What to do

London is famous for its many landmarks and activities.

Hampton Court Palace is situated south-west of the capital and is easily accessible by train. This huge sprawling residence was originally the home to Cardinal Wolsey. After he fell out of favour, it became the home to Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. It currently has a whole host of exciting features, including the chocolate kitchen, vegetable garden and the many suites.

The London Dungeons is an exciting and fun adventure around London history for all the family, situated on the South Bank. It teaches about the Great Fire, the Black Death, Jack the Ripper and the Gunpowder Plot.

Close to the London Dungeons is the London Eye which was set up close to the turn of the millennium. This huge wheel affords views of central London and the Thames as well as the Houses of Parliament.

You can also visit Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Elizabeth I. It is situated at the end of the famous Mall which can be seen on many royal occasions.

Check out the Madame Tussauds museum to see waxworks of many famous celebrities including Lady Gaga, Kate Winslet, One Direction and Kate and Wills.

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