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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX.

Southbank Centre is located in on the Thames riverside between Golden Jubilee and Waterloo Bridges, in Central London. The Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, The Hayward and the Saison Poetry Library are all part of Southbank Centre, as well as evolving outdoor creative spaces around the area.

Switchboard: +44 (0)871 6632501. Ticket Office: +44 (0)871 6632500
London Philharmonic Orchestra, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP.
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Tel: 020 78404242 (London Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office). Tel: 08700 606010 (Royal Festival Hall Box Office, booking fee)

Attractions Thames RIB Experience, Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2N 6NU. James Bond & Sightseeing Speed Boat Experience in Central London on the River Thames. RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boats) are usually used by the Special Forces of the World and other Police Agencies, they are a formidable sight on The Thames. These boats are designed to be used in extreme conditions and therefore are extremely robust, stable and safe! We are located on Embankment Pier in Central London directly opposite Embankment Station. Customers should report to the booking kiosk on the pier, 15 minutes before their booking time where you will be greeted by our friendly and efficient shore based staff who will provide you with a life jacket each and wet weather clothing if required.

Speed Boat Experience

Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE. Box office: 0870 4296883.

We aim to present the best new work in the form of intelligent, challenging and entertaining theatre, together with comedy and cabaret.

Soho Theatre London
Discover, 1 Bridge Terrace, London, E15 4BG. Tel: 020 8536 5555. Fax: 020 8522 1003.

Discover is 10 minute walk away from Stratford’s transport hub. Follow the blue signs along Stratford High Street to find us. Discover is an interactive storytelling and activity centre based in the heart of Stratford, East London, for families and children aged 0-8. With plenty of free drop in events, Saturday Clubs and everyday activities there is always something going on. The Discover Story Garden and Story Trail are open every day 10am – 5pm except Monday’s during term times.


London Taxi Tour, BROADWALL, LONDON, SE1 9QE. Tel: 07957 - 272179.

London Taxi Tour are almost as famous as the city of London, England itself. offer unique taxi cab tours of London so that you can maximise your time and energy whilst on holiday or business. Harry Potter Tours - James Bond Tours - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tours.

London Taxi Tour
Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX. Tel: 020 73075060.

We are situated in Bloomsbury, in the centre of London, which is just off Tottenham Court Road. We are just two minutes walk from Goodge Street tube station and less than ten minutes walk from Euston station. We have six rooms for hire. Rehearsal Rooms. Meeting Rooms. Hire Our Theatres. Hot Desk Space.

Snakes and Ladders, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF. Abingdon Tel: 01235 522 227. Brentford Tel: 020 8847 0946. Dunstable Tel: 01582 660 111. Slough Tel: 01753 694 090.

Play on the massive three-tier playframe, enjoy the slides, rope climbs, tunnels and ball ponds – all designed for lively kids to let off steam. Big fun for tiny tots too in our special safe play area. Comfortable seating, coffee and snacks are available in the café area overlooking the playframe. Birthday Parties and Group Bookings welcome. Open 7 days a week. Snakes and Ladders can be found at Abingdon, Brentford, Dunstable and Slough.

Snakes and Ladders Brentford

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot is the UK’s Premier Racecourse. Following a major redevelopment programme, the racecourse reopened in June 2006.

Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX. Tel: 01344 876 876.

Odeon Theatres - South Woodford
60 - 64 High Road, London, E18 2QL.

There is a tube station at South Woodford.

Tel: (0871) 224 4007.
Ware Museum, 89 High Street, Ware, Herts SG12 9AL. Tel: 01920 487848.

Includes a Second World War Air-Raid Shelter as an educational activity area where schools can learn about the Blitz, the joys of being evacuees, rationing and so on.

Ware Museum

Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool, Roundhills Estate, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1UP.

The site has the latest SHAPES Fitness Facility with all the equipment needed to keep fit and healthy. Once you have generated a need to relax, there is a chance to use the sauna and steam room.

Tel: 01992 716733
Waltham Abbey Sports Centre, Broomstickhall Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1LF.

Waltham Abbey Sports Centre is used by King Harold School during the day and open to the general public during the evenings, weekends and school holidays. The Centre facilities include a five court sports hall.

Tel: 01992 716194

British Airways London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB. Business enquiries Tel: +44 (0) 870 990 8881. Customer services Tel: +44 (0) 870 990 8883.

The British Airways London Eye is the world's tallest observation wheel at 135m high. Located on the banks of the River Thames it offers unrivalled views over London. The Eye is approximately five minutes walking distance from Waterloo tube station (follow signs for the South Bank) and Westminster tube station (exit one, follow signs for Westminster pier).

The Royal Academy of Music's museum, Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
. Tel +44 (0)20 7873 7373.
Nearest underground stations: Regent's Park (Bakerloo line) or Baker Street (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines). The Academy is at the heart of London, providing easy access to and from all parts of the city and beyond.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL.
Just ten minutes walk from Harrods, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. Five minutes from South Kensington Tube Station. (Piccadilly, Circle and District Line). Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000.
V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA. Tel: +44 (0)20 8983 5200

Admission is free. On foot: Less than a 5 minute walk from Bethnal Green Tube Station. Rail: The nearest National Rail stations are Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green, both less than a 10 minute walk away.

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ. Tel: (020) 7416 5320.

Nearest tube stations Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line) Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee Line) Southwark (Jubilee Line) Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo, Northern Line). Nearest train stations
Waterloo, Elephant & Castle
. Car Limited meter parking on Lambeth Road. Please note: the Imperial War Museum London is situated inside the London Congestion Charge zone.
London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY. Tel: (020) 7722 3333.

We have extensive parking facilities, plus we're outside of the congestion charge. Camden Town is the nearest tube station to ZSL London Zoo with its Northern Line connection. About a 15 minute walk.

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD. Tel: (020) 7942 4454.

We have hundreds of thousands of objects in our collection, from aircraft to microchips. Entry is free, but charges apply for the IMAX 3D Cinema, simulators and some special exhibitions. The nearest tube station is South Kensington on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. A pedestrian subway runs directly from the ticket barrier at South Kensington station to the Main Entrance of the Museum.
London's Transport Museum, 39 Wellington Street, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB. Tel: (020) 7379 6344.

The Depot already houses 370 000 items of all types, including vehicles, posters, signs, models, photographs, engineering drawings and uniforms.

Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3PA. Tel: (020) 7222 5152.

Westminster Abbey is situated in the heart of London, next to Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament.
Nearest underground: St James’s Park (District and Circle Lines) and Westminster (Jubilee, District & Circle Lines).
BFI London IMAX Cinema, 1 Charlie Chaplin Walk Waterloo, London, SE1 8RX. Tel: (020) 7902 1234.

The nearest rail/tube station is Waterloo. It is located on the south bank close to the London Eye.

Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station 25 Sumner Street, London, SE1. Tel: (020) 7401 5081.

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, not far from the Houses of Parliament. By Underground: Pimlico is about 600 metres (Victoria Line), Vauxhall is about 850 metres (Victoria lines).
Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7JU. Tel: (020) 7928 8282.

Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, located in Lambeth, on the south bank of the River Thames.


National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place,

London, WC2H 0HE
(020) 7306 0055.

The nearest underground stations: Charing Cross 230 metres, Leicester Square 195 metres, and Embankment 490 metres.
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. Tel: (020) 7323 8000.

The British Museum is free to all visitors. Within easy walking distance of the following underground stations: Holborn: Tottenham Court Road: Russell Square: Goodge Street.

The Millennium Centre, The Chase, Dagenham Road Rush Green, Romford, RM7 0SS, Essex. Tel: (020) 8595 4155.

If you fancy a relaxing stroll around the most beautiful countryside in Barking and Dagenham followed by a tasty snack then why not give us a try!
Highgate Cemetery, Swain's Lane, London, N6 6PJ.

From Archway Tube Station on the Northern Line (not Highgate Station) it is then a walk up Highgate Hill to Waterlow Park.

Tel: (020) 8340 1834.

Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, London, SE10 9NF. Tel: (020) 8858 4422.

Northern Line to Bank then DLR to Cutty Sark.

Recorded information line: +44 (0)20 8312 6565.

Big Bus Company, 48 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0RN. Tel: (020) 7233 9533.

There are two main routes and a Green Link across London, taking in the best sights in the capital.

Original London Sightseeing Tour, Jews Row, London, SW18 1TB.

(020) 8877 1722. Tickets valid for 24 hours. Hop-on and hop-off service with over 90 stops.

City Cruises, Cherry Garden Pier, Cherry Garden Street, London, SE16 4TU.

Cruises depart from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier (London Eye), Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.

Tel: +44 (020) 77 400 400.
Circular Cruise Westminster, The Old Pump House, Blackfriars Pier, LONDON, EC4V 3QR

Hop-on, Hop-off service, offering passengers unlimited travel throughout the day enabling travellers to disembark and re-embark at any of the en-route piers along the route.

Tel: (020) 7936 2033

Thames Leisure, Swan Pier, Swan Lane, London Bridge, London, EC4R 3TN

Only a short walk away are Cannon Street and the Monument stations (district and circle line) – as is Cannon Street mainline station. London Bridge mainline and tube station is just over London Bridge.

Tel: (020) 7623 1805.

The Original London Walks, PO Box 1708, London, NW6 4LW. Tel: (020) 7624 3978.
Offering various guided walks around the city of London.

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