Relax in a Luxury Holiday Cottage in Greater London
All the comforts of home including well-equipped kitchens, comfortable king-size beds and secluded decking or garden areas where you can spend your evenings, enjoying some al-fresco dining and a drink or two under the starlit sky.
A huge region, Greater London is home to over 8 million people and covers 600 square miles. while most of the 15 million holidaymakers who visit the area annually focus on the historic and cultural attractions of the inner city such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. However, there are lots of attractions further afield, and for those staying in one of our recommended holiday cottages, they deserve a mention too!
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Check out our selection, you can even bring the family dog if you chose a pet friendly holiday home. We guarantee that a break in this region will be a holiday to remember, whether a romantic break, celebration with friends or family get together. Greater London is one of the best destinations in the UK.
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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Greater London
We have not only provided you with a list of the best holiday homes in Greater London we have also put together a list of the best attractions to make the most of your holiday.
1. Kew Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens can be found on the south bank of the Thames. The library at Kew Gardens boasts over 500,000 books on botanical literature and there are literally millions of plants to discover during your visit to this magnificent 300-acre garden. Hosting an impressive calendar of events and concerts throughout the year, one of the best ways to arrive here is via a River Thames River Cruise.
2. Chessington World of Adventures
For those holidaying with children there is no better place than Chessington World of Adventures. Originally a zoo, this fabulous theme park is home to over a thousand animals including, tigers, gorillas and all the usual favourites, along with a Sea Life Centre, thrilling roller coasters, fun themed play areas and the Amazu Treetop Adventure, where the kids can play alongside real monkeys and exotic birds. One of the UK's biggest and best theme parks, Chessington is an excellent day out for all ages.
3. Brooklands Museum
One of the top tourist attractions in Surrey the Brooklands Museum is located in Weybridge. Originally a racetrack which opened in 1907 it is now home to an impressive display of aircraft spanning nearly a hundred years, including a Wellington Bomber and the iconic Concorde, alongside an unrivalled racing car collection and the Malcolm Campbell Workshop.
4. Camden's Markets
For a spot of retail therapy why not visit the world-famous Camden Markets which can be found north of Regents Park. Camden's Passage Market is renowned for collectables and antiques while Camden Lock Market sells just about everything from clothes, souvenirs and crafts. The biggest and most colourful market is the Stables, originally a Victorian horse hospital it is the place to go everything retro and vintage, with lots of outdoor eating areas offering cuisine from all over the world among the cobbled streets.
5. Richmond Park
The largest and arguably the best city park in the UK covering an impressive 2,300 acres, Richmond Park is a popular place for picnics and walks among the hundreds of free roaming red and fallow deer. Why not enjoy the view of St Pauls cathedral, over 12 miles away, from the park's highest point; King Henry's Mound or check out one of the most haunted houses in the country Ham House. Richmond Park is home to a number of country mansions which are open to the public including the charming White Lodge, a 17th century Georgian house now home to the Royal Ballet Lower School.
6. Hampton Court Palace
Arguably the most fascinating of all the royal residences, Hampton Court Palace dates back to Tudor times and was home to 5 of Henry Vlll's wives, 2 of which supposedly still haunt the corridors of this magnificent palace. Highlights include Haunted Gallery, the Tudor tennis courts, Kings apartments and the astronomical clock. In the gardens the world-famous Maze offers interactive family fun and with a host of events throughout the year including the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, there is always something different to see here.
Home to the world's most famous tennis tournament for over a hundred years it is now also the place where you can visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, this cutting -edge facility has a multitude of interactive displays and exhibits from a projection of John McEnroe in the dressing room to experiencing what it feels like to be on centre court via the 3D cinema. A day out here is a must for all whether you are a tennis fan or not (please note the Museum is only available for tournament ticket holders during the championship).
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8. Thorpe Park
One of the UK's favourite theme parks Thorpe Park is only 20 miles outside Central London and is the perfect place for an action packed fun day out for all the family. With over 30 rides and attractions including one of Europe's fastest roller coasters "Stealth" and the terrifyingly scary "Derren Brown's Ghost Train. There's plenty for the little ones too with Angry Birds Land featuring a brilliant 4D experience and numerous play areas. Don't forget your swimming costume this fun-filled theme park even has its own wave pool and beach.
9. Battersea Park
This 19th century park on the south bank of the Thames covers 200 acres and is home to a large boating lake, mini golf, wide open spaces, adventure play area, sports grounds and a children's zoo making it a popular attraction especially during the summer months when there are a multitude of events. It also includes a number of impressive sculptures including some by the famous sculptor Henry Moore. The perfect place to unwind and enjoy majestic views, Battersea Park is a great place to spend a warm summer's day.
10. Royal Air Force Museum
Home to more than 70 military planes, along with an extensive collection of medals, documentation and technical displays, the Royal AirforceMuseum is located on a former aerodrome belonging to Claude Graham- White an aviation pioneer and the first man to perform a night flight. Must-sees include the Battle of Britain Hall, History of Aviation in the 3D cinema and the American and British aircraft in the Bomber Hall. Step back in time and learn about Britain's proud aviation heritage with a visit to this excellent attraction.
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