If you’re a history buff, book a train ticket to London and explore the capital’s turbulent and gruesome past. Shocking secrets, deadly deeds and mysterious myths are just waiting to be discovered – so head to the city for a memorable experience.
Here are five things to do while you’re in the area:
Explore The Tower of London
Located on the north bank of the River Thames, The Tower of London is one of the most notorious castles in the UK. With a long and bloody history of disappearances, imprisonment and executions, it gives a unique insight into London’s turbulent past and is a sight to behold. The White Tower is a particular highlight and guests can even view the Crown Jewels – including some of the most extraordinary diamonds in the world.
Head to the London Dungeon
Have you got nerves of steel? If so, head to the London Dungeon and unravel 1000 years of London’s history. Walk the dark corridors of this petrifying attraction and find out what life was like all those centuries ago – but beware, it’s pretty scary. Lost souls wonder the street, Bloody Mary’s on the prowl and even the rat catcher’s bad at his job. The 90-minute tour includes three exciting rides, 14 live shows and a host of real-life actors and is a realistic kind of history lesson.
The London Bridge Experience & Tombs
If you haven’t noticed already, London’s history is rather grotesque. This message is confirmed at The London Bridge Experience & Tombs, which takes you on a journey through the dark and deadly moments of London’s past. Here you’ll learn more about the bridge itself and will come face-to-face with angry Romans, blood thirsty Vikings and a number of familiar characters – including Charles Dickens.
Visit the Imperial War Museum
Looking for an education and informative day out? Then head to one of London’s fascinating museums. The Imperial War Museum will help you understand the impact of modern warfare of individuals and society and contains many breath-taking artefacts. Human-sized bomb shells, scuba diving suits and enormous army tanks are all on display, so come along and check it out.
The Olympic Park
The London 2012 Olympic Games might be over, but you can still see the Olympic Park. This fantastic part of the city will soon be transformed into habitable area with houses schools and nurseries – so it’s worth paying a visit. Walking tours of the east end take place on a regular basis and pass right by this impressive structure. Remember, if you visit any time soon, the Paralympic Games will be taking place, so it might be rather busy.
Off peak train tickets to London can be bought online, so buy yours today and enjoy a fun-filled adventure.