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Places to Visit In and Around London

George Inn

National Trust property: George Inn - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High Street, Southwark, SE1 1NH

In Focus: The Flying Nightingales 80 Years on from D-Day

Through this new exhibition, we mark the anniversary by exploring a group of women who worked during the invasion and... See more >
Florence Nightingale Museum 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EP

Florence Nightingale Museum: British Military Nursing in Peace and War

British Military Nursing in Peace and War, is a permanent display tracing the history and vital, life-saving importance... See more >
Florence Nightingale Museum St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EP

Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history... See more >
Florence Nightingale Museum St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EP

Carlyle's House

National Trust property: Carlyle's House - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, SW3 5HL

Fun London Tours - Guided Walking Tours of London

Take a walking tour of London with us and you can look forward to an experience which will be one of the highlights of... See more >
London - various locations WC1

Indoor and Outdoor play areas at Polka Theatre

Welcome to Polka Theatre’s new season. Following our major redevelopment, we are thrilled to be fully open for everyone..... See more >
Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway Wimbledon London SW19 1SB

Morden Hall Park

National Trust property: Morden Hall Park - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD

Society of Genealogists

Visit our Library and Archive Easily accessible from a variety of tube stations and bus routes, our Research Hub is... See more >
Society of Genealogists 40 Wharf Road N1 7GS

L. Ron Hubbard's Fitzroy House

Fitzroy House was built in 1791, with elegant interiors inspired by Robert Adam, who developed nearby Fitzroy Square... See more >
37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX

London Canal Museum

The London Canal Museum is a five-minute walk from King's Cross station and in another world - the world of... See more >
12-13 New Wharf Road N1 9RT

Petts Wood and Hawkwood

National Trust property: Petts Wood and Hawkwood - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Chislehurst, BR5 1NZ
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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!