Explore top attractions like the London Eye
From Park Plaza London Waterloo, you can stroll through the streets of Central London to reach some of the city’s most-visited attractions, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Families can catch the thrills of the London Dungeon or explore the underwater world of SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Internationally acclaimed performances regularly grace the stages of the nearby National Theatre and the Southbank Centre. First-class stores on Oxford Street and Regent Street attract discriminating shoppers. Still can’t decide? See the whole city from the top of the London Eye. If your plans take you farther afield, a quick walk will bring you to London Waterloo railway and tube station.
Park Plaza London Waterloo puts you close to these top attractions:
- British Film Institute (BFI) IMAX (12 min)
For a movie experience like no other, visit the biggest screen in Britain.
T: +44 (0) 20 7199 6000
- British Film Institute (BFI) South Bank (14 min)
The place to explore the history and the future of British film and TV, BFI shows more than 2,000 classic and contemporary films every year.
T: +44 (0) 20 7928 3535
- Buckingham Palace (30 min)
The official London residence of the royal family is perhaps best known for its legendary changing of the guard ceremony.
- Florence Nightingale Museum (8 min)
You can explore and celebrate the life of Florence Nightingale—the founder of modern nursing—at this museum, which includes 800 of her letters.
T: +44 (0) 20 7188 4400
- House of Vans (5 min)
Let loose in this 3,000-square-metre indoor park, ideal for skateboarding and BMX. It also includes an art gallery, cinema screenings and live music.
T: +44 (0) 20 7922 1180
- Imperial War Museum (5 min)
A deeply moving and intriguing museum, IWM preserves the stories of Britain’s armed conflicts from World War I to the present.
T: +44 (0) 20 7416 5320
- Lambeth Palace (9 min)
Constructed beside the Thames in the 1200s, Lambeth is home to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
T: +44 (0) 20 7898 1200
- London Duck Tours (9 min)
Climb on board one of these intriguing land-and-water vehicles for a unique perspective on London. You can catch a glimpse of London’s landmarks like Big Ben and the London Eye from the back of a duck.
T: +44 (0) 20 7928 3132
- London Dungeon (12 min)
You may have escaped the Great Fire, but watch out for Jack the Ripper! At the London Dungeon, you can tour 1,000 years of London’s underworld in 90 minutes and enjoy performances by live actors.
T: +44 (0) 87 1423 2240
- London Eye (12 min)
From the top of Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, you get a bird’s-eye view of London for up to 40 kilometres.
T: +44 (0) 87 0990 8883
- National Theatre (14 min)
Planning on seeing a show? The National Theatre, a globally recognized centre of artistic excellence, hosts 25 new productions each year.
T: +44 (0) 20 7452 3000
- Old Vic Theatre (7 min)
From its opening season in 1818 to the present day, the Old Vic Theatre has brought fresh acting talent to the stage in London.
T: +44 (0) 84 4871 7628
- Oxo Tower Wharf (18 min)
A Thames landmark since the 1930s, Oxo Tower Wharf is now one of London’s most fashionable places to shop for jewellery, apparel and home goods.
- SEA LIFE London Aquarium (12 min)
Come within inches of the extraordinary creatures from the kingdoms under the sea. SEA LIFE is a never-to-be-forgotten experience for all ages.
T: +44 (0) 87 1663 1678
- Shrek's Adventure! London (12 min)
Whether you are on a weekend break or you came from far, far away, there’s no better London adventure than a day with the world’s best-loved ogre.
T: +44 (0) 87 1221 2837
- Southbank Centre (14 min)
Buzzing with the sounds of world-class talent, Southbank Centre includes the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery and the Poetry Library. Take in a concert, show or festival while you are in London.
T: +44 (0) 20 7960 4200
Additional nearby attractions, businesses and services include:
- Chessington World of Adventures Resort (39 min by car)
- Ernst & Young (7-min walk)
- ExCeL London (16 min by car)
- QE2 Conference Centre (19-min walk)
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (30 min by car)
- Shell Centre (10-min walk)
- Stonehenge (1 hour 44 min by car)
- St Thomas’ Hospital (7-min walk)
- Thorpe Park Resort (48 min by car)