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The Science Museum

Cost – Free although donations are welcome

Nearest Tube Station – South Kensington Station (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines)

The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually.


The Faraday Museum

Cost – Free

Nearest Tube Station – Green Park Station (Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly Lines)

This is the actual laboratory where Michael Faraday made his fundamental discoveries of the magneto-optical effect and of diamagnetism. The room is preserved in the basement of the Royal Institution and forms the heart of the Faraday Museum.


Coca-Cola London Eye

Cost – From £24.30 per person

Nearest Tube Station – Waterloo Station (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines)

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. The structure is 443 feet tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet. When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel.


The Shard

Cost – From £20.95 per person (pre-booking is necessary)

Nearest Tube Station – London Bridge Station (Northern and Jubilee Lines)

The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 95-storey skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London


Imperial War Museum

Cost – Free

Nearest Tube Station – Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line)

IWM London’s world-class collections tell the everyday and exceptional stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by war, with unique documents and objects, art, sound and film.

Ground-breaking galleries reflect on war from the First World War onwards, to conflicts that continue to shape our world today.


Royal Observatory Greenwich

Cost – From £8.50 per person (online only price) Nearest Tube Station – Greenwich Station (DLR Line)

Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Discover the site's rich history, from its royal heritage to its awe-inspiring Peter Harrison Planetarium, all set within Greenwich's beautiful park.


HMS Belfast

Cost – From £13.90 per person (online only price)

Nearest Tube Station – London Bridge Station (Northern and Jubilee Lines)

HMS Belfast is one of only three remaining vessels from the bombardment fleet which supported the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. The other vessels are the destroyer USS Laffey, part of the historic ships grouped at Patriots Point, South Carolina, and the dreadnought battleship USS Texas at San Jacinto, Texas.


Emirates Air Line

Cost – Return journey from £7.00 per person (online price)

Nearest Tube Station - Tube: North Greenwich (Jubilee line)

Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, just five minutes from The O2 by North Greenwich Tube station. Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and flights are approximately 10 minutes each way.

You can board from either the North Greenwich or Royal Victoria sides of the river (return flights are available).


Michael Faraday tour

Cost – Free

A walk from the Royal Institution to Somerset House exploring Faraday's life, his intellectual network and his legacy. You can enjoy highlights from the trip virtually on this page, but we encourage you to explore the route for yourself.

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