London Attractions

Attractions & places of interest to visit in London, museums, theatres, historic sites, cathedrals, galleries, tea rooms, parliament, traditional pubs, Thames riverside, City of London, markets, restaurants with sightseeing tours, tourist guides, walking & art tours, bicycle hire, rickshaw rides from aquarium to Trafalgar Square, London Duck and Buckingham Palace to Madam Tussauds.

    Royal Botanic Gardens
    One of the world's leading botanic gardens. Holding over 1 in 8 of known plant species, the gardens at Kew offer a unique day out in stunning surroundings
    Kew Gardens
    TW9 3AB
    020 8332 5000

    Leighton House Museum
    Former studio-house of the great Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Located on the edge of London's Holland Park, the house is one of the most extraordinary buildings of the nineteenth century.
    Holland Park
    W14 8LZ
    020 7602 3316

    Chessington World of Adventure Resorts
    Family friendly World of Adventures resort and theme park includes 9 themed lands, exciting rides, themed hotel and zoo.
    Chessington, Surrey
    KT9 2NE
    0871 663 4477

    Churchill War Rooms
    Nerve centre of Britains war effort during the Second World War
    Westminster - St James Park - Tubes
    SW1A 2AQ
    020 7930 6961

    Brogdale Farm
    Brogdale Farm offers visitors a fun day out in Kent to experience the beauty of the countryside, sample the healthy lifestyle options of local Kent produce, and visit the unique Kent tourist attraction of the National Fruit Collection.
    Faversham, Kent
    ME13 8XZ
    01795 536250

    Chiswick House
    The first and finest 18th century Palladian villa in the country. Designed by Lord Burlington in 1728, the house was intended as a temple to hospitality, and in its heyday the lavish rooms witnessed many glamourous events
    W4 2RP
    020 8995 0548

    Shakespeare's Globe
    The reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside, including theatre, education and exhibition departments.
    London Bridge
    SE1 9DT
    020 7401 9919

    HMS Belfast
    Served throughout WW2 and took part in the Normandy Landings. She is a unique reminder of Britain's 20th century naval heritage. You can explore the ship from her quarterdeck all the way down to her massive engine rooms
    London Bridge
    SE1 2JH
    020 7940 6300

    BBC Television Centre
    Backstage tours of the BBC studios in West London.
    White City
    W12 7RJ
    0870 603 0304

    Richard Jones's London Walking Tours
    Free resource intended to help Londoners and visitors get the most out of London.

    Blenheim Palace near Oxford
    Magnificent buildings, gardens, boats, railway, maze, lake, gift centre and pleasure gardens. Visitors can visit the house and/or the splendid Park
    OX20 1PX
    01993 811 091

    Hell Fire Caves
    The Hellfire Caves are located under the Chiltern hills in Buckinhamshire. Once a meeting place of the notorious Hellfire Club - now a great way to spend a day with the family.
    High Wycombe
    HP14 3AH
    01494 533739

    Spencer House
    Built in 1756-66 situated in the heart of St. James's is London's only surviving eighteenth-century private palace. The House is open to the public and is available for banqueting and entertainment
    Green Park - Tube
    SW1A 1NR
    020 7499 8620

    National Trust Properties in London
    Roman Bath (Aldwych). Lindsey House, Carlyle's House (Chelsea). Eastbury Manor (Barking). Fenton House, Willow Rd (Camden). George Inn (Borough). Ham House (Richmond). Morden Hall Park (Merton). Osterley Park (Hounslow). Sutton House (Hackney)

    Tower Bridge Experience
    An award-winning attraction inside the bridge. Let the spirit of Sir Horace Jones (the designer of the bridge) and one of his builders, Harry Stoner, tell you the story of the bridge's history which spans more than 100 years.
    Tower Hill - London Bridge - Tube
    SE1 2UP
    020 7403 3761

    Battersea Park
    Variety, hiddens secrets, and simple enjoyment. Battersea Park is situated just a couple of miles south of Marble Arch
    Battersea Park

    Westminster Abbey
    An architectural masterpiece of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history - the ConfessorĀ¹s Shrine, the tombs of Kings and Queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great
    Westminster - Tube
    SW1P 3PA
    020 7222 7110

    Syon Park
    Syon House and gardens
    TW8 8JF
    020 8560 0881

    The Royal Parks
    A living, green, historical resource that make a vital contribution to London's status as a "world city", providing settings for listed buildings, celebrated monuments and sites of archaeological and historical importance
    Regents Park - Kensington Gardens - Hyde - Green Park - St James's - Bushy - Richmond - Greenwich

    College of Arms
    Official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants. The officers of the College, known as heralds, specialize in genealogical and heraldic work.
    Blackfriars - Tube and Rail
    EC4V 4BT
    020 7248 2762

    The National Army Museum
    The National Army Museum is the British Army's own museum. It is the only museum to tell the story of the Army as a whole from Agincourt in the Fifteenth Century to peace-keeping in the Twenty-first Century.
    SW3 4HT
    020 7730 0717

    Royal National Theatre
    Backstage Tours. Every year more than 20,000 people, from all over the world, enjoy the unique experience of a backstage tour
    Waterloo - Tube and Rail
    SE1 9PX
    020 7452 3400

    The CLA Game Fair
    The world's biggest annual country sport and countryside show for all the family. (JULY)
    Grantham, Leicestershire

    Guided Walking Tours of London
    Mystery Walks offer guided walking tours of London which include Jack the Ripper and Haunted London.
    020 8526 7755

    School of Oriental and African Studies
    SOAS has a lot to offer visitors, from the Brunei Gallery with its ever changing displays to the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art with its unique collection of Chinese porcelain to its free public lectures.
    WC1H 0XC
    020 7637 2388

    Fuller, Smith & Turner
    Regular brewery tours, call for further information and bookings.
    W4 2QB
    020 8996 2063

    All Saints Margaret Street
    A parish church of the Diocese of London in the Church of England. This famous church, consecrated in 1859, was designed by William Butterfield as the architectural embodiment of the Tractarian revival.
    W1W 8JG
    020 7636 1788

    London Aquarium
    Britains leading Aquarium
    Westminster - Waterloo - Tube and Rail
    SE1 7PB
    020 7967 8000

    London Dungeon
    Deep in the heart of London, buried beneath the paving stones of historic Southwark, lies the world's most chillingly famous horror attraction
    London Bridge - Tube and Rail
    SE1 2SZ
    020 7403 7221

    Madame Tussauds
    Wax figures of people past and present
    Baker Street - Tube
    NW1 5LR

    London Eye
    The world's highest observation wheel and offers passengers amazing views of Britain's capital city. The Eye takes guests on a 30 minute flight, rising to 450 feet above the river Thames, in 32 high tech fully enclosed capsules
    0871 781 3000

    Chislehurst Caves
    A 22 mile long series of tunnels in Chislehurst. Although called caves, they are entirely man-made mines for chalk and flint. The earliest mention of the mines is circa 1250 and they are last believed to have been worked in the 1830s.
    Chislehurst, Kent
    BR7 5NL
    020 8467 3264 ‎

    Bank Of England Museum
    Home Front - Costumed characters tell of the experiences of bank of England staff who wrote diaries about their daily life during World War II.
    EC2R 8AH
    020 7601 5491

    Chelsea Physic Garden
    Situated in the heart of Chelsea, this unique Garden is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation
    SW3 4HS
    020 7352 5646

    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Astronomy information service and the history of timekeeping
    SE10 9NF
    020 8858 4422

    Dr Johnson's House
    One of the few residential houses of its age still surviving in the City of London. Built in 1700, it was a home and workplace for Samuel Johnson from 1748-1759, and it was here that he compiled the first comprehensive English Dictionary.
    Fleet Street
    EC4A 3DE
    020 7353 3745

    Cutty Sark
    Sailing clipper ship is open to visitors every day, all year round, except: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
    SE10 9HT
    020 8858 3445

    Thames Barrier
    The world's largest movable flood barrier. It spans 520 metres (a third of a mile) across the Thames where it protects Britain's capital city from tidal flooding.The Visitors Centre on the South Bank is open daily
    Woolwich Dockyard - Charlton - Tube
    SE18 9BU
    020 8305 4188

    River Lee Country Park
    Covering a thousand acres on either side of the River Lee between Waltham Abbey (Essex) and Broxbourne (Herts). A unique patchwork of lakes, waterways, green open spaces and countryside areas all linked together by paths, walkways and cycle tracks

    IMAX cinema
    The bfi opened its newest visitor attraction on 1st May 1999 on London's South Bank: the bfi London IMAX Cinema, a 477-seat, state-of-the-art, large-format cinema boasting the UK's largest cinema screen
    Waterloo - Tube and Rail
    SE1 8XR
    020 7902 1234

    Tower of London
    Constructed following the Norman conquest in the 11th century to dominate London
    Tower Hill
    EC3N 4AB
    020 7709 0765

    St Paul's Cathedral
    Official Site
    020 7236 4128

    London Walks
    To go on a London Walk, meet your guide and fellow walkers on the pavement ("sidewalk" in North American parlance) just outside the designated Underground station at the time stated

    The Hop Farm Family Park
    Children's attraction featuring giant jumping pillows, animal farm, Legends In Wax, children's driving school, outdoor and indoor play areas, regular song and dance shows, art & craft centre and a new Magic Factory opening from 25th Oct
    Paddock Wood, Kent
    TN12 6PY
    01622 870809

    Brixton Ashby Mill
    Built in 1816 when Brixton Mill was nothing but open fields. It was still a working mill in the early twentieth century but it eventually fell into disuse in 1935. The windmill is situated in a small park, Windmill Gardens, at the end of Blenheim Gardens.
    SW2 5EU

    Discount Britain
    Discount Britain offers visitors the opportunity to save 20% on UK attractions as well as on the total food and drinks bill at popular London restaurants. No pre-pay, registration or restrictions.

    WWT London Wetland Centre
    Unique in being the first created wetland habitat (105 acres) to have been developed in any capital city throughout the world.
    SW13 9WT
    020 8409 4400

    London Zoo
    A full programme of events every day
    Regent's Park
    NW1 4RY
    020 7722 3333

    Somerset House
    Emerging from a period of extensive renovation and now home to world-class collections of gold, silver, jewels and works of art, Somerset House is a unique treasure-house steeped in four centuries of history
    The Strand - Waterloo Bridge
    WC2R 1LA
    020 7845 4600

    Alexandra Palace
    The Palace's outstanding and extraordinary setting with surrounding grounds of 196 acres of lavish parkland also offers stunning panoramic views of London's skyline
    Wood Green
    N22 7AY
    020 8365 2121

    For over 800 years the Guildhall in the City of London has been a centre of City government. As the seat of the Corporation of London, the local authority for the Square Mile, it has been the hub of City life from the Middle Ages.
    020 7606 3030

    The London Bridge Experience
    One of the UK's best year round scare attractions, the London Bridge Experience & London Tombs are not to be missed, two attractions one price. Stunning special effects, real life characters, descend into the bowels of the bridge, test your nerves.
    Tooley Street
    SE1 2PF

    Sherlock Holmes Museum
    Dedicated to the life and times of Sherlock Holmes, the interior has been faithfully maintained for posterity exactly as described in the published stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    221b Baker Street - Tube
    NW1 6XE
    020 7935 8866

    Barbican Centre
    Open 363 days a year, for performing and visual arts: classical and non-classical concerts, theatre, opera, dance, folk weekends, jazz and world music series, first release films and cinema seasons, painting, photography, sculpture, arts and crafts.
    Moorgate - Barbican - Tubes
    EC2Y 8DS
    020 7638 8891

    London Waterways
    Nearly one million Londoners live within a ten minute walk of our waterways. The Thames may be the centre of attention, but it is the many rivers, canals, reservoirs and docks which make London such a water city.

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
    Visit the magnificent historic ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose as well as the fascinating Mary Rose Museum, Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations, an interactive attraction on the modern-day Navy.
    PO1 3LJ
    023 9283 9766

    Historic Royal Palaces
    Guide to the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington, the Banqueting House, Whitehall, Kew Palace, Queen Charlotte's Cottage

    Dennis Severs' House
    A magical journey through time. You either see it, or you don't.
    18 FolgateStreet, Spitalfields
    E1 6BX
    020 7247 4013