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Attractions and Activities in or near Brentford, such as Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and WWT London Wetland Centre are listed below.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Kew Road, Richmond, London

Kew Road, Kew, Richmond 0.8 miles away

Treat yourself to a day wandering through the rose pergolas, clambering treetop-height through the limes or just lazing by the lake at Kew Gardens, the 300-acre Unesco World Heritage site in south-west London. Admittedly, when the sun is out there’s... more

WWT London Wetland Centre

WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London, London

Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London 3.2 miles away

London Wetland Centre is a 105 acre wildlife haven with scenic walkways through the beautiful lakes, streams and gardens that are home to birds, bats, water voles, grass snakes, amphibians, dragonflies and moths. Unwind in this oasis in the heart of... more

Captive Minds

Captive Minds, Hurlingham Club, London, London

Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London 4.8 miles away

Concours D’Elegance has quickly established itself as one of the “must-attend” events of the social calendar. Inspired by the salons of the 18th century, the event has a rich 20-year heritage, celebrating everything that epitomises design and style.... more

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, London, London

London 5.4 miles away

Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is as the home of Princess Diana that it is perhaps most famous. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor,... more

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London

East Molesey 5.6 miles away

Everyone has heard of Hampton Court Palace, where the mighty King Henry VIII entertained, wooed and ruled with a rod of iron. The Great Hall is England’s greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare’s company in 1603/4 while the... more

Battersea Park Children's Zoo

Battersea Park Children's Zoo, Battersea Park, London, London

Battersea Park, London 6.3 miles away

You can’t beat a good zoo. Battersea Park Children's Zoo at London's Chelsea Gate brings wildlife to the city with an excellent array of creatures with which to wow your kids. Pop up beside the meerkats, hang out with Wiggle and Piggle the Kune Kune... more

Lord's Tour & MCC Museum

Lord's Tour & MCC Museum, Lord's Ground, London, London

Lord's Ground, London 6.6 miles away

Lord´s Tour & MCC Museum is renowned as the home of cricket and England´s premier ground for international matches. The fully guided tour includes the Pavilion, MCC Museum, which celebrates the 450 year history of the game, and many other places of... more

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, London, London

221b Baker Street, London 7.1 miles away

The Sherlock Holmes Museum has already had over 2 million visitors since opening 12 years ago. It is unique. It is in a Georgian building dating from 1815. It is totally unspoiled (by which is meant un-modernised!) and is identical to the lodging... more

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London, London

Marylebone Road, London 7.2 miles away

Come on, where else can you meet The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Helen Mirren, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Captain America, The Iron Man, The whole of One Direction and Bollywood’s leading actors all under one roof? Madame Tussauds... more

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, London, London

London 7.3 miles away

Possibly the most famous and iconic building on the Britain's Finest website, Buckingham Palace has had tourists to London swooning for centuries and delighting them further since the powers that be decided to open its doors to the public. Built in... more

Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue, London, London

Ambrosden Avenue, London 7.3 miles away

Westminster Cathedral is one London's best kept secrets. Its stunning Byzantine architecture sets it apart from other London landmarks. The Cathedral is world renowned for its wonderful music and choir. Visitors will find this a very special place to... more

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo, Outer Circle, London, London

Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London 7.5 miles away

At ZSL London Zoo visit the new exhibit Gorilla Kingdom to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest within a natural walk through environment and get closer than ever before to a group of Western lowland gorillas. Feel the heat of... more

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, The Chapter Office, London, London

The Chapter Office, 20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, London 7.8 miles away

Westminster Abbey, an architectural masterpiece of the 13th-16th centuries. A place of daily worship and burial place of Kings, statesmen, poets, scientists, warriors and musicians. Westminster Abbey is a `Royal Peculiar´ under the jurisdiction of a... more

Sandown Park Racecourse

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey

Esher 7.9 miles away

Many rate the Surrey racecourse their favourite, and it is easy to see why. Racing is high-class, and a good mix of Flat and National Hunt, including on the same card at some meetings, which means there is something for everyone. Viewing is... more

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, London

Westminster, London 8.0 miles away

If you have ever fancied taking a look around the iconic Houses of Parliament, home to 1,000 years of history, politics, stunning art and architecture, we have good news. A choice of audio or guided tours is now available. Both tours follow the route... more

Thames River Boats

Thames River Boats, Westminster Pier, London, London

Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London 8.1 miles away

Thames River Boats is the only riverboat company operating a daily scheduled service from Westminster to Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court.... more

Bateaux London

Bateaux London, Embankment Pier, London, London

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London 8.2 miles away

Gliding past London's best-loved landmarks, Bateaux London's cruises are a unique and memorable way to experience the city. The river Thames is one of the oldest trade route rivers in the world and each cruise will transport guests on a journey past... more

Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London, London

Bow Street, Covent Garden, London 8.2 miles away

The Royal Opera House is the third theatre on the Covent Garden site, the previous two being destroyed by fire. The new building opened in May 1858 becoming known as the Royal Opera House in 1892. Restoration work began again in 1996 and was... more

The EDF Energy London Eye

The EDF Energy London Eye, Riverside Building, London, London

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London 8.3 miles away

It was only meant to be temporary, the London Eye. A 135-metre high confection of steel and glass, inexorably turning at a snail’s pace so that 3.5 million tourists and Londoners can hop on and see across the capital and beyond. But 14 years on and... more

The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon, Riverside Building, London, London

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London 8.3 miles away

Conveniently sitting between the London Eye and Big Ben, the London Dungeon is an absolute hoot of an attraction, perfect for tweens, teens and adults who love a laugh with their history. The Dungeon has been around for 40 years but is meticulously... more

London SEA LIFE Aquarium

London SEA LIFE Aquarium, County Hall, London, London

County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London 8.3 miles away

Based on the ground floor of County Hall on London’s South Bank, the London SEA LIFE Aquarium is the jewel in the crown of the SEA LIFE Centre empire. You’ll see 500 species from all over the world in more than two million litres of water over three... more

The British Library

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, London

96 Euston Road, London 8.5 miles away

Much overlooked as an attraction, the British Library, one of the world's greatest research libraries, tucked away near Euston Station, is quite simply a treasure trove of historic documents - and it’s entirely free to see them. From the Magna... more

Royal Air Force Museum London

Royal Air Force Museum London, Grahame Park Way, London, London

Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London 8.6 miles away

If you’re searching for something different to do with younger family members this year, why not set course for the Royal Air Force Museum London and soar through the history of aviation from the earliest balloon flights to the Eurofighter? Here... more

Chessington World of Adventures

Chessington World of Adventures, Chessington, Surrey

Chessington 9.3 miles away

With a safari tour and zoo plus sealife centre on one side of the park and a whole batch of thrill rides on the other, Chessington World of Adventures ticks all the boxes when it comes to appealing to all ages. Get there when the park opens to make... more

St Paul´s Cathedral

St Paul´s Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, London

St Paul's Churchyard, London 9.3 miles away

St Paul´s Cathedral: There has never been a better time to visit St Paul´s. With the completion of the £40 million restoration project, visitors can now enjoy Wren’s original vision and see the cathedral as fresh as the day it was completed. The... more

Shakespeare´s Globe Exhibition

Shakespeare´s Globe Exhibition, 21 New Globe Walk, London, London

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London 9.3 miles away

Shakespeare´s Globe Exhibition explores the life and works of our greatest playwright, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. The Exhibition is the largest of its kind devoted to Shakespeare and is situated beneath the... more


Vinopolis, No 1 Bank End, London, London

No 1 Bank End, London 9.4 miles away

Whether your knowledge of wine stretches only as far as what it says on the back of a bottle of Pinot or would put Jane McQuitty to shame, Vinopolis makes for a very pleasing afternoon’s London attraction. All high-vaulted ceilings and exposed... more

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre

Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman London´s Amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard, London, London

Guildhall Yard, London 9.6 miles away

Two attractions on one site, the Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman London Amphitheatre provide a fascinating day out in the capital. The former houses the City of London Corporation’s art collection and is home to, and designed around, Britain´s... more

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London, London

The Queen's Walk, London 9.9 miles away

One of the largest and most powerful light cruisers ever created, HMS Belfast is a wonderful day out in Southwark. Built in 1936 and christened by Neville Chamberlain’s wife Ann, it played a crucial part in the Second World War and also the Korean... more

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, London, London

Tower Bridge, London 10.1 miles away

Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the world. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breath-taking views from the high-level walkways and learn about the... more

Tower of London

Tower of London, Tower Hill, London, London

Tower Hill, London 10.2 miles away

Even before you get into the Tower of London, you’re treading on historic territory – Tower Green was the site where Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard waved goodbye to their heads. The Tower, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, is one... more

Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey

Staines Road, Chertsey 10.3 miles away

For the ultimate adrenaline fix in 2012, grab your mates and take on some of Europe’s most extreme rides and attractions at the nation’s Thrill Capital, THORPE PARK. New for 2012, take a death-defying flight for your life through apocalyptic... more

Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market, 105a Commercial Street, London, London

105a Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London 10.4 miles away

Old Spitalfields Market, located in the heart of Spitalfields is a premier London attraction it is one of the finest surviving Victorian Market Halls in London built 1876. Old Spitalfields Market provides a fashion, antiques and food offering... more

City Cruises

City Cruises, Cherry Garden Pier, London, London

Cherry Garden Pier, London 10.7 miles away

There’s nothing like a boat ride down the Thames to give you a sense of the fabulous architecture of London. City Cruises operates an excellent hop on-hop-off service from four major London piers – Westminster, Waterloo, Tower and Greenwich – which... more

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum)

Pumphouse Educational Museum (Rotherhithe Heritage Museum), Lavender Pond & Nature Park, London, London

Lavender Pond & Nature Park, Lavender Road, Rotherhithe, London 11.7 miles away

Artefacts from the foreshore of the River Thames dating from Roman times and exhibitions ´The Blitz Room´, ´The 1950s´ and ´20th Century Artefacts From The Home´.... more

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey

Epsom Downs, Epsom 11.9 miles away

Epsom Downs Racecourse: Part of British racing’s appeal is the variety of its racecourses, and Epsom is unique, particularly as it is the home of the world's greatest flat race - the Investec Derby. Staged within the Investec Derby Festival over two... more

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire

Windsor 12.8 miles away

The largest inhabited castle in the world with its battlements looming over the town, Windsor Castle is a simply fabulous day out. Totally geared up for kids, there’s a free family audio tour that really brings the castle to life plus activity trails... more

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark, Cutty Sark Gardens, London, London

Cutty Sark Gardens, King William Walk, Greenwich, London 12.9 miles away

Cutty Sark, relaunched in 2012, is a true London landmark and national icon of British maritime history. Venture both underneath and aboard one of the world’s most famous ships and last surviving tea clipper. Enjoy this unique new experience where... more

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire

Winkfield Road, Windsor 14.7 miles away

Join the pirates’ training school, take a junior driving lesson, spot the London landmarks then watch the divers in search of the lost city of Atlantis. We kid you not, you will not have enough minutes in the day to take in the simply vast array of... more

Chislehurst Caves

Chislehurst Caves, Caveside Close, Chislehurst, Kent

Caveside Close, Old Hill, Chislehurst 16.6 miles away

Chislehurst Caves: Miles of Mystery and History Beneath your Feet! Grab a lantern and get ready for an amazing adventure! Just a short way from central London, close to Bromley in Kent, lay the Chislehurst Caves - miles of dark mysterious passageways... more

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire

Ascot 16.6 miles away

Everyone’s heard of Ascot, not least because the TV news can’t resist showing footage of those elaborate hats sported by the ladies each summer. Royal Ascot in June is, undoubtedly, the highlight of the year for this Berkshire attraction but there... more

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway

Bekonscot Model Village & Railway, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield 17.0 miles away

From the tiny octogenarians playing bowls to the diddy zoo penguins and frantically busy hay bailers, Bekonscott Model Village is a delight to visit. The Buckinghamshire attraction, which donates all its profits to charity, recreates rural life in... more

Lee Valley Regional Park

Lee Valley Regional Park, Enfield, London

Enfield 17.0 miles away

Stretching across London, Essex and Hertfordshire for 10,000 acres, Lee Valley Regional Park is a mecca for outdoor lovers with great walking routes, white water rafting, horse riding, fishing, bird watching, golf, climbing, athletics, nature... more

Crofton Roman Villa

Crofton Roman Villa, Crofton Road, Orpington, London

Crofton Road, Orpington 18.6 miles away

Londoners keen to learn more about the way the Romans lived need travel no further than Orpington – to Crofton Roman Villa. The house was occupied from around 140AD to 400 and became the centre of a farming estate that stretched for 500 acres. Where... more

Hatfield House

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Hatfield 19.7 miles away

Hatfield House - Visit this stunning Jacobean house within its own Park and see the surviving wing of the Tudor Royal Palace, where Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood. Home of the Cecil family for 400 years, the house is steeped in Elizabethan... more

Guildford House Gallery

Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

155 High Street, Guildford 20.4 miles away

Guildford House Gallery is a fascinating 17th century Grade 1 listed town house located on the high street. It has been the home of the Borough Art Collection since 1959 and offers a varied programme of temporary exhibitions, talks, tours and... more

Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey

Stag Hill, Guildford 20.6 miles away

From its commanding hilltop position, Guildford Cathedral is an imposing landmark. It is one of England's youngest cathedrals and was designed by Sir Edward Maufe. Beneath the golden angel which tops the tower is a graceful interior of elegance,... more

Paradise Wildlife

Paradise Wildlife, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne 20.9 miles away

At Paradise Wildlife Park you can see an extensive range of animals, including lions, tigers, zebra, monkeys and camels. The Park has many new attractions including the amazing On Safari Adventure Golf, The Angkor Reptile Temple, Tiger Falls, Gold... more


Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent

Mapleton Road, Westerham 23.6 miles away

Immerse yourself in the rural life of Sir Winston Churchill with a visit to his idyllic family country home Chartwell near Edenbridge in Kent, now operated by the National Trust. Really well versed guides walk you through the rooms, all in period... more

Southern Pursuits

Southern Pursuits, Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, West Sussex

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill 27.1 miles away

Fancy your chances at axe throwing? The expert instructors at Southern Pursuits, an outdoor playground for thrill seekers, found at Tulleys Farm just 10 minutes from Gatwick, will have you mastering your sling like a medieval. This is the place to... more

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