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Jubilee Gardens sits in the heart of London's cultural center at South Bank, and was created in 1977 to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee. It neighbors the iconic British Airways London Eye, The Shell Centre and the River Thames. Whether you want to meet up with friends over a picnic, take a break during a day trip, attend a free festival or cultural event, or simply sunbathe, you will love visiting this London park. Check website for event timings, and for further details.
Namco Station is a virtual Babylon of electronic entertainment. The Thunderdome-evoking facility is jam-packed with every hot new arcade game and a panoply of virtual-reality simulation machines. Go skiing, racing, street fighting, boating, play football and more; all within steps of Waterloo Station. If virtual entertainment isn't your cup of tea, Namco Station offers actual entertainment as well. Throw a strike or two at the Techno Bowling lanes, or shoot some American pool in the billiards hall. Corporations are encouraged to hold their corporate events here, but the public is always welcome.
The London Eye Pier is located directly below the London Eye. It was built as part of the Thames 2000 Project and was funded by the Millennium Commission. This pier is intended to serve as protection to the London Eye against collision and provides sweeping views of the river and skyline. The London Eye pier is also the starting and end point for a number of ferry services, leisure cruises and River Thames cruises. A cruise along the River Thames is a must for visitors to the city, and there is no better place to begin than in the shadow of the London Eye.
The biggest aquarium in the city, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium has a huge collection, one of the largest in Europe. Piranhas, jellyfish, sting rays, seahorses, clown fish and Gentoo penguins can be observed here. Visitors can experience the Shark Reef Encounter and come face to face with sharks separated by a glass casing or feed turtles yourself. The aquarium also organizes conservation programs in which one can participate.
This is not so much a museum as a dark (and sometimes gruesome) reproduction of all things that illustrate the darker side of European history. Located in the County Hall, with ghastly sounds seeping through the front door, this is a sort of haunted house for all. It has won the Best Unusual Venue tourism award several times in the past. Wander through rooms depicting royal executions, vicious murders, various torture and execution devices, and even the Great Fire of London 1666. The addition of Hollywood-style sound effects and lighting is also a nice touch. It's all unbelievably tacky, yet good fun in a morbid sort of way. Be warned, however, that its probably not suitable for the faint hearted, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Explore London on a unique WWII vehicle that is a hybrid of a boat and truck. This 75-minute amphibious joy-ride gives you an insight of the city's historic sights as well as cultural heritage. Learn quirky trivia about the royal city from expert guides and then get ready to splash into the Thames for a half hour cruise. If you are looking for a fun and adventurous way to see the sights, then the London Duck Tours should top your itinerary.
Built in the year 1923, Royal Air Force Memorial honors the dead of Royal Air Force during World War I. This military memorial is bult to the designs of Sir Reginald Blomfield. The eagle atop the sculpture is done by William Reid Dick and represents a part of the RAF's logo. Royal Air Force Memorial is found close to Cleopatra's Needle, nestled between Westminster Bridge and Charing Cross Bridge.
An arresting sculpture overlooking the beautiful River Thames, Battle of Britain Monument was built for commemorating British military servicemen who laid down their lives in Battle of Britain, one of the iconic events of World War II. Battle of Britain Historical Society first had the idea of creating it since they felt it important to honor the major events of the War. This sculpture features various scenes of the battle, the most striking one being a team of pilots struggling out of the relief to board the imaginary aircraft. Its unveiling happened on the battle's 65th anniversary, on September 18, 2005 by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.