Monday 28th of December 2015
Home of the city’s grand museums and its infamous West End, West London is the destination of choice for thousands of tourists each year. Here at Easirent we have narrowed down some of our favourite things to do in West London, so pick up your Easirent hire car from our London Heathrow Airport Depot and make a day of it.
1. Portobello Road
Located near London’s famous Notting Hill, Portobello Road is home to a world famous marketplace on a Saturday each week. A hub of activity, visitors can expect to find everything from antiques, to bric-a-brac stalls, vintage clothes and more. If you’re looking for a bargain, head to the Westway end of the road.
Let the kids run wild in Kidzania, they might even learn something at the same time. Suitable for children aged between four and 14, Kidzania is an introduction to the grown up world through fun, role playing activities. Examples of what they will get up to include: putting out fires, preparing pizza, producing newspapers and cutting hair.
3. Science Museum
One of London’s most popular museums, the Science Museum runs a special evening on the last Wednesday of each month aimed solely at adults. Science Museum Lates are an adult only affair and include a wide range of themed activities throughout the museum to keep the grown ups entertained. Explore the exhibitions after hours and have a go on the interactive Launch Pad – which is normally overrun by youngsters during the day.
4. West End
No trip to West London, or even London for that matter, is complete without a trip to the capital’s West End. Famous for hosting international theatre shows, and shows straight from Broadway, the West End is the theatre hub of the country. Long running shows that you need to see include: The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Matilda.
5. Natural History Museum
Another museum which is often atop tourist’s lists of things to see when they’re in the capital is the Natural History Museum. The best museum in the country for anything prehistoric, the museum comes complete with a dino gallery which includes lifesize models of different dinosaurs. There are also animatronic displays, so that you can learn how the dinosaurs would have moved and reacted millions of years ago.
Located just around the corner from the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, the V&A is a must visit destination if you’re in West London. Spend the afternoon in the high ceilinged, light filled galleries, which are the home of many temporary exhibitions. You can even get your picture taken next to a replica sculpture of Michaelangelo’s David.