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Places to visit in London

Visit London for royal hunting grounds, elegant Arts and Crafts-era suburbs and greenbelts of common land. There are endless places to visit in London. Get your bearings of Greater London on Westminster's huge Ferris wheel. There's more to this metropolis than meets the London Eye. Greater London's patchwork of boroughs sprawls out as far as its busy motorway ring road, the M25. Hit northern districts famed for their gritty music scene, dog-walking heaths and celebrity-run restaurants. Head south for suburbia scattered with galleries, golf courses and shopping centres. The River Thames winds west for Richmond's deer parks and east for Olympic stadiums and royal forests that once hid highwaymen.

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‘Fly’ over the River Thames on the Emirates Air Line

Enjoy a flight across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car.

Location: Greenwich, London

 

Discover the City of London’s street food scene

Enjoy a bite, a browse and a brilliant day out in the historic surroundings of Guildhall Yard.

Location: London

 

Visit the "most popular filming location in the world" in Greenwich, London

Explore the magnificent buildings of the Old Royal Naval College - a film set for major blockbusters including Les Misérables and Cinderella.

Location: Greenwich, London

 
The historic bascule lifting bridge over the River Thames, Tower Bridge built in the late 19th century. Dusk, sunset. Flat calm water, and the cityscape of the city of London financial and business district in the background.

9 ways to escape the everyday in London

Make the most of the quieter streets by reconnecting with one of the most famous cities in the world.

 

See a play under the stars

Experience theatre performed in the open air, amid the beautiful, green surroundings of Regent's Park.

Location: Regent's Park, Greater London

 

Rainy Day Activities: Enter an underwater world at Sea Life London

Step out of the rain and head underwater at Sea Life London Aquarium, and discover a whole world of aquatic life.

Location: Southbank, London

 

See treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace

Every August and September, Buckingham Palace opens its doors, giving you a chance to explore the amazing art, décor and history within.

Location: Victoria, Greater London

 
Man pouring latte at the London Coffee Festival.

Get a fix at the London Coffee Festival

Master your latte art and sample some of the best small batch and specialist coffee at the city’s annual Coffee Festival in March.

Location: Brick Lane, London

 

Rainy Day Activities: Explore the spectacular Science Museum

Known around the world for its historic collections and inspirational exhibitions, London's Science Museum is a treat for all the family.

Location: South Kensington, London

 

Lose yourself in Chelsea Physic Garden

There’s more to Chelsea than fancy boutiques and Premier League football clubs, you know.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Rainy Day Activities: Get hands on at the Natural History Museum

See hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings.

Location: South Kensington, London

 

Rainy Day Activities: Step into history in the Churchill War Rooms

Delve underground into Churchill’s War Cabinet Rooms and uncover the secret location which housed the Prime Minister during WWII.

Location: Westminster, London

 

Ice Climbing in London

Forget about that cheese sandwich and packet of crips - time for a liquid lunch. Frozen liquid, that is, and climbing it.

Location: Covent Garden, London

 

Take a boat trip in Little Venice

Cruise along the canal connecting London's picturesque Little Venice to the colourful hub of Camden Lock.

Location: Warwick Avenue, Greater London

 
London Eye lit up at night, London, England.

Indulge with Champagne on the London Eye

Whisk someone special away on a sunset 'flight' on board the London Eye, gazing at the cityscape below as you sip Champagne.

Location: Waterloo, Greater London

 

Take a longer look at London with the City Visitor Trail

Make the most of your time in London - no matter how long you have - with the main trail and its side tracks you'll have plenty to do and more.

Location: London, Greater London

 

December events: Visit Hyde Park at Christmas and witness a Winter Wonderland

Gather the family and get your skates on for the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink at London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Location: London

 

Rainy Day Activities: Enter the magical Warner Bros Studio Tour

Step inside the wizarding world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and feel the films magically come to life.

Location: Leavesden, Hertfordshire

 

Watch the changing of the Guards in London

For sheer pomp and ceremony, you can’t beat the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Location: London, Greater London

 
People sitting on the grass in Greenwich Park with a view of City skyscrapers in London, England

7 London villages to visit

Get your fill of the countryside without leaving London with a visit to these charming urban villages.

 

November events: Take a Christmas cookery class with a celebrity chef

Explore the world of Christmas food and drink with Michelin-starred celebrity chefs at the Taste of Christmas event in London’s Docklands.

Location: London

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