Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors during the summer months and for a limited number of tours in December, January and at Easter each year. Throughout the year, you can watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
9 -minute walk from The Ritz.
Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Probably the most iconic landmark of London, Big Ben is located at The Houses of Parliament in Westminster, next to the River Thames. Why not take a guided tour of The Houses of Parliament and discover 1000 years of history, politics and architecture?
15-minute drive from The Ritz.
The famous Lastminute.com London Eye is the world’s tallest observation wheel at 135 metres offering amazing 360-degree views of the British capital. Enjoy an ever-changing perspective of London. There are interactive guides in several languages, which will allow you to explore.
21-minute drive from The Ritz.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is a historic castle and fortress located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London where you can view priceless Crown Jewels. Join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear the fascinating history of the tower.
40-minute drive from The Ritz.
Get closer to your favourite celebrities by visiting Madame Tussauds and discover more than 300 life size wax replicas of celebrities and historic figures including Her Majesty The Queen, Marilyn Monroe and John Travolta. You can also go behind the scenes and see how the sculptors create these incredible wax figures and ride in a taxi at Madame Tussauds to relive the rich history of London.
17-minute drive from The Ritz.
For the perfect family day out, visit the fantastic ZSL London Zoo, opened in 1847, which includes more than 750 species. You can enjoy interactive experiences throughout the zoo, including Gorilla Kingdom and the Land of the Lions. Thanks to the fund generated by your ticket, the zoo protects endangered animals through their conservation programmes.
20-minute drive from The Ritz.
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s permanent collection spans over two million years and displays world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. In addition to its fabulous permanent collection, you can enjoy exclusive temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
17-minute drive from The Ritz.
St Paul’s Cathedral
The iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, where Princes Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married in 1981, is one of London’s skyline most famous features. Open for visit Monday to Saturday between 8:30 and 4.30pm
24-minute drive from The Ritz.
Just next to The Ritz, Royal Green Park is a tranquil area of nature, offering a quiet space to take a peaceful break from the busy city life. When staying at the hotel, you can walk across the park and arrive at Buckingham Palace.
Next door to The Ritz.
The Royal Academy of Arts
The Royal Academy of Arts, founded in 1768, is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain. Situated in Piccadilly, it is universally renowned for hosting some of the capital’s finest temporary and touring exhibitions. Its annual Summer Exhibition, running since the institution first opened, displays select work from up and coming artists and by academicians.
5-minute walk from The Ritz.