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Dennis Severs' House

Dennis Severs' House

This old merchant's house on the edge of the City was redeveloped by artist Dennis Severs, who lived in it much as he imagined its original occupants would have done in the 18th century. It's now open for tours, so you can immerse... Read More

The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard

The 306m-tall Shard is an unmissable addition to London's skyline: western Europe's tallest building, set near London Bridge, it was designed by "starchitect" Renzo Piano (who was also behind Paris's Pompidou Centre)... Read More

The Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory

Pay a visit to the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the world, The Royal Observatory. Enjoy the wonders of Europe’s most advanced planetarium and straddle the Meridian line to have each foot in a different... Read More

Temple Church

Temple Church

Built by the Knights Templar to protect those making a pilgrimage to and from Jerusalem in the 12th Century, this beautiful temple houses over 800 years of history. Year round famous church songs and music are played for worshippers and... Read More

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

Climb 111m up into one of the largest domes in the world for spectacular views across London. Experiment in the Whispering Gallery where your whispers can be heard clearly 100m away and discover 1,400 years of St Paul’s Cathedral’s... Read More

Saint James’s Park

Saint James’s Park

Situated in front of Buckingham Palace is the idyllic Saint James’s Park. Encompassing 58 acres of unspoiled, royal land, the park is home to British ducks, geese, pelicans, woodpeckers, owls, squirrels and, of course, pigeons. Deck... Read More

Sir Christopher Wren’s Monument

Sir Christopher Wren’s Monument

With so many pricey panoramic viewpoints across the capital, the £3 admission fee to climb Sir Christopher Wren’s Monument is a real bargain. Built after the Great Fire of London to give hope to the reconstruction of Wren’s beloved... Read More

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

As darkness draws over the capital, Piccadilly Circus comes alive with dazzling billboards and lively crowds. The perfect meeting point for groups of friends, there are numerous bars, restaurants and souvenir shops in the vicinity. You... Read More

London Eye

London Eye

As the largest big wheel in the Western Hemisphere, the London Eye attracts over three million visitors annually. Therefore it is a good idea to book your tickets in advance to cut down on a bit of queuing time. Each of the 32 pods... Read More

Leicester Square

Leicester Square

The home of London’s cinema premieres, get lucky and you may just see a red carpet full of famous people. There is a selection of movie houses to choose from, but prices do verge on the extortionate. A host of restaurants and... Read More

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Having recently undergone a two-year £12-million renovation project, Kensington Palace has reopened its doors to the public. A truly beautiful building, it was once the favourite royal abode. At the centre of the palace you will find... Read More

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Once the land on which Henry VIII reared his hunting deer, Hyde Park today is an expansive public park enjoyed by many. Its vastness can be quite daunting so if you’re set on covering some ground hiring a bike would be a good way to... Read More

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

Visit the Commons and Lord Chambers, the Queen’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall as part of a 75-minute guided tour. Available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, tours are available every Saturday... Read More

Dr Johnson’s House

Dr Johnson’s House

Most famously known for his compilation of the first ever dictionary of the English language, Samuel Johnson was undeniably one of the greatest literary figures of the eighteenth century. His house is open to the public Monday-Saturday... Read More

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

If you’re lost for ideas of how to while away an hour or so, head to Covent Garden. Street performers cover the area around the square hoping to entertain you in exchange for a tip. The old, undercover market is a great place for... Read More

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

While the Queen resides in Scotland during the summer months, Buckingham Palace’s nineteen staterooms are open to the public. Entrance is permitted by guided tour only and you’ll need to buy tickets in advance. The changing of the... Read More


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