Our guide to the best days out in London

London. From Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to top nights out in Brixton, it’s what you make it.

St Paul's Cathedral

Got to say it, St Paul’s Cathedral is pretty tough. Over the years, it’s survived wars, fires and neglect, tumbling down and rising up... Keep reading

Monopoly Lifesized

Snapping up shedloads of property. Bankrupting friends and family. Buying your way out of jail. Monopoly has an uncanny knack for making us turn... Keep reading

The Clink Prison Museum

You’ve heard of someone being ‘thrown in the clink’, right? This is where the nickname came from. Nowadays, it’s a museum – not a... Keep reading

Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour

13 Premier Leagues. 14 FA Cups. 1 European Cup Winners Cup. Arsenal are quite good at football. And an all-access tour of their Emirates... Keep reading

Churchill War Rooms

Are you into history? World War II? How about Churchill? Anyone who nodded, listen up. This 5,500 square foot complex was built in 1938... Keep reading

Cutty Sark

If sailing ships float your boat, you’ll love a visit to this £2.46 million beauty in Greenwich (that’s in today’s money FYI). ... Keep reading

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey sells itself as ‘A Royal Church’ which is true, but doesn’t really do it justice, if you ask us. Just think about... Keep reading

HMS Belfast

After a slice of history in the capital? This famous warship is docked on the River Thames, close to all the capital’s best bits.... Keep reading

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s Gallery is in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. And they’re mega-posh anyway, so you can imagine that any art wheeled in... Keep reading

Up at The O2

Sure, you may have been to London’s O2 (or the Millennium Dome for the old schoolers) for a gig or to go bowling but... Keep reading

The Dare Skywalk

Usually, the only people you’ll find on top of a footy ground are construction workers or rogue fans. But not at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,... Keep reading

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter (Inc. Transport)

If you’re a fan, spending the day at Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an absolute no-brainer. It takes you behind the scenes of the... Keep reading

Tower Bridge

See panoramic views of London landmarks and get to know the history of the iconic Tower Bridge, from seeing the original Victorian steam engines... Keep reading

Wembley Stadium Tour

A Wembley Stadium tour might rival your team’s best ever footy game for the best 90 minutes. ... Keep reading

Official National Gallery Highlights Tour

With stunning paintings from the Renaissance Era to the 20th century, this 60-minute tour packs the evolution of Western Art into one session. Pretty... Keep reading

London Transport Museum

Take a look back at the transport that's been helping Londoners get around for the last 200 years. You'll see over 150,000 different transport... Keep reading

London Stadium Tour

With a 66,000 capacity, it’s one of Britain’s biggest sports venues. And it’s also got a retractable roof, 360-degree digital video scoreboard and banging... Keep reading

ArcelorMittal Orbit

You’ll get the ‘orbit’ part when you see this lovely sculpture’s loops. And it turns out they get the ‘ArcelorMittal’ bit from the company... Keep reading

London Zoo

As the world’s oldest scientific Zoo (established way, waaay back in 1828), you’d expect London Zoo to have almost every creature you can think... Keep reading

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Kew Gardens

Founded in 1759. 330 acres of gardens and greenhouses. Its own police force (Kew Constabulary). Pretty impressive stuff. ... Keep reading

Buckingham Palace

This Royal residence was originally built in 1703 as Buckingham House, it has 775 rooms (and a full-size swimming pool), and if the flag... Keep reading

The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience

Interesting one this. The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience focuses on London’s most daring conspiracy. A failed attempt to assassinate King James I of England... Keep reading

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience

If you’re after something unique to do in London, this one’s for you. The War of the Worlds: Immersive Experience is a melting pot... Keep reading

Kensington Palace

Bang in the heart of London, this residence has been a favourite of high-ranking royals since 1605. Get your Kensington Palace tickets here if... Keep reading

Days out in London

Boredom is banned in London. Which is great news for all types of visitors.

Pro tip for taking kids – make your must-see list ahead of time to avoid arguments. Top bookable attractions include SEA LIFE and the London Eye. Older kids love Tate Modern and the Science Museum. Plus they’re free – bonus!

History fans rejoice! London is a city steeped in history. From ancient Roman ruins to castles and palaces, grand churches to infamous prisons. London really has it all. Top picks include Kensington Palace and the Tower of London for a proper history filled day out. English Heritage is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places across the UK including loads of amazing locations in London. You can save 15% on an annual English Heritage membership which gives you unlimited access to all of their historic places.

If you're wanting to save money on some of London’s most talked about attractions including The London Eye, SEA LIFE, Madame Tussuads, Shrek's Adventure and the London Dungeon, check out the Merlin's Magical London Pass.

Sightseeing solo? An open-top bus tour is the best way to cram as many famous sights as possible. And if you’re keen to pop the question on a romantic weekend, the London Eye is a good pick. But just in case, ask towards the end of your ride. Unless you want a really long 30 minutes.

Anything to do in the capital that’s a bit different?

Sure. You can sleep next to the lion enclosure at London Zoo. Explore former hippie haven Eel Pie Island. Or have a kitsch 80s night out at Little Nan’s Bar in Deptford (looks like your gran’s gaff).

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A little nugget about London

Feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square is not allowed... although you wouldn't think so when everyone seems to be doing it!

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