• Harrods: 1.0km/ 0.6 miles
• Buckingham Palace: 1.0km/ 0.6 miles
• Victoria and Albert Museum: 2.0km/ 1.2 miles
• British Museum: 3.0km/ 1.9 miles
• National Gallery: 3.0km/ 1.9 miles
• London Eye: 4.0km/ 2.5 miles
• Madame Tussauds Wax Museum: 4.0km/ 2.5 miles
• Tate Modern: 6.0km/ 3.7 miles
• Tower of London: 6.0km/ 3.7 miles
• Windsor Castle: 38.0km/ 23.6 miles
Hyde Park, just across Knightsbridge from The Lanesborough, is London’s favourite park, home to Speakers’ Corner and the Serpentine Gallery and lake. It is the largest of the Royal Parks of London, which form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park, past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace and then on through St James's Park to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall.
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A in South Kensington is the world’s greatest museum of art and design. Founded in 1852, it has since grown to host 145 galleries. It is now the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art and craft from every
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
The British Museum, still housed in its original 18th century home in Bloomsbury, is dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collections are among the largest and most comprehensive in the world, comprising 8 million objects and artworks from every culture and continent, including the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and the Portland Vase. The centre of the museum was transformed in 2001 into the spectacular, glass-covered Great Court, with the world-famous Reading Room at its centre.
THE TOWER OF LONDON
A royal palace and home of the Crown Jewels, the Tower of London was also the city’s main fortress and a notorious prison for most of its 1000-year history. On display are the priceless Crown Jewels, including treasures still regularly used by The Queen and some of the world’s most extraordinary diamonds. Visitors can also learn about the Royal Menagerie of Beasts, the history of the Royal Mint and the Tower’s gruesome instruments of torture. Guided tours of the Tower by Yeoman Warders are available every 30 minutes.
THE LONDON EYE
Positioned on the banks of the Thames, just across the river from the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe with a total height of 135m (443 ft). Visitors enjoy spectacular 360° views of central London from glass capsules during rotations that last 30 minutes. Special wine-tasting, champagne-tasting and chocolate-tasting experiences are offered throughout the year, and private capsule packages are available for parties of up to 25 people.
THE TATE MODERN
Housed in the former Bankside Power Station near the Southbank Arts Centre, Tate Modern is the UK’s national gallery of international modern and contemporary art and the most-visited modern art gallery in the world. As well as the works by pioneers such as Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Pollock, Rothko and Lichtenstein in its permanent and temporary galleries, the cavernous Turbine Hall, five storeys tall, displays specially-commissioned works from contemporary artists for six months between October and April.
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured live performance venues and one of its most distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage. Each year, it hosts more than 350 events including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet and opera, awards ceremonies, sports events and charity performances, as well as the eight-week BBC Proms season of classical concerts.
ZSL LONDON ZOO
Opened in Regent’s Park in 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo and houses a collection of 755 species of animals, with nearly 20,000 individual creatures, making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. Visitors can enjoy close encounters with creatures from aardvarks to zebras in realistic interiors such as "African Bird Safari" and "Meet The Monkeys", and walkthrough experiences such as "Into Africa" and "Butterfly Paradise".