Attractions

BBC Television Centre

0870 603 0304
White City
A behind-the-scenes tour of the world famous studios, news centre, production galleries, and even an odd star or two.

BBC Television Centre

Tours of BBC Television Centre
Tel: 0870 603 0304
Tube: White City
A behind-the-scenes tour of the world famous studios, news centre, production galleries, and even an odd star or two.You have been inviting the BBC "home" and now it's your turn to come to visit us! On the award-winning tour of BBC Television Centre you will get the chance to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of broadcasting.

BFI London IMAX Cinema

Tel: 0870 0787 2525
Tube: Waterloo
One of the largest 3-D cinemas in Europe, showing current blockbusters alongside specially made features.

British Library

Tel: 020 7412 7332
Tube: Holborn
One of the world’s greatest libraries, regularly featuring special exhibitions, films, musicals, and poetry readings. Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in history. Examine the British Library's copy close-up, translate it into English, hear what our curator says about it, and explore a timeline.

British Museum

Parthenon marbles
Tel: 020 7323 8000
Tube: Holborn
Featuring a beautiful main hall, houses exhibits from Prehistoric to Modern times, boasting world-renowned treasures such as the Parthenon marbles and the Rosetta Stone. The new permanent Medieval gallery, devoted to the British Museum's pre-eminent collection of medieval material, is now open.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet war rooms

Tel: 020 7930 6961
Tube: Charing Cros
The world’s first major museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill, housed within the nerve centre of government.

Cutty Sark

Tel: 020 8858 3445
Tube: Cutty Sark
Now dry-docked in maritime Greenwich, inside is a collection of carved ships and displays describing her story.

GOLDEN HINDE

Tel: 020 7403 0123
Tube: London Bridge
A full size operational replica of Sir Francis Drake’s 16th century ship, equipped with a range of replica ship furniture and artefacts

HMS Belfast

attractions to visit
Tel: 020 7940 6300
Tube: London Bridge
A floating naval museum fashioned from a World War Two cruiser. There are 9 decks to explore, with access to the captain’s bridge, the sick bay, the engine rooms and the operations room.

History of HMS Belfast

The term 'cruiser' goes back to the days of sailing ships when large frigates could be detached from the main fleet to cruise independently.

Houses of Parliament Tours

Tel: 020 7219 4272
Tube: Westminster
The Palace of Westminster opens to everyone for tours each summer, visiting the Robing Room, Royal Gallery, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

Imperial War Museum

Tel: 0207 416 5000
Tube: Elephant & Castle
When the Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917, one of its functions was to be a memorial to those who had died and suffered in the First World War. The Museum has since expanded its remit to include all conflicts, concentrating on British and Commonwealth involvement from 1914 to the present day.

Jewel Tower

Tel: 020 7222 2219
Tube: Westminster
Tower built by Edward III in 1365 to house his treasures, now holds a display charting the history of the medieval royal treasures and was known as the ‘King’s Privy Wardrobe’.

Jewel Tower

Kensington Palace

Tel: 0870 7515170
Tube: South Kensington
Home of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, featuring stunning State Apartments and a display of some of her more famous dresses.

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of K&C London.

Kenwood House

Tel: 0181 348 1286
Tube: Hampstead
18th-century abode on the wilds of Hampstead Heath, where you can see paintings by Vermeer, Gainsborough, Turner, and Rembrandt. Also boasts an award-winning restaurant.

Kew Gardens

Plants benefitting mankind
Tel: 020 8940 1171
Tube: Kew Gardens
300 acres containing 40,000 varieties of plants with seven spectacular glasshouses and two art galleries Throughout its history, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom with many benefits for mankind. Today it is still first and foremost a scientific institution.

London Aquarium

Tel: 020 7967 8000
Tube: Waterloo
Features hundreds of varieties of sea life from all over the world in two huge tanks, including sharks, pirhanas and rays.

London BRIDGE EXPERIENCE

Tel: 0800 043 4666
Tube: London Bridge
See, hear, feel, taste and even smell what London Bridge was like over the ages, before taking a trip to the London Tombs- recently quoted as the scariest attraction in town!

London Dungeon

Tel: 020 7403 7221
Tube: London Bridge
Run the 'Gauntlet of Flames' to escape the Great Fire of London. Sail down the Thames to traitors gate. There's also a medieval siege, torture chamber and a chance to unmask 'Jack the Ripper'.

London Eye

Tel: 0870 500 0600
Tube: Waterloo
On a clear day from the top of its 140 metre arc, you can see 25 miles in each direction; perfect for taking in the

Opening times; October to March daily 10.00am - 8.00pm April daily 10.00am - 9.00pm
May and June Sundays to Thursday 10.00am - 9.00pm

London Transport Museum

Tel: 020 7379 6344
Tube: Covent Garden
Displays of buses, trams and trains alongside posters and interactive displays telling the story of transport in the capital.

London Zoo

Tel: 020 7722 3333
Tube: Regents Park
Home to more than 650 species of invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals, set in the heart of Regent’s park.

Lord’s Tour

The home of Cricket, Lords
Tel: 020 7616 8500
Tube: St John’s Wood
See behind the scenes of the home of cricket. Highlights include the Long Room, The Ashes, and the MCC Museum

Lord's has long been seen as the 'Home of Cricket' and the game's spiritual 'headquarters'. But its importance is not merely historical.

Madame Tussaud's

Tel: 0870 400 3000
Tube: Baker Street
The world-renowned collection of wax figures in themed settings, including The Garden Party, 200 Years, Hollywood Legends and Superstars, The Grand Hall, and The Chamber of Horrors.

Maritime Museum

Tel: 020 8312 6565
Tube: Cutty Sark
The largest maritime museum in the world, with over two million exhibits relating to our noble seafaring tradition.

Natural History Museum

Tel: 020 7942 5000
Tube: South Kensington
As well as the dinosaur exhibition, the gallery boasts a collection of the biggest, rarest animals in the world and an earthquake simulator.

Science Museum

Tel: 0870 870 4868
Tube: South Kensington
All the major scientific developments of the last 300 years are represented here at the largest exhibit of its type in the world.

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE

Tel: 020 7902 1400
Tube: London Bridge
Reconstructed exactly as it would have looked during the time of Shakespeare, this theatre is a modern replica of the original, where many of the Bard’s plays were first staged.

St Paul's Cathedral

Tel: 020 7236 4128
Tube: St Pauls
Scene of many a royal wedding, Wren's famous post- Great Fire masterpiece incorporates the medieval Crypt & the Whispering Gallery, a feat of acoustic engineering.

THE QUEEN’S GALLERY

Tel: 020 7766 7301
Tube: Victoria
Gallery on the site of a former chapel dedicated to changing exhibitions showcasing the finest art and treasures from the Royal Collection.

THE ROYAL MEWS

Tel: 020 7766 7302
Tube: Victoria
One of the finest working stables in existence, housing the State vehicles used for Coronations, State Visits and Royal weddings.

Tower Bridge Experience

Tel: 020 7403 3761
Tube: Tower Hill
See one of the most famous bridges in the world with spectacular views from 140 feet above the Thames.

Tower of London

Tel: 0870 752 7777
Tube: Tower Hill
Once used as a prison, palace, zoo and perhaps most famously as a place of execution; this national landmark is now a showcase for the Crown Jewels.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Tel: 020 7942 2000
Tube: South Kensington
This Victorian gem is a treasure chest of ceramics, furniture, glass, textiles and art; serving as home to 3000 years of artefacts. The Victorian age was probably the golden age of museum building. One of the greatest of these is the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is the national museum for the decorative and applied arts.

Westminster ABBEY

THE HISTORY OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Tel: 020 7654 4831
Tube: Westminster
A treasure house of paintings, stained glass and other artefacts; this is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated. Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Once inside audio guides are available in eight languages or there is the highly-popular verger-led tour.

Windsor Castle

Tel: 020 7766 7304
National Rail: Windsor
The home of the Royal Family for over 900 years and covering some 13 acres, this is the largest inhabited castle in the world, housing a cornucopia of treasures within its State Aparments, including Queen Mary’s famous Doll’s House.