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  • 26. Hampton Court

    During my first visit to London last May, I was determined to see Hampton Court Palace and gardens and purchased tickets online in advance of my flight to London. TripAdvisor members provided me with...

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  • 27. City of London - The Square Mile

    If any of you have read my Local Customs tip on London’s Boroughs - http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/2415c4/ then you would have realised that I intend writing up some background info on some...

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  • 28. Imperial War Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Imperial War Museum was established in 1917 to record the events taking place in the First World War which, at the time of the museum's conception, was still being fought. The museum was opened...

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  • 29. South Bank

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The South Bank area (where the London Eye is) is great for a walk. Street performers favour this area and there is always something to see. Many bars, pubs and restaurants as well. Take a stroll next...

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  • 30. London Dungeon

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    London Dungeons is a fun way to find out some of Londons history. However this is not meant to be an accurate account of its History. Its just a bit of fun with history thrown in. There are some scary...

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  • 31. Leicester Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Leicester Square is where Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester, had, in the 1635, built Leicester House and the field (later called square) which were met with controversy and a fight as it was deemed...

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  • 32. Victoria & Albert Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I may be unfair, but I felt really uncomfortable in Victoria and Albert Museum. I felt that the display had too many pieces, somehow mixed, resembling more a receptor’s warehouse than the proud...

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  • 33. Whitehall and Downing Street

    After visiting Big Ben and Westminster Abbey we walked back to Parliament square where you can see the statue of Winston Churchil (1874-1965) one of the famous wartime leaders that was the prime...

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  • 34. Regent's and Grand Union Canals

    I walked along the Regent Canal's towpath from Regent's Park to Camden Lock Market whilst on my London trip in May 2014. It was a pleasant stroll despite it being busy and very hot. The walk took...

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  • 35. Science Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    I still remember my first visit to the Science Museum. Entering the immense ground floor with the buses and steam locomotives on display. At the atrium stood a big transformer that made a big...

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  • 36. St. James's and The Mall

    This is the London residence of several minor members of the royal family and is found on The Mall close to Buckingham Palace. It was built between 1531 and 1536 in red-brick, the palace's...

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  • 37. Zoo

    This is a fanatastic place to visit in the middle of London. The zoo has various species of animals for monkey and gorillas to fish and penguins. There are various interactive exhibit and talks...

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  • 38. Docklands

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    With all the flowers at the balconies The Dickens Inn is not a chalet from Tyrol like some tourists from the old continent might think but a genuine wooden warehouse building that stood on a Thames...

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  • 39. Chelsea

    4 out of 5 stars

    Swan House, built between 1875 and 1876 for solicitor and art collector Wickham Flowers and his wife Elizabeth, was erected on the site of The Swan inn which gives the building its name. The...

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  • 40. Sherlock Holmes Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Sherlock Holmes is an imaginary detective known from the books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. More recent the BBC Sherlock TV-series revived the character. Sherlock Holmes and his assistant...

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  • 41. Memorials. monuments and statues

    There are many memorials in London, one of which I find especially moving. It is called the Buxton Memorial fountain. It was constructed in 1865 in commemoration of the emancipation of slaves in the...

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  • 42. National Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This wing which shows paintings from 1260-1510 is located in a separate building left of the main one. The collection is on the 2nd floor linked to the main building by a bridge. The Sainsbury Wing...

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  • 43. East End

    4 out of 5 stars

    The battle of Cable Street was a major event in the run up to WW2 and took place on October 4, 1936. The man who would be designated by Hitler to be a prominent leader should Germany invade England ,...

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  • 44. Millennium Bridge

    4 out of 5 stars

    A foot bridge built to commemorate the new millennium opened in 2000 but had to be closed and re-worked due to a wobbly motion felt by people using it, a phenomenon scientifically known as...

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  • 45. Royal and Ceremonial London

    Admiralty Arch is a landmark building which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the South-West, and Trafalgar Square to the North-East. As...

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  • 46. Kings Cross - St. Pancras

    For the last couple of years in the summer at Kings Cross station forecourt they have a festival for the community an deveryone else that likes to attend. They have food stalls, stalls with handmade...

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  • 47. Clink Prison Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Clink prison which now it has become a museum it’s build upon the original Clink prison and dates back to 1144.It stayed opened until 1780 and was owned by the Bishop of Winchester and it was next to...

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  • 48. Literary London

    If you are visiting London this summer you will see a lot of different colourful benches around town. These benches are part of a trail and each one it has a unique design painted by local artists and...

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  • 49. Sea Life London Aquarium

    The London Aqaurium is a great Place to go to get away from the hussle and bussle of London. Its especially good if you have children. There is lots of things to see and some talks on various animals....

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  • 50. Parks and Gardens

    In the middle of the city, close to St Paul's Cathedral, is a small park, called Postman's Park. The name is because it is so close to the General Post Office Headquarters & the Statue of Sir Roland...

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  • HackneyBird's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    There is a St George's Festival being held at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens today starting at midday. Attractions include archery and falconry displays, a fire-breathing dragon, a medieval knights battle, Morris dancers, and Punch and Judy show. For more information go to www.vauxhalltrust.co.uk

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    This may be of interest to anyone planning a visit to London in 2014 - a list of ten forthcoming art exhibitions:
    londonist.com/2013/12/10-art...

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