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Things to Do and See in London.

London is home to many modern and historical attractions, from the London Eye to the Tower of London. With free admission to many top attractions, there really is no better place to soak up some culture. Take your pick from some of the most popular London attractions, in my opinion.

| Covent Garden | Greenwich | Houses of Parliament | Hyde Park | London Eye | Madame Tussauds |
| The British Museum | London Dungeons | The British Monarchy | Tower Bridge | Natural History Museum |
| Royal Palaces | St Paul's Cathedral | Tate Gallery |


Covent Garden
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Covent Garden

From leading fashions to stunning gifts and jewellery; from luxurious and pampering health and beauty products
to unique toys and games. Take your time and treat yourself to a very special retail-therapy experience. You won't be disappointed.

Houses of Parliament
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Houses of Parliament

The first buildings on the site of the Palace of Westminster date from the reign of William Rufus (1087-1100), including Westminster Hall which still stands today. Building of a new palace began after a fire in 1834, and was finished by 1870. It was designed in the gothic style by Charles Barry and the interiors were decorated by Augustus Pugin. The Palace now houses offices, dining rooms, meeting rooms, libraries and committee rooms.
Greenwich
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Hyde Park

When you come to visit us, we’re sure that you will agree that Maritime Greenwich rightfully stands among the most important sites in the world, alongside places like the Taj Mahal, Versailles and the historic centres of Venice, Florence and Bath.Greenwich is recognised for its cultural heritage:
  • the grandeur and sheer beauty of its buildings;
  • the magnificent vistas and views across London;
  • its royal history, as the birthplace of both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, among others
  • its naval and sea-faring history - the Old Royal Naval College was built originally as a hospital for veteran sailors and Admiral Lord Nelson lay in state in its Painted Hall prior to his funeral. The National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark are also within the WHS boundaries;
  • its scientific accomplishments – with Greenwich Mean Time and Longitude 0°, Greenwich is the centre of time and space.

The ensemble of buildings set in and around the oldest Royal Park in London and bordered to the north by the River Thames reads like a who’s who of British architecture. Sir Christopher Wren, Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Joseph Kay all have important and beautiful examples of their work here, which together constitute the World Heritage Site.

Other Places of Interest Whilst in Greenwich
| Greenwich Royal Park | Cutty Sark | Royal Observatory | The National Maritime Museum |
| The Old Royal Naval College |


Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

One of London's finest historic landscapes covering 142 hectares (350 acres). There is something for everyone in Hyde Park. With over 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow, horse rides and more it is easy to forget you're in the middle of London. Imagine when King Henry VIII and his court were thundering across Hyde Park in 1536 in pursuit of deer and wild boar, it would have been difficult to visualise that years later the noble art of tai chi would be peacefully performed among the trees in the early morning, and the Italianate tenor of Pavarotti would echo across the park, applauded by vast audiences.

Other Royal Parks
| Regent's Park | Kensington Gardens | Greenwich Royal Park St James's Park | The Green Park |
| Bushy Park | Richmond Park |


London Eye
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London Eye

Discover more about the London Eye here from its fascinating history to its incredible construction. Why not take a virtual flight or virtual River Cruise to get a taste of the real experience? Uncover some interesting facts you didn’t know about the London Eye and see what awards we’ve earned and what other people have to say about us.

Madame Tussauds
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Madame Tussauds


Experience the glittering world of fame for a day at Madame Tussauds. Start your day by sneaking past the paparazzi and attend a photo shoot with Kate Moss. Then mingle with Brad, Angelina and all the other stars in your very own premiere party before taking your challenge in the Big Brother Diary room.

Move on to our brand new Sport Zone where winning is everything. Weigh in with Muhammed Ali before beating Rooney and Beckham at their own game. Then practice your putting skills with Tiger Woods before you enjoy the cheers of a roaring crowd as you step up to the podium as a world champion. Anything is possible at Madame Tussauds!

Natural History Museum
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Natural History Museum


Welcome to the Natural History Museum. We promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment, and responsible
use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark buildings. Interactive features, videos and articles covering everything from volcanoes to blood-sucking bats - Dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 160 million years. Explore over 220 of them in this popular directory.

Royal Historical Palaces
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Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Banqueting House
Kensington Palace
Kew Palace
The Tower of London is one of the world's most famous palaces. Discover this enduring symbol of the Norman Conquest, which has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and even housed a zoo. Familiarise yourself with the palace's intriguing cast of characters, including the jewel thief Colonel Blood, tortured gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes and three queens of England beheaded on Tower Green. Share the secrets of 1000 years of royal gossip. Take a free Yeomen Warder tour and be amazed and appalled by tales that have been passed down for generations. The Hampton Court Beauties are one of two famous sets of portraits of beautiful women from the courts of Charles II and William and Mary. Originally the property of the Archbishops of York. The Banqueting House was used to provide entertainment for Charles I, and was later the scene of his execution. When the news of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales broke in the early hours of 31 August 1997, members of the public streamed to Kensington Palace to lay flowers in her memory. Within a few hours the tributes covered the golden gates that stand on the southern side of the palace. This short history of Kew Palace covers the modest beginnings of Kew when it was home for a rich merchant in love through the arrival of the Georgian family and the ‘madness' of King George III.

St Paul's Cathedral
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St Paul's Cathedral

A Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has overlooked the City of London since 604AD, a constant reminder to this great commercial centre of the importance of the spiritual side of life. The current Cathedral – the fourth to occupy this site – was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Its architectural and artistic importance reflect the determination of the five monarchs who oversaw its building that London’s leading church should be as beautiful and imposing as private palaces.

Tate Gallery
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Tate Gallery


Tate Britain is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art and works actively to promote interest in British art internationally. The displays at Tate Britain call on the greatest collection of British art in the world to present an unrivalled picture of the development of art in Britain from the time of the Tudor monarchs in the sixteenth century, to the present day.
The British Museum
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The British Museum


Founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from the whole world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.

The British Monarchy
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The British Monarchy


Dating back over ten centuries, the Monarchy plays an important role in the UK and Commonwealth. This web site provides information on the work of The Queen in modern society, biographies of the Royal Family, a history of kings and queens through the ages, background on Royal residences and art collections, and coverage of recent Royal events.

London Dungeons
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The Dungeons


Founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from the whole world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.
Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge


Founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from the whole world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.

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