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Leighton House Museum

The Leighton House Museum is located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington; the house is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. Visitors can also see Leighton's grand studio on the first floor where he painted most of his masterpieces. The museum also runs a diverse and engaging exhibition and ed...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

British Museum

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present. ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Kew Bridge Steam Museum houses a museum of water supply and a collection of water pumping steam engines. The site remains an internationally-recognised museum of steam pumping engines as a reminder of the many pumping stations spread throughout London and the UK. The museum houses the world's largest working beam engin...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch or (originally) the Green Park Arch, is a triumphal arch located to the south of Hyde Park and at the north western corner of Green Park. Wellington Arch is a landmark for Londoners and visitors alike. Originally commissioned as a grand outer entrance to Buckingham Palac...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Sir John Soane's Museum (often abbreviated to the Soane Museum) is a museum of architecture, and was formerly the house and studio of the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane. It holds many drawings and models of his projects and the collections of paintings, drawings and antiquities that he assembled. Sir John Soan...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery was built as England's first purpose-built public art gallery. The building was built by Sir John Soane and first opened to the public in 1817. The Gallery houses a small but select collection of European old master paintings mostly of the 1600s and 1700s, many of the highest quality. It also ho...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Trinity House

Trinity House is the home of the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond which is the official General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales and other British territorial waters (with the exception of Scotland, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland). Trinity House is also the official deep sea pilotage authori...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Spencer House

Spencer House has been recognised as one of the most ambitious aristocratic town houses ever built in London and is, today, the city's only great eighteenth-century private palace to survive intact. The House was built for an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales and has a splendid terrace and garden with magnificent vi...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House in the heart of London is a heritage 'gem.' The world's only remaining home of Benjamin Franklin was opened to the public for the first time on 17 January 2006, Ben Franklin's 300th birthday, as a dynamic museum and educational facility, encompassing a historical experience, a student science ce...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Christ Church Spitalfields

Christ Church, Spitalfields is an Anglican church built between 1714 and 1729 to a design by Nicholas Hawksmoor. It was one of the first (and arguably one of the finest) of the so-called "Commissioners' Churches" built for the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches, which had been established by an Act of...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is not only an iconic part of the London skyline but also a symbol of the hope, resilience and strength of the city and nation it serves. Above all, St Paul’s Cathedral is a lasting monument to the glory of God. Its rich and diverse history means there is lots for visitors to the Cathedr...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich a World Heritage Site in Greenwich London, described by UNESCO as being of “outstanding universal value” and reckoned to be the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isl...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Palace highlights include Queen Victoria’s bedroom, the King’s Gallery, the Sunken Garden, Mary of Modena’s bed, the King’s Staircase and the ne...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, England is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and 17th-century Qu...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Banqueting House

The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London, is the grandest and best known survivor of its architectural genre, and the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. The building is important in the history of English architecture as the first classical building to be completed in a style which was to transform Eng...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Garden Museum

The Garden Museum (formerly the Museum of Garden History) aims to become the leading national venue for exhibitions and debate on gardens and garden design. The museum covers the whole range of gardening, from royal gardens to allotments. The Garden’s focal point is the beautiful 17th Century inspired knot garden...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark is the world’s last tea clipper. She is the epitome of the great age of sail and has captured the imagination of millions of people, 15 million of whom have come on board to learn the stories she has to tell. The ship has been preserved in Greenwich partly as a memorial to the men of the merchant navy....15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Somerset House

Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. Somerset House hosts open-air concerts and films, contemporary art and design exhibitions, family workshops and free guided tours of spaces usually hidden to visitors. With such a varied hist...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is a Grade II listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London, England, which has been converted into a performing arts and concert venue. It has been associated with Centre 42 which was set up to help provide arts for all. The theatre is well known for its cutting edge performances and productio...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Victoria And Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, it was founded in 1852. Its collection spans 3000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

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