If you're fed up of the run-of-the-mill entertainment options in the city, then the Boat Show will be your chance to have a refreshing night out. Aboard a permanently moored vessel, this combination of comedy and nightclub guarantees entertainment. The comedy club is meant for people 18 and above, while the nightclub allows only above-21s. This unique venue is also great for private parties.
The British Museum is one of London's top tourist attractions, as well as a major scholarly resource. Its collection was bequeathed to the nation in 1753, and the museum's distinctive Greek Revivalist structure was built during the 19th Century. The collection expanded massively during the heyday of the British Empire, leading to the museum's notoriety for plundering sources all over the globe and leaving it with over 6.5 million objects to look after. The displays cover about 5.5 hectares (14 acres) and it is simply too tiring to tackle them all in one visit. The best way is to pick a collection or exhibition that interests you, explore that, and make return visits. And if you haven't got time for a proper visit, drop in for a coffee at the lovely Court Restaurant. Admission is free but charges may apply for temporary exhibitions.
Get a glimpse of London, as Kayaking London helps you kayak down the Thames. Kayaking London is made up of a modest team of professionals with over 25 years of experience in coaching attached to their names. As you paddle through the river, you can get splendid views of London's popular landmarks: Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast. They offer a great range of courses for people of all experience levels.
900 years of history are embraced within the thick, turreted walls of the Tower of London. Though the dark days of yore are long gone, an aura of death and medieval torture remains. The main attractions for most visitors are the breathtaking Crown Jewels. Also a tourist draw are the ravens; according to folklore, if they ever leave, the British crown will crumble, her empire along with it. Founded in 1066, William the Conqueror built the majestic White Tower that still rises above the Thames. Tours given by the Yeoman Warders shed light on the Tower's fascinating and often macabre history.
Explore the natural history of the planet Earth, from the prehistoric era to the present day, at one of London's most visited museums. In 1881, the Natural History Museum moved to its present venue. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, this building is now one of London's most beautiful and recognized museums. The halls house more than 300 years worth of collections, with over 68 million specimens. Broadly divided into Life and Earth galleries, the museum provides much more than can be seen in a day, and your feet will get tired before your brain does. Let your kids run wild among dinosaur skeletons, erupting volcanoes and life size constructs of blue whales - it's unlikely they'll ever forget their first visit here.
The National Gallery is a magnificent Georgian edifice on the northern side of Trafalgar Square that houses a massive collection of Western European art. Started in 1838, you can find the works of master Leonardo Da Vinci in the Sainsbury wing of the gallery, alongside Botticelli and Bellini. The west wing contains works by Titian, Michelangelo and Raphael, the north wing contains works by Rubens, Rembrandt and Caravaggio, and the east wing contains works by Seurat, Canaletto, Degas and Monet. A portable audio guide is available in six different languages.