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Go back in time and experience London’s incredible past.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily activities, free flying falconry displays, special events and year round attractions, Leeds Castle is one of the best days out on offer in Kent.
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 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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside to enjoy the awe-inspiring interior, climb the dome to try the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery and uncover its fascinating history.
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 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
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 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, Rembrandt, Turner and Van Gogh.
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
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.
Pilgrims and tourists from all over the world visit the Shrine of the Martyrs at Tyburn Convent. A sister is available for guided tours of the shrine daily at 10.30am, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Groups should make a prior appointment.
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.
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
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.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
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!