Top 5 Things to Do in London in Autumn 2017

London is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations to use a Hotel Gift voucher. There are plenty of reasons to visit, but we compiled a list of five attractions that might get you to book those tickets to London sooner rather than later.

Oh, and while we’re at it – you can use a Hotel Gift voucher in 809 hotels in London!

#1 – London’s New Zipwire

The skyline of London has a newcomer – a 35m high and 225m long zipwire. Zip World London is located in Archbishop’s Park in Lambeth and is open July 18th – October 1st this year. The attraction offers breathtaking views of the skyline at a rapid speed. A ride down the world’s biggest and fastest city zipwire costs £16.50-£22.50 and needs to be booked in advance.

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See the London skyline from a zipwire
#2 – Whales at the Natural History Museum

Who isn’t fascinated by those enormous mysterious creatures far beneath the surface? The Natural History Museum has set up an excellent and informative exhibition showcasing the lives of whales. Although it’s an ideal activity for your children or grandchildren, the exhibition is very interesting for adults as well. Whales: Beneath the Surface is on at Natural History Museum until 28 February 2018. Tickets for adults: £11.50-£12.50, children: £7.50-£8.50.

Whales: Beneath the Surface
#3 – Lego Super Heroes

Curious to see a Batmobile made from 500.000 Lego bricks, including incredible 3D projections? The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes features well-known characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Joker in a tent on the South Bank until September 3rd 2017. Tickets are £16.50 for adults and £11 for children (all tickets £10 on Mondays).

Nathan Sawaya is specialized in Lego® art
#4 – Black Power and Giacometti at Tate Modern

Two exhibitions we don’t want to miss are on display at Tate Modern at the moment. Giacometti is one of the greatest painter-sculptors of the twentieth century and his peculiar figures are some of the most distinct works of modern art. The exhibition is on until 10 September and tickets are £18.50 for adults.

Expect art that provokes, confronts and confounds expectations at Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.  As Tate Modern puts it: “Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history” by showcasing artworks that mirror the many opinions of artists during the explosive times of the 1960s US. The exhibition is on until October 22nd 2017 and tickets are £16.50. Make a day out of it and combine the two exhibitions plus a drink in between for £28. Book in advance here.

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Tate Modern Café
#5 – Lumiere Light Festival

Planning on visiting the British capital this winter? Then you should time it around the weekend of 18-21 January for the Lumiere Light Festival. Light art by 40 artists will be on display in King’s Cross, West End, Covent Garden, Victoria, South Bank and Waterloo for four nights. An impressive 1.4 million people saw the spectacle in 2016 even though it took place during the coldest days of the year. Worth a visit we would say!

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