Our guide to the best days out in... Greater London

Greater London – there’s more to the capital than red buses and Buckingham Palace.

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Greater London

Days out in Greater London

If you’ve not been to London before (or for a while), it’s great to see iconic sights like Big Ben (and get your share of its £80m facelift). But there’s lots of diverse stuff to see in Greater London. For starters, you can taste some of the spiciest jerk this side of Jamaica in Brixton. And Kingston-upon-Thames has kitsch antiques in That Vintage Shop and amazing gardens at Hampton Court Palace nearby.

Need something to keep the kids busy? Battersea Park Children’s Zoo has Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys, red-necked wallabies and fancy rats (yup, that’s a thing). And Gambado Chelsea is great for under 5’s, with a big soft play area, dodgems and a role play village.

Looking for a hidden gem? East London is the one with vintage treasures at Brick Lane and speakeasy’s galore in Shoreditch. Jellied eels are optional.

Did you know...

A little nugget about Greater London

London had a gin craze far before you'd imagine - from 1720 for about 30 years, everyone including kids drank 2 pintssshhhh a week.


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Amazing attractions in Greater London

Kensington Palace

Lavish, royal, and utterly resplendent on every level. Kensington Palace, bang in the heart of London has been a favourite residence of high-ranking royals... Keep reading

Hampton Court Palace

Explore the grandeur of Hampton Court Palace and its beautiful surrounding gardens. Work up an appetite getting lost in the hedge maze and then... Keep reading

Tower of London

This iconic London landmark has over 1,000 years of history to explore. Be dazzled by the crown jewels, count the ravens and take a... Keep reading

Thames Rockets

This action-packed experience will see you racing down the Thames at speeds of up to 35kmph, taking in the city's most iconic sights, from... Keep reading

KidZania London

This kid-sized city is full to the brim with stuff for children to explore, from trying their hand at different careers, to learning essential... Keep reading

The London Dungeon

You know those people who enjoy being scared out of their skin? Well, The London Dungeon is a dream (or nightmare) come true for... Keep reading

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Big Ben and Buckingham Palace not tickling your fancy? Switch city spots for underwater sightings and tick all sorts of ocean-dwellers like sharks, penguins,... Keep reading

Madame Tussauds London

It’s not often you get to hang out with Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Prince Charles and Darth Vader, is it? Imagine the conversations. Madame Tussauds... Keep reading

The lastminute.com London Eye

The London Eye has been the go-to for views of the capital since 1999. First christened The Millennium Wheel and now officially known as... Keep reading

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

With over 40 rides and attractions across 10 themed lands, a zoo and SEA LIFE centre (home to over 1,000 exotic animals), plus a... Keep reading

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Explore within Greater London


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

Kingston upon Thames

A market town with top shops and pubs on the banks of the Thames you say? Yes please.

Looking further afield?

Explore other areas


With lovely scenery and a royal seal of approval, Berkshire’s great for a break. And it’s only 45 minutes from London - always nice.

East Sussex

East Sussex – with cracking beaches and arty towns, it’s a great escape from London.


Pretty villages. Rolling hills. Romantic forests. Surrey’s a great place to spend time.

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