What’s On & Things to Do in London

London Attractions & Events
This curated collection of what's on and things to see and do in the city spans the spectrum of cultural events and permanent attractions. Some of these are at well-known Central London venues, but others offer the opportunity to explore somewhere new. Select a title below to discover more.
Ongoing
Top-secret during WWII, the underground Churchill War Rooms––now preserved to resemble as closely as possible their authentic state in the 1940s––were the command centre from which Winston Churchill directed Britain’s efforts in the war. The rooms and corridors, once walked...
£26.35 (Adult)
Ongoing
Kew Palace Exterior
Tucked away in the greenery of West London’s Kew Gardens, the 17th century Kew Palace is considered small and humble as far as palace standards are concerned, an idyllic and private place where Georgian royalty could focus on living lives...
£15.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
Situated prominently on the capital’s Southbank, the London Eye was born out of a collaborative effort between architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, British Airways and a team of 1,700 people who built this now iconic landmark to welcome the...
£29.50 (Adult)
Ongoing
ZSL London Zoo giraffe enclosure
Open for research and education since 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is managed by the Zoological Society of London, an international research and conservation charity. The zoo opened to the public in 1847 and...
£35.50 (Adult)
Ongoing
Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
Ongoing
London Transport Museum exterior
Situated in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza, the interactive family-friendly exhibitions and installations of the London Transport Museum delve into more than 200 years of the capital’s transportation history, featuring fascinating human interest stories, original vehicles to explore...
£21 (Adult Annual Pass)
Ongoing
Top-secret during WWII, the underground Churchill War Rooms––now preserved to resemble as closely as possible their authentic state in the 1940s––were the command centre from which Winston Churchill directed Britain’s efforts in the war. The rooms and corridors, once walked...
£26.35 (Adult)
Ongoing
Kew Palace Exterior
Tucked away in the greenery of West London’s Kew Gardens, the 17th century Kew Palace is considered small and humble as far as palace standards are concerned, an idyllic and private place where Georgian royalty could focus on living lives...
£15.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Tower of London seen from River Thames
This huge stone fortress on the North Bank of the River Thames was built by William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Its fascinating history has captured the imagination of millions, and 950 years after...
£29.90 (Adult)
Ongoing
Shakespeare's Globe, Globe Theatre Interior
In 1970, American actor and director Sam Wanamaker followed his mission to build a replica of William Shakespeare’s original 1599 performance space to educate, entertain, and celebrate the impact of the playwright’s work on the world. The building on Bankside,...
Ongoing
Westminster Abbey Exterior
Central London’s Westminster Abbey has been deeply engrained in Britain’s history since 960AD. It has played the role of coronation host since 1066, has been the site of 16 royal weddings, and is the final burial place of many kings,...
£25.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich
Situated on the site of the former Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and his daughters, Queens Mary, and Elizabeth, the building that is today the Old Royal Naval College was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, on the orders of...
£13.50 (Painted Hall)
01 Apr 2022 - 25 Sep 2022
One of several depictions of a Regatta on the Grand Canal by Canaletto
The National Maritime Museum has taken advantage of the temporary closure of the Duke of Bedford’s stately home of Woburn Abbey to host this major display of Woburn’s collection of scenes of Venice and its waterways by Italian artist Canaletto....
£10 (Standard)
Ongoing
Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
Ongoing
London Transport Museum exterior
Situated in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza, the interactive family-friendly exhibitions and installations of the London Transport Museum delve into more than 200 years of the capital’s transportation history, featuring fascinating human interest stories, original vehicles to explore...
£21 (Adult Annual Pass)
Ongoing
Museum of London Sign
A fragment of a Roman mosaic and a focus on archaeology was the beginning of what has become the Museum of London, an award-winning, interactive, child-friendly space, and home to a collection of seven million objects that span a 10,000-year...
£0.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
Natural History Museum Exterior
The architecture of South Kensington’s iconic Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is a striking work of art and one of the country’s most impressive Romanesque-style buildings. Sir Richard Owen, in charge of the museum’s natural history collection from...
Ongoing
Science Museum Entrance
One of three museums on South Kensington’s Museum Lane, the Science Museum’s seven floors focus on history, innovation and advancement in the areas of science, technology, medicine, transport, engineering and media with a global perspective. Existing under its current name...
Ongoing
Classical gallery at Tate Britain
Millbank’s Tate Britain­, one of four Tate galleries, is home to the national collection of British art from the present day stretching back to Tudor times. “British art” is defined not by nationality alone, but by artist contribution to the...
£0.00
Free
Ongoing
ZSL London Zoo giraffe enclosure
Open for research and education since 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is managed by the Zoological Society of London, an international research and conservation charity. The zoo opened to the public in 1847 and...
£35.50 (Adult)
Ongoing
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
Situated prominently on the capital’s Southbank, the London Eye was born out of a collaborative effort between architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, British Airways and a team of 1,700 people who built this now iconic landmark to welcome the...
£29.50 (Adult)
Ongoing
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
HMS Belfast, permanently moored on the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge since 1971, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, the most significant example of her kind today. Constructed in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard in 1938 (the same...
£23.60 (Adult)
Ongoing
Madame Tussauds London Exterior Sign
More than 260 years ago, Madame Tussaud was born in France. At age 16, she started making waxwork models, beginning with philosopher Francois Voltaire. In 1835, 33 years after she introduced her first traveling exhibition to the British Isles, a...
£33.50 (Adult)
Ongoing
London Aquarium Exterior
Originally opened in 1997 in the historic Greater London Council building on South Bank, the capital’s aquarium is now neighbour to the iconic London Eye. After a multimillion-pound renovation in 2009, the original London Aquarium relaunched as the SEA LIFE...
£28.00 (Adult)
Ongoing
The London Dungeon entrance
The scariest stories and legends from 1,000 years of the capital’s history are brought to life in the London Dungeon’s immersive 360° sets. In this haunted house style South Bank attraction, visitors come face to face with the likes of...
£28.00 (Adult)
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