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What not to miss in London

Hampstead Heath

It’s not just a lovely park to wonder around with great views back to central London but it has outdoor swimming facilities with all day prices starting from just £7 per adult.

A piece of Theatre of the unusual kind

If you like the theatre, then head to the West End and catch one of the many wonderful shows being staged (and don’t forget that you can get heavily reduced tickets from TKTS on the day).  However, for this not to miss, we’re taking you to the Old Operating Theatre Museum where you can visit one of the country’s oldest operating theatres and learn about the horrific history of medical ‘cures’.


Magic moments

For kids of all ages, Davenports Magic is a must.  Located in the Charing Cross Underground Arcade, this old fashioned shop has an Ollivanders feel to it.  Staffed by magicians, this is a great little place to stop and impress the children and they even run magic classes (for all ages!) and so you could tie your visit in with this.

Cocktails at Ruby’s

If you’re a fan of the mixers, head to Ruby’s in Dalston and enjoy the delights of this hidden gem.  Tucked away in a building previously used as a Chinese takeaway, this quaintly half-finished feel bar will intrigue and please in equal measure.


Jazz hands

If you enjoy jazz, you can’t leave without a visit to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho.  Many live albums have been recorded here by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker and with a constant flow of entertainment, food and drink, you will be wondering why you haven’t visited before.

What not to miss in London
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