Last updated September 24th, 2021
Note: Owing to temporary closures the times below may not accurately reflect current opening hours.
The County Hall is the former headquarters of the London County Council. The Hall was designed by Ralph Knott. Construction began in 1911, yet the Hall was not fully completed until 1958. County Hall now hosts a leisure complex of restaurants and attractions.
The South Bank Centre is home to many different attractions including the Royal Festival Hall, Saison Poetry Library, the London Aquarium, Imax Cinema, Royal National Theatre, the Millennium Wheel and the Hayward Gallery. Alongside them is the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. There are lots of different types of music and art to suit all tastes including mime, literature and cabaret.
The Sea Life Centres are a collection of aquariums and conservation centres that house many endangered aquatic species such as sharks and rays which can be viewed in large glass tanks.
Renowned as being the world’s highest observation wheel, London Eye offers a spectacular view of the capital city in 30 minutes. Definitely rated as a unique experience. Last admission is half an hour before closing. It is closed on 25th December. They provide disabled facilities for the deaf and visually impaired, wheelchair ramps, disabled toilets and accept guide dogs.
City Cruises operates a sightseeing tour through some of London’s most prolific sights including Westminster, Waterloo, Tower Bridge and Greenwich. Available for private hire, a catering service is available for up to 500 guests. Please phone for details.
Possibly the most famous clock face and chimes in the world, Big Ben is actually the name of the biggest bell (13.5 tons) inside The Clock Tower (320 ft) which forms part of the Houses of Parliament. Built in 1858/9 the bell was named after one Sir Benjamin Hall and when it was cast it was Britain’s heaviest bell. The clock’s four dials each have a diameter of 23 ft, the minute hands are 14 ft long and the numerals on each face are nearly 2ft high.