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Our favourite tourist attractions in London

Our favourite tourist attractions in London

Have you got a trip to London planned soon?  Whether you love museums or markets, we’ve put together a short list of our top five tried and tested tourist destinations in London for families.

1. Natural History Museum

With hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings, visiting the Natural History Museum is a must. Come face to face with a roaring T-Rex and find out how baby dinosaurs were born. Visiting the museum guarantees a day filled with family fun and better yet - it doesn’t cost you a penny!

2. Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the best park’s in the world, it has something for everyone; enjoy a meal at one of the two riverside restaurants followed by boating on the lake or a game of tennis at the tennis courts. You can also visit the Diana Memorial Fountain or head to Speaker’s Corner on a Sunday to hear Londoners share their opinions with the world.

3. Borough Market

Borough Market is a source of British and International produce and is London's most renowned food and drink market. The gourmet food market consists of more than 100 stalls and stands making it the perfect stop for a spot of lunch! After recent events it’s extremely important that we continue to support our favourite spots in London.

If you’d like to read more about some of the great food at Borough Market head over to Ellie’s Kitchen for her top picks! http://www.ellieskitchenuk.com/?p=141

4. Tower of London

Discover London’s castle – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison. Be dazzled by the world famous collection of 23,578 crown jewels that are still used in royal ceremonies today! Buy tickets online for discounted price of £21.50 for adults and £9.70 for children – if you like educational and interesting days out this Is a spot for you!

5. Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

A family trip to London is not complete without watching the infamous changing of the guards. This ceremony takes place outside Buckingham Palace from 10.45am and lasts around 45 minutes. The event is very popular so arrive early to ensure you get a good view!

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