The 50 best London attractions

Discover London’s best attractions, landmarks and spots that you’d be mad to miss, even if you’re a local

Where to start when choosing the 50 best London attractions? There are so many great attractions to tick off, your city sightseeing checklist could get very long indeed. So, whether you live and work in the capital or you’re just visiting London for the day, let us be your guide with our pick of the London attractions that simply cannot be missed. 
Loads of London attractions are free and you can buy tickets to the rest below. Plus, if you can’t find exactly what you’re after, check out our list of 101 things to do in London, as well as what’s happening in London todaythis week and this weekend.

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Father's Day at The View from The Shard
Attractions, Towers and viewpoints
The View from the Shard
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What is it? A massive observation gallery at the top of Western Europe’s tallest tower. Set across three floors, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-air terrace, it has ‘tell-scopes’ so you can find out about the landscape you’re looking at. You can even soak up those panoramic views while listening to your favourite tracks at one of Time Out’s silent discos held at the top of the Shard.
Why go? It’s in the name – for the view.
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101 things to do in London with kids, Up at the O2
Attractions, Sightseeing
Up at The O2
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What is it? The chance to get kitted out in safety gear and traipse your way up the dome's roof for 90 minutes. You’ll be able to spot famous London sites like the Olympic Park, Thames Barrier, The Shard and Canary Wharf. Climb at sunset, twilight or during the day for a totally different take on the capital's skyline.
Why go? For incredible 360-degree views of the city.
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ArcelorMittal Orbit
Attractions
ArcelorMittal Orbit and slide
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What is it? The curly-wurly red scaffolding tower that lords it over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Designed by artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, it has lifts (and a 455-step staircase) up to two platforms from which you take in the spectacular view. The fun bit is getting down...
Why go? To whoosh down the 12-loop slide, designed by artist Carsten Höller or abseil down – both require a head for heights and a strong stomach.
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London Eye Pod
Andrew Brackenbury
Things to do, Event spaces
London Eye
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What is it? The slowly circling wheel with 32 glass-walled pods (said to represent the 32 London boroughs) that looms over the Thames and was originally constructed to mark the Millennium. It continues to be one of the city’s most-loved icons and a firm favourite with snap-happy tourists. Each visit starts with a fun, 4D short film before you board.
Why go? To drink in expansive views of London to the north, south, east and west.
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Westminster Abbey
Kate Scholefield
Attractions, Religious buildings and sites
Westminster Abbey
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What is it? A royally-approved abbey that has been home to 16 elaborate royal weddings, a lot of funerals and every coronation since 1066. However, as Westminster Abbey is still a fully functioning church, the visiting times often vary. Looking for some spiritual respite after a long day sightseeing? Check out a Wednesday Late, where you dine like a monk in the ancient cellars.
Why go? To see Gothic grandeur at its most glorious.
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Buckingham Palace
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Attractions, Sightseeing
Buckingham Palace
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What is it? The Queen’s pad! All year round you‘re welcome to take a gander at the Royal Collection of artworks housed in The Queen’s Gallery. From February to November the Royal Mews is open to anyone wishing to eyeball the Queen’s horses and carriages, and the State Rooms are open throughout August and September (and for one-off tours during the year when the Queen isn’t home).
Why go? To snoop around the most famous royal residence in the world.
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Dark clouds above flower beds at Hampton Court Palace
Leigh Cousins
Attractions, Historic buildings and sites
Hampton Court Palace
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What is it? A resplendent palace with plush grounds on the edge of south-west London. From the Tudor indoor tennis court to the Royal Maze, from the King’s private loo to the Magic Garden adventure playground, there’s something here for all ages. History buffs and art enthusiasts should purchase the ticket for the Palace and Gardens; those with little ones in tow will appreciate the Magic Garden and Maze ticket.
Why go? To get lost in the Royal Maze.
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Attractions, Historic buildings and sites
Houses of Parliament
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What is it? The seat of British democracy. A highly recommended audio tour through the House of Lords and House of Commons brings the building to life and takes around 60 to 75 minutes, featuring leading parliamentary figures such as Mr Speaker and Black Rod. If you’re feeling fancy, choose the tour that comes with afternoon tea overlooking the Thames.
Why go? For a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture.
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Attractions
Madame Tussauds
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What is it? An expansive gallery of 300 lifelike models drawn from the worlds of music, movies, fashion, sport, royalty, politics, history and fiction. Madame Tussauds likes to think it’s down with the youth and up to date with the news, so you’ll now encounter a section dedicated to YouTube stars Zoe and Alfie, Donald Trump in full presidential setting, and a Sherlock Holmes experience (tickets an extra £5).
Why go? To have your photo taken with your favourite celeb.
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Christmas Carol concert at St Paul's Cathedral
Attractions, Religious buildings and sites
St Paul's Cathedral
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What is it? The iconic Anglican cathedral that’s one of London’s most recognisable landmarks. There are several tour options but If you’ve paid for main admission you’ll be treated to an introductory talk before being taken on a 90-minute tour. Church services run throughout the week, as do choral evensong sessions, both of which are free. But on a sunny day, just basking in the cathedral’s grounds in a joy.
Why go? To marvel at Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece.
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Palm Court at The Ritz
Restaurants, British
Afternoon Tea at the Ritz
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What is it? An occasion to enjoy finely cut sandwiches, dainty cakes and the tinkling of dazzlingly shiny silver teapots in the gold and white splendour of the Ritz Hotel’s Palm Court. It’s so popular that you can book sittings from 11.30am-7.30pm – not strictly afternoon, but all accompanied by the delicate sounds of a pianist, harpist or string quartet.
Why go? To pretend you’re in a costume drama.
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Andrei Nekrassov
Attractions, Sightseeing
Tower Bridge
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What is it? London’s most famous bridge which you can enjoy from a distance and up close. You can get a pigeon’s view of London life thanks the 42-metre-high glass walkway and there are tours so you can hear about its history, see the engine rooms or join a Tots at Tower Bridge family storytelling session.
Why go? To witness a ‘bridge lift’, when the two halves of the road lift up so that bigger boats can pass below.
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Kensington Palace
Attractions, Sightseeing
Kensington Palace
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What is it? Where William, Kate, Harry and Meghan hang their hats. This elegant palace has a certain chic style: it played host to the most fashionable salons in Georgian times, was home to Queen Victoria in her youth, then to sassy Princess Margaret and then to classy Princess Diana. Now the main palace is a pretty visitor attraction with tranquil gardens to wander.
Why go? To be dazzled by the outfits in the ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ exhibition.
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Big Ben, London
Norio Nakayama
Attractions
Big Ben
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What is it? Big Ben is the nickname of the Great Bell inside Westminster’s iconic clock tower, but even locals think ‘Big Ben’ when they see the Elizabeth Tower. You can’t get inside for a tour until 2020 due to maintenance work but you’re a minute away from the river, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey here, so it’s an easy visit.
Why go? To see the clock as you’ve never seen it before.
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101 Things to do in London: Wembley Stadium
Sport and fitness, Football
Wembley Stadium
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What is it? The venue where England won the World Cup in 1966. Wembley still has a magic about it, even when you don’t have a ticket for a match or a rock concert. Take the tour and you’ll get to walk down the players’ tunnel and climb the 107 Trophy Winner’s steps, plus, with the use of 360-degree video, experience the electric atmosphere at some of the stadium’s biggest events.
Why go? To feel like a champion.
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Leon Chew
Museums, History
Churchill War Rooms
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What is it? A secret, secure bunker, tucked behind Downing Street and Parliament Square, where Churchill and his cabinet could monitor how World War II was going, receive intelligence and give orders. It’s the little details that give the biggest impression, from a daily-updated weather noticeboard to the scratch marks on Churchill’s chair (caused by his ring on a stressed day).
Why go? For history lovers to see the rooms just as they were left after 1945.
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The National Gallery
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Art, Galleries
National Gallery
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What is it? A huge art museum right on Trafalgar Square that’s free to enter. Perfect, whether you’ve got ten minutes in your lunch-break to check out Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ or time to wander the entire, glorious collection of Western European paintings from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Check out the Friday Lates for after-hours access to exhibitions, creative workshops and life drawing salons.
Why go? To stand before artistic greatness, for free.
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Art, Galleries
National Portrait Gallery
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What is it? Just around the corner from the National Gallery, this is the home of a stunning collection of portraits, from paintings to photography, capturing the essence of notable royalty, celebrities and our enduring fascination with the human face. The permanent collection is free to visit, with ticketed special exhibitions. The National Portrait Gallery also hosts Late Shifts every Thursday and Friday, with DJs, drop-in drawing sessions and more.  
Why go? To wander among the great and good.
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Thames Rib Experience
Attractions, Sightseeing
Thames RIB Experience
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What is it? A ‘rigid inflatable boat’ that will have you hurtling up and down the river. If you want to ramp up the excitement on the Thames – the kind that would make 007 proud – hop aboard the RIB to travel at speeds of up to 30 knots (roughly 35 mph).
Why go? Because it’s the most thrilling way for adrenaline junkies to see the sights.
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National Theatre, The Shed
Theatre, Public and national theatres
National Theatre
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What is it? Arguably the greatest theatre in the world. It’s over 50 years since Laurence Olivier was its first director, and 40 years since it moved to the South Bank, but the calibre of directing and performing continues to hold its own. There are three theatres, plus bars and restaurants. And Travelex 15 ensures there are hundreds of seats for every performance from just £15.
Why go? For classics and new writing that champion rising talents alongside big-name stars.
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Music, Music venues
Royal Albert Hall
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What is it? The Victorian concert hall that’s home to the Proms. Built by Queen Victoria for the purposes of entertainment and enlightenment and named after her dear husband, the RAH has an awe-inspiring magic to it, and not just when it shakes to a chorus of ‘Land Of Hope and Glory’. The plush curtains and balconies retain Victorian opulence and swiveling seats mean you get a great view wherever you sit.
Why go? For a sense of occasion.
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Attractions, Historic buildings and sites
Tower of London
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What is it? The iconic turrets that are famous for beheadings and the Crown Jewels. William the Conqueror’s White Tower is where you’ll meet the feathered residents. A word of warning: the ravens are pecky and accompanied by gruesome storytelling. Costumed displays and hands-on activities bring history to life for little ones and during the winter months a pretty ice rink pops up in the moat.
Why go? To feast your eyes on a thousand years of history.
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Royal Opera House
Music, Classical and opera
Royal Opera House
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What is it? Covent Garden’s grand old opera house. You don’t have to be super-rich to get in on the action – there are reductions for students, senior citizens and those on credits, plus the weekly Friday Rush is a chance to get cheap tickets for the next day’s main performance. Alternatively, take a backstage tour, where you can sometimes spot the Royal Ballet practising their moves.
Why go? To see world-class opera and ballet.
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Kew Gardens Temperate House
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Attractions, Parks and gardens
Kew Gardens
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What is it? 300 acres of meadows, hothouses, a treetop walkway and more. The colourful landscape is dotted with sculptures and there’s a play area designed with oversized, plant-shaped, wooden climbing-frames so kids can wriggle around like bugs inside them. A particular highlight of Kew’s calendar is the spectacular annual flower party, the Orchids Festival.
Why go? For a great day out for keen gardeners and anyone interested in the natural world.
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101 Things To Do in London: The Globe
John Tramper
Theatre, Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Globe
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What is it? A careful recreation of the kind of theatre Shakespeare would have written all his plays for, in what at the time was London’s home of dodgy ‘entertainment’, Bankside. If you’ve never been, book groundling tickets and stand in the open-air pit like you’re at a rock festival. It makes the Bard’s poetry seem a lot less like homework and a lot more like first-rate drama.
Why go? To see theatre like Londoners in Tudor times did.
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Somerset House Fountains
Simon Leigh
Art, Galleries
Somerset House
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What is it? An elegant eighteenth-century landmark and cultural hub on the north side of Waterloo Bridge that hosts several art exhibitions and events at a time, incorporating the Courtauld Gallery and temporary exhibitions in the Embankment Galleries. Hell, even the courtyard (once an Inland Revenue car park) makes itself useful, with the ice rink in winter, fountains in summer and alfresco cinema and live music seasons too.
Why go? For music and movies under the stars.
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Art, Galleries
Tate Modern
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What is it? A converted power station that, since it opened in 2000, has become one of the world’s most esteemed art galleries. It’s a cathedral to international modern and contemporary art, now with the added Switch House tower for rooftop views and extra gallery space. It’s still free to explore, with anticipation always mounting over what the Turbine Hall’s expansive space will host next. The ticketed exhibitions rarely disappoint.
Why go? To lose a day to the modern masters.
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Attractions, Historic buildings and sites
Kew Palace
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What is it? The favoured residence of George III that looks more like a massive, ornate biscuit tin than the glittering home of a royal. In the gardens there is a wonderful little cottage built for Queen Charlotte that most definitely trumps any normal garden shed. You can only visit the palace via Kew Gardens (it’s free with entry to Kew), from March to October.
Why go? To discover an often forgotten treasure.
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Cutty Sark
Attractions, Ships and boats
Cutty Sark
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What is it? In Victorian times, the fastest ship carrying goods from the Far East to London, hence its prime location in retirement: in a dry dock at Greenwich, overlooking the Thames. Recently it’s had a massive refurbishment and now you can explore the decks, clamber into a sailor’s bunk and hear talks by costumed characters. The ship also hosts workshops, live music and theatre within its bowels.
Why go? To experience life aboard the world's last surviving tea clipper.
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Andrew Brackenbury
Attractions, Ships and boats
HMS Belfast
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What is it? A grey warship, with its guns tilted high, moored close to Tower Bridge, that is a museum nowadays. Open daily, with scenes set to show you what life was like on board a working WWII warship, HMS Belfast is a lively visitor space where you can scoot around the lower levels, exploring the engine room, the kitchens, the dentist’s office and the action stations up on deck.
Why go? To play life-sized battleships.
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London Transport Museum buses
Museums, Transport
London Transport Museum
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What is it? A vast museum full of real relics of the bygone ages of London transport, where there’s always a bus or a train to hop on. Find out why tube stations were used as wartime shelters, see decades of beautiful poster artwork and discover how the latest technology will run our services in the future. The LTM always hosts a fabulous Friday Late themed around its newest exhibition.
Why go? To tap into Londoners’ obsession with travel.
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ZSL
Attractions, Zoos and aquariums
London Zoo
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What is it? The Regent’s Park landmark that has come a long way since the days when zoos were full of homesick wildlife. London Zoo does a lot of world-class animal welfare work, creating carefully designed settings in which beautiful creatures from gorillas to lizards, penguins to tigers now reside. There’s a dedicated area for small kids and daily shows for the curious of all ages.
Why go? For a chance to experience animals up close.
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Visitors enjoy the Diagon Alley film set at the Making of Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros Studios
Dave Catchpole
Attractions
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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What is it? The Warner Bros Studio, a short trek north of London, where you can set foot inside the Great Hall, Forbidden Forest and Diagon Alley. See film sets, costumes, props and exhibits that take you behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films. Changing exhibitions are included in the ticket and you get the chance to discover the secrets of the movies’ special effects.
Why go? To finally get your invite into the wizarding world. 
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Attractions, Towers and viewpoints
Royal Observatory
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What is it? For centuries, the location for the scientific study of the stars and of timekeeping – originally for the benefit of sea navigation. This is where you’ll see the Greenwich Meridian Line marked out, from which point the world’s time zones are measured. You can also see the incredible instruments with which astronomers made discoveries about our universe, long before the digital age, or go stargazing at a planetarium show.
Why go? To straddle time.
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Shrek's Adventure! London
Attractions, Theme parks
Shrek's Adventure! London
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What is it? An interactive tour that starts with a breathtaking 4D ride through the sky before you crash-land near a certain ogre’s swamp and find yourself having to flee from the wicked Rumpelstiltskin. You’ll encounter a few favourite ‘Shrek’ characters as you rush from place to place on your mission, including a baffling maze and some scary spills along the way.
Why go? To have a giggle on a whirlwind trip to Far, Far Away.
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SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Attractions, Zoos and aquariums
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
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What is it? Home to sea creatures from all over the world, from Pacific nurse sharks to Antarctic penguins (with a glimpse of what’s swimming past you in the Thames, too). It can get busy, but go off peak and meet the crocs or attend a Sea Life Late, where you can enjoy a glass of bubbly while you watch the behind-glass bubbles.
Why go? To immerse yourself in the life aquatic.
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Attractions
The South Bank
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What is it? A buzzing open space and cultural nucleus of the capital, lined with some of the city’s most exciting galleries, theatres and attractions. Start at the Southbank Centre, for free art and live shows, lunch at one of the many restaurants, watch the skateboarders and then wander east past the artists’ enclave at Gabriel’s Wharf, and on to Tate Modern and the Globe.
Why go? For riverside adventures and ace views. 
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The London Dungeon
Attractions
The London Dungeon
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What is it? A tour of London’s nastiest historical moments, with gory stories retold with humour, gooey props and gruesomely costumed actors. You can board a traitor’s boat to the Tower of London, dash through the streets of Whitechapel in pursuit of Jack the Ripper and glimpse stinking Plague London. Gore-seekers can ride a recreation of The Death Express, a line which carried the deceased to their final resting place in Surrey.
Why go? For a romp and a scream.
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British Library Architecture
Eloise Bergman
Attractions, Libraries, archives and foundations
British Library
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What is it? A working resource for printed and sound archives that’s open to all. If you nip into the free entrance hall exhibitions you might get to see a scribbled page of Beatles songwriting or a Leonardo da Vinci notebook. There are some stunning illuminated scripts and landmark-scientific items too, including very early photographs. Don’t expect silence to be enforced when a Late at the Library event kicks off.
Why go? For studious research or to see paper-based artefacts.
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The British Museum
Marc Haegeman
Museums, History
British Museum
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What is it? London’s free-to-visit home for ancient finds and cultural gems. From the everyday to the ceremonial, priceless treasures fill the galleries and, thanks to the modern Great Court and its glass-domed ceiling, it’s a lively space, not a mausoleum. There are free daily tours and object-handling activities, and even the youngest visitors are fascinated by the Egyptian mummy.
Why go? To trace thousands of years of culture and history through objects gathered from all over the world.
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Hyde Park Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
Attractions, Sightseeing
Hyde Park
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What is it? A massive central London park that’s easy to take for granted. Wander into Hyde Park’s vast greenery and eventually you get to the Serpentine lake, where you can take a dip, go boating, board a solar-powered ferry (in summer) or eat pizza by the water. You can also take guided tours of the gardens and little known pet cemetery.
Why go? Because life’s more fun if you stop for a stroll, a bike ride or a picnic.
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101 Things To Do in London: Highgate Cemetery
Rob Greig
Attractions, Cemeteries
Highgate Cemetery
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What is it? A beautiful, crumbling north London cemetery full of overgrown paths that will lead you to several Grade II-listed catacombs and a number of famous remains, including poet Christina Rossetti, architect Sir Lawrence Weaver and philosopher Karl Marx. On a sunny day, it even feels a little less morbid.
Why go? For a romantic day with the dead.
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'Votes For Women' exhibition at the Museum of London
Museum of London
Museums, History
Museum of London
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What is it? Museum that traces history from the capital’s beginnings to the present day – you can even see some of the original Roman Wall from its windows. Sense the drama of the Great Fire of London, walk through a Victorian shopping arcade, see the stunning London 2012 Olympic cauldron and get an eyeful of part of the fatberg found lurking in a Whitechapel sewer. Yuck!
Why go? To find out what life was like in Londinium.
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Museums, Natural history
Natural History Museum
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What is it? Budding paleontologists step this way. Feel tiny next to the dinosaur skeletons, see incredible fossils, meet the experts who work behind the scenes at the Darwin Centre’s Cocoon, and find out about our planet’s evolution by understanding more about creepy crawlies. Although Dippy the dinosaur has taken a break from the spotlight, a diving blue whale skeleton has been put in his place.
Why go? To discover the weird and wonderful habits of exotic creatures great and small.
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The Avenue Garden, Regent's Park
Attractions, Parks and gardens
Regent's Park
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What is it? 410 acres of open space five minutes’ brisk walk north of Oxford Circus that features a pretty rose garden, the elegant Open Air Theatre (from spring until September), tree-lined avenues for jogging and, on a weekend, plenty of amateurs trying to rediscover their five-a-side football skills. Grab a coffee and sit out with the dog walkers.
Why go? To escape the Oxford Street crowds.
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Attractions, Sightseeing
St James's Park
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What is it? London’s oldest royal park and, essentially, Buckingham Palace’s front garden. St James’s Park runs alongside The Mall and offers an easy escape from the traffic noise of Trafalgar Square. The two islands in its lake are home to wildlife and there’s the Princess Diana Memorial Walk to follow if you fancy some gentle exercise.
Why go? To watch the pelicans (which were introduced to the park more than 400 years ago) being fed at 2.30pm daily.
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Museums, Science and technology
Science Museum
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What is it?  Seven floors of educational and entertaining exhibits, including the Apollo 10 command module and a flight simulator. It’s free to visit which makes it very busy, so go off peak. Try the hands-on experiments (there are specially dedicated zones to suit children of different age groups) or simply gaze on examples of incredible technology, from early computers to space hardware.
Why go? To understand more about the scientific world.
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Heloise Bergman
Things to do, Event spaces
Trafalgar Square
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What is it? The pedestrianised square that’s home to Nelson atop his massive column. Pose for photos by the lions and fountains (no paddling, please) and check out the latest modern art installation adorning the Fourth Plinth, as London’s red buses circle the busy roads around you. Don’t feed the pigeons (it’s illegal) and do check the website before you go – there are often free live events happening here.
Why go? To take the archetypal London tourist selfie.
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Museums, Art and design
V&A
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What is it? Any self-respecting fashionista knows that what goes around comes around, so visiting the Victoria & Albert museum is an education in style that is still very relevant. After the landmark ‘David Bowie is...’ exhibition, a new crowd has appreciated the V&A’s collections of clothes, china, jewellery, glass, photography, architectural drawings and art. Its Friday Lates are always a hotbed of lively debate, cutting-edge performances and fun workshops.
Why go? To browse centuries of textiles and design.
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Parkland's in bloom
Attractions, Parks and gardens
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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What is it? The green space around the Olympic Stadium that’s now open to the public. You don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy the Olympic Park. If you fancy a break from the Westfield shopping centre crowds, you can wander around the waterways and immaculate parklands or take a dip at the Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre – and be sure to give the VeloPark a spin.
Why go? To bask in Olympic legacy.
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