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Outdoors, View Point, Family And Kids
0DX, Peninsula Square, London SE10, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Up for an outdoor challenge that’ll reward you with panoramic views of London. Up at The O2 you’d be experiencing the same while getting an exhilarating view of the city. The safety measures taken to take you to the top are excellent. This being reason why standing 52 meters above ground level doesn’t seem all that scary. You have an instructor that will help you with the climb.
The Up at The O2 is highly recommended when in London. The picturesque city offers one of its best views from here.
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Food And Drinks, Market, Street Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids, Street...
Portobello Rd, London W11 2DY, UK
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
A street in Notting Hill, Portobello Road is known the world over for its famous market. A top tourist attraction, it is a must visit when one is in London. Although there are several stalls throughout the week, the best day to visit the market is on a Saturday when all the stalls are in full swing and the market gets very busy. Perhaps the most well known street market in the world one can shop for anything from clothes, fruits and vegetables to antiques and vintage paraphernalia. A popular destination among locals and tourists alike, the Portobello Road market stretches for nearly 2- miles and is vibrant and bustling. There are several snack stalls where once can sample freshly baked pies and other goodies. Occasionally one can find some interesting and bizarre street performers who entertain shoppers as they walk around.
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Memorial, Family And Kids, Architecture
London, United Kingdom
Bomber command is a memorial with sculptures of the aircrew. The sculptures look detailed and elegant. They are very well sculpted in classic Portland stone. These sculptures have such a realistic touch to them that you’d feel they’re about to come to life any moment. The beautiful architecture left the roof open so these idols stand right under the sky with light beaming onto them directly. The memorial is a tribute to those who fought for the freedom we enjoy today. Make sure you visit here with due respect in your heart.
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Entertainment, Family And Kids, Opera House
Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Royal Opera House of London was inaugurated in 1732 and is popular ever since for commendable performances by world famous stars and professionals. The opera house features ballet performances and opera that would enchant music lovers especially. There is food served in the house as well. Although offering minimal variety, the kitchen here doesn’t compromise on taste.
The comely ambience and atmosphere at the house make for lovely hours to while away while losing yourself to the spellbound talent featured in the flawless performances here.
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Museum, Family And Kids
Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Royal Air Force Museum displays the history of aviation. The museum is home to the first balloon flight and the latest Eurofighter. You basically get an insight of how the aviation sector evolved with time. The royal air force museum also features an amusing sound and light show that narrates the battle of Britain. the exhibits are very well laid here. The museum is impressive and interesting and deserves a visit when in the city of London.
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History Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Once a massive war ship, HMS Belfast is now a ship museum part of the Imperial War Museums and is permanently moored in London on the Thames River. The ship is famous for its role in the sinking of the German ship "Scharnhorst" during World War II.
The 9 decks of the ship open to public offer an opportunity for visitors to explore three broad sections. The first of these is “Life on the Ship” which includes living quarters, cabins, mess rooms, the chapel and galley. The second is the “Inner Workings” which explores the decks below water containing the engine room, boiler rooms and several other mechanical and operational stations of the ship. The third section comprises of the “Action Stations” on the upper decks, which include the ship’s armament, Admiral’s bridge and gun direction platform.
Visitors can also hear real life stories of veterans in the Life at Sea exhibition, and experience the heat of battle in the Gun Turret Experience. The interactive guided tour is very informative and engaging for all who have an interest in history and marine warfare.
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Garden, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Observation Deck
20 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 8AF, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 09:00 pm
A posh social space in London occupying 3-storeys of public garden, observation decks and an open air terrace is what Sky garden features. The garden is also home to a set of restaurants, bars and grill houses. Sky Garden is quite an entertaining place with to enjoy magnificent views and indulge in some uber delicious cuisine. When in London, do not skip this place as it makes for an excellent day out with family and friends.
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Family And Kids, Specialty Shop
188-196 Regent St, London W1B 5BT, United Kingdom
09:30 am - 09:00 pm
Hamleys is a toy store that’s actually a dreamland for every kid. In fact, you’d often see teens and adults enjoying the place too. The variety of toys here are sure to bring the child in you on its feet. The set up at the store is lovely and the atmosphere is light and cheerful.
If you love games, you can gift yourself one from this very store. If you’re visiting London with kids, Hamleys should definitely top the list of your places to explore in the city.
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Museum, Family And Kids
The London Pavillion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
We’ve all enjoyed the engrossing television show at one point, now visit the impressive museum and fill yourself with unbelievable facts the world is replete with. Ripley’s Believe It or Not, London is a 6-storeyed museum with facts you must’ve never even dreamt of. The museum also features artefacts and experiences. There’s a café in the museum too. The museum is pretty fun and interesting and thus makes for an awesome or evening morning with family and friends.
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2-4 Tooley St, London Bridge, London SE1 2SY, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The London Bridge Experience and tombs have actually won awards for being the scariest for the last 4 years. You already know what to expect from the place now, don’t you? The place is a mix of screams and laughs in pitch darkness. The place reminds us of the disastrous mishaps back in the 11th century when thousands of innocent souls lost their lives drowning while attempting to cross the arduous bridge.
Remember the rhyme “London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady?” did you ever think what it truly meant? Visit The London Bridge Experience and enjoy the fun experience while you unleash the story to the rhyme.
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River, Family And Kids
River Thames, United Kingdom
If you want to get the most of the city in the least amount of time, then the Thames river visit would be ideal. You could either use the London bridge or cruise to the river and get a glimpse of several attractions at a stretch in less than an hour. The sights are beautiful and if you take the cruise, it is completely worth every penny. Old buildings with commendable architecture decorate the surrounding of the river.
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Museum, Family And Kids
221b Baker St, London NW1 6XE, United Kingdom
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
The museum is a true delight especially for Sherlock Holmes fans. The museum is pretty small but very interesting. The exhibits are impressive. The place is controlled by the fans of Sherlock Holmes itself and you can easily strike up a conversation with them exchanges your views about Holmes. There’s an interesting gift shop here too. The museum is a significant attraction in the city and is quite recommended when in London.
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Observatory, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Blackheath Ave, Greenwich, Greater London SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line. It is said to be the most important historic site for tourists. Visitors can stand on both eastern and western hemisphere placing their feet on both the sides of the Prime Meridian. Royal observatory is the source of Prime Meridian of the world.
The meridian line itself divides the world from east to west and north to south. Greenwich is chosen to be the Prime Meridian of the world choosing it to be the basis of national time zone system. Many shows are conducted for the entertainment of children and elders on topics of astronomy, space, meteorite, etc.
The Planetarium and Astronomy Centre is a part of the observatory and you should definitely explore it a little more. Apart from this, as mentioned earlier the meridian line is not to be missed!
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Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Neighborhoods
Notting Hill, London W11, UK
Notting Hill is a pleasant neighborhood with plenty of shops and buildings in a myriad of colors. You could take a leisure stroll around the area and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants here. There are antique stores here as well. A great place to go pub hopping and enjoy a drink or two at the bars. You could extract a day out of your busy schedule and enjoy some time here with family and friends.
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Garden, Family And Kids, Lake
London W2 2UH, United Kingdom
06:00 am - 04:30 pm
The magnificence of Kensington garden speaks through is charming and blissful lay out. The garden is by the mystic serpentine lake where boater and swimmers are often found. You could sail through the lake enjoying the heavenly beauty of Kensington’s Garden or stroll by the gorgeous pathway absorbing the mesmerizing natural display. The garden features a memorial and a statue of Peter Pan. It is also home to the Serpentine Art Gallery.
The garden with its lake views, the bliss of sailing and swimming and its breathtaking greenery, makes for an ideal day out with family and friends. It can also be used as a romantic getaway.
Drenched in history, the gothic architecture of the city offers you several opportunities of free as well as cheap things to do in London. Given the fact that this is one city full of free thinkers that are the pioneers of the rich art and history of this city, you can never run out of things to do in London, on the fronts of art, history, culture, and a lot more. There is plethora of museums here, showcasing collections of a diverse range. It's never a bad idea to gain some enlightenment, and owing to the number of free museums in London, it's hard to cease seeking information. You can visit free museums like British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum and many more.
Not a museum person? London still has a ton more to do; absolutely free of cost. The beauty of London, lies in its Victorian buildings and gardens, complete with charming ponds. A perfect day to spend a day out, London's parks are also abuzz with several activities and events. Here, you can even spot some friendly wildlife like deer, and lots of opportunities to indulge in birdwatching. Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park, Bushy Park and St James's Park are some fabulous places to do so.
Other brilliant free things to do in London include watching the Changing the Guard ceremony at the Buckingham Palace, watching Tower Bridge open, and visiting the ever-buzzing places like Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly Circus.
What's for couples in London - Places to see in London
It is only natural to get a little mushy and romantic in this perched on the banks of River Thames, full of parks and buildings that bequeath you with a peculiar old-word charm. Not to forget the spectacular fostering of art, literature and culture here. The Land of the English, it is no surprise that you will find plenty of entrées to theatre, in this city. Watching a play or two with some lip-smacking cocktails, can easily solve your dilemma of things to do in London this weekend. It couldn’t get better if you follow this up with a Romantic Glass Boat Dinner Cruise on the Thames. This is your chance to revel in the charismatic views of London as you indulge in good food, drinks and music. Speaking of indulgence, we’ve got to mention getting pampered at the London Spa. Evening strolls at the South Bank are perfect to conclude the day.
Can't get enough of the romance? You could also spend some time at the Millennium Bridge, go to Soho or Carnaby, or head to the Shard for a mesmerizing view of the city’s skyline.
Attractions and activities in London for kids
When it comes to kids, there is a surfeit things to do in London today. Even if the weather may not be happy and shiny, the things to do here can certainly brighten up any child's day. From attractions, libraries, story-telling sessions to child-friendly restaurants, London has for long been one the most apt destinations for family vacations. While a trip to the museums is a must, you can also have the kids indulge in activities less boring. Take them out to interact with animal at places like Mudchute Farm and Park, Deen City Farm and Riding School, or the Vauxhall City Farm’s.
The Covent Garden, is full of street entertainers that do not cease to make the kids want more. Getting a ride on the giant Ferris wheel of the iconic London Eye, has got to be on your list too. Shows and musicals such as The Lion King, Wicked the Musical and the Shrek The Musical are a brilliant idea too.
If you are in London just before a weekend and contemplating “things to do in London tomorrow”, you may as well get geared up for a much happening time! The nightlife in London is popular all over the world owing to the way it caters to a highly-assorted population. Hence, there is no dearth of London night attractions and London at night activities. Bustling through the day, London transforms as the sun sets. One of the best things to do in London at night for free is taking a London night tour. Essentially, you can choose to pay as much as you like going by their concept of "Pay-What-You-Like"; or nothing at all. On tours like this, subjects such as Jack the Ripper and the historic happenings of the River Thames, are thrown light upon.
Thinking of some romantic things to do in London at night, brace yourselves for some of the most sweeping experiences in your life. The Shard and Sky Pod Bar at Sky Garden are our top picks for you to do feel all warm and loving with your partner. If you crave to do something rather offbeat you can also head to the London zoo at night. The London zoo sunset safari is one of the most sought-after things to do in London at night. This is also one of the cutest things to do at night with your boyfriend. There are several bars and restaurants that have happy hours through the evening or specific timings at night, so you can hit these up to uplift your spirit. Admiring the city’s views from an Open top bus Tour London will sweep you off your feet!
Unusual activities and things to do in London
If you are someone who seeks quirk and eccentricity then the number of unusual places to visit in London, at par with unusual things to do in London will embrace with all the ambiguity you ever thought of. If you are not intimidated by cemeteries, then a visit to Highgate Cemetery, will certainly make you think twice before heading to a cemetery ever again. Apparently, the creepiest cemetery in London, this one was once a spot for dueling magicians and vampire hunters! Eerie much? Then wait till you check out the Black Museum, for its macabre collection; the Abandoned London Post Office Railway; The Lost River Fleet; the Roof of Gardens at Kensington High Street among others.