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.
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.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE TOUR
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.
OLD OPERATING MUSEUM
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.
Other posts in the series:
- Part 1 – The Airports
- Part 2 – Transport in London
- Part 3 – The Musuems
- Page 4 – The Attractions
- Page 5 – The Shops
- Page 6 – Outside