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Short breaks in London

Short breaks in London

Use our Hand Picked London visitor guide to plan your short break in London. Take a midweek break in London for the best rates available.


Hotels in London

Hendon Hall Hotel, Hendon, North London

Hendon Hall Hotel Hendon London

Hendon Hall originated as a 16th century mansion and was converted to a Hotel in 1911. A strong, bold, enchanting place, this Hotel is ideal for a relaxing break, while enjoying a cosmopolitan atmosphere on the edge of one of the world’s greatest cities.


There is plenty to see and do in London. This county has it all, a selection of top visitors attractions as well as historical London landmarks.

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Things to do around Hendon

Hampstead HeathAlexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace is a historic entertainment venue in Alexandra Park, London. It is located between Muswell Hill and Wood Green, in the north of the city. It was originally opened in 1873 but rebuilt in 1875 following a destructive fire.

Events

1st to 7th July - Drive-in Film Club

3rd to 5th July - Foodies Festival

12th July – Red Bull Soapbox Race

25th July – Summer Festival

1st August – The Luna Cinema

22nd August – Street Food & Craft Beer Festival

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Hampstead HeathBrent Cross Shopping Centre

Brent Cross is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Barnet. It is located near the A41 Brent Cross Flyover over the A406 North Circular Road.

Events

10th July throughout the summer holidays - London's biggest 'urban beach'

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Hampstead HeathHampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most popular open spaces, situated just four miles (six kilometres) from Trafalgar Square. An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich mosaic of flora and fauna and extensive recreational facilities, but also in its proximity and accessibility to millions of people. The Heath's landscape is varied with woodland, meadows, and fragments of heath-land and strings of ponds along its valleys. With its origins in former countryside, long-established features such as hedgerows and ancient trees provide links with the past. The range of wildlife is impressive for an urban site visited by so many people. Kingfishers, reed warblers and all three species of British woodpecker breed. Over 300 species of fungi have been recorded and it is one of the best places in London to see a number of species of bats.

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Hampstead HeathHarry Potter - Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

In 2000, an enterprising production team made its way to a film studio on the outskirts of London. The producers were making a film based on a book about a young boy with a lightning bolt scar who, on his eleventh birthday, learns that he is a wizard. That story was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and that studio was Leavesden. From 1939–1994 the studios were known as Leavesden Aerodrome, a local airfield and factory. During World War II, the plant produced fighter planes for the Ministry of Defence and, in the following years, it became a production centre for Rolls-Royce aircraft engines.

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Kenwood HouseKenwood House

Set in tranquil parkland with panoramic views over London, Kenwood House boasts sumptuous interiors and important paintings by many great artists. Brewing magnate, Edward Cecil Guinness, first Earl of Iveagh, bought Kenwood House in 1925. Thanks to him, you can admire masterpieces by Rembrandt, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Vermeer. Admire the Suffolk Collection, with its magnificent full-length Elizabethan portraits and stunning costume details. Or take a turn outside, in parkland influenced by the great English landscape gardener, Humphrey Repton. There are also lakeside walks and meandering woodland paths to explore and enjoy. 

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Kenwood HouseLondon Zoo

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Our mission is realised through our groundbreaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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The British MuseumThe British Museum

Founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from the whole world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.

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The London EyeThe London Eye

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Empire State, and now London has the London Eye - an extraordinary symbol for an extraordinary city. The world's largest observation wheel offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London's most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes! Combine your flight on the Eye with a 40 minute circular cruise on the Thames. Departing from the London Eye pier the commentary takes you from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London and back to the London Eye.

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The Tower of LondonThe Tower of London

The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, holds some of the most remarkable stories from across the centuries. Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, this powerful and enduring fortress has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armory and for a number of years even housed a zoo!

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RAF MuseumRAF Museum

RAF Museum London is Britain's only national air museum dedicated to aviation and has a total collection of well over a hundred full-size aircraft from all over the world which are displayed under cover on the historic site of the original London Aerodrome. The London collection includes some very early airplane designs, war planes including the legendary Battle of Britain Spitfire airplanes and Lancaster Bomber of World War II, through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft. This site contains a comprehensive library of pictures, photos and detailed information about all of the airplanes in the Museum's different collections.

Events

1st until 7th August – First World War Airfix Make and Take. Recommended age: 7+. Cost: £3

25th until 31st August - To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain the museum will be holding a full week of Spitfire kit making. Come along, grab a kit for £3 and let your creative flair help you to make and paint your very own model Spitfire. Then, take it home!

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