UGLW: Unofficial Guide to Legoland Windsor
Everything you need to know - and more - about your visit to Lego Land, one of the UK's top tourist attractions
UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO LEGOLAND WINDSOR
How can you see The Tower of London, Loch Ness, the Sacre Coeur and a Space Shuttle in the space of a few minutes? At Legoland Windsor of course. Miniland is an amazing spectacle of 35 million Lego bricks and is a fascinating place to spend part of your day. We have heard kids ask "Dad how do they do that?" and Dad replying "I honestly don't know..." It's intriguing for kids and adults alike.
There are moving trains which stop at stations and go over bridges. There are trucks and cars that seem to travel along roads by magic. There are soldiers marching, crowds singing at (the old) Wembley Stadium and helicopters rescuing stranded mountaineers. The layouts and displays are sometimes of real buildings or areas and sometimes of general areas, and are from different countries too - with displays of Holland, France etc.
One of the most impressive areas of Legoland's Miniland is the representation of London. This includes: City Hall, the Lloyd's Building, the three Canary Wharf towers, 30 St. Mary Axe (better known as The Gherkin), Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Oxford Street, Millennium Bridge, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the BT Tower, Docklands Light Railway, Piccadilly Circus and Waterloo Station. All are impressively detailed and some are huge.
The largest Miniland London model is One Canada Square (in Canary Wharf), standing at 5.2 m in height at 1:50 scale.
A slight oddity (though actually a necessity) is that the models in Miniland are built are different scales, e.g. 1:20 or 1:50.
Part of one of the lakes is sectioned off for some Remote Control Boats.
Make time to enjoy Miniland during your day - it is a great place to meander through, not just on your way in or out of the theme park. The whole family will enjoy it. It's also an ideal location for a picnic.
- UGLW Top Tips
- Car Parking
- Legoland Prices
- Getting There
- Rides and Attractions
- Opening Times
- The Dragon
- Atlantis Submarine Voyage
Legoland is open for the 2017 season but watch out for some closed days in the early part of the season. See opening times page for details.
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Thanks for this wonderful site. It really helped us get the most out of our day at Legoland yesterday.
GW, 3 June 2016
Very useful guide, I printed off a summary top tips when we had family come to visit from abroad, really helped!
MP, 10 August 2015
The secret directions were brilliant, thanks.
W, 1 August 2015