The most famous wax museum gallery in the world, with more than 400 life-sized models of stars, famous politicians, royals and sportsmen, as well as the most infamous criminals the world has known.
Admission: Online booking is €22.50 (adults) and €18.50 (children), cheaper after 5pm
Tower of London
The Tower’s history dates back to the 11th century.
The Tower of London is perhaps as famous for its traditions as its imposing structure.
The Tower is next to Tower Bridge, another famous London landmark.
Admission: €16.50 (adults), €9.50 (children under 16); concessions and discounts for advance/online booking available
Situated on the bank of the Thames, just 656ft (200m) from the site of Shakespeare’s original Globe Theater
The reconstruction took a total of 10 years to complete; at a cost of over €40 million and now houses a professional theater company responsible for regular productions of Shakespeare’s famous plays.
Admission: €10.50 (adults), €6.50 (children); concessions available. Performance tickets range from €15 to €30 (€5 standing)
Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s Gallery
No visit to London would be complete without experiencing the pomp and ceremony of the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
Visitors can get a peek inside during the annual summer opening of the State Rooms, and see some of the Queen’s private art collection at the newly opened Queen’s Gallery.
Originally the town house of the Dukes of Buckingham, Buckingham Palace has served as the official London home of Britain’s monarchs since 1837
Admission: State Rooms: €16.50 (adults), €9.50 (children under 17 years); concessions and combined tickets available. Queens Gallery: €8.50 (adults), €€4.25 (children under 17). Advance booking advised
St Paul’s Cathedral
The great dome of St Paul’s Cathedral has been a distinctive landmark on the London skyline for centuries
Built in 1673 by Sir Christopher Wren, after the previous St Paul’s was burnt to the ground during the Great Fire of London
The crypt at St Paul’s is one of the largest in Europe, and it houses more than 200 tombs, including those of Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Wren himself
The Cathedral has hosted many significant ceremonies in London’s history, including the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, and the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Admission: €10 (adults); €3.50 (children 7-16); family and group concessions available
Set atop a lake in a picturesque valley in Kent, with imposing battlements and a 500-hectare Tudor garden, Leeds Castle has been described as ‘the most beautiful castle in all the world’
Once a residence of British Queens and a playground for King Henry VIII
It has been open to the public for 25 years
Admission: €15 (adults), €9.50 (children 4-15)
City/Region: South West
Writers, adventurers, historians and conquerors have all tried to answer the question, ‘Who built Stonehenge?’
Several 20-ton stones more than 240 miles (386km), aligned with mathematical and astronomical precision
Created 5,000 years ago
Admission: €6.30 (adults), €3.20 (children)
From the plague-riddled streets of 14th century York, to the Labyrinth of the Lost and its ghostly Lost Roman Legion, adventures with the legendary highwayman Dick Turpin, to the Pit of Despair, Witch Trials, and the real Viking story, visitors can certainly expect the unexpected.
Be tried and convicted in the Judgement of Sinners trials, witness hangings and marvel at the life-like waxworks on display.
The tour is not recommended for those of a nervous disposition and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Admission: €12.95 (adults); €9.95 (children).
Drayton Manor Theme Park
Loaded with more than 50 rides
Visitors can drop 177 feet (54m) from the world’s first stand up tower
Take a watery plunge in a rescue boat down a slippery 180° platform
Tackle the rapids with friends at Splash Canyon
Admission: €23 (adults), €1 (children)
Tower Bridge, London