The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1,000 years.
How far: 26.2 miles
A royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London. The palace is open to the public and is a major tourist attraction.
How far: 32 miles
For an exciting day out, head for LEGOLAND Windsor and enjoy over 50 interactive rides, live shows and attractions that will keep the whole family entertained.
How far: 24.4 miles
Originally built as a great Tudor ‘power house’, The Vyne was visited by King Henry VIII on at least three occasions.
How far: 9.4 miles
|Ascot||20 miles||30 mins|
|Kempton Park||30 miles||40 mins|
|Newbury||25 miles||40 mins|
|Royal Windsor||30 miles||45 mins|
|Sandown Park||35 miles||45 mins|
The ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538, this is a treasure house of works of art and memorabilia.
How far: 50 miles
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Top male tennis stars compete in the Statoil Masters Tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall, the premier tournament - and last in the year - on the Seniors tour. Expect big names competing in three round robin groups of four.Read More
One of Britain's most successful films, Billy Elliot, has become a stage hit at the Victoria Palace Theatre. It won two Olivier Awards for best new musical and, for James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mowe, who first stard as Billy, best musical actor.Read More
Amazing horsemanship, breathtaking jumping and beautiful horses are all on display during The London International Horse Show at Olympia. This event is something of an institution, with thrilling competitions including the Olympia Grand Prix, the Puissance and the prestigious World Cup Qualifier.Read More
New College has one of the most beautiful chapels in Oxford and one of the finest choir schools. The atmospheric Midnight Mass is one of the few chances the public has to hear Christmas carols in the college.Read More
Visit Father Christmas' most luxurious grotto in the plush department store of Harrods. Children can sit on Santa's knee and receive a book, badge and photo from the kindly Mrs Christmas as a remembrance of their visit.Read More
If you happen to have thick skin or an excruciating hangover and have got nothing better to do on Christmas morning, make your way to Hyde Park's Serpentine Lido. The Peter Pan Cup Christmas Morning Race is a "refreshing" dip.Read More
Surrounded by twinkling fairy lights, the annual Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a must. The building provides an impressive backdrop and there's also a children's ice rink and classic carousel. Warm up with mulled wine in the Café Bar.Read More
Complete with an Angels Market and ice-skating rink, Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland is a festive day out for the family. New for 2012 is the double-decker carousel, as well as a magical ice kingdom, 60-metre-high revolving Star Flyer and Santa's factory.Read More
Stories of the strange goings-on throughout the centuries at Hampton Court Palace will raise the hairs on the back of your neck on Halloween. Discover the palace's spooky secrets on this 90-minute ghost tour and then on Fridays and Sundays until spring.Read More
Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by London's Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine. The museum displays the work of the winners and runners-up of this annual competition devoted to the world's finest photography of wildlife.Read More