London is the largest city in the UK. Serviced by a number of rail stations and airports, including Heathrow Airport, you are only a stone’s throw from central London.
Sightseeing in London and the UK
Despite people’s perception, a trip to London can be inexpensive. Many of the museums have free admission and you can spend almost a whole day absorbing the past. The Natural History Museum, based in South Kensington, has an array of exhibitions which will enthral and delight. The Dinosaur exhibition has 100s of specimens on display and discusses how dinosaurs evolved.
If you are looking for something a little bit different, the London Film Museum, based along the South Bank, is London’s only interactive museum dedicated to films. It houses original props and costumes from blockbusters; a must for film fans.
If museums aren’t your thing but you’re still looking for something cultural, why not take a trip to Covent Garden? The Royal Opera House is based there and is home to the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet and with a number of events you are sure to be able to catch a performance during your trip. Covent Garden is also home to a number of street performers which you can watch from afar at one of the many street side cafés and restaurants.
Day Trips From West London
Maximise your time and explore the attractions which the surrounding counties have to offer with a rental car. Close by is the historic town of Windsor in the Royal county of Berkshire. Why not make a trip to the Queen’s weekend home, Windsor Castle, which is the world’s largest inhabited castle? If you are travelling with little thrill-seekers Legoland Windsor is close by, which has over 55 rides and attractions to keep the whole family entertained!
Just under an hour away from Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s most renowned university cities, Oxford. With its historical buildings and architecture there is plenty to see and explore! If you would prefer to see Oxford at a slower pace, why not hire a punt? This is a great way to see a side of the city which is often unseen.