You’ve decided to go to UKSTAR this February and not only that you managed to score a 2 for 1 ticket. That means you have an extra £599!
To make the most of your time in Westminster we’ve compiled a list of all the things you could do with that money.
Only a 10 minute walk from County Hall where the first UKSTAR will take place, Westminster Abbey has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building. Tickets can be found here, they cost £20 and include an audio guide with information about the venue.
Coca-Cola London Eye
Only a stone’s throw from our UKSTAR venue is the magnificent London Eye. The Coca-Cola London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the Queen at home? You’ll spot the flag flying if she is. A Standard Ticket Experience on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Tickets can be found here and cost £22.50.
Star Wars Identities at the O2
Explore the characters of Star Wars in this unique interactive exhibition. The stunning collection of some 200 props, models, costumes and artwork from the original Star Wars films, and an interactive identity quest make this an incredible exhibition for any Star Wars fan. Getting to the O2 from Westminster will take about 45 mins, all of the information on how to get there can be found here. Tickets are here and range from £20 – £25.
Visit the West End
Perhaps the most famous thing about London’s West End is its theatre scene. Alongside Broadway in New York, West End theatre represents the highest quality theatre in the world.
From Phantom of the Opera to Wicked, Les Miserables and the Lion King there is definitely a show for everybody. Prices range from £23.20 – £44.62.
Take a Hop On – Hop Off Bus Service around London
The Hop on hop off service has over 60 stops on 4 different routes, where you’ll get a chance to see iconic places like Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and more! All packages also include a walking tour and a point to point River Thames Boat Ride. Tickets can be found here and are £29
The London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the last 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London, culture and society since 1800. They care for over 450,000 items – preserving, researching and acquiring objects to use in their galleries, exhibitions and other activities. Tickets for adults are £17 and can be found here.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Fan of Harry Potter? Why not take a tour of Warner Brothers Studios where the film franchise was made. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world. Tickets are £69 and can be found here.
Visit Madame Tussauds
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history. Madame Tussauds has been making wax figures for over 150 years. Tickets are £29 and can be found here.
Choccywoccydoodah is a magical chocolate shop in the heart of London. The shop’s talented artists are real life Willy Wonkas and can transform chocolate into the most amazing shapes. You can check out the chocolate menagerie which includes kittens, puppies, snails, birds, dinosaurs and frogs. Why not stop in on your travels and pick up some chocolate…who doesn’t love chocolate.
Shakespeare’s Globe and Exhibition Tour
Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse first built in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. The reconstructed Globe opened in 1997. Exhibition & Theatre Tour
Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour is the world’s largest visitor experience devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Tickets are £15 and can be booked online here.
Take a trip to Fortnum & Mason for some afternoon tea. The tradition of taking tea and that little bit of something between lunch and dinner has long since been a feature at Fortnum & Mason. Their tranquil Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon was opened by HM The Queen and has since become a stylish destination for the most traditional of afternoon teas. Prices are from £44 per person and you can book a table here.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is the flagship of the Gordon Ramsay Group. Established by Gordon Ramsay in 1998, the restaurant has held three Michelin stars since 2001, and is now led by Chef Patron Clare Smyth. The cuisine is modern French, using the very finest seasonal ingredients and employing both classic and modern techniques. The typical meal price here is £41 per person and can be booked here.
The Largest Lego Store in the World
Only a 20 minute walk from the UKSTAR venue is the newly opened Lego Store! This isn’t any old Lego Store, the new store is also the World’s Largest! Imagine the Lego Experience you could have there. Visit their Brick Specialists, the pick & build wall, the digital box and most importantly play with the mountains of Lego available to you. Take some time to pick up some souvenirs.
Total Spent £356.12
(plus whatever you spent on Lego and Chocolate)
There’s so much to do with your savings and you still have over £200 for shopping and souvenirs. This list doesn’t even include all of the free events you can attend and sights to see. There’s so much to do when you get to UKSTAR you’ll be spoiled for choice.