Virtual journey to London, England

London Attractions

Green Park, London

Green Park

The first stop on our journey - Green Park - the smallest park of the eight Royal Parks of London, which is a kind of bridge between Hyde Park from the north-west and St. James's Park to the east. It is located right in front of Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of the British monarch. Its surface area is only 19 acres. Unlike other London parks, Green Park and ponds there is almost no monuments, with the exception of the Victoria Memorial, the Canadian memorial fountain and Constance. The total area of ​​the park is overgrown with green meadows. The history of the park dates back to the time of Henry VIII. For a long time it was a favorite place for duels British aristocrats. Since 1826, this park has become a well-known and favorite place to stroll among the many British and foreign visitors..

Wellington Arch, London

Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch was erected in 1825 on the orders of George the Fourth to commemorate the victory of Great Britain in the Napoleonic Wars. Massive building once served as the main entrance to Hyde Park, and at the end of the nineteenth century, it was moved to its present location.. In 1846, at the Arch decided to erect a statue of Sir Arthur Uepsli - the first Duke of Wellington, commander and prime minister. In 1912, it was replaced by a huge bronze sculptural composition depicting the angel of the world coming down on the war chariot. Currently, Arch is open to visitors. Her exhibition, placed on three floors, covers the history and purpose of the Arch. Visitors can also go out to the terraces on either side of the top of the arch, which will lend great views over Hyde Park Corner, on the junction of Park Lane and Piccadilly, Green Park and Constitution Hill, and even the private gardens of Buckingham Palace..

Hyde Park, London

Hyde Park

We are now at the entrance to Hyde Park - Royal Park area of ​​1.4 square kilometers, located in the heart of London. The name of the park was given to the ancient area unit. From west to adjoin Kensington Gardens. Hyde Park - a traditional place for political rallies, festivals and festivities. Originally it belonged to Westminster Abbey. Since the beginning of the dissolution of the monasteries in 1536, Henry VIII removed the park to use for their own hunting needs. For the public it was opened by the First Jacob, and when Charles II was the favorite place for Londoners.. In 1815, the Hyde Park held a historic parade on Wellington's victory over Napoleon. About this event in Hyde Park today reminds established in 1822 Achilles statue by sculptor Sir Richard Westmacott, dedicated to Wellington, the museum of the Duke of Wellington and Wellington Arch.. The main attraction of the park - the Serpentine lake, where swimming is allowed, as well as the gallery of the same name.. Another famous attraction of the park - cemetery animals, which was arranged by the Duke of Cambridge after the death of his wife's favorite animals. There are about 300 gravestones pets. Cemetery opens to the public once a year. In the world of the park is best known for the fact that there is a corner of the speakers, where traditionally hone his eloquence all kinds of speakers and preachers. Hyde Park has become synonymous with a place to proclaim and defend any ideas.. Today, Hyde Park - a favorite place of citizens and visitors to London. In addition to water activities at the Serpentine lake, the park has a racetrack and a place for horseback riding, operates a riding school. Here you can play tennis and bowling, go rollerblading on the specially laid tracks..

Marble Arch, London

Marble Arch

We are now near Marble Arch. This is a triumphal arch located near the corner of the Oratory in Hyde Park, on the western end of Oxford Street. The arch was created in 1828 by renowned architect John Nash, who took as a basis the famous triumphal arch of Constantine in Rome. Inside the arch, there are three small rooms that were formerly used as a police post.. The arch was originally installed outside the front gate as the Mall to Buckingham Palace, but then with the construction of a new wing of the palace in 1851 was moved to its current location. Then there were rumors that it is transferred only because a large gold royal carriage can not pass under it. However, during the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953, millions of viewers saw the great golden carriage drove under the arch.. Marble Arch is near the spot where once stood the famous Tyburn gallows - a place of public executions in 1388 to 1793.

Madame Tussauds, London

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is the largest and most famous in the world wax museum. It opened in 1835 on Baker Street. In 1884, the wax museum moved to Marylebone Road, which is to this day. The fame of the museum brought the Cabinet of Horrors, which appeared in 1845, and is a collection of death masks of guillotine victims Paris. Here you can see the villains, serial killers, torturers and their victims. Over time, exposure replenished wax masterpieces of other famous people such as Sir Walter Scott and the famous British Admiral Nelson. At the moment, the museum displays everything that happens in the world. Wax up images of many well-known actors, musicians, scientists, politicians, singers and public figures.. As of today in the London museum is more than a thousand pieces of wax from different eras..

Regent Street, London

Regent Street

Now you and I are on Regent Street - one of the most famous streets of London. All buildings are located are listed in a special list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest, and protected by the state. In this case, Regent Street is one of the main streets of London for shoppers. Here, for example, is Hamleys - one of the largest toy stores in the world. In 2004 Regent Street was opened Europe's first Apple Store. For several years he was the largest Apple retail store in the world.. Of all the streets of the capital of England related Regent Street - the largest and most monumental of them. Street connects the south of the West End to Regent's Park, so it serves as a convenient transport communication among the chaotic layout of London. The buildings that flank Regent Street, designed the outstanding masters of English classicism beginning of the XIX century.. Originally sidewalks in Regent Street were built the colonnade, protects pedestrians from the rain, but because of the need to make the roadway wider colonnade demolished..

Piccadilly Circus, London

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus - one of the major road junctions in central London. It was established in 1819 and linked the two streets - the famous Piccadilly and Regent Street shopping.. Since its inception to the present day Piccadilly Circus and the surrounding streets are the busiest in Central London. They are located in the heart of London's famous "Theater District," and close to shopping malls, restaurants and main entertainment of London.. The main attractions of Piccadilly Circus - a huge neon signs and Shaftesberi Memorial, which is a statue and fountain, near which habitually scheduling appointments, young couples and groups of tourists otbivshiesya. The statue was installed in the 1892, in honor of Lord Shaftesberi, famous primarily for his charity work.. Right behind Piazza begins the legendary SoHo, with its many restaurants and night clubs.. Also on the square is a museum of love - Cupids London, which opened in 2007..

Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square - one of the biggest attractions not only in London but throughout the UK.. It was built in 1841 to commemorate the victory over the British fleet Franco-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar, which took place in 1805. The area is named after the Spanish Cape Trafalgar, where the battle was won.. Symbol Square - Nelson's column of dark gray granite 44 meters, topped by a statue of Admiral Nelson, who commanded the British squadron in the Battle of Trafalgar. The four sides of the columns are decorated with murals made from melted down and captured by Napoleon's cannons. Colon is surrounded by sculptures of lions and fountains. In the corners of square pedestal built four sites, three of them are monuments to George the Fourth and generals Henry Havelock and Charles James Napier, the fourth sculpture permanently replaced.. Around the square are National Gallery, the Church of St. Martin, Admiralty Arch and several embassies..

Big Ben, London

Big Ben

On the right you can see Big Ben - the most recognizable landmarks in London. In general, Big Ben is the name of the largest bell in the clock, located in the northern part of the Palace of Westminster in London, although the name is also often used to refer to the clock tower of hours or a whole.. The tower was built by English architect Augustus Pyudzhina in 1858, and the clock tower set in motion 31 May 1859. The official name of the tower until September 2012 was the "Clock Tower of Westminster Palace" also often referred to as "St. Stephen's Tower". By decision of the British Parliament in September 2012 Clock Tower renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of the sixty years of Queen Elizabeth II.. The tower height of 96.3 meters. Watch towers have long been considered the world's largest. Diameter clock face is seven meters and the length of the arrows of 2.7 and 4.2 meters. Mounted on a tower clock mechanism is more accurate. We can say that this is the main clock state. Fight the Big Ben British continuously transmit radio.

Westminster Bridge, London

Westminster Bridge

We are now on Westminster Bridge. This bridge over the River Thames connects the Palace of Westminster on the west side of the river with County Hall and the London Eye on the east side. On the bridge there and automotive fabric, and pedestrian walkways.. Modern bridge, opened in 1862, is the second in this place, and replaced an earlier stone bridge, which was opened to traffic in 1750, but that sags badly and was expensive to operate and maintain. The bridge has six poles and seven arches - the largest number of modern bridges in London. It is green, symbolizing the color of seats in the House of Commons..

The London Eye, London

The London Eye

The London Eye - one of the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Wheel height of 135 meters and a diameter of 120 meters. From such heights offers a beautiful panoramic view of London.. Ferris wheel in London was launched December 31, 1999. But for the public it was closed until March, two thousand, due to technical problems.. The London Eye has thirty-two fully air-conditioned and enclosed cabins capsules for passengers carried in the form of eggs. 32 capsules represent the suburbs of the capital. Each capsule, which weighs 10 tons, can accommodate 25 passengers. The speed of rotation of the ferris wheel is about 1 kilometer per hour. Complete revolution takes place in half an hour.. Since its opening, the London Eye has become almost the main tourist attraction in the UK. Every year it poseschyayut more than 3 million people..

St Paul's Cathedral, London

St Paul's Cathedral

Before you - St Paul's Cathedral. It was erected in honor of the Apostle Paul. Today the cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London.. At this point in time there were five different councils. The first church was built of wood in the year 604, was burned in the year 675. Second Council of stone, built in 685, was destroyed by the Vikings in 961, during a raid on London. Third, built in 962, was burned along with all of London during a fire in 1087. The fourth, known as the Old St. Paul, was lit in 1240 and was one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. London authorities have decided not to rebuild the temple of the victim, and to erect in its place a new. Thus arose the fifth St Paul's Cathedral, which has come down to our day.. The official opening date of the cathedral is October 20, 1708 - the birthday of architect Rena, but the actual service at the church began December 2, 1697. From 1710 to 1962 St. Paul's Cathedral was considered the tallest building in London. Its height is 111 meters and the dome of the cathedral is still considered one of the highest in the world.. Triple dome height of 120 meters - an integral part of the silhouette of London. At the base of the temple is a "whispering gallery", the acoustic effect of which is that a word spoken in a whisper on one side, clearly played on other. The Cathedral organ is considered to be the best in England. On the western front, on both sides of the cathedral - the two towers - the bell tower. The left tower - 12 bells in the right main bell England, "Big Paul". His sound is heard for 37 kilometers. Watch with a dial 15 meters in diameter.. At the main entrance - a monument to Queen Anne.. Since the late eighteenth century, St Paul's Cathedral is the traditional burial place of British celebrities. In the Cathedral of the ashes of almost two famous Englishmen, including the disposal of the architect of the cathedral - Kistofera Rena, the Duke of Wellington, Nelson, Sir Alexander Fleming. Here married many members of the London aristocracy and monarchs. This is where the wedding took place of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981.

London Bridge, London

London Bridge

We are located on London Bridge. It is a modern bridge linking London's City and Southwark, separated by the River Thames. It was designed in 1967 by engineer Harold King and launched with the participation of Queen Elizabeth II, March 16, 1973.. The bridge is adjacent to Tower Bridge in the west and the railway bridge Canan Street to the east.. It is built on the spot where one after another, the bridges were built under one common name - London Bridge. Until 1750 it was the only place in London where there was a bridge over the River Thames. Modern bridge built on the site of its predecessor, opened in 1831..

Tower Bridge, London

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of the symbols of London and Britain. The bridge was inaugurated on June 30, 1894 by Edward Prince of Wales and his wife Princess Alexandra.. His appearance is obliged to Tower Bridge Parliament's decision, in 1872, decided that the city needed another bridge that would blend in with the ensemble of the Tower, and at the same time would be a drawbridge that does not violate the traffic flow of vessels proceeding to the docks on the Thames. Consideration of the draft of the new bridge lasted for 8 years, and then finally, the municipality approved the project architect Horace Jones, who proposed to build a drawbridge in the Gothic style. The creation of this project Jones inspired Dutch movable bridges thrown over the channels. Bridge Jones had one peculiarity: its adjustable suspension bridge had to be counterbalanced and not to restrict the movement of pedestrians. For this purpose, has galleries between the towers of the bridge at a height of 44 meters. With the elevators inside the towers of people raised in the gallery and were free to cross the bridge even while passing ships. In the near future pedestrian bridge gained fame gallery gathering place for pickpockets. For this reason, in 1910 were closed gallery. They just re-opened in 1982 and used as a museum and an observation deck..

Tower of London, London

Tower of London

Here is the Tower - an ancient fortress and prison, the grim walls of which have seen a lot of blood, including the Royal. It was built in 1080 by William the Conqueror.. First prisoner imprisoned in the Tower in 1190. At the time of the Tower prison intended for people of noble birth and high rank. Among the most honorable and high-level prisoners of the Tower of London were the kings of Scotland and France, and members of their families, as well as representatives of the aristocracy and the priests who were accused of treason. The walls of the Tower also remember a lot of executions and murders. In the Tower were murdered Henry the Sixth, and the princes of the tower, a 12-year-old Edward the Fifth and his younger brother Richard, Guy Fawkes and Sir Thomas More.. Currently, the main building of the Tower of London - a museum and armory, which holds treasures the British Crown. The Museum Tower, you can see a collection of royal jewelry that contains twenty-three thousand five hundred seventy-eight exhibits, including the world-famous royal diamonds, armor of Henry the Eighth, instruments of torture, traitors gate and more.. Tower officially still considered to be one of the royal residences. The castle also has a number of private apartments, which are home to basically wait staff and distinguished guests..

Cleopatra's Needle, London

Cleopatra's Needle

Ahead you see the ancient Egyptian obelisk flanked by two sphinxes, called Cleopatra's Needle. It is a monolith of granite 18 meters high and weighing 186 tons. Printed symbols on the obelisk of Thutmose III, the names of Ramses II and Cleopatra. The modern name of the obelisk has received from scientists and Egyptologists.. It was carved on the stone quarries of Aswan in the middle of the second millennium BC. Around 1475 BC, was moved to Heliopolis. Presumably at the time of the Roman emperor Augustus obelisk was moved to Alexandria, where he stood for centuries. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the monument was already overturned and was lying in the sand.. In 1819, the obelisk was donated by the British governor of Egypt Muhammad Ali to celebrate the victory of Vice-Admiral Nelson at the Battle of the Nile, and General Abercromby at Alexandria in 1801. Until 1877 the obelisk remained in Alexandria, and was then transported to the UK capital..

Palace of Westminster, London

Palace of Westminster

Here is the Palace of Westminster - one of the most famous and most beautiful buildings in the world. It houses the British Parliament: the House of Lords and the House of Commons.. The palace was built for King Edward - Confessor, came to the throne in 1042. Forty-five years later to William Rufus, son of William - Confessor built Westminster Hall - the most elegant room in Europe. Prior to 1529 Westminster Palace was the residence of the kings of England capital. After the fire of October 16, 1834 the palace rebuilt. From the medieval Palace of Westminster survived the reception hall and the Tower of Jewels, built to keep the treasury of Edward III.. In 1200 the palace rooms, 100 staircases and 5 kilometers of corridors. The towers of the palace most famous clock tower Elizabeth Tower also known as Big Ben. In 1987, the palace and the nearby Church of St. Margaret were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.. Most closed legislative chambers in the world - the Houses of Parliament in Westminster - open to the public only a few weeks of the year.

Lambeth Palace, London

Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace. It is the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury - the head of the Anglican Church in the UK.. The first building on the site of which later appeared Lambeth Palace, existed here in the first half of the eleventh century. At the end of the twelfth century the estate was transferred to the Archbishop of Canterbury Baldwin. From the buildings of that time is preserved only in the Gothic style chapel. It was erected by Archbishop Walter in the early thirteenth century. Other medieval building dating back to the late fifteenth century - brick entry to the Palace - a magnificent example of an early Tudor architecture.. Another famous Lambeth Palace Tower - Tower Lollards during the English Civil War served as a prison for dissidents, was erected in 1440. The palace was rebuilt after the revolution in the archaic spirit with gothic elements and updated during the celebration Gothic Revival architect Edward Blorom.. Significant elements of the exterior of the palace can be distinguished portraits of bishops, made by such artists as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Hogarth, Holbein. Of interest is a huge library, which is a collection of secular and spiritual masters of the pen. The library was established in 1610 and for several centuries, supplemented by hundreds of copies. Previously owned by the owner of the palace was a personal cross the river. Now here was elevated bridge.

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey

Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, almost always known as Westminster Abbey - one of the most important shrines of England. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial of British monarchs. Built in Gothic-style church is one of the best examples of medieval church architecture.. If we talk about the history of Westminster Abbey, it is rooted in the distant past, when in 1065 King Edward the Confessor built on the site abbey. From the first building was preserved its appearance on the famous Bayeux Tapestry. However, during this period there was made the first coronation. Officially, this is the coronation of King William the Conqueror First, the record of which is preserved in the book of the Abbey, however, suggest that even before him, in 1066 there was crowned shattered them later King Harold.. Its present-day appearance Abbey must, above all, King Henry the Third, who continued its construction in 1245.. Abbey, as such, has ceased to exist already in the sixteenth century. From the destruction that awaited in the era of the Reformation, all operating monasteries, saved only by his involvement in the life of the royal family. It was then that the building of the Abbey became a school, becoming the one of the first colleges in the UK, along with Cambridge and Oxford. In the building of the church and continued to bury the crown of royalty.. Interior of the Tomb of the Kings determined, writers, military leaders and other famous people. The total number of headstones in the abbey is more than three thousand..

Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of the British monarch (currently - Queen Elizabeth II). Here the Queen accepts state guests, here are the official ceremonies and events of the Royal Family. 19 state rooms, ballrooms and gardens open to the public in August and September, at a time when the queen leaves with the annual visit to Balmoral.. In the state rooms you can admire the real treasures of the royal family. Here are exhibited paintings and interesting French and English furniture.. Buckingham Palace was originally known as Buckingham House, built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703. In 1762 the building was purchased by King George the Third in the future as the private residence of the monarch. Over the next seventy-five architects John Nash and Edward Blore built three wings around a central courtyard. The palace was officially declared the main residence of the British monarch in the accession to the throne of Queen Victoria in 1837. In her reign were made last great additions: the construction of another lodge, and the transfer of the former main entrance, Marble Arch, to its current location near the Oratory Corner in Hyde Park. Before the gates of the palace is a monument in honor of Queen Victoria.. Today, the palace includes 775 rooms. Of these, 19 are public facilities, fifty two, and the royal guests, 188 for staff, 92 office, seventy two bathrooms. It covers an area of ​​20 hectares, of which 17 hectares - the garden. The gardens of Buckingham Palace - the largest private gardens in London.. Buckingham Palace - one of the most famous buildings in the world. In the summer palace attended by about thirty thousand guests who participate in receptions in the royal garden, where there is a lake and waterfalls..

London King's Cross railway station, London

London King's Cross railway station

Kings Cross Station is located in the northeastern part of the city and is one of the major railway stations in London. Main terminal building was opened in 1852. There is a legend that the station was built on the site of the last battle of the legendary warrior Boudica and her grave is located under one of the platforms. Some believe that the ghost Boudiki still roams the underground passages station. Kings Cross station has become a cult place after mentioning in the series of Harry Potter books.

Wembley Stadium, London

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium - one of the most renowned sports and concert venues on the planet. The newly opened Wembley Stadium is considered the cultural pop icon. Currently, he is the home arena for the England national football team, as well as for a variety of domestic football league finals. With a capacity of over 90,000 seats, is the second largest place of its kind in Europe. It is also the largest football stadium in coverage stands. Wembley Stadium is now often called the new Wembley, to differentiate it from the previous one, which was closed in 2000. He has been in operation since 1923, its mission has officially ended March 9, 2007, when it was opened the new Wembley Stadium.

The National Gallery, London

The National Gallery

National Gallery, founded in 1824, is located on the northern edge of Trafalgar Square in central London. The gallery works of art spanning six centuries. In the gallery collected more than 2,300 paintings. Here are the different schools of art paintings from Western Europe since 1250. The earliest collection was quite small, but excellent quality. Every year the National Gallery attracts around six million visitors of all nationalities. This is the largest art gallery, so you need to plan your visit in advance to see the parts that are of greatest interest. Tours are available in English, other language tours must be booked in advance. In an effort to broaden its audience, the gallery holds sessions every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 pm.

King's College, London

King's College

King's College London, established in 1829, boasts an exceptional reputation for teaching and research, as well as a key player in the international arena. Four of the five college campuses are located in the heart of London, an ideal location for academic, cultural and social opportunities of the capital. King's College London is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of London, with more than 19,000 students, of which about 5,700 are graduate students. Studies at King's College led to worldwide recognition and partnerships with major institutions around the world, providing outstanding benefits and opportunities for graduate students. The school boasts a wide variety of items with more than 230 programs. Royal College hosted some of the world 's greatest innovators such as Sir Charles Lyell, the founder of modern geology. Sir Charles Wheatstone, a pioneer of electricity and wireless telegraphy ; Thomas Edison, Thomas Hodgkin and Richard Bright, doctors found that the disease, later named in their honor. Eight members of staff of the Royal College were awarded the Nobel Prize : Sir James Black OM (Occupational Medicine), who created the beta- blockers and anti-ulcer drugs ; Professor Maurice Wilkins, who, along with Rosalind Franklin and other colleagues discovered the structure of DNA.

The London Library, London

The London Library

The London Library, located on the corner of St. James's Square, near Piccadilly Circus underground station and Green Park is the world's largest independent library. Thomas Carlyle library founded in 1841 with the aim of serving the readers and researchers giving books for home use. London boasts a library of about 8,000 members of which are mostly private members and about 250 corporate members. In the library there are more than one million books. For members residing outside London delivery available books. London Library collects books on all subjects, with special emphasis on the arts and humanities, as well as extensive collections in biography and history. Fiction Department includes a diverse collection of novels and short stories. Literature section consists of a wide range of poems, essays and plays. Science section contains materials for both professional as well as for the general reader. The library also offers a large collection of books and treatises on travel, topography and exploration. Religion department has a wide range of theological works, biblical and non-biblical texts, the study of religion and collections of sermons. Just present book on philology, philosophy, and bibliography.

The University of London, London

The University of London

University of London is a federal university made ​​up of 19 colleges along with a number of prominent academic institutions. University of London is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the country. It was created in 1836. University of London is the third oldest university in England. By the end of the 19th century, the university has become more than just examining body. By 1908, the university had more than 4,000 registered students, becoming the largest university in the country and the fifth largest in the world. The building consists of 19 floors.

English National Opera (London Coliseum), London

English National Opera (London Coliseum)

Located at the London Coliseum, English National Opera is one of the two opera theaters in the country. Another Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is located. This opera is well known for its large-scale productions and its wealth of scenery and costumes, attracting a large audience. Performances start date to 1898. For decades, the opera and expanded gradually began to specialize in Shakespearean productions. During the two world wars, the opera was closed due to security measures, and her troupe toured all over England to raise the morale of the British. After World War II, the theater reopened with "Peter Grimes" - staged by British composer Benjamin Britten. After several decades of successful prime opera moved to the Coliseum, and later, in the early 1970s changed its name to the English National Opera. Coliseum, thanks to its central location near Trafalgar Square was the site of many famous performances. First discovered that a building in 1904.

London Dungeon, London

London Dungeon

London Dungeon - more than just an unconventional museum is an exciting life reproduction medieval and renaissance England. Located under the London Bridge in the dark basement, The London Dungeon is a kind of theme park / haunted house for adults. The combination of scary sound effects, thrilling lighting and live actors creates a lasting impression. Plenty of room with interactive exhibits and torture, as well as the room where the view tragic historical events.

Oxford Street, London

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is one of the famous streets in London. On this street intently about 300 stores, the street is one of the largest shopping centers in Europe. Oxford Street is always a lot of traffic congestion and on footpaths and on the road, because of the number of buses, a large number of shoppers and tourists. Oxford Street is the perfect place to enjoy the Christmas decorations. Street lights festive lights that enchant visitors from late November until early January. This tradition has been preserved since 1959.

Tate Britain, London

Tate Britain

Tate Britain - Art Gallery, one of the largest in the UK. The gallery assembled a wide range of paintings and various art collections that you can barely see in one visit.

Sir John Soane's Museum, London

Sir John Soane's Museum

Sir John Soane Museum focuses on the architecture. The building which houses the museum was originally the home and studio of an eccentric architect Sir John Soane who built the Bank of England building. The museum presentation of many models and drawings of his projects, as well as his collection of paintings and antiques.

The British Museum, London

The British Museum

British Museum - one of the most famous museums in the UK. More than six million people from around the world visit the museum every year. Today the total number of exhibits held in the museum is nearing seven million.

Imperial War Museum, London

Imperial War Museum

In 1917 the government decided to establish a National War Museum collection of military events. The museum contains the original size tanks, armored personnel carriers, mini - submarines and decorative weapons. There are also many sad reminders of the battles, such as letters from prisoners of war and the Holocaust exhibition. This exhibition now occupies two floors and uses original artifacts, documents, films and photographs. In addition, the exhibition shows discrimination under the Nazi regime, including Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, the disabled and homosexuals. Showing both points of view, the Nazi and Jewish. This exhibition is not recommended to visitors who are younger than 14 years because of some awful content.

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest and most important museum in the world of art and design. It covers 12.5 acres of land. The museum contains more than 19,000 items from the Islamic world, including many examples of pottery and Persian carpets. Victoria and Albert Museum is an extremely popular tourist attraction, in 2006 there was visited 2,400,000 visitors, making it one of the best tourist attractions in the UK.

Wallace Collection, London

Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection - is a small museum which was founded in 1897 from the private collection of Sir Richard Wallace, which was opened to the public after his death in 1990. In the museum there are 25 galleries with great paintings of French painting of the 18th century, porcelain and furniture of the old masters. The museum is divided into six separate showrooms - weapons, paintings and miniatures, pottery, artwork, sculptures and furniture. Sculpture collection includes nearly 500 works from various schools in Europe, from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Armory collection contains nearly 2,500 objects of European and Oriental Artillery. The museum is relatively small, which makes it possible to see the entire collection in one day. There are free daily group tours. Private tours are available at £ 5 per person, but require pre-booking and pre-payment. Groups of more than 10 people must book tours in advance.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, London

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

This museum is dedicated to Winston Churchill, the greatest British statesman of the 20th century and the Prime Minister during the Second World War. The museum is divided into five parts, each of which focuses on different periods of Churchill's life, from his early youth until his death in 1965. The museum has more than 150 original objects, including periscope Churchill from the Western Front. Most notable is the 15 meter long interactive table that provides access to information on all aspects of Churchill's life, referring to the vital national and world events during this period. This museum is recommended for all those interested in modern history.

National Maritime Museum, London

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum boasts the world's largest collection of marine and astronomical artifacts relating to navigation, navigation and timekeeping. The museum also presents more than 100 000 cards ranging from medieval times to the present day. There is also an impressive array of sailor. Also in the museum contains ancient coins, medals, silver, ceramics, furniture, glassware, jewelry and textiles. The museum also presented from the 4500 art exhibition of oil paintings, drawings and watercolors, as well as photographs and sculptures.

National Army Museum, London

National Army Museum

Located in the central London district of Chelsea, the National Army Museum focuses on the general history of the British Army. In a museum exhibition for the Study of the lives of soldiers who served for the British and Commonwealth military influence and explain the past UK. He also reveals the history of the British army for centuries, beginning with the Norman Conquest in 1066 until the Second World War. The museum features an impressive collection of military items, including old uniforms, medals, weapons, helmets and paintings. There is also a library where visitors have access to rare books, periodicals and photographs of the time.

Somerset House Trust, London

Somerset House Trust

Somerset House (Somerset House) - it is a palace located in the center of London. Overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.

Crystal Palace Museum, London

Crystal Palace Museum

In the palace you can see artifacts depicting various periods and styles of architecture. Its territory contains magnificent fountains and monumental statues, as well as fine specimen trees and fossils of prehistoric animals. He was also the site of various cultural and sports activities. Unfortunately, in November 1936 the palace was almost completely destroyed. Currently, the memory of the Crystal Palace remained in Crystal Palace Museum, which shows the history of the palace with his collection of photographs, original documents and ceramics.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre operates from 1699. Inside there is a large exhibition of Shakespeare's life and the atmosphere of London during his life. Of particular interest is a large collection of costumes, located in a room that shows the process of designing and making clothes for performances of Shakespeare.

Drury Lane Theatre, London

Drury Lane Theatre

The theater was founded in the second half of the 17th century, it was in 1663 then there were two major entertainment venues in the capital - the Theatre Royal and Royal Opera House. For many years he was one of the best theaters in the British drama productions.

Royal Court Theatre, London

Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre was established in 1888 and has a small capacity - less than 500 people. Theatre is one of the most important in Europe because of its rich program.

Italian Cultural Institute, London

Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cultural Institute promotes collaboration between universities, scientific societies and academies of Italy and the UK. It also supports the organization of major Italian cultural events in the UK and has collaborated with various Italian divisions in British universities. Reference Bureau Institute provides information on all aspects of the Italian cultural and social life.

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts was founded in 1768 under the chairmanship of the English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose goal was to create a society of artists. Academy is famous for its annual summer exhibition, which is held every year since 1769. Royal Academy of Arts is one of the major tourist attractions in the UK. It is visited by over a million people each year.

Greater London Authority, London

Greater London Authority

Administration Greater London - regional authorities of Greater London, founded in 2000. At the weekend the City Hall is open to visitors.

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