Imperial War Museum
IWM London is the world’s leading museum of war. Founded during the First World War, it gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict. It's huge, over six floors, and the last time I visited it had exhibits covering…
The IWM London has had on a major refit - by Foster & Partners architects - which opened in 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the start of World War I. The Central Hall is still the attention- grabbing repository of major artefacts: guns, tanks and aircraft hung from the ceiling (not least a…
Great for Kids: Recreations of WWI trenches and the Blitz, many tanks and planes and revolving military exhibitions.
Fascinating history to be explored in this iconic museum in Elephant and Castle.
“You can often catch a play with a well-known actor at this Waterloo institution. Both classic and modern productions on offer.”
“The Globe Theatre hosts the most accomplished Shakespearean actors to be found in the world, and is only fifteen minutes' away. The venue is small, but tickets are often available at late notice and at a surprisingly affordable price - especially if you are willing to stand. Just be aware that longer productions can turn into a marathon when not sat - especially in the summer heat!”
“Borough Market may be where you visit to buy food, but the Mercato is one of the trendiest places you can go to eat! It's a series of local warehouses converted into one of the hippest areas south of the river: dozens of food stalls serving international cuisines, bars, a niche cinema and an incredibly lively atmosphere. That said, there's no reserve seating and it can be much harder to seat larger groups together, especially on Friday and Saturday nights..!”
“Sport and cricket fans should visit The Oval, home of Surrey Cricket and cricket ground for the England Cricket Team. Vauxhall station is only 5 stops from Barnes station so it is really easy to get to. ”