Attractions to visit while on a British staycation this summer
Explore the United Kingdom in brand new ways this summer with a ‘staycation’ and holiday close to home. From some of the country’s biggest attractions offering new experiences at night time, rollercoaster thrills and unique exhibitions throughout the season, see what you can discover on the British Isles. Join the crowds this summer at the top 10 most visited attractions in London, and make memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
British attractions to visit this summer
The Painted Hall
Located in the heart of the Old Royal Naval College, step into the Tudor era at the Painted Hall. The birthplace of Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, walk around a royal home with over 500 years of history. Throughout your guided tour, you’ll be able to see treasure chests filled with historical memorabilia and wander around the grounds and courtyards once home to extravagant events. Filled with artefacts from historical periods across the world, try on King William’s Crown and clock, dare yourself to stare into Medusa’s face on Athena’s shield, or hold up King Louis XIV’s broken sword. Whether you’re wanting to brush up on your historical knowledge, or you’re keen to see centuries-old artwork, the Painted Hall is a hidden gem in London attractions.
Cool off this summer with a drink at Belowzero Ice Bar. Serving cocktails in ice cubes at -5 degrees, you’ll receive a cloak and gloves to keep warm while you spend 40 minutes at the ice bar, with sculptures carved out of Arctic ice. Once you’ve stepped out the Ice Bar and fully thawed, you’ll be able to visit the Fire Bar and the Karve Club restaurant to sample dishes and cocktails from around the world.
Think you know your way around the capital? See London in a new light by completing a Foxtrail tour, where you’ll be able to rediscover the city in an interactive experience. Find out about the lives of previous generations who trod the paths you’ll walk, along with clues to decipher along the way and really discover what makes London one of the greatest cities in the world.
Jeff Wayne’s War of the World’s – The Immersive Experience
Combining augmented reality at the cutting edge of technology alongside a Victorian set design, take a walk through the War of the Worlds at the newest immersive experience to hit the captial this summer. See if you’ll be able to survive the Martian Invasion of 1988 and take on ‘The Spirit of Man’ at a unique immersive production like no other.
London Bungee Jump
Chase adventure this summer with a 160 foot bungee jump by London’s O2 Arena. As you’re kitted out with the bungee rope and safety harnesses, you’ll ascend to the jumping platform where you’ll then be able to fly. In a matter of seconds, return to Earth via a thick air cushion to make your bungee jump as comfortable as possible. One of London’s newest thrillseeking activities, see the capital’s skyline from new heights (and lows) with a bungee jump.