Founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England, the Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as a royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. Within the walls are over 12 acres of land, the dazzling Crown Jewels and plenty more to see.
In the heart of London, the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Thousands more join us for worship at our daily services. Once inside, audio guides are available or there is the highly-popular guided tour.And due to open in 2018 is the exciting new project to build a new museum and gallery: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries, in the Abbey's medieval triforium, 70 ft above the Abbey floor.
Guided tours of St Paul’s Cathedral are led by highly trained volunteers who give their time to assist the daily running of the cathedral. Typically running at 10h00, 11h00, 13h00 and 14h00, the tours last for 90 minutes and are led in English only. The tour covers the cathedral floor and crypt and guides will share their knowledge of the history of St. Paul's, its architecture and decor as well as many of the tombs and memorials that are in the cathedral.
Established in 1753, the British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history and culture. It preserves collections of artefacts representing the cultures of the world, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present, and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence.
Right outside London, visit the impressive and historic royal Windsor Castle. Famous for its architecture, it's spectacular art and antiques, and longstanding Royal place of residence, the Castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion. It is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. As well as having been used as a military headquarters during the Civil War and as a refuge for the royal family during WWII, Windsor Castle is now Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite weekend home.
Imagine a totally electrifying, full day out at Britain’s ultimate castle. Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history – come rain or shine. Where ancient myths and spell-binding tales will set your imagination alight and your hair on end. Where princesses are pampered and maidens are wooed. Experience the heat of battle at such close quarters you’ll almost smell the fear, as winners become true heroes and losers are confined to dark, dank dungeons to be forgotten for eternity. It could only be Warwick Castle.