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Why not take a last minute trip to London? You can become a tourist for the day and see some of the main attractions or simply indulge in some retail therapy at some of the world's biggest and most renowned shops. Taking a trip to London doesn't need weeks of planning, use our definitive guide for the best things to do and see and how to get the most out of your trip to London.
Victoria & Albert Museum - Claimed to be the 'world's greatest museum of art and design', the Victoria & Albert Museum offers a range of exhibitions from traditional artefacts to modern popular culture.
Somerset House – Not only is Somerset House itself worth a visit, but the grounds, in which the 16th-century building stands, are also breathtaking. A range of events and exhibitions are held at Somerset House too.
The Science Museum - Today the Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions. It’s the most visited science and technology museum in Europe and has over 15,000 objects on display. See the world-famous Apollo 10 command capsule and the Stephenson’s Rocket.
Covent Garden - Covent Garden is famous for its shops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatres and the Royal Opera House. It is an Italian-style piazza jam packed with restaurants, bars, market stalls and boutique shops. Surrounded by Theatreland, in the heart of London's West End, the area is recognised as London’s premier entertainment and leisure destination.
Tate Modern - Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located at Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London. It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year. You can see collections of modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present day and the museum also hosts special exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Kensington Palace - Kensington Palace is a working Royal residence. It was also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria. Today Kensington Palace accommodates the offices and private apartments of a number of members of the Royal Family. Although managed by Historic Royal Palaces, the Palace is furnished with items from the Royal Collection.
London Eye - See London from a completely different view with the London Eye. It is the world's largest observation wheel and is located on the South Bank of the River Thames. It is the most popular paid for tourist attraction in the UK and is visited by over 3.5 million people every year.
If you're planning to take day trip to London, then Tuesday is a great day to travel. With our £15 day return you can travel anywhere in the UK when you book 3 days in advance. Plus Tuesday’s are a much quieter day, so you can explore the London at your own pace.
If we still haven't inspired you to get out and about in the UK, then take a look at our Where We Go section for a range of destination guides and things to do and see at towns and cities across the UK.