Grim’s Dyke hotel is conveniently situated in Harrow Weald, just outside the main hustle and bustle of London. However, it’s also near three train stations and, with the M1 just under 3 miles away, you can easily visit London in as little as 13 minutes by train or under an hour, if travelling by car.
If you’re looking to spend a day visiting our capital, it’s worth checking out these top attractions:
#1: Buckingham Palace
Not trip to London would be complete, without a visit to Buckingham Palace! Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place at 11.30am daily and the mounted horse guards change at Horse Guards Arch at 11am – with the final Dismounting Ceremony at 4pm each day.
#2: The Coco-Cola London Eye
Comprising of 32 capsules, each holding 25 people, the London Eye gives you some of London’s best views. You can also see 55 of London’s famous landmarks, during the 30-minute experience.
#3: Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds has over 300 stunning wax figures and 14 interactive areas. It allows you to get face to face with some of the top celebrities and famous faces from past and present – including the likes of Shakespeare and the Queen!
#4: The British Museum
Dedicated to human history, art and culture, The British Museum is a vast collection of world art and artefacts.
#5: ZSL London Zoo
One of England’s oldest zoos and home to over 16,000 animals, London Zoo has been educating and inspiring visitors since 1847.
#6: Tower of London
Discover the Tower’s 900-year history – including its time as a palace, prison and jewel house. There are daily tours available with the Yeoman Warders.
#7: St. Paul’s Cathedral
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673, St Paul’s Cathedral is open for sightseeing from 8.30am. You can gain access to the Cathedral floor, crypt and the three galleries in the dome.
#8: Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery
Two for one here! Trafalgar Square has been a significant landmark since the 13th Century and includes plinths, fountains and the splendid 169-foot Nelson’s Column, guarded by four lion statues. It’s also surrounded by museums, historical buildings and galleries – including the National Gallery, home to one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world.
#9: Hyde Park
One of the largest parks in London, Hyde Park has been the home for various demonstrations and protests over the years – including the Suffragettes. Today, the famous Speakers Corner is still home to debates, protests and performances. There are several historical memorial features within the grounds, as well as two bodies of water – giving you the opportunity to try out your paddle-boarding skills.
#10: Houses of Parliament
Join one of the fully guided, 90 minute tours around the Houses of Parliament – covering 1,000 years of history, politics, art and stunning architecture.