London

London Pass

A London Pass can give you free entry to more than 60 attractions and is available for 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10 days at different cost levels. For prices and more information visit londonpass.com

Libraries

There is a wide choice of public libraries in London. You can become a member of the local library if you live, work or study in the borough and it is free to join. The British Library is the national library of the UK and one of the world’s largest libraries. Visit the British Library website bl.uk

Art Galleries and Museums

Many galleries and museums don’t charge for admission except for some special exhibitions. The Shell Arts and Culture Club have special offers for Shell employees visiting art galleries and museums. To be in their distribution list, email your request to LON-SC-Arts-and-Culture@shell.com.

 Some famous Museums & Art Galleries:

  • British Museum:  Free, open daily 10:00-17:30, Friday until 20.30.
  • The Wallace Collection: A national museum in a historic London town house. Admission Free, Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm
  • Leighton House Museum:  The former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Standard Charges: £5.00 Adult, £3.00 Concession (over 60, 16 and under, full-time students). Standard price ticket includes free return entry within 12 months. Open daily except Tuesdays, 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • National Army Museum:  Free, open daily 10:00-17:30.
  • National Portrait Gallery: Founded in 1856, collect over 185,000 portraits of famous British men and women from the 16th century to the present day. Admission free. Special exhibition prices vary. Open time: Saturday-Wednesday 10:00-18:00. Thursday-Friday 10:00-21:00
  • Tate: National collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. Admission free.
  • Hayward Gallery: has a long history of presenting work by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists.

For more, visit London Museums & Galleries website london-galleries.co.uk 

Lensbury Club

The Lensbury Club is a private club offering extensive leisure, dining and relaxation facilities. Shell employees and retirees benefit from unique membership offers such as special discounts. For more information and membership prices visit www.lensbury.com

Going Out

London is known for its variety of theatres. Theatre programmes include classical plays, modern drama, comedy, pantomime, opera and the traditional musicals. Discounted tickets: Visit ticketmaster.co.uk

Music

There are many venues in London to listen to music depending on the genre.  The main venues for big rock and pop concerts are Earl’s Court exhibition hall, the London Arena, the indoor Wembley Arena and the O2 arena. For opera, the Royal Opera House is a classic and beautiful place to enjoy some of the best opera London has to offer.

Pubs & Bars

There are hundreds of atmospheric pubs scattered around London with the best traditional pubs serving good basic food as well as a range of ‘ales’ (brewed from fresh barley, hops and oats). The drinking age is 18 and drink-driving laws are strict and enforced by London’s police.

If you enjoy walking and visiting pubs you can combine the two with the help of the ‘Pub Walks’ book series (all country side locations).

Restaurants & Cafes

To check out any restaurant before visiting them, purchase a good Restaurant guides such as the Time Out Eating and Drinking Guide. Book your table early for offers and discounts for London Restaurants at TopTable.

Some child-friendly restaurants:

  • Rainforest Cafe:  Animatronics’ animals, jungle-themed decoration and a menu geared to treating children will keep the young ones happy.
  • Sticky Fingers: Bill Wyman's American-themed restaurant in Kensington is quite the draw for yummy mummies and their little ones.
  • Giraffe: serve tasty, fresh and healthy European and African inspired food, with a range of dishes exclusive to Terminal 5 and even a life-sized family of giraffes in the restaurant.
  • Tinseltown: a Hollywood-themed restaurant, guaranteed to impress any movie-loving youngster.
  • All Star Lanes : offers ribs, burgers, fries and ice-cream sundaes to satisfy your teens, plus cocktails and beers to perk up parents. The venues' multiple bowling lanes mean your post-prandial entertainment is sorted. 
  • Bodean's: There's something for everyone, from French toast with bananas and strawberries, to spicy butternut squash risotto, plus staff are friendly and the vibe is relaxed. It's all organic, too. 

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