Take a look at the link below for further information on all the historic buildings, River and Bus sightseeing trips, London Zoo, shopping, Theatres, Museums and family days out.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every summer.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. The State Rooms of the Palace are open to the public from
Contact; Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
Book tickets on line: https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace
The Coca-Cola London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You'll spot the flag flying if she is. A Standard Ticket Experience on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure.
Contact: The Coca Cola London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge, London SE1 7PB. Tel: 0871 781 3000
Book tickets on line: https://www.londoneye.com/
The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually. The Science Museum now holds a collection of over 300,000 items, including such famous items as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy (the oldest surviving steam locomotive), the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson's model of DNA, some of the earliest remaining steam engines. It also contains hundreds of interactive exhibits. A recent addition is the IMAX 3D Cinema showing science and nature documentaries, most of them in 3-D, and the Wellcome Wing which focuses on digital technology. Entrance has been free since 1 December 2001.
Contact: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
National History Museum
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising of 80 million items, including a tropical butterfly house. It is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons. It is also very popular with children of all ages. Free Admission
Contact: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul's with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjy the Cathedral's awe-inspriring interion and uncover fascinating stories about its history. The present Cathedral, the masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren, is at least the fourth to have stood on the site. It was built between 1675 and 1710 and after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London, and services begain in 1697.
Contact: St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Find works by masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs.It is also worth visiting the National Portrait Gallery just round the corner from it.
Contact: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN
Tower of London
Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world's most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, tiptoe through a medieval king's bedchamber and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
Contact: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB Tel: 0844 482 7777
Book on line: http://www.hrp.org.uk
Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. With 14 interactive areas, Madame Tussauds combines glitz, glamour and incredible history with more than 300 stunning wax figures. Something for all the family.
Contact: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, NW1 Tel: 0871 894 3000
The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. It is a a Museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today. Free Admission
Contact: British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG