is the finest way to see London with the handpicked comedic tour guides. Step onboard a specially designed 1960s Routemaster bus that has been transformed into a state of the art open top sightseeing experience.

The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum

The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Austria following the Nazi annexation in 1938. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud’s study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.

The London Bridge Experience

The London Bridge Experience

Visit The London Bridge Experience to become part of London’s gruesome history and travel back in time to an age of adventure, uncovering the dark secrets that lie beneath the worlds most famous and haunted bridge.

The London Dungeons

The London Dungeons

The London Dungeon is one of the capital’s ‘must-see’ signature attractions. It’s a journey through 1000 years of London’s murky past. You and your companions walk through the Dungeon, moving from show to show.

The London Museum of Water & Steam

The London Museum of Water & Steam

The London Museum of Water & Steam is set in a 19th century pumping station. Visitors can admire some of the largest steam engines in the world whilst also learning about the fascinating history of water supply in London.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The National Gallery displays more than 2,000 Western European paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. You can explore inspiring art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Gainsborough, Turner and Van Gogh.

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.

The Original Tour

The Original Tour

The Original Tour has been presenting London for over 65 years, it has become the essential introduction to London. You are invited to experience the magical sights and sounds of London aboard the hop-on hop-off bus tour.

The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard is a premium visitor attraction located at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard. Visitors will experience unrivalled 360 degree views over the city for up to 40 miles on a clear day.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Exhibition

The Tower Bridge Exhibition is a must-see London attraction, step inside the most famous bridge in the world to explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and glass floor, modern exhibitions and Victorian engine rooms!

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.

V&A Museum of Childhood

V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in date from the 1600s to the present day. As well as toys, dolls and games, there are objects relating to aspects of childhood.

Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion

Discover over 320 years of fascinating history at the Grade II listed Valentines Mansion. Explore the period furnished rooms and enjoy the wonderful historic gardens. Come and enjoy the exhibitions, events and creative workshops.

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.

Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb old master paintings and a world class armoury.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Situated next to the film studios where all Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors an opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and special effects.

Wembley Stadium Tour

Wembley Stadium Tour

The award-winning, fully-guided Wembley Stadium Tour features Wembley’s most exclusive, behind-the-scenes locations such as the England dressing room, players tunnel, press room and much, much more.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over a million visitors who want to explore this 700 year old building. Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains – it is a must-see living pageant of British history.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour

Step inside the multi-dimensional journey that is Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour. With complimentary audio guides in 10 languages, learn about the history of the sport, see the Championship trophies and much more!