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There is just so much to do and see in London. All the venues listed below are easy to get to by public transport from Barry House. We can also book tickets for many attractions which will save you time when visiting.

London Zoo

London Zoo
Escape the stress of city life and visit the amazing animals at London Zoo. There’s something for everyone from Asian lions to sloth bears.
Address: Regents Park, London NW1 4RY 020 7722 3333
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Directions: CAMDEN TOWN (tube)  Buses 274 from Lancaster Gate – Open Daily 10.00 – 17.30 1 Apr- 23 oct 10.00 – 16.00 24-31 Oct

Madam Tussauds LondonMadame Tussauds
Over 400 top celebrities of stage, screen, history, politics and sport. Watch the 4D show and ride.
Address: Marylebone Rd, london NW1 5LR 0870 400 3000
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Directions: BAKER STREET (tube) Open Daily from 09.30 Last Admission 17.30

shardsmallThe View from The Shard
At 310 metres, The Shard isn’t only the tallest building in London, it’s the tallest in the whole of Western Europe, and offers guests a sensational experience, starting when you enter on the ground floor.
Address: Joiner Street London SE1 9RL
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Directions: London Bridge (mainline/tube) Open Daily from 9.00am – 10.00pm

 

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Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew - LondonKew Gardens (Royal Botanical Gardens)
Set in 300 acres beside the River Thames with 35,000 beautiful types of plants. Visit the Conservatories, and The Palm House.
Address: Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB 020 8332 5655
Website: www.kew.org
Directions: KEW GARDENS (tube) KEW BRIDGE (main line) Open Daily from 09.30 Phone 020 8332 5655 for closing times

Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace State Rooms
Official residence of the Queen, 19 State rooms lavishly furnished with the finest treasures from the Royal collection and a 42 acre garden.
Address: London SW1A 1AA 020 7321 2233
Website: www.royal.gov.uk
Directions:VICTORIA or GREEN PARK (tube) Open August & September only Daily 10.00 – 16.30

 

Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII’s magnificent Tudor Palace with it’s famous maze set in extensive gardens on the banks of the River Thames.
Address: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU 0870 752 7777
website: www.hrp.org.uk
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Directions: HAMPTON COURT Mainline from WATERLOO Open Daily 10.15-18.00 Last admission 17.00

Windsor CastleWindsor Castle
The largest and oldest occupied castle and home of the Queen. Visit the State apartments and see the works of art. Visit Queen Mary’s Doll House and St George’s Chapel the burial place of ten sovereigns.
Address: Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NU 020 7321 2233
Website: www.royal.gov.uk
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Directions: Mainline train from Paddington Station to WINDSOR/ETON CENTRAL Open Daily 09.45 – 17.15 last admission 16.00.

Kensington PalaceKensington Palace
Designed by sir Christopher Wren. Royal home of Queen Victoria. Splendid State Apartments and Court Dress Collection.
Address: Kensington gardens, London W8 4PX 0870 751 5170
Website: www.hrp.org.uk
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Directions: A short walk from Barry House through Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens – QUEENSWAY (tube) Open Daily 10.00-18.00 Last admission 17.00

Kew Place
Historic Royal Palace, the family country home of King George III and Queen Charlotte, will re-open after years of renovation, giving visitors a rare and intriguing glimpse of George III’s family life in this most intimate of Royal Palaces.
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB 020 8332 5655
www.kew.org KEW GARDENS (tube) KEW BRIDGE (main line) Open Daily from 09.30 Phone 020 8332 5655 for closing times

Sealife London AquariumSeaLife London Aquarium
Only place in London where you can come face to face with sharks, gigantic conger eels and deadly stone fish. There are 350 species to see as well as talks, dives and feeds.
Address: The County hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB 020 7967 8000
Website: www.sealifeeurope.com
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Directions: WESTMINSTER (tube) Open Daily 10.00-18.00 Last admission 17.00

St Pauls Cathedral
Built by Sir Christopher Wren. Climb into the whispering gallery for it’s special acoustic effects. The upper galleries offer magnificent views over London.
Address: The Chapter House, St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD 020 7246 8348
Website: www.stpauls.co.uk
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Directions: ST PAUL’S (tube) Open Mon-Sat 08.30 – 16.00 Last admission 16.00

London Dungeon
The Dungeons brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.
Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB 0871 423 2240
Website: www.thedungeons.com/london/en/
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Directions: Waterloo (Mainline/tube) Open Daily 10.00 -17.30 Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Royal Mews
The Royal mews is a working Establishment and a number of horses and carriages are on show.
Address: Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1A 1AA 020 7321 2233
Website: www.royal.gov.uk
Directions: VICTORIA (tube/mainline) Open Daily check website for times.

Shakespeare’s Globe
Unique opportunity to view the faithfully reconstructed Elizabethan Theatre, built with materials, techniques and craftsmanship of 400 years ago. Exhibition, shop, theatre perfomances.
Address: New Globe Walk Bankside, London SE1 9DT 020 7902 1500
Website: www.shakespeares-globe.org
Directions: LONDON BRIDGE (tube/mainline) Open Daily from 10.00 – 17.00 No access to the theatre during perfomances.

EDF Energy London Eye
The worlds largest observation wheel offers a spectacular way to take in 55 of London’s famous landmarks in just 30 mins.
Address: Jubilee Gardens, South bank, London SE1 7X7 0870 400 3007
Website: www.londoneye.com
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Directions: WESTMINSTER (Tube) /WATERLOO Tube/Mainline Open Daily
10.00 – 21.00

Tower of London
The Tower spans over 900 years of British history. One of the best preserved fortified buildings in the world. It houses the priceless Crown Jewels, Royal Armouries, Yeoman Wardens and the ravens.
Address: Tower Hill London EC3N 4AB 0870 756 6060
Website: www.hrp.org.uk
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Directions: TOWER HILL (tube) Open Tue – Sat 09.00 – 18.00 Mon & Sun 10.00 – 18.00

Tower Bridge Exhibition
London’s most famous landmark. Visit the exhibition and discover why.
Address: Tower hill, London SE1 2UP 020 7407 9191
Website: www.towerbridge.org.uk
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Directions: LONDON BRIDGE (tube/mainline) TOWER HILL (tube) Open daily 10.00 – 18.00 Last admission 17.00

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