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  • Plum Busby

    Plum Busby

    London

    The wonderful Plum Busby returns to London's favourite Jazz Club. Playing a yelping good time mix of jazz, calypso, blues and music hall with a big do…more

  • Jazz in the Afternoon

    Jazz in the Afternoon

    Blackheath

    Live music and improvisation with the Jazznights Ensemble performing a mixture of swing, latin and easy-listening tunes. Free entry, bar snacks availa…more

  • Sunday open-mic salon

    Sunday open-mic salon

    richmond

    Our first monthly open-mic poetry and performance night hosted by Chris Paradox comes to the Riverhouse on Sunday 19 Jan, 8-10.30pm. An evening for …more

  • Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival

    Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival

    Whitechapel

    Taste over 60 low and alcohol-free drinks brands and meet their makers.Enjoy all your favourite cocktails with Lyres Non-Alcoholic Spirits - showi…more

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Though known as probably the most famous city in the world, most people dont realize that Greater London is actually classed as a county, and includes the City of London, the City of Westminster and the 32 surrounding London Boroughs. It takes in a large number of villages, towns and open countryside and borders the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Kent in the south east, as well as Essex and Hertfordshire in the East. It has more history within its boundaries than many entire countries around the world, stretching back more than 2000 years, and is Britains most visited area.

For history there are so many highlights but the most famous include Parliament and Parliament Square, as well as Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral, as well as miles and miles of incredible Victorian architecture and Georgian Squares and thousands of smaller gems like the John Soames Museum or the Old Operating Theatre Museum. For modern architecture have a look at 30 St Mary Axe, better known as 'the Gherkin', Londons most famous skyscraper, or the new pedestrian bridge on the South Bank.

There are few better cities for museums and some of the highlights include the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the V & A, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum as well as hundreds of smaller ones like the Cartoon or Sherlock Holmes museums. Similarly there are thousands of art galleries to see, including the famous Tate and Tate Modern Galleries, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery as well as the Royal Academy.

Should you find yourself needing to stroll in some wide open spaces London has plenty, from the world famous Kew Botanic Gardens to Chelsea Physic Garden and from Hyde Park to Hampstead Heath. Lastly of course there is the entertainment itself, from the numerous sporting stadia, to thousands of incredible restaurants (London has more Michelin stars than Paris) or the world famous nightlife. Englands most exciting city.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Greater London

Fun days out in Greater London

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Greater London, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Greater London

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Greater London.

Theme Parks in Greater London

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Greater London.

Museums in Greater London

Museums

Love British history? Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Greater London

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...