5 Great Days Out in London for you and your family
London has lots of fun and educational places to visit, from museums and palaces to skyscrapers and zoos. Here are just some of the most exciting places to go in England’s capital, but you can find loads more by downloading our free Great Days Out app today!
The British Museum
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy a unique comparison of the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to six million visitors per year.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. It evolved from a town house that was owned from the beginning of the eighteenth century by the Dukes of Buckingham. Today it is The Queen’s official residence, with 775 rooms.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
The architect Sir John Soane’s house, museum and library at No. 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields has been a public museum since the early 19th century. Soane designed this house to live in, but also as a setting for his antiquities and his works of art. On his appointment as Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy in 1806, Soane began to arrange his books, casts and models in order that the students might have the benefit of easy access to them and proposed opening his house for the use of the Royal Academy students the day before and the day after each of his lectures.
Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. ZSL runs ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoos, carries out scientific research in the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation in over 40 countries worldwide.
British Music Experience
Combining cutting edge audio-visual technology with some of the most coveted music memorabilia of all time and the only exhibition where you can select your favourite content and media recordings to keep. There are infamous, iconic pieces of British music memorabilia featured including David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes clown suit and Ziggy Stardust costume, Noel Gallagher’s Union Jack guitar, Roger Daltrey’s Woodstock outfit and a vintage Amy Winehouse dress.
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