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Explore beyond London's Landmarks

Whether you are looking for a short stay or something a little longer, a break in London can be exactly what you're after. Its wide variety of tourist and cultural attractions mean there is plenty to see and do during your stay.

However, there is much more to see and do in London than visit the iconic landmarks. Although these are incredible to witness in person, if you are looking for something a little different for your stay, then you may be surprised by what this city has to offer.


London is known for many iconic British symbols such as The Queen, English tea and the countryside, but one major worldwide phenomenon is Harry Potter. 

Strawberry Tours' Harry Potter walking tour is a great way to see some of the most iconic buildings, streets and neighborhoods which inspired JK Rowling, and appeared in the Harry Potter films. This includes a stroll down Diagon Alley, and even some shops selling one-of-a-kind Potter-related merchandise that you can't find anywhere else in the Harry Potter world.

What's more, Strawberry Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis so that everyone can choose to donate whatever they thought it was worth.


At the start of September, London's famous O2 arena will play host to an incredible new exhibition. Star Wars has been a multi-billion pound brand that has entertained fans for nearly four decades. The franchise has recently acquired a new generation of fans, thanks to the success of both The Force Awakens and Rogue One.

The interactive exhibition at the O2 will give guests the chance to see some 200 props, models, costumes and artwork from the original Star Wars films. There will also be an interactive identity quest and insightful scientific content and you can even create your own Star Wars identity.


People young and old can appreciate the artistic talent behind some of the most well-loved comic strips and the Cartoon Museum pays homage to this. Throughout the summer months, their programme is bursting with fun and exciting things to do with your family.

From child-friendly workshops to exploring the artists behind the designs, there's plenty for you to do during your visit. One of the highlights this month is the 'The Inking Woman' exhibition, which showcases the work and talent of female cartoonists. Running until the end of July, it is the largest of its kind to date and demonstrates that women have a very different perspective on the world.


London Zoo, although a little way out of the centre, is well worth the trip in the beautiful Regent's Park. Aside from its fantastic array of animals, it also hosts a number of child-friendly events throughout the year.

This May Half Term, children will be invited to take part in an exciting event. Gruesome Nature Live takes young people on an all singing and dancing adventure through the zoo, as they  help the zookeepers welcome home two intrepid explorers.

Your little ones can also have a sleepover with a difference with the zoo's BedBUGS events, which even includes breakfast!

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