Days out in London
1. The ArcelorMittel Orbit
|The ArcelorMittal Orbit|
2. The View From The Shard
Only recently built and already an integral part of London’s iconic skyline, The Shard points up to the clouds, reaching an incredible 308m which makes it Western Europe’s tallest building. Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Shard has redefined London’s skyline and it has become a dynamic symbol of the capital.
You can visit London's highest viewing platform situated at the top on floors 68, 69 and 72. At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city, you'll get unparalleled 360 degree views for up to 40 miles.
Needless to say for photographers (and selfie-lovers!) this is a fantastic camera-ready opportunity which you can follow with a meal in the Michelin recommended restaurant, Latium.
The View from The Shard with 3 Course Michelin Dining and Bubbles for Two, Was £161.90, Now £111
Why not visit the Houses of Parliament where you can see both the House of Lords and the House of Commons.An audio tour will describe the incredible medieval structure of Westminster Hall, the Queen's Robing Room and the Royal Gallery, featuring leading parliamentary figures such as The Speaker and Black Rod.
Buyagift.com's package also includes a pass entitling your to 24 hours unlimited travel on Thames River Cruises and afternoon tea at the Park Plaza County Hall.
Tour of Houses of Parliament, Afternoon Tea and Thames Cruise for Two, Was £113.90, Now £108
4. Blenheim Palace
|Blenheim Palace - Always Stunning No Matter What The Weather|
Annual Entry to Blenheim Palace with Afternoon Tea for Two, £75
5. Hampton Court Palace
|Hampton Court Palace|
Visitors can take a free audio guide around the stunning palace, wander around at their own pace or even be accompanied by a costumed guide as they explore the many rooms and artefacts including the Tudor Kitchens, the crown of King Henry VIII and more.
The Palace continues to display a large number of works of art from the Royal Collection and, apart from the Palace itself and its gardens, other points of interest for visitors include the celebrated maze, the historic real tennis court and the huge grape vine, the largest in the world as of 2005.
Family Days Out
6. Harry Potter Studio Tour
|Harry Potter Studio Tour|
You can tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced, the Studio Tour showcases the incredible British talent, imagination and artistry that went into making the impossible a reality on screen.
The Making of Harry Potter with Afternoon Tea (Adult and Child), £108
7. Ripley's Believe it or Not!
|Ripley's Believe it or Not!|
Family Entry to Ripley's Believe it or Not! Was £79.95, Now £68
8. Family Wimbledon Tennis Tour
Your tour will take you behind the scenes for a tour of the grounds. You will visit court number one and centre court, the site of some of the greatest matches in the history of the sport. Your guide will lead you through the beautiful picnic terraces and up to the water gardens with amazing views of London before heading to the marvellous interactive Wimbledon Tennis Museum. Here you can discover the history of tennis, viewing all the trophies and even meeting the “ghost” of John McEnroe!
Family Wimbledon Tennis Tour, £75
9. Tour of Stamford Bridge
2 for 1 Chelsea Adult Tour of Stamford Bridge Special Offer, Was £32, Now 16
10. Explore the UK's National Parks
Overnight National Parks Escape for Two, £89 National Park Minibreak, Was £189, Now £139.99
Which would be your first choice? I've already got a couple at the top of my list. I've put The Husband on notice. And if it rains, we've got our kagools.
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