Visiting London part 7 – Places to visit in town – Reader Suggestions

I have been running a series on things to do when visiting London this week, and a number of readers have made suggestions of things they liked on their visits. I am giving this post over to their suggestions in the hope that it may give others inspiration.


2 for 1 2014

A reader mentioned the Oyster 2-for-1 deals which are also available when buying a National Rail train ticket. TripAdvisor provides an excellent explanation of how these offers work, which tickets you need to own to use them, and when they are valid.  The current offers are located at this web site. Visit this site to print your vouchers.

Some of the offers end on 30 April 2014, and the ones that drew my attention were:

  • 2-for-1 at the Tower of London
  • 2-for-1 at Madame Tussards


Churchill War Rooms

The rooms, located close to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, have a range of exhibitions about the Second World War. Life in the war rooms is shown, as is the life of Winston Churchill, the war time leader. Tickets are £17.50 for adults but free for children.

Official Web Site.


Access to Buckingham Palace for visits is limited to the summer when The Queen goes to Scotland. For 2014 the opening times/dates are:

  • 2 – 31 August 2014 Open daily 09:30-19:00 (last admission 16:45)
  • 1- 28 September 2014 Open daily 09:30-18:00 (last admission 15:45)

A typical visit lasts between 2 and 2½ hours.  Adults are £34.50, but a family of 2 adults and 3 under 17’s can obtain admission for a price of £88.50.

Visits to only certain parts of the house and gardens are also available.

Official Web Site.



Described as one of the ‘most unusual museums’ in London, it certainly is a different sort of experience. Located in the roof space of a church, it is located there because it used to be part of large hospital.  The exhibits provide a fascinating insight in to early medicine, no MRI scans here.

Official Web Site


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  1. I highly recommend the War Rooms – check out the GIS Technology of the day – maps on walls with colored pins. you are encouraged to see all the pin holes as the pins were moved around during the war. Cool. Afterwards have a pint and some fish and chips at St. Stephen’s Tavern across from Big Ben in St Stephen’s Tower – fresh peas, not mussy. Love London – all the signs are in English 🙂

  2. My favourite part about London are all it’s amazing markets. Broadway Market on Saturday, the Columbia Road Flower Market on Sunday, Brick Lane Market over the weekend, Borough Market all week long.. these are just my personal favourites, but there are many more! Also, when the weather is nice, I love strolling along Regent’s Canal.

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