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Visit London: South London

22 Sep 2010  We love London!
5.0 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

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  • 1. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/58711

    Representing almost 250 years of the finest horticultural skills and know how. the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are one of London's most beautiful and charming parks. The parkland is made up of 300 acres of glorious lakes, woods, meadows, manicured lawns and those famous, magnificent green houses. For a shot of culture visit Kew Palace built in 1631.

  • 2. Royal Observatory Greenwich
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/450876

    After a leisurely stroll through the park and up the hill to the Royal Observatory, you'll find the most amazing views of London, an astonishing museum filled with fascinating objects telling the history of astronomy, time and space and the Peter Harrison Planetarium where you can sit back and see the stars. It's also fun to jump over the prime meridian line in the courtyard.

  • 3. Hampton Court Palace
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/427279

    Hampton Court Palace was Henry VIII's favourite palace and the perfect place for a day out. Hampton Court has richly decorated baroque apartments, a haunted gallery, acres of stunning gardens and a working Tudor kitchen. It's also home to the Royal School of Embroidery and a few spooky ghosts!

  • 4. Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/451054

    Go behind the scenes at the home of the world's greatest tennis championship. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum celebrates all that's great about tennis. Meet the 'ghost' of John McEnroe and hear stories about his opponents, see an unsurpassed collection of tennis memorabilia and visit restricted areas including centre court and the press interview room.

  • 5. Dulwich Picture Gallery
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/187472

    The Dulwich Picture Gallery was the first purpose built art gallery in England and is home to a collection of old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s. The collection includes works by Gainsborough, Constable, Canaletto, Rubens and Raphael. In addition to the main collection there are regular special exhibitions and a cafe popular with the local Dulwich residents.

  • 6. Eltham Palace
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/344334

    Eltham Palace is an English Heritage palace combining an Art Deco house with a Medieval Royal Palace which was the childhood home of Henry VIII. It's a curious mixture of styles but it works perfectly. You'll love exploring this beautiful house. If it looks familiar, it's because the house regularly features as a film and TV location. The palace is surrounded by gorgeous gardens with bridges and a moat. Eltham Palace is perfect for a summer afternoon of pottering.

  • 7. Orange Tree Theatre
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/344329

    The Orange Tree Theatre is London's only permanent theatre in the round. With only 175 seats, arranged all round the performance area, you're drawn into the excitement of the play right from the start. The theatre also hosts concerts and lectures. The Orange Tree Theatre is a fruity treat.

  • 8. Chessington World of Adventures
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/212659

    Chessington World of Adventures is a theme park with rollercoasters, a zoo, a sea life centre and more! Little ones will love the soft play dragon's playhouse and the wizards in Hocus Pocus Hall. Grown up kids will love getting soaked on Rameses Revenge, shaken on the Rattlesnake rollercoaster and scared on the Black Buccaneer.

  • 9. London Wetland Centre
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/7280

    The London Wetland Centre is a nature lover's paradise and home to over 180 species of birds, bats, butterflies and voles. The centre provides natural habitats - marsh, lakes and reed beds - for London's flying visitors. For humans, there's a visitor's centre, guided tours, a bat house, children's events, duck feeding and six hides so you can get close to the wildlife.

  • 10. Horniman Museum
    http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/288217

    The Horniman Museum is a free, family friendly museum which aims to help you explore the natural world and appreciate different cultures. The museum opened in 1901 and has been delighting visitors ever since. The museum has an aquarium, animal specimens (including the famous stuffed walrus), musical instruments and special exhibitions all year round.