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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.
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