The Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
You can enjoy the beautiful Kew Royal Botanic Gardens along the southern edge of the River Thames. This region between Kew and Richmond is world-renowned for the rich landscapes, greenhouses, and gardens. The Kew Gardens began under Lord Capel. Princess Augusta was the one who later directed the full development of the Kew Gardens.
Covering more than 1,200 hectares, the Kew Gardens are renowned for their varied and blended areas. The named garden areas include the Azalea Garden, Bamboo Garden, Colour Spectrum, Rose Garden, and Secluded Garden. But you’ll also want to see the natural wonders of the Bee Garden, Compost Heap, Gravel Pit, and Stag Beetle Loggery. The latter is a beautiful natural structure along in the southern area where stag beetles are bred. A primary purpose of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens is to provide research and instruction about garden habitats.
The Sea Life London Aquarium
If you want to add a little bit of adventure to your nature experience, you can visit the Sea Life London Aquarium in the London County Hall. There are all kinds of interesting displays and themed areas at this aquarium with approximately 2,000,000 liters of water. In addition to a huge collection of sea creatures, there’s plenty of interactive activities available, especially for children. There are opportunities to get right up close to some of these sea creatures, including sharks. In fact, you can even take a little snorkeling briefing before joining the sharks in the water.
If you’re interested in the social entertainment scene, then Leicester Square should be on your list of sites to experience. Few travelers can discuss such entertainment scenes without praising Leicester Square. There are a variety of famous cinemas here. In many cases, the first public movie viewings will take place at such local cinemas as Odeon Leicester Square, Odeon West End, The Empire, and VUE. There are a wide variety of local bars, cafes, and restaurants all around the area. When you’re ready for something a little more relaxing, you can go to the Green Garden in the middle of Leicester Square. The Shakespeare statue at the heart of the Green Garden is a famous landmark in its own right.
The London Dungeon
If you prefer a little more thrilling entertainment, take a trip to the London Dungeon on Tooley Street. The whole experience can be described as an interactive thriller set in medieval times. You’ll see what types of torture were used to terrorize people long ago in an up close manner. Once an ordinary dungeon museum, the modern London Dungeon mixes in thrill rides and live drama. Merlin Entertainments, famous for managing many other popular theme parks, is the company in charge of making sure that you have a thrilling experience in the London Dungeon.