Pompeii of the North

Without leaving London

With the current Italy travel advisories, you don’t have to leave England to get a taste of Pompeii. London Mithraeum Bloomberg Space is touted by archaeologists as Pompeii of the North. The excavation between 2012 and 2014 was one of the most extensive in London. It revealed over 14,000 finds covering the entire period of the Roman occupation of Britain — 40s AD to the early 5th century under Bloomberg London.

In addition to well-preserved streets, the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) uncovered items such as charms, coins, writing tablets and even perfectly preserved leather shoes thanks in huge part to the waterlogged site.

Originally discovered in 1954, the Temple of Mithras was moved 100 meters away. It has since been restored to its original site under Bloomberg’s European headquarters. The exhibition now includes 600 artifacts and includes an audio-visual enhanced walk around the Temple itself. It was named by Time as one of the World's Greatest Places in 2018. Self-guided visits take approximately an hour and booking is currently available until May 2020.

Best of all entry is free and no need to travel or worry about the weather either! 
12 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AA

February Half-Term

Top Surrey attractions

Whether you have a Harry Potter fan, budding artist, race car driver or garden lover, top Surrey attractions have you covered:

Art Aficionado
The Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (Compton) — The images of William Orpen and G F Watts are the inspiration behind half-term activities at Watts Gallery — recognized as the 2018 Tourist Destination of the Yearby the Surrey Business Awards. The Gallery is hosting a pop up portrait studio, digital portrait making master classes along with storytelling sessions for various ages.
www.wattsgallery.org.uk+44 1483 810235
Down Lane, Compton GU3 1DQ

Green Thumb
RHS Garden Wisley (Woking) — Family-friendly trails and activities await at RHS Garden Wisley — the second most visited garden in the UK.  Crafts, planting, storytelling, theatre and walks are offered throughout the week.  Best of all there is no need to book ahead and all activities are included in regular admission.
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley+44 1932 857381
Wisley Lane, Wisley GU23 6QB

Potter Fan
Warner Bros. Studio Tour(Leavesden) — Measuring over 530K square feet, the studio complex is one of the world’s largest. The Making of Harry Potter is a self-guided behind-the-scenes exhibition that includes original costumes, props and sets. Learn how props are made through Introducing the Art Department on display during half-term.
www.wbstudiotour.co.uk+44 3450 840900
Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden WD25 7LR

Brooklands Museum (Weybridge) — Brooklands is considered the birthplace of motorsport and aviation in Britain and winner of the 2019 Tourist Destination of the Year by Surrey Business Awards. Some of the activities on offer over half-term include joining a pit crew, riding in a vintage car up Test Hill or Race Track or touring the Concorde.

www.brooklandsmuseum.com+44 1932 857381
Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0SL

Enjoy half-term whatever the weather!

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