The British Museum is a public institution specializing in culture, art and human history. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence. It comes from all continents, demonstrating and documenting the story of human culture from its infancy to the present.
Among the best free attractions of London, the Museum is both an architectural beauty and a trove of some of the planet’s most noted antiquities.
Tower of London
Fortress of the Tower of London and Her Majesty’s Royal Palace is a castle located in the center of London. It is located along the London Borough of Tower Hamlets secluded from the edge of London’s square miles from Tower Hill.
This Tower actually has 12 towers which can be visited by everyone. Be enchanted with the history of the monarchs, don’t miss the amazing Crown Jewels exhibit. There is also the famous Imperial State Crown worn by the queen for Parliament openings. Have some enjoyable tour headed by the polite tower guards called the Yeoman Warders.
Hyde Park is a Grade I-registered park in Central London. It’s the biggest of four Royal Parks which form a series via Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, via Green Park and Hyde Park Corner beyond the entrance to Buckingham Palace from the entry of Kensington Palace. The park is divided from the Serpentine and the Long Water.
Hyde Park is perhaps the most well-known park in London, and it’s among the greatest. The park has historic importance, having hosted a number of demonstrations and protests.
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Westminster is considered London’s heart and is currently home to the Houses of Parliament along with the Big Ben. Big Ben is the name of the bell placed within the clock tower, and it chimes every hour.
Westminster Abbey can be found here, it is open to the public in most days. When visiting these landmarks, make sure to rest your feet in Parliament Square which contains sculptures of important people including Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.
A visit to London is not complete without a visit to the London Eye. Originally constructed to celebrate the millennium. The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames at London. As of January 2015, it’s been advertised as the Coca-Cola London Eye.
Buckingham Palace is the monarch of the United Kingdom’s residence and headquarters. Found in the City of Westminster, the palace is frequently at the center of hospitality and state events. It has been a focal point for the people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
You’ll have access to where the queen and members of their royal house host guests for country ceremonial, and affairs. Accented with chandeliers paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens, and exquisite English and French furniture, these rooms display some of the most glorious pieces from the Royal Collection.
Portobello Road Market
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Portobello Road is a street in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Notting Hill district in west London. It runs the length of Notting Hill from south to north. On Saturdays, it is home to one of the notable street markets of London: Portobello Road Market. It is known for its second-hand clothes and antiques. The Portobello Film Festival has been held since August of 1996.
Piccadilly Circus is public area and a street intersection of London’s West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to join Regent Street with Piccadilly. Within this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning “circle”, is about open space in a road junction.
Hampstead Heath also called Heath is a large, ancient London park, covering 320 hectares. The heath is hilly and rambling, embracing lido woodlands, ponds, training track, playgrounds and it connects residence of Kenwood House to its wide estate. The Parliament Hill, found in the south-west is strictly preserved by the authority.
The Heath features quite a few big ponds, wooded areas, and fields. It’s the place to experience nature in London with plenty of wildlife around and of course the woods.
The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square at the City of Westminster. It houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century.
The museum includes paintings such as French Impressionist works and Italian Renaissance masterpieces, in the Western European tradition from the 13th to 19th centuries. Among its 2,300 in-house bits, visitors will find famed paintings like Botticelli’s “Venus and Mars” and Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers.”
West End Theatre District
West End theater is a common expression for mainstream professional theater staged at the big theaters of “Theatreland” close to West End of London. In addition to the Broadway theatre of New York City , it is considered to represent the highest level of commercial theater in the world. Seeing a West End show is a common tourist activity in London.
It is one of the best in the UK having a continuous merge of new and classic productions with both local and world-famous Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Lloyd Weber, talent entices fans and tourists.
Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge and a combined bascule in London. It is also an iconic symbol for the beautiful London which is sometimes mistaken as the London Bridge. Tower Bridge is just one of the several bridges there which owned a charitable trust, from the Bridge House Estates.
The bridge stands still despite being built for more than 120 decades, all thanks to its unique details. It has moveable roadways, being lifted for big ships to go through. The amazing view from the bridge is just breathtaking. From the elevated sidewalks, you can enjoy watching the Tower of London, as well as the St. Paul’s Cathedral’s iconic dome and newest attraction: The Shard.
Oxford Street, found in Westminster along the Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road through Oxford Circus. It is a busy street with roughly 300 stores in 2012 and an estimate of half a million daily traffic. It’s designated as part of the A40, a major road between Fishguard and London, even though it isn’t signed as such, and visitors can only access buses or cabs.
Eanc Christmas, the Oxford Street Christmas lights brighten your shopping sprees and add some glitter into the evenings.
Tate Modern is a contemporary art gallery. It is a gallery of contemporary art and is currently a part of the Tate group. It’s based in the London Borough of Southwark’s Bankside area.
Tate holds more pieces compared to its three counterparts so don’t miss this one in your travel list. It has Picasso and DalÌ, with several renowned British artists’ works are here.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
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St. Paul’s Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. St. Paul’s Cathedral occupies a place in London’s national identity.
Most recent travelers agree that a glimpse inside is well worth the additional coin though some reviewers have been put off from the admission. Try climbing up on top of the dome into the Golden Gallery. You’ll enjoy amazing views of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern, and River Thames after catching your breath. And once you’ve seen these, head down to Crypt which is the biggest one in Europe. It currently became a place for cafe and restaurant offering more than just a good meal.
The Camden Lock or Camden markets are several markets near the Hampstead Road. There are several merchandises like clothing, crafts, bric-a-brac, as well as fast foods. It’s a well-known attraction with 250,000 visitors annually.
Camden Market is eclectic and diverse, featuring street food and lots of stalls selling artworks and souvenirs to take home. Rummage through clothing racks that are vintage, find a used book to take on your travels, or visit the city’s vegan bakeries in Scream And Cookies.
Gardens and the Horniman Museum is a museum in Forest Hill. Commissioned in 1898, it opened in 1901 and has been designed by Charles Harrison Townsend from the Arts and Crafts style. It displays anthropology, natural history, and musical instruments, and is well known for its large selection of taxidermied animals.
The memorial provides facilities for households, such as weekend workshops, a nature trail and a base where museum objects can be touched. The experience is typically exploring the worlds through nature.
Imperial War Museum
Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organization with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War and the museum has been intended to record the military and civil warfare effort. The remit of the museum has expanded to include all conflicts in which Commonwealth or British forces since 1914. As of 2012, the museum aims to provide for and to encourage the study and understanding of the history of modern warfare and ‘wartime experience’.
If you go up reaching the third level, you’ll find the Holocaust Exhibition which is focused on Europe’s anti-Semitism history. Continue upstairs to see the Crimes Against Humanity which is a minimalist space where films in ethnic violence and modern genocide continuously play.
The Monument to the Fire of London known as the is a Doric pillar of London, close to the northern end.
The huge fire in 1666 was frequently credited to a man named Christopher Wren who chose the area of 202 feet from the baker’s shop found in Pudding Lane. It was the place where the fire started and such was designed by Robert Hooke, the seventeenth-century, this man also discovered to make the soul level and sash window.