Activities and Attractions
Tourist Information is available from different sources depending upon which part of London you require information about. For details see:
Buckingham Palace Information Line: 0207 766 7300
Tours of the State Rooms, including the opulent White Drawing Room and the Throne Room are available from 30th July to 25th September (subject to variation).
British Museum Tel:0207 323 8299
The museum holds one of the finest collections in existence, spanning over 2 million years of history.
The Imperial War Museum Tel:0207 416 5000
A number of exhibitions tell the stories of those whose lives were shaped by war, as well as galleries displaying works by some of the country’s most significant artists.
The Tate Modern Tel:0207 887 8888
The gallery holds extensive works of contemporary, modern and international art.
The Natural History Museum Tel:0207 942 5011
The museum holds world-class collections and exhibitions aimed at promoting the discovery, understanding and enjoyment of the natural world.
Madame Tussaud’s Planetarium Tel:0870 400 3000
Features a range of galleries including ‘The Royal Zone’, ‘Premiere Night’, ‘Culture Zone’ and ‘Marvel Superheroes’.
London Zoo Tel:0207 722 3333
The zoo boasts a collection of more than 600 species, many of which are rare or endangered.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tel:0207 902 1400
The season runs from April to October with productions of the works of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and modern authors.
Tower Bridge Tel:0207 403 3761
Explore one of London’s best known landmarks with the aid of films, displays and hands-on exhibits and enjoy the views from 42m above the Thames.
The London Eye Tel:0870 990 8883
Enjoy amazing views from 135m above the city. On clear days the view can stretch for up to 25 miles!
Tower of London Tel:0870 756 6060
The Tower of London has protected, housed, imprisoned and been for many the last sight they saw on earth. Visit the White Tower, one of the most important historic buildings in the world and see the Crown Jewels, which are held under armed guard in the Tower House.
Hampton Court Palace Tel:0870 752 7777
So beloved by Henry VIII, highlights include the Great Hall, with its rich tapestries and ornate beamed ceilings and the world-famous Maze.
West End Theatres
From top West End shows to smaller localised productions, London’s theatres offer something for all ages, tastes and pockets.