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.
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.
The birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years, Kensington Palace is rich with history. Feel like royalty as you explore the exquisitely decorated King’s State Apartments, the finest paintings of the Royal Collection, and the immaculately kept gardens.
10-minute drive from The Ritz.
Natural History Museum
Known for housing a magnificent blue whale skeleton in its Hintze Hall and an enviable dinosaur collection, complete with roaring T. rex, the Natural History Museum will amaze children and adults alike. Located in South Kensington, alongside the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum, look no further for a fascinating family day out.
12-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.
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.
The famous Lastminute.com London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered 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.
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.
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.