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Weybridge: Brooklands Museum Admission Ticket

1. Weybridge: Brooklands Museum Admission Ticket

Spend a day in the original historic grounds of the former race track and aircraft factory, the Brookland Museum. Only about an hour away from London, transport yourself back in time on an aviation adventure.  Discover the open-air museum fully during your visit and see what the birthplace of British motorsport has to offer. Learn about the history of flight and motorsport through collections of motor vehicles, aircraft, and exhibition spaces that explore Brooklands’ unique past. Visit the motoring village and see the cars that raced on the historic track at Britain’s first Grand Prix, including the record-breaking Napier-Railton. Check out the UK’s largest collection of ex-London Transport Buses.

Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Go at your own pace on this self-guided walking audio tour through Windsor and Eton, with a focus on the area’s rich royal history. Along the way, you’ll marvel at Windsor Castle, cross Windsor Bridge, and see Eton College, among many more landmarks.  The route begins at Windsor Royal Station and starts off by leading you past historic pubs, houses, and streets – including Windsor’s most elegant street, and the shortest street in Great Britain.  When you reach Windsor Castle, you’ll learn about the rich history of the building, built by William the Conqueror and inhabited by every monarch since then. The castle has been expanded over the centuries to become the impressive structure it is today.  Next, continue towards Eton, crossing over Windsor bridge and passing monuments like the Theatre Royal and the George V Memorial. You’ll then amble down Eton High Street, ending the tour at Eton College to learn about the school where no less than 20 of the UK's Prime Ministers have been educated. The audio commentary uses GPS technology and will stop and start according to your live location. That means you can take the tour at your leisure, and focus on your surroundings while you learn about the royal history of the area. 

London: Richmond to Hampton Court River Thames Cruise

3. London: Richmond to Hampton Court River Thames Cruise

Reach Hampton Court in comfort with this direct ferry service from Richmond. Buy a drink from the bar to enjoy as you sail, take in the scenic views, and see Teddington Lock. Board your cruise in Richmond and head down the beautiful River Thames. As you sail, enjoy views of Teddington Lock and Kingston upon Thames. Purchase a drink to sip on as you take in the views from the boat. After arriving in Hampton Court, explore the palace and parks or enjoy lunch at one of the many riverside pubs or restaurants.

Hampton Court to Richmond River Thames Cruise

4. Hampton Court to Richmond River Thames Cruise

Boat tour from Hampton Court to Richmond passing through Teddington Lock & historic Kingston upon Thames.From Hampton Court Pier, a few steps from Cardinal Wolesey's Tudor palace, built in 1515 and presented to King Henry VIII in 1529, the cruise passes along the quiet stretch of the river with its abundant and varied wildlife, passing grand riverside houses with their ornate boathouses through Teddington lock to Richmond Pier. At Richmond you can enjoy many Riverside bars and Restaurants or visit nearby Richmond Deer Park, Ham House, or Turners House.

London: GoBoat Rental in Kingston upon Thames

5. London: GoBoat Rental in Kingston upon Thames

GoBoat is the fun, self-drive boating experience. You are the captain; you choose the route. From our location in Kingston, GoBoats have access to a stunning non-tidal section of London's River Thames. Our boats fit up to 8 people including children (dogs are also welcome). No boating experience is necessary, as you’ll be taught everything you need to know. Our friendly crew will welcome you by the kiosk to give you your boating instructions and provide life jackets for babies and buoyancy aids for children. You’ll also be given a route map to help you navigate your way. Set sail on a 1, 2, 3 or 4 hour adventure with friends and family. Bring a picnic, make lasting memories and experience London from a whole new perspective.

Woking: Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden Ticket

6. Woking: Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden Ticket

Visit the RHS Garden Wisley, one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens with this entry ticket. Explore the historic home of RHS and view a glorious garden of the future at the brand-new planet-friendly research center. Head to the new RHS Hilltop, to uncover The Home of Gardening Science which is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of gardeners.  Come see the vital work being done to help future-proof the planet and learn all about the RHS’ ground-breaking research. Enjoy fruit and veggies of all shapes and sizes in the World Food Garden, sit and reflect in the Wellbeing Garden, or spot insects by the water in the Wildlife Garden. Engage your senses, challenge yourself to race up Battleston Hill, breathe in the heady scents in the Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, or gaze up in wonder in the tropical Glasshouse.

London: Richmond to Kew River Thames Cruise

7. London: Richmond to Kew River Thames Cruise

Board a traditional River Thames passenger boat in Richmond and cruise along the river to Kew. Soak up the scenery from indoor and outdoor seating, and take advantage of a fully licensed bar and restroom facilities on board. Wind along the river, passing by islands and stately homes. Upon arrival, enjoy a variety of opportunities, from a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew or Hampton Court Palace to a long lunch at one of Kew or Richmond’s many riverside pubs and restaurants.

Windsor Castle: Heritage Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

8. Windsor Castle: Heritage Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

Step into your horse-drawn carriage just outside Windsor Castle and travel down The Long Walk, an iconic tree-lined avenue created by King Charles II in 1680. Enjoy a scenic ride as you admire views of famous historical landmarks. Start your journey by meeting your guide and carriage at the allocated meeting point. Hop aboard your horse-drawn carriage and set-off toward Windsor, taking in splendid views en route. From your carriage you will pass sights such as the Frogmore Mausoleum, the final resting place of Queen Victoria and her husband Albert, the Prince Consort. View Windsor's diamond jubilee statue commemorating Daniel and Storm, the two horses who drew the late Queen Elizabeth II's carriages. Relax and get away from it all as your carriage winds its way through Windsor Great Park. As you explore the 5,000-acre estate, your guide will bring history alive with stories of the royalty who called this Castle home. Before the end of the tour, take a memorable holiday photo with the splendid Castle as the backdrop.

Walton on Thames: Shepperton River Cruise on the Thames

9. Walton on Thames: Shepperton River Cruise on the Thames

We offer up to a 45-minute boat trip when it comes to our Shepperton Cruise. It’s a circular cruise, departing from Cowey Sale, Walton Bridge and passes through the Desborough Channel to D’Oyly Carte Island and returns via the meandering old river, past Shepperton Manor, picturesque bungalows and gardens. After passing the boarding point, the boat continues through Walton before turning at the Swan Public House for the short return journey. We have a fully licensed bar on board all of our vessels. During the duration of the trip snacks and soft drinks are on board, however we do not serve sandwiches.

Richmond: Group Kayak Experience

10. Richmond: Group Kayak Experience

Your session will start with a safety briefing and some land-based training on the riverbank or our pontoon near Richmond Bridge. This typically takes 15-20 minutes depending on group size. We will introduce you to the kayaking equipment, teach you about safety and navigation on the river, as well as paddle techniques, including how to steer, stop and self-rescue. We will then head out onto the river, either upstream towards Eel Pie Island and Teddington or downstream towards Richmond Lock, Isleworth, Kew Gardens and Chiswick, depending on the tide. The distance actually covered will depend on wind and tide conditions on the day.

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based on 184 reviews

Volunteer’s were passionate, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. They went out of their way to make the visit great. They obviously enjoyed being there.

Great day. So much to see and do. The volunteers were very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging.

Excellent day out great historical exhibits very well presented and organised it's a must see

Very enjoyable Didnt realise so much occurred at brooklands

It was a great fun day out. Loads of cars and buses to see.