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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is open to the public from 30 July until 27 September 2005. This is the official London residence of the Queen and you can visit the magnificent State Rooms, where over the centuries, the wealthy and the powerful have walked. Open daily in summer.

Address: Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA
Information: 020 7321 2233
Entrance: £13.50 adults, £7.50 children
Tube: Victoria or Green Park Tube
 

Big Ben

Big Ben the 320 foot high Clock Tower is named after the largest bell, weighing over 13 tons, and was cast in 1858 at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in East London. To this day one of the largest bells they have ever cast. Each clock face is over 7m in diameter. When the Houses of Parliament | sits by night a light in the Clock Tower burns above Big Ben. Old pennies act as counterweights to ensure Big Ben keeps time to the nearest second.
The Gothic masterpiece that are the present Houses of Parliament, were constructed between 1840 and 1888 .
 

London Tower Bridge Experience

At the Tower Bridge Experience visitors can see one of the most famous bridges in the world and spectacular views from the high level walkways 140ft above the Thames. In the two towers, there's an exhibition which explains the history of Tower Bridge.

Address: Tower Bridge, SE1 2UP
Telephone: 020 7403 3761
Opening Hours: open daily 09:30-18:00 (Last admission 5:00pm)
Admission: adult £4.50, child (5-15) £3.00
Nearest Station: Tower Hill Tube
 

The British Airways London Eye

The British Airways London Eye is the world's highest observation wheel and its 30-minute slow-moving flight gives unrivalled views over London. From its steel and glass capsules, you can peek into the back garden of Buckingham Palace and, on a clear day, see across seven counties.

Booking/information line: 0870 5000 600
Admission: £13 (adults), £6.50 (children), Free(under 5s)
Nearest Station: Waterloo / Westminster Tube
 

Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum

Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum is the world famous collection of wax figures of the notable and notorious, everyone from Sigmund Freud to Madonna. Recent additions include their new interactive experiences section where you can try out as a Pop Idol, be snapped by the paparazzi, get up close and personal to serial killers and explore the galaxy. Relive David Beckham's moment of glory as he scores against Greece to qualify in dramatic fashion for the World Cup and squeeze Brad Pitt's beguiling biceps.

Address: Marylebone Road, NW1 5LR
Telephone: 0870 400 3000
Opening Times: Weekdays 09:00-17:30
Weekends 09:00-18:00
Admission: £19.99 adults, £15.99 children
Nearest Station: Baker Street tube
 

The Tower of London

At The Tower of London, guarded by the celebrated Beefeaters, visitors can see Traitors' Gate, the priceless Crown Jewels and the famous ravens. Over the centuries, this amazing building has been a fortress, prison, palace and even a zoo. The carefully restored medieval part of the Tower is brought alive by costumed guides. There is also exhibitions of armour and swords and you can see the spot where the notorious second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded.

Address: HM Tower of London, EC3N 4AB
Telephone: 0870 756 6060
Admission: adults £12, kids £7.80, concess £9
Nearest Station: Tower Hill Tube
 

London Aquarium

The London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from all over the world, displayed around two huge tanks representing the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Come face-to-face with sharks, and watch divers feeding gigantic conger eels. Seahorses, rays, starfish and piranhas are on show, too.

Address: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB
Telephone: 020 7967 8000
Admission: £8.75 adult, £5.25 children
Nearest Station: Waterloo / Westminster Tube
 

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is one of the world's most famous cathedrals, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This classical cathedral represents inspiration and craftsmanship on a grand scale. The Light of the World by Holman Hunt is its most famous work of art, but it also contains fabulous carvings, statues and mosaics.

Address: Ludgate Hill, EC4
Telephone: 0 20 7236 4128
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 08:30-16:00
Admission: £7 adults, £6 concs, £3 kids
Nearest Station: St Paul's Tube
 

Westfield Shopping Center

Westfield London, the pioneering shopping and leisure destination, opens in W12 on October 30th. It is an innovative and dynamic place for a new generation of consumer to shop, to eat, and to meet. Westfield shopping centre which is Europe largest shopping complex and many more to list are all minutes away and easily accessible.
 
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