Ongoing
£26.35 (Adult)
Top-secret during WWII, the underground Churchill War Rooms – now preserved to resemble as closely as possible their authentic state in the 1940s – were the command centre from which Winston Churchill directed Britain’s efforts in the war. The rooms...
Ongoing
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
£23.60 (Adult)
HMS Belfast, permanently moored on the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge since 1971, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, the most significant example of her kind today. Constructed in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard in 1938 (the same...
Ongoing
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
£20.00 (Adult)
Childhood home of Queen Victoria, and more recently the dwelling of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the elegant Kensington Palace on the western edge of London's Kensington Gardens has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Much of this working Royal Palace including the lavishly decorated State Apartments is open to the public.
Ongoing
Kew Palace Exterior
£15.00 (Adult)
Tucked away in the greenery of West London’s Kew Gardens, the 17th century Kew Palace is considered small and humble as far as palace standards are concerned, an idyllic and private place where Georgian royalty could focus on living lives...
Ongoing
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
£29.50 (Adult)
Situated prominently on the capital’s Southbank, the London Eye was born out of a collaborative effort between architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, British Airways and a team of 1,700 people who built this now iconic landmark to welcome the...
Ongoing
London Transport Museum exterior
£21 (Adult Annual Pass)
Situated in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza, the interactive family-friendly exhibitions and installations of the London Transport Museum delve into more than 200 years of the capital’s transportation history, featuring fascinating human interest stories, original vehicles to explore...
Ongoing
ZSL London Zoo giraffe enclosure
£35.50 (Adult)
Open for research and education since 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is managed by the Zoological Society of London, an international research and conservation charity. The zoo opened to the public in 1847 and...
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
The Diana Memorial Playground, 5 minutes' walk from Kensington Palace has a pirate ship and artificial beach as its centrepiece and has a café next door.
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
HMS Belfast, permanently moored along the Thames South Bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, and veteran of Arctic Convoys, the Korean War, and the D-Day landings. Today the ship is a family-friendly floating museum.
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
Rise above the Thames in an enclosed glass pod in the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel to enjoy a gently paced 30 minute ride with a 360° view over London, with an especially clear look at the nearby Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
Ongoing
Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
Ongoing
Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
Free
Perhaps London’s most recognisable modern art gallery, Tate Modern, based in a conversion of the former Bankside Power Station across the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral, is home to an international collection of post-1900 art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography.
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
The Diana Memorial Playground, 5 minutes' walk from Kensington Palace has a pirate ship and artificial beach as its centrepiece and has a café next door.
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
HMS Belfast, permanently moored along the Thames South Bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, and veteran of Arctic Convoys, the Korean War, and the D-Day landings. Today the ship is a family-friendly floating museum.
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
Rise above the Thames in an enclosed glass pod in the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel to enjoy a gently paced 30 minute ride with a 360° view over London, with an especially clear look at the nearby Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
10 minutes' walk from Tate Modern is the peaceful Nelson Park Playground, which includes a rope-ladder-style climbing frame and sunken trampolines.
Paintings on display inside Tate Britain
A few minutes stroll north along the riverbank from Tate Britain lies Horseferry Playground, offering swings, a large sandpit, and a variety of climbing apparatus including some toddler-friendly half-buried wooden horses. Public toilets and a snack booth are nearby.
From table-top role play and war games, to chess, bridge, Scrabble, and all manner of board games there are dozens of clubs in London which provide opportunities to match your wits against fellow gamers in a friendly and social environment.
Shakespeare's Globe, Globe Theatre showing empty interior
This faithful replica of William Shakespeare’s 1599 original is a working theatre seeking to educate, entertain, and celebrate the impact of the playwright’s work on the world. Find it on London's Bankside, on the south side of the Thames between the Southwark and Millennium bridges.
London Aquarium Exterior
Situated in the hundred-year-old former Greater London Council building on the South Bank, the capital’s aquarium sits right next door to the iconic London Eye. The attraction is home to more than 500 species of aquatic life from around the world, living in the aquarium's two million litres of water.
Visitors to the Shard in the viewing gallery
At a height nearly twice that of any other viewpoint over London, the unrivalled view from the viewing gallery in the Shard reveal the bends along the snaking Thames and, on a bright and sunny day can stretch for up to 40 miles, spanning 360° across the capital.
Entrance to the London Dungeon
The scariest stories and legends from 1,000 years of the capital’s history are brought to life in the London Dungeon’s immersive 360° sets. In this haunted house style South Bank attraction, visitors come face to face with the likes of Jack the Ripper, Guy Fawkes and Sweeney Todd.
Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
Greenwich Park Playground, a few minutes' walk away from the college, has a very large sandpit, water play area, swings, see-saw, and lots of wooden climbing equipment. Refreshments and toilets are close by, as well as a children's boating lake.
Until 31 Jul 2022
Close-up of the face of Bindo Altoviti from a portrait by Raphael
£24-£26 (Standard)
Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of the artist, the delayed, but now open, Raphael Exhibition at the National Gallery presents work spanning the entire career of one of the most influential painters of the Italian Renaissance. The curators...
01 Apr 2022 - 25 Sep 2022
One of several depictions of a Regatta on the Grand Canal by Canaletto
£10 (Standard)
The National Maritime Museum has taken advantage of the temporary closure of the Duke of Bedford’s stately home of Woburn Abbey to host this major display of Woburn’s collection of scenes of Venice and its waterways by Italian artist Canaletto....
22 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
Partial shot of mountain bike and cyclist
£16 (Standard)
Expected to attract thousands of cyclists from all over London, the show offers visitors the chance to test ride all manner of bikes on a two-mile track through the hills and woodland of Alexandra Park and enjoy races featuring top...
6 Dec 2022
Royal Albert Hall illuminated on wet night with Christmas tree
£20 (restricted view) & up
In what has become a regular tradition in the Albert Hall’s Christmas programming, composer John Rutter returns with two performances of his Christmas Celebration, conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also eyeing the end of Rutter’s baton will be the two...
8 Dec 2022
Katherine Jenkins in a sparkling red dress at a previous live performance
£30 (restricted view) & up
The Royal Albert Hall sees Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins return this December with a Christmas presentation starring the best-selling singer and a selection of special guests. The artist has produced an astonishing fourteen albums that have all reached the number...
12 Dec 2022
Around 150 choristers in performance on stage at Royal Albert Hall
£22 (restricted view) & up
The Royal Choral Society, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2022, has a long association with the Royal Albert Hall, having held its first concert there in in 1872. This annual performance of carols and Christmas music old and...
05 May 2022
Third Orchestra Logo of concentric rings
£20
The Third Orchestra is giving an evening concert of eclectic jazz-influenced global music under the direction of celebrated conductor and composer Peter Wiegold. Wiegold has a long history of gathering together and working with musicians from around the world. His...
05 May 2022
£20
This event is now over! The Third Orchestra is giving an evening concert of eclectic jazz-influenced global music under the direction of celebrated conductor and composer Peter Wiegold. Wiegold has a long history of gathering together and working with musicians from...
07 May 2022
Close up of trombones in orchestra
£22.50 and up
The London Concert Orchestra gives a repeat performance of this collection of works by Williams, one of the world’s most successful and influential composers of film scores, and winner of multiple Grammys, Oscars and BAFTAs for his compositions. The programme...
27 Dec 2022
Close up of shiny brass trombones
£18.50 and up
The London Concert Orchestra gives a repeat performance of this collection of works by Williams, one of the world’s most successful and influential composers of film scores, and winner of multiple Grammys, Oscars and BAFTAs for his compositions. The programme...
18 Jun 2022
The choir at a previous performance
£15 (£12.50 concessions)
June 18, 2022
Celebrating its tenth anniversary (though two years late due the pandemic), the New Tottenham Singers, in partnership with Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, present a performance of choral music, at the centre of which is the Mozart Requiem. The Requiem, Mozart’s...
Ongoing
£26.35 (Adult)
Top-secret during WWII, the underground Churchill War Rooms – now preserved to resemble as closely as possible their authentic state in the 1940s – were the command centre from which Winston Churchill directed Britain’s efforts in the war. The rooms...
Ongoing
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
£20.00 (Adult)
Childhood home of Queen Victoria, and more recently the dwelling of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the elegant Kensington Palace on the western edge of London's Kensington Gardens has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Much of this working Royal Palace including the lavishly decorated State Apartments is open to the public.
Ongoing
Kew Palace Exterior
£15.00 (Adult)
Tucked away in the greenery of West London’s Kew Gardens, the 17th century Kew Palace is considered small and humble as far as palace standards are concerned, an idyllic and private place where Georgian royalty could focus on living lives...
Ongoing
Facade of City of London's Guildhall
Free
London’s Guildhall is the complex of buildings that, when its predecessors are included, has served for over 800 years as the administrative headquarters of what is now the City of London Corporation, the local authority responsible for the “Square Mile”....
Ongoing
View of St. Paul's Cathedral from across the Millennium Bridge
£18.00 (Adult)
The history of London’s Iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral dates back to its consecration in 604. It was destroyed several times through the centuries–by Vikings and by fire twice–before its 1668 redesign by Christopher Wren. It then survived the Blitz, becoming...
Ongoing
£25.00 (Adult)
Central London’s Westminster Abbey has been deeply engrained in Britain’s history since 960AD. It has played the role of coronation host since 1066, has been the site of 16 royal weddings, and is the final burial place of many kings,...
Ongoing
Tower of London seen from River Thames
£29.90 (Adult)
This huge stone fortress on the North Bank of the River Thames was built by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Its fascinating history has captured the imagination of millions, and 950 years after...
Ongoing
Shakespeare's Globe, Globe Theatre showing empty interior
£5.00 (Adult)
In 1970, American actor and director Sam Wanamaker followed his mission to build a replica of William Shakespeare’s original 1599 performance space to educate, entertain, and celebrate the impact of the playwright’s work on the world. The building on Bankside,...
Ongoing
Tower Bridge at dusk
£11.40 (Adult)
One of the most recognisable bridges in the world, Tower Bridge was constructed across the Thames in the late 1800s. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, it was one of the most sophisticated designs of its kind at the time, lifting...
Ongoing
Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
£13.50 (Painted Hall)
Situated on the site of the former Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and his daughters, Queens Mary, and Elizabeth, the building that is today the Old Royal Naval College was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, on the orders of...
Until 22 Jan 2023
Vibrant sculpted figures processing
Free
A striking, free-to-see large scale installation artwork called “The Procession” is on show in Tate Britain’s elegant Duveen Galleries until January 2023. This dramatic exhibit presents 150 life-size masked figures clothed in a kaleidoscope of colourful and bizarre costumes in...
Until 19 Feb 2023
Headless Egyptian bust from third century BC showing hieroglyphics
£18 (Adult)
This exhibition in the British Museum’s Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery is a tribute to the scholarly endeavour exerted over many centuries in trying to decode the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script. It is timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the...
Until 12 Mar 2023
Photo of Basket of Apples by Cezanne hanging in Exhibition
£22 (regular price)
This major exhibition of the career of Paul Cezanne presents over 80 paintings, watercolours and drawings from around the world, including 20 never previously shown in the UK.
Ongoing
London Transport Museum exterior
£21 (Adult Annual Pass)
Situated in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza, the interactive family-friendly exhibitions and installations of the London Transport Museum delve into more than 200 years of the capital’s transportation history, featuring fascinating human interest stories, original vehicles to explore...
Ongoing
Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
Ongoing
Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
Free
Perhaps London’s most recognisable modern art gallery, Tate Modern, based in a conversion of the former Bankside Power Station across the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral, is home to an international collection of post-1900 art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography.
Ongoing
The neo-classical facade of London's National Gallery, as seen from Trafalgar Square
Free
The National Gallery possesses more than 2,300 European masterpieces, one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. Trafalgar Square, seen as the centre of London, was chosen by Parliament in 1831 to be the site of a new gallery which...
Ongoing
Museum of London sign on curved exterior wall
Free
A fragment of a Roman mosaic and a focus on archaeology was the beginning of what has become the Museum of London, an award-winning, interactive, child-friendly space, and home to a collection of seven million objects that span a 10,000-year...
Ongoing
Paintings on display inside Tate Britain
Free
Millbank’s Tate Britain­, one of four Tate galleries, is home to the national collection of British art from the present day stretching back to Tudor times. “British art” is defined not by nationality alone, but by artist contribution to the...
Ongoing
Romanesque revival exterior of the Natural History Museum
Free
The architecture of South Kensington’s iconic Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is a striking work of art and one of the country’s most impressive Romanesque-style buildings. Sir Richard Owen, in charge of the museum’s natural history collection from...
Ongoing
Science Museum Entrance
Free
One of three museums on South Kensington’s Museum Lane, the Science Museum’s seven floors focus on history, innovation and advancement in the areas of science, technology, medicine, transport, engineering and media with a global perspective. Existing under its current name...
Ongoing
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
£23.60 (Adult)
HMS Belfast, permanently moored on the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge since 1971, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, the most significant example of her kind today. Constructed in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard in 1938 (the same...
Ongoing
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
£29.50 (Adult)
Situated prominently on the capital’s Southbank, the London Eye was born out of a collaborative effort between architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, British Airways and a team of 1,700 people who built this now iconic landmark to welcome the...
Ongoing
ZSL London Zoo giraffe enclosure
£35.50 (Adult)
Open for research and education since 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is managed by the Zoological Society of London, an international research and conservation charity. The zoo opened to the public in 1847 and...
Ongoing
London Aquarium Exterior
£28.00 (Adult)
Originally opened in 1997 in the historic Greater London Council building on South Bank, the capital’s aquarium is now neighbour to the iconic London Eye. After a multimillion-pound renovation in 2009, the original London Aquarium relaunched as the SEA LIFE...
Ongoing
Visitors to the Shard in the viewing gallery
£28.00 (Adult)
In 2013, The View from The Shard opened to the public in Renzo Piano and Irvine Sellar’s iconic London landmark. At a height nearly twice that of any other viewpoint over London, its unrivalled sights reveal the bends along the...
Ongoing
Madame Tussauds London Exterior Sign
£33.50 (Adult)
More than 260 years ago, Madame Tussaud was born in France. At age 16, she started making waxwork models, beginning with philosopher Francois Voltaire. In 1835, 33 years after she introduced her first traveling exhibition to the British Isles, a...
Ongoing
Entrance to the London Dungeon
£28.00 (Adult)
The scariest stories and legends from 1,000 years of the capital’s history are brought to life in the London Dungeon’s immersive 360° sets. In this haunted house style South Bank attraction, visitors come face to face with the likes of...
2 Apr 2022
Ceilidh graphic
£10-£15
An evening of exuberant folk dance open to all, hosted by Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene Church, Padington. No previous ceilidh-dancing experience is required. Music is provided by the Ceilidh Liberation Front which describes itself as “London’s most radical...
26 Jun 2022 Only
Montage of British Star Wars postage stamps featuring characters from the film series
£21.5
Celebrate 45 years since its release by seeing the original 1977 Star Wars movie (now retitled: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) under the night sky at London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The theatre capacity is over...