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Notting Hill

The London borough of Notting Hill became world famous after the success of the romantic comedy ‘A Place Called Notting Hill’. Starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. In addition to being the setting of a romantic story, the district attracts thousands of tourists because it is a charming district (considered …

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is a free museum. It is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, with a permanent collection of more than 4.5 million objects collected over 5,000 years, from antiquity to the present day. The Victoria and Albert Museum was founded in 1852 …

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Imperial War Museum

Originally opened in 1920 to collect and display artifacts relating to World War I, the Imperial War Museum now covers many conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth that have taken place since then. With a huge display of medals, firearms, artillery and uniforms, the Museum has two further sites in …

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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is one of South Kensington’s three main museums – the others being the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the Science Museum. The NHM – Natural History Museum of London was founded in 1881 as part of the British Museum, but it wasn’t until 1992 that …

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Trafalgar Square

The square is considered the heart of the British capital and hosts events, concerts and celebrations, including Chinese New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, St. George’s Day (patron saint of England) and the Gay Pride Parade. Trafalgar Square is also the centre of British democracy, as it is where the most …

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is an endless source of fascination for visitors. Many of those who visit the Tower of London often wait a long time to see the pavement cleared to allow an ocean-going vessel to enter the Pool of London. Although the two scales carrying the causeway each weigh over …

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British Museum

The British Museum first opened to the public in 1759 to promote a better understanding of the arts, natural history and science. Now one of the world’s finest museums, it contains a mind−boggling six million artefacts from all corners of the globe, plucked (or plundered) by collectors. With antiquities documenting …

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Buckingham Palace

Enjoying an imposing location in the centre of London, opposite St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, the London home of HM The Queen, requires little introduction and is hugely popular with tourists. Work began on the existing building in 1702, although it was originally a large townhouse built for the Duke …

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Tate Modern

Opened in 2000, the Tate Modern is a £130 million project that is regarded as a model of urban regeneration, with the disused Bankside Power Station transformed into an avant-garde space dedicated to 20th-century art. The permanent exhibition changes biannually so that much of the Tate Gallery’s collection of modern …

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Big Ben

Probably the most famous sight in London, the tower that adjoins the Houses of Parliament, whilst commonly referred to as “Big Ben”, is actually simply named the “Clock Tower”. “Big Ben” is the name of the main 13.5 tonne bell, whose tolling tune is instantly recognisable. The world’s largest four-faced …