London is a fantastic city for a bank holiday visit, offering a wide range of different activities and adventures, many of which are within easy reach of your hotel. If you’re staying with us this month, be sure to check out some of these fun suggestions to help make your trip extra-memorable…
Take a spin on the London Eye
The London Eye remains one of the most important tourist attractions in the city, as well as providing a unique and exciting way to see London from above. First constructed as a temporary exhibit to mark the dawn of the new millennium, it now attracts huge crowds eager to enjoy a leisurely ride in one of the Eye’s spacious bods. There are ways to upgrade the experience while staying at Hotel San Domenico House, including everything from enjoying a glass of champagne to renting your own private pod for special occasions.
Visit the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour
Harry Potter has a long connection with London, and there are plenty of spots around the city where you can discover more about this famous book series and the films which they inspired. For a truly magical day out while you stay at Hotel San Domenico House, simply head for the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour, home to a wide variety of props, costumes and sets which the films used to bring the world of Harry Potter to life. This is a particularly great activity to indulge in while travelling with younger visitors.
Head for ZSL London Zoo
One of the foremost destinations in the UK for catching up with the animal kingdom, ZSL London Zoo is a major site of conservation as well as a space ideal for visiting with all the family. Here you’ll find everything from penguins to lions and crocodiles, with a Reptile House which houses some of the largest snakes anywhere on earth. With over 750 species all situated here, there’s no better way to enjoy a fun family day out this bank holiday.
Head for a Royal Park
As the weather starts to improve, both Londoners and visitors alike start to aim for the open air – and London has plenty of delightful Royal Parks ideal for everything from a quiet picnic to more active endeavours like boating and cycling. Each park varies in size and scope, but with eight to choose from you’ll soon find your favourite this Bank Holiday.
Marvel at some world-class art
There are many art galleries in London, and some of these display major works from world art history, as well as showcasing the art of the future. We highly recommend a trip to the National Gallery to see some of the greatest art of all time, and a visit to the Tate Modern to see the artists and artworks which are sure to have a pretty big impact in the years to come.