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Places to Visit In and Around London

Birmingham Back to Backs

National Trust property: Birmingham Back to Backs - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
55-63 Hurst Street/50-54 Inge Street, Birmingham, B5 4TE

Treetop Golf

An immersive mini golf experience filled with unique courses and lively characters. Play up to 36-holes across two..... See more >
Ground Level, Bullring & Grand Central B5 4BA

Clent Hills

National Trust property: Clent Hills - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Romsley, B62 0

Packwood House

National Trust property: Packwood House - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Packwood Lane, Lapworth, B94 6AT

Baddesley Clinton

National Trust property: Baddesley Clinton - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, B93 0DQ

Rosedene

National Trust property: Rosedene - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Victoria Road, Dodford, Near Bromsgrove, B61 9BU

Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum

National Trust property: Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for..... See more >
Watling Street, Wall, near Lichfield, WS14 0AW

Moseley Old Hall

National Trust property: Moseley Old Hall - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY

Wightwick Manor and Gardens

National Trust property: Wightwick Manor and Gardens - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for... See more >
Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, WV6 8EE

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

National Trust property: Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for..... See more >
Holy Austin Rock House, Compton Road, Kinver, near Stourbridge, DY7 6DL

Coughton Court

National Trust property: Coughton Court - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
near Alcester, B49 5JA

Hanbury Hall and Gardens

National Trust property: Hanbury Hall and Gardens - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Hanbury Hall, School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich, WR9 7EA
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Things to do around London

London, the vibrant capital of the United Kingdom, offers an abundance of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's something for everyone in this bustling metropolis. Let's explore some of the best things to do in London:

1. Visit London's Markets:
- London has a plethora of markets, each with its own unique vibe. Here are some must-visit options:
- Old Spitalfields Market: Located in east central London, it offers vintage clothing, handmade accessories, worldly foods, and novel art.
- Camden Market: Perfect for rockers and music lovers, it's known for leather jackets, vegan lunch options, and piercings.
- Portobello Market: Notting Hill's colorful houses and unique items make it a popular spot for photographers.
- Borough Market: London's premium food market with a variety of delicious treats, from coffee to fresh farm produce.

2. Explore Arty and Architectural Gems:
- Even if you're not religious, visiting London's churches is a treat. Explore historic architecture and stunning stained glass windows. Some notable ones include:
- St. Paul's Cathedral: Climb to the top for panoramic views of the city.
- Westminster Abbey: A UNESCO World Heritage Site with centuries of history.
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Attend a classical music concert or enjoy a meal at its crypt cafe.
- Southwark Cathedral: A hidden gem near Borough Market.
- Temple Church: Known for its round nave and medieval origins.

3. Enjoy the Outdoors:
- London has beautiful green spaces and outdoor activities:
- Hyde Park: Stroll by the Serpentine, rent a rowboat, or have a picnic.
- Regent's Park: Visit the Queen Mary's Rose Garden and the London Zoo.
- Richmond Park: Spot deer and enjoy the vast open space.
- Hampstead Heath: Explore the heathland, swim in the ponds, and take in the skyline views.
- Thames River Walk: Follow the Thames Path for scenic riverside views.

4. Quirky and Fun Activities:
- London offers plenty of unique experiences:
- Shuffleboarding: Try shuffleboard at venues like The London Shuffle Club.
- Escape Rooms: Solve puzzles and unravel mysteries at various escape room locations.
- Weird Experiences: From immersive theater to unusual dining, London has it all.
- Electronic Darts: Play darts with a modern twist at Flight Club.
- Go Karting: Race around indoor tracks at TeamSport Karting.
- Virtual Reality Experiences: Try VR gaming or immersive storytelling at Otherworld³.

5. Day Trips from London:
- If you have more time, consider day trips to nearby destinations:
- Windsor: Visit Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
- Greenwich: Explore the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, and the Maritime Museum.
- Oxford: Discover the famous university city and its historic colleges.
- Cambridge: Explore the picturesque colleges and punting on the River Cam.
- Brighton: Enjoy the beach, the Royal Pavilion, and the quirky Lanes.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in culture, outdoor adventures, or quirky experiences, London promises an unforgettable day out!