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Things to do in London

Things to do in London

With a wealth of history, famous sights, shopping, food and so much more; exploring London is not to be missed! Below are our top picks of places to visit during your stay. Want to find out more? Sign up to our newsletter.

A public museum dedicated to human history, art and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London.

Manuscripts and personal items displayed in the author’s former home – where he wrote Oliver Twist.


Ride through hidden tunnels and discover a unique piece of industrial heritage, then explore inspiring exhibitions, exciting stories and fun-filled interactive displays.

As well as being the capital’s highest public garden, it showcases two destination bars and two restaurants. Visiting the Sky Garden is free, but spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.

The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.

Costumed actors and themed fairground rides depicting macabre stories from London’s past.

One of the world’s most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, zoo and home of the Crown Jewels.

You’ll come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Taylor Swift, you’ll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and royalty.

A behind-the-scenes tour of the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros. Studio Tour. See first-hand the sets, costumes and props used in all the Harry Potter films, and step inside some of the films’ locations.

Enjoy a glimpse into the life of the Queen with a visit to her London royal residence, for a limited time each summer. Wander through the grand State Rooms, discovering many treasures and artefacts.

Spot up to 400 species including sharks, stingrays, moray eels and clown fish at the aquarium.