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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...16:37 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....16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Kew Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to simply as Kew Gardens, are 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in southwest London. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. The Gardens are now a Wo...16:37 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...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo houses a wonderful range of reptiles, fish, invertebrates, birds and mammals. It is home to huge numbers of animals with more than 16,000 individual animals at London and over 720 species it is one of the world’s largest collections. London Zoo is the world oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is a tourist attraction which glorifies various tortures from the Medieval Age. It recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a grimly comedic 'gallows humour' style, which attempts to make them appealing to younger audiences. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides. ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010


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...16:37 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 ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

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

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a must see sight for any visitor to London. With more than 70 million specimens, ranging from microscopic slides to mammoth skeletons, the Museum is home to the largest and most important natural history collection in the world. The Natural History Museum first opened its doors to the pub...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

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