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London's best Thames river cruises
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London's best Thames river cruises

Get a whole new perspective of the city with a cruise along the Thames

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Spencer House
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Spencer House

London's finest surviving eighteenth-century town house

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Dennis Severs’ House
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Dennis Severs’ House

Dennis Severs’ House is a time capsule attraction in which visitors are immersed in a unique form of theatre. The ten rooms of this original Huguenot house have been decked out to recreate snapshots of life in Spitalfields between 1724 and 1914. An escorted tour through the compelling ‘still-life drama’, as American creator Dennis Severs put it, takes you through the cellar, kitchen, dining room, smoking room and upstairs to the bedrooms. With hearth and candles burning, smells lingering and objects scattered apparently haphazardly, it feels as though the inhabitants had deserted the rooms only moments before. The Dennis Severs House tour is unsuitable for children as tours are conducted in silence. Discover more great things to do in Shoreditch

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Kew Gardens
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Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are 250 years old, but there’s plenty here for the modern outdoor adventurer. You can still wander the old Victorian Palm House and indulge in a little old-fashioned promenading like someone in a BBC costume drama, but these gardens, originally developed in the back yard of the royal palace favoured most by George III, are one of two national bases for research and education into botanical studies. So while you’re seeking out the luscious flora (including the giant, stinking Titan Arum in the Princess of Wales Conservatory), there are scientists beavering away in labs and offices, out of sight. Each of the glasshouses has a different, maintained climate, designed to nurture everything from the world’s largest water lilies to delicate Alpine flowers to tropical blooms. (The Temperate House is closed until 2018.) If you’ve got a head for heights, take the Tree Top Walkway where you get a bird’s eye view of some of the park’s centuries-old trees, then stroll down to the Chinese Pagoda, built in 1762. Towering over the southern end of the Gardens, it must have been an awesome and strange sight to eighteenth century Londoners. Come here to be inspired for your next garden makeover or to stroll the vast landscape of formal gardens, but then make time to seek out sculptures like Henry Moore’s  ‘Reclining Mother and Child’ in a stunning setting that changes with the light of each season. There’s plenty to do. In fact, art alone could take up your

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The biggest stage event of 2016 – and conceivably of all time

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Silent Disco at The View from The Shard
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Silent Disco at The View from The Shard

Party at the top of London's biggest landmark for just £37.50

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Warner Bros Studio
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Warner Bros Studio

Harry and Hogwarts await. £52 - £55

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SEA LIFE London Aquarium
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SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Sharks and fish, basically. From £13.50

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The London Dungeon
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The London Dungeon

Not for the faint-hearted. From £21

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Tower of London
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Tower of London

Explore this 900 year-old building. From £19.50

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London's hidden attractions

14 weird but wonderful museums
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14 weird but wonderful museums

Beautiful buildings, curious curators and extraordinary exhibits to discover

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London's hidden gardens
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London's hidden gardens

We reveal the prettiest places to spend a sunny day in London

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Secret London
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Secret London

Explore life off the beaten track with our guide to secret London attractions and more

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Unsung museums and libraries in London
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Unsung museums and libraries in London

The enclaves of curios in the capital

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London's biggest attractions

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

A chance to see world famous art, glimpse regal opulence and get inside HRH’s HQ. The home of Elizabeth II, The Queen's Gallery is where you can see her personal collection of treasures, including paintings by Rembrandt. The State Rooms are accessible to visitors in August and September and for special tours on certain dates throughout the year (when the Queen isn’t home).

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London Zoo
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London Zoo

It’s no longer about cages and snoozing animals hidden in the leafy distance – now you can walk through a special enclosure for ring-tailed lemurs and watch them run along ropes right in front of you, or step into a spider enclosure with some of the creepiest crawlies on earth, and, new for 2016, you can pass through the Land of the Lions and get closer than ever before to the world’s most feared predators.

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Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge

One of the most famous river crossings in the world, Tower Bridge is actually only 120 years old. Still, the fact that it lifts up in the middle when large vessels are passing underneath makes it an icon that most children probably picture in their minds when singing ‘London Bridge is falling down’. Planes have flown through it and in 1952 a double-decker bus really did ‘leap’ over the gap when the bridge started to lift without warning.

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London Eye
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London Eye

The London Eye first started turning in 2000 and remains the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. But wordy technical definitions aside, it’s simply a gloriously over-sized ferris wheel that carries its passengers in space-age pods on a elegantly paced journey to 135 metres up above the Thames and back down again. On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle, 25 miles away.

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Westminster Abbey
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Westminster Abbey

Like the Pantheon Crypt in Paris, where you can see the tombs and memorials to great figures from history, Westminster Abbey is a popular attraction to peruse the graves, tablets, busts and stone dedications. Seventeen kings and queens are buried here, along with dukes, countesses and history’s ‘celebs’ – Darwin, Dickens, Hardy, Behn, Olivier, etc. Tributes to over 3,000 departed souls are located all over the Abbey’s chapels and cloisters, including the famous Poets’ Corner in the South Transept.

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Kensington Palace
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Kensington Palace

One of the exciting aspects of all London’s Historic Royal Palaces is that they invite you into spaces and places where hundreds of years of incredible British events actually took place. No need to use your imagination while looking at little models in a museum – you can walk down the same corridors Henry VIII did, see where Anne Boleyn was beheaded and look out of the windows where King George’s party guests would have stood gossiping. 

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