London is one of the greatest cities in the world. If you've never been there, a trip to the capital doesn't have to cost the earth. Get there by train (not forgetting to book online in advance for the best fares, guaranteed), and you can have an amazing time for no more than the price of the ticket. 

The Wallace Collection

The Laughing Cavalier is neither laughing nor a cavalier… learn more about 18th–century French old masters, furniture and world-class armoury.

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Green Note

Earthy live music venue where you eat and fill your ears with jazz, Americana, bluegrass and more. ‘London Venue of the Year 2015’ – Time Out.

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Sky Garden

Blooms with a view, and food at 155 metres up. Rise early for yoga and breakfast or will Belvedere Spritz and Sunset Sessions get you to the top?

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Whitechapel Gallery

It has long exhibited world-class artists and is now a touchstone for international modern art. Plus, the bookshop alone is worth a visit.

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The Science Museum

Discover 500 years of robots and see everyday maths and science in a new light through Wonderlab’s interactive experiences.

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Image: Whitechapel Gallery Rachel Whiteread Commission: Tree of Life (2012) Photo: Guy Montagu-Pollock @ Arcaid