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With a great range of cultural and scenic highlights, adventurers will discover plenty to see and do in London.

This area of Greater London is home to around 7,600,000 residents.

Dynamic and truly international, London is renowned for the Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square are also internationally famous.

Leave the grown-up world behind for a while and throw yourself into a world of magic at the Coca-Cola London Eye and Chessington World of Adventures. The Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and the Electric Cinema are also worth stopping by if the little ones aren't too worn out.

Sea Life London Aquarium and Horniman Museum Aquarium entertain guests from near and far while also playing an important role in supporting aquatic conservation.

If you have an interest in animals, put the ZSL London Zoo on your itinerary. Be sure to ask at the entrance about zookeeper presentations and where to find the zoo's most popular species.

If you would like to learn about the noble art of brewing, take the opportunity to visit the Fuller’s Griffin Brewery. The friendly brewmaster will teach you everything you need to know about the different brewing methods that they employ, and what it is that makes these beers so delectable.

Strap yourself in for some high-speed thrills at the Lets Race, the number-one racetrack for motorsports enthusiasts.

If you're feeling lucky, place your bets at the Hippodrome Casino and the Empire Casino and try out your best poker face! If you're on a hot streak and need more high-energy action, why not continue on to the Crockfords and the Palm Beach Casino?

Local and exotic flowers, leafy trees and long, winding pathways await you at the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Queen Mary's Gardens. Botany enthusiasts might also want to take a stroll around the Chelsea Physic Garden and the Myddelton House Gardens.

Pack some lunch and enjoy some time to yourself in the tranquil surroundings of Kensington Gardens and Russell Square. Hyde Park and St. James Park are two more nice places to while away the day and catch up on some reading.

Find out about London with a visit to Thames Barrier information Center and Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. The knowledgeable staff at Victoria Station Travel Information Centre and City of London Information Centre will also be able to answer any of your queries.

Skim some stones across the glassy water, listen to the birdsong and have a bite to eat at Serpentine Lake.

Need some time away from the stresses of modern life? Head on over to Greenwich Park and Primrose Hill. Nature lovers will also have a great time at Trent Park and Crystal Palace Park.

The area's exhibition spaces are brimming with interesting facts and stories. The Imperial War Museum and the London Transport Museum offer a range of collections that are bound to spark your curiosity. The Florence Nightingale Museum and the Design Museum are also worth looking at.

Set sail on a voyage to the HMS Belfast and the National Maritime Museum, a fun and engaging day out for sea dogs and land dwellers alike.

Geeks and amateurs alike will admire the curious objects and artifacts on display at the region's science museums. Begin your day of exploration at Royal Observatory or the London Science Museum. Peter Harrison Planetarium and the Hunterian Museum are also great options to go check out.

Our world is a wacky and wonderful place. If you are prone to disagree, a visit to the Natural History Museum and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology ought to change your mind. The thought-provoking objects and specimens of the Grant Museum of Zoology are also worth checking out.

London is a hive of artistic energy, with gallery and exhibition spaces seemingly tucked around every corner. Start your tour of this creative enclave at the Tate Modern and the Saatchi Gallery. If you're feeling inspired, wrap up the afternoon at the Tate Britain and the National Gallery.

The past comes to life at the British Museum and the Museum of London thanks to their vast array of thoughtful exhibits. The London Canal Museum and the Freud Museum are also worthwhile choices.

Discover the region's past with a trip to the Royal Academy of Music or Houses of Parliament, just two of the historical sites here. When it comes to bygone times, the stories are countless. Old Bailey and the Marble Arch are two more insightful places to check out.

Go for a stroll along Tower Bridge or Waterloo Bridge, two examples of proud civil engineering. You could also pass by Blackfriars Bridge and Lambeth Bridge and look down dreamily on the streams of water below.

When it came to designing and furnishing Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace, you'll see that money must not have been an issue. Kew Palace and Lambeth Palace are two more stately homes that have their share of history hidden in the walls.

There is an impressive history that can be seen throughout the walls of the area's castles and fortresses. You sure don't have to be a medieval maiden to be impressed with Tower of London.

The area's spiritual side can be experienced at St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Cathedral are two more popular holy places.

Before you pack up your bags and head back home, make sure you check out some of the lesser-known attractions here. Some worthwhile options to start off with are Olympic Village and Oxford Circus. Also, consider checking out the Royal Academy of Arts and Beauchamp Place if you have the time.

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