9 attractions you need to explore in the UK in 2019
Make 2019 the year that you explore all corners of the country at some of the nation’s coolest attractions. Book your tickets to these attractions now and you’ll be able to look back on the year with fond memories. See behind the scenes at the football grounds that have inspired a love of sport or step back in time to meet royalties of centuries gone by with us, as we ensure that our family-friendly attractions offer the best experiences that money can buy.
Attractions you need to visit this year
If you’re a keen sports fan, let our selection of sporting tours tantalise you into finding out even more about the sport. Learn all about matchday experiences and hotly contested sporting bouts between some of the world’s biggest sport stars. Visit the grounds you see so often on television and walk around the grounds at these attractions and feel inspired as you see exhibits, trophies and some of the most memorable moments in sport.
Are you an Arsenal or a Chelsea fan? You’ll love our stadium tours around the Emirates and Stamford Bridge. Feel the energy of a Champions League final match and take your seat in the changing room to learn more about these rival teams and walk through the players’ tunnel to truly feel like a footballer. Kicking a ball round the park won’t be the same again!
Home to iconic music events and England football games, learn all about Wembley Stadium on a guided tour. During the tour, you’ll see sporting memorabilia including the original flag from the 1948 London Olympics all the way to the 1966 World Cup Crossbar, part of football history.
Not so keen on the football? Explore Twickenham Stadium to get an insight into the world of rugby, where you’ll see the oldest international rugby jersey and find out what kind of rugby player you would be! Prefer to hit a ball rather than be tackled? Journey down to Wimbledon and visit the Lawn Tennis Museum and experience the magic of the “fortnight” of British tennis and test your racket skills.
Satisfy your adrenaline craving with a high-octane ride down the River Thames on a Thamesjet. Boarding from Westminster Pier, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy a cruising, serene view of London’s iconic skyline from the water before racing along the river in a display filled with twists, speed and power. Zoom around Canary Wharf and go under Tower Bridge on a Thamesjet, and see the sights like you’ve never seen them before. London won’t be the same.
Condense 900 years of British history with a Three Palace Royal Pass; the most prestigious passport in London. With a Three Palace Royal Pass, you’ll be granted entry to the Tower Of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace, where you’ll be able to let your historical imagination run wild. Get behind the walls and see how much the crown jewels are worth at the Tower of London. See if you can escape the maze in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace and marvel in awe at the coronation gown of Queen Victoria at Kensington Palace. Once you’ve got a Three Palace Royal Pass, you’ll have up to two years to visit all three venues under one ticket, making it even easier to ensure that your 2019 is full of historical fun.
Never been to London before? Pack in the total experience of what the capital has to offer with a Total London Experience. Throughout the day, you’ll be able to visit many of the city’s landmarks from the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square to the streets around St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and enjoy a cruise down the River Thames before seeing the sun set on the London Eye where you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views stretching for up to 25 miles. The Total London Experience is the best way to make sure that you see everything you need to and tick off your tourism bucket list.
Wanting to avoid the London crowds this year? You’ll want to check out these hidden gems in the capital that are off the beaten track. You can also find the cheapest deals to stay in London with our guide on where to stay on a budget.