If you’re looking for cinema with a difference, try this fully restored historic cinema in Notting Hill. It first opened in 1910 and was one of Britain’s first purpose-built cinemas. Perfect for some atmospheric movie-watching.
A treasure trove of fascinating objects, antiquities and artworks collected by 18th-century architect John Soane. Be sure to take a tour by candlelight for maximum atmosphere.
3. The Thames Path
One of Britain’s National Trails, the Thames Path runs 184 miles from the River Thames’ source in the Cotswold Hills to the sea in Greenwich. You don’t have to walk the whole thing, but following it from London out into the countryside makes for a great day’s walk.
4. The Temple
You may recognise Temple Church from Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code. Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar, it sits at the heart of London’s historic legal district. Explore Middle Temple and Inner Temple, each of which have beautiful gardens, dining halls and libraries.
5. Dennis Severs’ House
Step into the 18th century at Dennis Severs’ House. It recreates the lives of its one-time occupants: a family of Huguenot silk-weaves from 1724, and through sound, smell and beautifully created scenes shows how things evolved between their arrival and the 20th century.
6. Kenwood House
At the very top of the beautiful rolling parkland of Hampstead Heath sits Kenwood House, a stately home full of magnificent artwork and surrounded by gardens. Explore the house as part of a walk on the heath: a great way to spend a sunny day.