London Eye

Today, the British Airways London Eye has become, quite literally, the way the world sees London. It is one of the most spectacular and popular attractions in the world, drawing visitors from far and wide. The British Airways London Eye is a truly amazing feat of design…
Distance: 14.4 miles away

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect the likeness of famous British men and women, today the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.Above the entrance of the Gallery are the busts of the three men ‐ all biographers and…
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London Dungeon

Deep in the heart of London's backstreet lies The London Dungeon, one of the world's most famous horror attractions. The London Dungeon brings you over 2000 years of horrific history back to life and death. Delve in to the gruesome past of our grim and bloody…
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Buckingham Palace

George III bought Buckingham House in 1761 for his wife Queen Charlotte to use as a comfortable family home close to St James's Palace, where many court functions were held. Buckingham House became known as the Queen's House, and 14 of George III's 15 children were born there.…
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Houses of Parliament

The new Palace of Westminster was built in the years following the fire of 16 October 1834 which destroyed nearly all the Old Palace. Work began in 1840 and was substantially completed by 1860, although only in 1870 actually finished. It was formally opened in 1852.Westminster Hall, which…
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Imperial War Museum

The wars of the twentieth century have affected each and every one of us in some way, and the Imperial War Museum is here to tell all our stories, covering all aspects of life in wartime. Our exhibits range from tanks and aircraft to photographs and personal…
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The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum traces its roots to the middle of the eighteenth century with the establishment of the British Museum in Bloomsbury. The British Museum housed the collection of Sir Hans Sloane 1660‐1753, a prominent London physician and collector. Sloane's collection was extremely varied, including everything from…
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Chislehurst Caves

Guided tours Our experienced guides will take you on a lamp lit tour, during which you will hear of the Druids, Romans and Saxons. Visitors also see the tunnels made famous as a shelter during the World War 2 when the Caves became the largest air raid shelter…
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Tate Britain

Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to present day. Tate Britain is showing Collections 2002‐1500: BP Displays at Tate Britain, an entirely new presentation of the national collection of British art featuring masterpieces by the key figures of British art including Van Dyck,…
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Tate Modern

Tate Modern stands at the heart of London, linked to St Paul's Cathedral by the new millennium footbridge. The building is a remarkable combination of the old and the new.Tate Modern hosts a permanent collection of contemporary and modern art from around the world, and also holds regular…
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The Mall Galleries

The Mall Galleries is one of the few London venues to show the work of well‐established British artists alongside that of up‐and‐coming students and young unknown painters. Throughout the year the Mall Galleries are host to numerous art competitions, such as the Singer & FriedlanderSunday Times Water…
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The Queens Gallery

The Royal Collection contains one of the world's finest groups of Dutch 17th‐century paintings. Among the most enduringly popular images in Western Art, these pictures have for centuries been admired for their harmonious compositions, close observation of detail, subtle light effects and meticulous finish. The 51 outstanding examples…
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London Aquarium

The £25 million London Aquarium is the first attraction of its kind in the capital, and is one of Europe's largest exhibitions of global aquatic life, displayed in over 2 million litres of water. The London Aquarium combines education, relaxation and entertainment through a multi‐sensory voyage of discovery…
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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace promises a magical journey back through 500 years of royal history. Discover the magnificent State Apartments of Henry VIII and William III, explore 60 acres of immaculate riverside gardens and lose yourself in the world‐famous maze.There are over 60 acres of gardens to explore at…
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Kew Palace

CLOSED FOR REPAIRSKew Palace, used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818, is the last survivor of several important royal residences at Kew. The Palace, George III's family home, set in the grounds of the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, is currently closed for major repairs.…
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Royal Mews

One of the finest working stables in existence, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see the work of the Royal Household department that provides road transport for The Queen and members of the Royal Family by both horse‐drawn carriage and motor…
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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge was completed in 1894, after 8 years of construction, and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the World. It took 8 years, 5 major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers to build Tower Bridge.At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you…
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Westminster Abbey

An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history. Westminster Abbey, a work of architectural genius, a place of daily worship, deploying the resources of high musical expertise, a burial place of kings, statesmen, poets, scientists, warriors…
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Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral is one of the greatest secrets of London; people heading down Victoria Street on the well‐trodden route to more famous sites are astonished to come across a piazza opening up the view to an extraordinary facade of towers, balconies and domes.Itself a supreme achievement of art,…
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Britain at War Experience

Experience life in WW2 Britain. Sit in the Anderson shelter and hear the bombs overhead. Learn about evacuation, rationing, women at war, the blackout and much more. Try on gasmasks, lie under the morrison shelter to sleep and walk through the smouldering remains of the bombed…
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Cabinet War Rooms

Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill visited the Cabinet War Rooms to see for himself what preparations had been made to allow him and his War Cabinet to continue working throughout the expected air raids on London. It was there, in the underground…
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Cutty Sark

Come on board and put yourself in the shoes of the crew who sailed this world‐famous ship around the world over a century ago.The ship has been raised over three metres allowing visitors the unique and jaw‐dropping experience of walking underneath a 19th‐century sailing ship, the last surviving…
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HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast served throughout the Second World War, playing a leading part in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst, and also the Normandy Landings. In service with the Royal Navy until 1965, she was saved for the nation in 1971 as a unique reminder of Britain's…
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National Maritime Museum

The 1.35 million visits recorded this year for the first time places the Museum among the top ten visitor attractions in Britain, with Grant‐in‐Aid per user now at its lowest‐ever figure of £2.55 per head from £3.53 last year. This year's Tintin exhibition has drawn in an increased…
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Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich formerly the Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II, with the foundation stone being laid on 10 August.oday the buildings include a museum of astronomical and navigational tools, which is part of the National Maritime Museum, notably including…
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Science Museum

The Science Museum is the world's pre‐eminent science museum. It houses outstanding collections relating to science, technology and medicine, and is one of the most prestigious and respected organisations dedicated to the promotion of public science and technology. Our collections form an enduring record of scientific, technological, engineering…
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Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A South Kensington is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.The new Architecture…
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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum offers a glimpse of how the original medieval real tennis, has now become a multi‐million dollar professional sport, played all over the world.In the special exhibition area, the costume gallery charts some of the radical changes that have occurred in just over a century…
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BBC Television Centre

You have been inviting the BBC into your homes for many years, and now it's your turn to come to visit us On the award‐winning tour of BBC Television Centre you will get the chance to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of broadcasting.Take an exclusive look into…
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The Golden Hinde

The story of Sir Francis Drake's famous voyage brought back to life in an hour long inte‐active tour around the Golden Hinde ship. Ideal for 3‐ 12yrs. Children must be accompanied by 1 adult. Bookings recommeded.…
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Vinopolis

Discover the pleasures of wine at Vinopolis, and learn how to taste it like a professional. Vinopolis is located on London's vibrant Bankside, alongside Borough Market, Shakespeare's Globe and the Millennium Bridge. Dedicated to the pleasures of good food and wine you can spend an afternoon or evening…
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Chessington World of Adventures

Come to a place where tales of family fun never end. With a major new themed land specially for 2‐8 year olds, a great new family spinning coaster and a park crammed full of activities, attractions and rides suitable for under 12s, it's strictly families first at Chessington…
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Ham House & Garden

Spectacular 17th‐century house with original interiors and formal garden. Ham House is unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th‐century fashion and power. The formal garden is significant for its survival within the area known as the cradle of the English Landscape Movement.Guided tours…
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Shakespeares Globe

Throughout the year a fascinating guided tour of the Globe Theatre is included in your visit to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition.Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which…
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Brooklands Museum

The Birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation. From the very first attempts to fly in Britain through an exceptionally varied cavalcade of aircraft, Brooklands, the famous aviation site at Weybridge in Surrey, has witnessed and realised a greater range of aeronautical technology than anywhere else in the…
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Florence Nightingale Museum

Florence Nightingale was a legend in her lifetime but the Crimean War years which made her famous were just two out of a life of ninety years. A collection of artefacts and other material connected with Florence Nightingale has been preserved from the early years of the…
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Gatwick Aviation Museum

This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British Aircraft from the golden age of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970's British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. In this collection there are examples from…
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Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College is the great baroque masterpiece of English architecture, set in landscaped grounds on the River Thames in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. Sir Christopher Wren planned the site, described as one of the most sublime sights English architecture affords,…
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Bankside Gallery

Bankside Gallery is the home of two historic art societies; the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. We run a changing programme of exhibitions of contemporary watercolours and original prints by Members of the two Societies. Members are elected by their peers in…
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Chelsea Physic Garden

Situated in the heart of Chelsea, this 'Secret Garden' is a centre of education, beauty and relaxation. Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries it continues it's research into the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 species.The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Society…
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County Hall

Located on London's vibrant South Bank with a waterfront vista overlooking the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben, County Hall Gallery makes its home in the historic County Hall, next to the BA London Eye. Join us for the Dali centenary in 2004 as the Dali universe…
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Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world's leading institutes for teaching and research in the history of art and conservation and was awarded a 5 grade in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Uniquely it houses world famous collections of paintings, prints and drawings in…
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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is the greatest find in London: a magnificent collection of old masters, including works by Poussin, Claude, Rubens, Murillo, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Watteau, Gainsborough and many others, was originally assembled for the King of Poland in the 1790s. When Poland was partitioned, an alternative home…
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Gilbert Collection

The Gilbert Collection was formed over four decades by the late Sir Arthur Gilbert who first started to collect English silver, attracted by its historical and decorative qualities. The magnificent galleries of the Gilbert Collection occupy two levels of the South Building and the adjacent Embankment Building.The…
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London RIB Voyages

The original and best speedboat sightseeing adventures currently on the river Thames.London RIB Voyages set sail in 2006 to offer the public a river ride with a difference. More experience than any other RIB provider, more style, more speed and more satisfied customers, returning year on year.Come…
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Royal Academy of Arts

We are an independent fine arts institution which supports contemporary artists and promotes interest in the arts through a comprehensive and ambitious exhibition programme. Our education work, and the RA Schools, ensure that the skills and knowledge of today's most talented artists are passed on to the next…
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Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery, situated in the heart of Kensington Gardens in a 1934 tea pavilion, was founded in 1970 by the Arts Council of Great Britain. The Gallery attracts around 600,000 visitors a year and is one of London's most loved places for seeing modern and contemporary art…
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South London Gallery

TWith beautiful high ceilings in the freshly re‐furbished Victorian main gallery, period architecture mixed with modern new facilities throughout the building, and a garden retreat the South London Gallery presents a programme of up to 8 exhibitions every year of cutting edge visual arts. The South London…
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Southwark Cathedral

For over a thousand years people have worshipped God on the site of the present Cathedral. It is the oldest cathedral church building in London. We are sited in the most exciting and redeveloping part of London close to Shakespeare's Globe, the Tate Modern and the Millennium…
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Ripleys Believe It Or

Welcome to the world of Ripley's Believe it or Not, London's biggest new attraction.Situated in the heart of the West End at 1 Piccadilly Circus, the attraction houses over 800 authentic, original and unbelievable exhibits spread over 5 floors, from a four‐metre long model of Tower Bridge made…
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Carlyle´s House

Atmospheric home of the writer Thomas Carlyle and his wife JaneHistorian, social writer, ethical thinker and powerful public speaker, Thomas Carlyle lived in this 1708 Queen Anne terraced house, close to the Thames in Chelsea, from 1834 to 1881. His wife Jane is now considered one of the…
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Eltham Palace

A showpiece of early 20th‐century design with a fascinating history. Discover the only English Art Deco house open to the public, built on a site of great antiquity and joined to a medieval hall. Commissioned by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld and completed in 1936, the house was filled…
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Marble Hill House

A magnificent Palladian villa set in extensive riverside parkland, built for Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II, set in 66 acres of parklands.Coach House Cafe is open March‐Oct but closed Mon‐Tue in March.WCs at cafe, accessible WC on ground floor of house. Access to shop via ramp.…
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Osterley Park House

National Trust property in West London, with a Robert Adam house set in acres of beautiful parkland and farmland. The first house on this site was a manor house built for Sir Thomas Gresham, of Royal Exchange fame, and the stable block dates from this time. After…
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Queens House Greenwich

The Queen's House, Greenwich, was commissioned by Anne of Denmark, wife of James I reigned 160325. James was often at the Tudor Palace of Greenwich, where the Old Royal Naval College now stands ‐ it was as important a residence of the early Stuart dynasty as it had…
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Squerryes Court Manor House

Please note that the house and gardens are now closed to the public until further notice due to a change in ownership.SQUERRYES COURT is a beautiful 17th century manor house which has been the Warde family home since 1731. It is surrounded by 20 acres of attractive and…
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The Orleans House Gallery

Stroll along a peaceful riverside road into secluded woodland gardens, to find stunning 18th century interior design and the principle art gallery for the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, which attracts over 40,000 visitors a year. Orleans House has a rich and vibrant history, the baroque Octagon room…
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Whitehall Palace

Set in the heart of historic Whitehall, the Banqueting House is one of London's hidden treasures. Whether visiting during the day or enjoying a unique evening event, visitors will be enthralled by the history and splendour of this magnificent building.The Banqueting House is the only remaining complete…
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Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum is the first museum in the UK dedicated to contemporary fashion and textiles. Located in one of the fashion capitals of the world, the mission of the Fashion and Textile Museum is to exhibit the immense changes in contemporary fashion and textiles…
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Golden Hinde Educational Museum

The Golden Hinde is an exact scale, fully operational reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake's Square rigged galleon which sailed round the world 1577‐80. Dressed in period clothes, Drake's new recruits learn 16th Century skills, eat Tudor food and experience life 400 years ago. The ship is also…
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