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

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

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Days out in London

Boredom is banned in London. Which is great news for all types of visitors.

Pro tip for taking kids – make your must-see list ahead of time to avoid arguments. Top bookable attractions include SEA LIFE and the London Eye. Older kids love Tate Modern and the Science Museum. Plus they’re free – bonus!

History fans rejoice! London is a city steeped in history. From ancient Roman ruins to castles and palaces, grand churches to infamous prisons. London really has it all. Top picks include Kensington Palace and the Tower of London for a proper history filled day out. English Heritage is a charity that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places across the UK including loads of amazing locations in London. You can save 15% on an annual English Heritage membership which gives you unlimited access to all of their historic places.

If you're wanting to save money on some of London’s most talked about attractions including The London Eye, SEA LIFE, Madame Tussuads, Shrek's Adventure and the London Dungeon, check out the Merlin's Magical London Pass.

Sightseeing solo? An open-top bus tour is the best way to cram as many famous sights as possible. And if you’re keen to pop the question on a romantic weekend, the London Eye is a good pick. But just in case, ask towards the end of your ride. Unless you want a really long 30 minutes.

Anything to do in the capital that’s a bit different?

Sure. You can sleep next to the lion enclosure at London Zoo. Explore former hippie haven Eel Pie Island. Or have a kitsch 80s night out at Little Nan’s Bar in Deptford (looks like your gran’s gaff).

Did you know...

A little nugget about London

Feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square is not allowed... although you wouldn't think so when everyone seems to be doing it!


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Amazing attractions in 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

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

Shrek's Adventure! London

There’s a reason Shrek is a family classic. Grumpy green ogre (and his wife), wisecracking donkey, classic fairy-tale characters – what's not to love?... 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

Looking further afield?

Explore other areas

Kingston upon Thames

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


With castles, campsites and theme parks, there’s something for everyone.


Free-thinking. Fun. Quirky. Put your hands up for Brighton.

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