Where London - - Sightseeing -

Ap­s­ley House

The for­mer home of the Duke of Welling­ton. Please check for prices and times. www.en­glish­her­­s­ley­house. 149 Pic­cadilly, Hyde Park Cor­ner, W1J 7NT. T: 020-7499 5676. F6. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

Ban­quet­ing House

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. 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.bat­tersea­park­ Bat­tersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, SW11 4NJ. T: 0207924 5826. Off map. Sta­tion: Bat­tersea Park.

Buck­ing­ham Palace

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. Buck­ing­ham Palace, The Mall, SW1A 1AA. T: 0303-123 7300. F6/F7. Sta­tion: Green Park.

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