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Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is a magnificent building in the heart of London’s Convent Garden. Closely linked to the famous composer Handel the theatre has a fascinating history. It is possible to go on backstage tours and see how the Opera House runs on a day to day basis. The stage has played host to some of the worl...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. The Hall is best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941. The Hall has been used for over 150,000 events, including classical and rock concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing, poetry rec...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a must for any visitor to London, combining its diverse history with the relentless glamour, intrigue and infamy of 21st century celebrity. Madame Tussauds continues regularly to add figures that reflect contemporary public opinion and celebrity popularity. Millions and millions of people have flock...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a busy and vital crossing of the Thames: it is crossed by over 40,000 people (motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) every day. The most famous bridge in the world also houses four stunning venue areas, each one a unique and memorable setting for celebrations of every kind. Construction started in 1886 a...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Westminster Central Hall

The Westminster Central Hall is Central Hall Westminster, a unique and historic building, centrally located across the road from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The Hall operates as a conference and exhibition centre, a concert hall, an art gallery, serviced offices, a Methodist church, a tourist attrac...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Freemason’s Hall

Freemason’s Hall in London is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and a meeting place for the Masonic Lodges in the London area. It has been a Masonic meeting place since 1775. The buildings are frequently used as sets for TV and film productions such as Spooks, Poirot and Johnny English. The s...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Imperial War Museum London

The Imperial War Museum London is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. The Museum spans a huge range of activities not only at its main London location but also at its four further branches. The Imperial War Museum wa...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues. The foyers of the Royal Festival Hall are opened to the public all day, seven days a week, with free exhibitions, lunchtime concerts, evening jazz performances, shops, bars and buffets. The Hall is part of the Southbank Centre. The Hall is fam...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal College Of Physicians

The Royal College Of Physicians of London provides a huge range of services to its 20,000 Members and Fellows and other medical professionals. These include delivering examinations, training courses, continuous professional development and conferences; undertaking clinical audits; publishing newsletters, guidelines and...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Museum Of London

The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day. The museum is one of the world’s largest urban history museums and cares for over two million objects in its collection. The Museum also holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe of this wealth of information. ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates the fact that the greatest dramatic poet in the English language lived and worked in London and that the cradle of English theatre was on Bankside by the River Thames. Every year the theatre celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday in the lead-up to the new Theatre Season on 23 April. For ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

The London Eye

The London Eye isn’t just one of London’s top tourist attractions; it’s an extraordinary piece of engineering design and architecture. Since opening in March 2000 The Merlin Entertainments London Eye has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK’s most po...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Academy Of Arts

The Royal Academy Of Arts annual Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition. Founded more than 150 years ago the Academy is run as an independent charity which allows them to support art, especially that by British artists, and educate the widest possible audience. The R...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast was one of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built and is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War. HMS Belfast is now part of the Imperial War Museum and is the first ship to be preserved for the nation since Nelson’s Victory. Constr...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Middle Temple

Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to Call men and women to the Bar. The buildings and tradition of learning date as far back as the middle of the 14th century. The Inn's name derives from the Knights Templar who were in the possession of the Temple site for some 150 years. T...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Syon Park

Syon Park is situated in West London and it belongs to the Duke of Northumberland and is now his family's London residence. The park is the last privately owned country estate in London. The gardens at Syon are renowned for their extensive collection of rare trees and plants since 'Capability' Brown landscaped the park...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century. The present church is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seve...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a grand royal palace in Richmond upon Thames. It was once lived in by the kings and queens of England including Henry VIII, William, Mary and James. Much of the building was designed by the architect Sir Christopher Wren. The palace is most notable for its famous maze, the annual Hampton Court P...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Guildhall London

Guildhall has been the heart of the administration of the City since the twelfth century. This was an era when the Lord Mayor of London rivalled the monarch for influence and prestige. The Guildhall was where he and the ruling merchant class held court and helped create London’s wealth. Today, 800 years on, Guil...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral is an oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of London’s inner city life. This glorious Gothic building is the mother church in Southwark and has been a site of worship for over 1,000 years. Situated at the heart of Bankside it is close to London Bridge and the historic Borough Market. St Swi...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

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