EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN LONDON

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TOP MUSEUM'S

The British Museum (Bloomsbury - 4.5 miles from hotel) 

Explore history an era at a time at the British Museum. It houses many historical treasure, chief amongst these is the very popular Rosetta stone. Admission to The British Museum is free. 

Science Museum (South Kensington - 1.5 miles from hotel)

Learn a thing or two as you marvel at the wonders of Science, from inspiration exhibitions to awe-inspiring galleries the Science Museum has something for everyone. Admission to the museum is free.

Natural History Museum (South Kensington - 1.5 miles from hotel)

The Natural History Museum brings all the fascinating things nature has to offer to life. From diamonds to dinosaurs - a great way to spend an afternoon. Admission to the Natural History Museum is free. 

Tate Modern (Bankside - 5 miles from hotel)

The Tate Modern has some great collections and exhibitions from 1900 to the present day - A must for any visiting art lovers. Admission to the Tate Modern is free. 

The National Gallery (Trafalgar Square - 4 miles from hotel)

If you prefer something a little less modern how about the National Gallery? The Gallery displays Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Admission to the Gallery is free.

TOP EVENTS

Wimbledon (6 miles from hotel)

The oldest tennis tournament in the world that lets us know summer has arrived. Usually served alongside side strawberries and cream with the occasional grey cloud - a great event if you are lucky enough to get tickets.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show (3 miles from hotel)

Attended by 157,000 visitors every year the RHS Chelsea Flower show is an extremely popular five day event dedicated to all things horticultural.   

London Fashion Week (5 miles from hotel)

Held twice yearly in February and September London Fashion Week is guaranteed to bring in the crowds.

London Marathon (5 miles from hotel)

Held once a year alongside the River Thames, this 26 mile race is one of the largest in the world. With over 35,000 runners the atmosphere is always grand even if the weather is not. 

Chelsea and Fulham Football Clubs (Chelsea 1.8 miles and Fulham 3 miles from hotel)

These clubs draw many thousands of spectators every month, so if you fancy watching a great match with a pint and a pie you can't go wrong with a ticket to see one of these two

TOP ATTRACTIONS

London Eye (5 miles from hotel)

This is a great Platform to see London from. The London Eye takes the idea of a “big wheel” to a whole new level. A fantastic attraction for all the family – as long as you do not mind heights.

Tower of London (6 miles from hotel)

This majestic fortress is set on the North bank of the river and is most famous for housing the Crown Jewels. Once a prison it has also welcome a few other famous guests such as Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey and Sir Walter Raleigh. It is also rumoured that a few executed prisoners still roam the building to this day.    

Buckingham Palace (3 miles from hotel)

Home of the queen, there is little wonder why this attraction draws so many visitors. A magnificent structure set in aptly regal grounds – a must see for anyone wanting to see all the sites

Houses of Parliament (5 miles from hotel)

An imposing building set on the Middlesex bank of the river. Named so as it is home to the Houses of Commons and Lords. The Houses Of Parliament is an excellent example of British architecture which also includes the historic landmark of big Ben.

Westminster Abbey (5 miles from hotel)

A Gothic Style church built around 1080. Today the abbey is the official worship place of the royal family holding many important events such as royal wedding and coronations it also entombs many late monarchs. 

TOP SHOWS

 

Lion King | Lyceum Theatre (4.5 miles from hotel)

Come and see what all the rave reviews are about! You will never see another profomance like it. The costumes alone are enough to make this production phenomenal. A great show that all the family are guaranteed to enjoy.

Phantom of the Opera | Her Majesty's Theatre (4 miles from hotel)

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s timeless masterpiece is now in its 26th year. With spectacular scenery and special effects you are sure to be spell bound by its captivating storyline and sensational score.

Wicked | Apollo Victoria Theatre (5 miles from hotel)

A spin on the classic children’s story “the wizard of Oz” it tells the tale of a misunderstood witch who just does not fit in because she is a little different from her school friends (she’s green). A funny and vibrant show suited to all ages.  

Les miserable | Queen's Theatre (3.8 miles from hotel)

Les Mis is a hugely popular show which is based on a French Novel by Victor Hugo. It has been running in London since 1985 making it the second longest running west end show after Mousetrap. It tells the tales of countless characters struggling for redemption and revolution in France in the 19th century. An all singing production which will have you captivated from the moment it begins.  

We Will Rock You | Dominion Theatre (4 miles from hotel)

A juke box musical based on some of Queens biggest hits. Set in a future where individualism is frowned upon until one appears to fulfil the prophecy to return the art of rock and roll. A truly fun and lively production which will leave you singing on the tube.

WHAT'S ON WHEN

Firework Family Day at Ascot
29 Oct
Ascot Racecourse's annual Family Day returns to celebrate the Halloween half-term break. As well as featuring the first meeting of this year's jumps season, thrilling rides and spellbinding magicians entertain before a spectacular fireworks display lights up the skies at 6pm.
The Yoga Show
30 Oct
Olympia's National Hall hosts The Yoga Show, featuring workshops, demonstrations, meditation areas and hundreds of stands dedicated to all things yogic. The thousands of visitors range from beginners to professional teachers.
The Haunted Museum
28 Oct
Ghoulish goings-on and spooky sights await any child courageous enough to enter Watford Museum this Halloween. Under cover of darkness it opens its chambers and holds a night-time tour through its creepy corridors - with plenty of surprises.
Ardingly Antiques and Collectors Fair
01 Nov
Eagle-eyed collectors and antiques enthusiasts hunt for gems at the Ardingly Antiques and Collectors Fair, held at the South of England Showground. Hundreds of stalls sell everything from 19th-century silverware to textiles, ceramics and paintings.
Photomonth Photo-Open
03 Nov
Amateur, professional and budding photographers are invited to showcase their best pictures at the Photomonth Photo-Open non-competitive event in the Old Truman Brewery's Dray Walk Gallery. With no restrictions on subject matter, the exhibition oozes creativity in every way.

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