The former home of the Duke of Wellington. Please check for prices and times. www.englishheritage.org.uk/apsleyhouse. 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, W1J 7NT. T: 020-7499 5676. F6. Station: Hyde Park Corner.
Contains an exquisite painted ceiling by artist Peter Paul Rubens. Mon-Sun 10am-1pm, but check before visiting (last ticket 3.15pm on 5 Aug). Adult £6.60; child free. www.hrp.org.uk. Whitehall, SW1A 2ER. T: 020-3166 6000. E8. Station: Westminster.
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
Zoo with donkeys, chinchillas and goats. Daily 10am-5.30pm. Adult £8.95; child £6.95. www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk. Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, SW11 4NJ. T: 0207924 5826. Off map. Station: Battersea Park.
The residence and workplace of the monarchy. To 2 Oct: Opening of the State Rooms. The palace is usually closed to the public, but is open with the display Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe (to 2 Oct). Daily 9.15am-5.15pm. Adult £21.50; child £12.30. www.royalcollection. org.uk. Buckingham Palace, The Mall, SW1A 1AA. T: 0303-123 7300. F6/F7. Station: Green Park.