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General information about the major London attractions
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Whether it is part of our social programme, or an activity you are planning yourself, we hope that you enjoy everything that London has to offer.
Here is a summary of some of the major London attractions to help you plan your free time and some great videos that will get you excited for your trip to London!
Sights & Attractions
The Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
The clock tower known as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are known collectively as the Palace of Westminster and have been the seat of the British Government for centuries. During the summer, visitors can buy tickets to a tour of Parliament.
One of the newest and most famous London sights, the London Eye is a fantastic way to view the city skyline. Buy tickets in advance or turn up on the day you wish to visit. Open 10am - 8pm daily with later opening times during the summer months.
Tower of London
With its centuries of history and tradition, the Tower of London continues to fascinate visitors today. Once a royal palace, an armoury and mint, the Tower of London now houses the Crown Jewels and visitors can enjoy exploring the fortress with a free Yeoman Warder tour. Open daily 9/10am - 4.30/5.30pm.
The official London residence of Her Majesty the Queen is open to the public during the summer months. Visitors can see nineteen state rooms decorated with magnificent treasures. Open 29th July - 29th September 9.45am - 6pm. The Changing of the Guard also takes place regularly outside the palace.
See famous Hollywood stars, musicians and historical figures at this world-famous waxworks museum. Have your picture taken with the Royal family or tour the dungeons with its Chamber of Horrors for a unique experience.
Museums & Art Galleries
Discover ancient artefacts from all over the world at this world famous museum. The Rosetta Stone and sculptures from the Parthenon can be found here dating back thousands of years. Open daily 10am - 5.30pm.
Situated on the South Bank, this impressive gallery was formerly a power station and was transformed into a gallery in 2000. Tate Modern houses an impressive collection of internation modern art and is worth a trip along the river to take in the views of the city. Open daily 10am - 6pm, late opening until 11pm Fridays and Saturdays.
With its fantastic location in Trafalgar Square, this huge gallery contains a number of European masterpieces, including works by Van Gogh, Cezanne, Constable and Da Vinci. Open daily 10am - 6pm.
There are many more places to visit in central London and beyond. To find out more, please visit our Reception or look at these websites: