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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle (King Edward VII Avenue, London)– this is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world. A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the Castle is still a working palace today. Visitors can see the State Apartments (which is decorated with some of the finest works of art in the Royal […]

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey (Parliament Square, London) — Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains – the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Annually, Westminster Abbey receives over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building which is the coronation church of England. Thousands more visit the Abbey […]

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum (Cromwell Road, London) – this museum celebrates art and design with 3,000 years worth of amazing artifacts from around the world. There truly is a treasure trove of goodies, such as fine furniture, paintings, sculpture, metalwork, and textiles, and many other surprises. Admission: free. Hours: 10 am – 5:45 pm (daily, […]

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Tower of London

Tower of London (Tower Hill, London) – even though the Tower of London has a grim reputation for torture and death, you will also discover within these walls the history of a royal palace, an armory and a powerful fortress. Don’t miss Royal Beasts and learn about the wild and wondrous animals that have inhabited […]

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Science Museum

Science Museum (Exhibition Road, London) — From the future of space travel to asking that difficult question, “Who am I?”, the Science Museum makes your brain perform Olympic-standard mental gymnastics. See, touch and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years; don’t forget the awesome Imax cinema. Admission: free. Hours: Hours: 10 am […]

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Royal Museums Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich (Romney Road, Greenwich, London) – as of 2012, the National Maritime Museum, the historic Queen’s House, and the Royal Observatory Greenwich all became part of the Royal Museums Greenwich. Located in the beautiful World Heritage Site of Greenwich, these four top attractions welcome thousands of visitors each year. Stand astride the Prime […]

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum (Cromwell Road, London) – along with the permanent (and permanently fascinating) dinosaur exhibition, this museum has a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world (such as a life-sized Blue Whale, and a 40-million-year-old spider) Visitors also flock to the museum’s beautiful Central Hall. Admission: free. Hours: 10 am […]

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National Gallery

National Gallery (Trafalger Square, London) – this museum houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Artists exhibited here include Cézanne, Titian, Monet, Gainsborough, Rembrant, van Gogh, Michelangelo, Raphael, and many others. Admission: free. Hours: 10 am – 6 pm (daily).

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Museum of London

Museum of London (150 London Wall, London) — this is the world’s largest urban museum, with many historic objects and exhibitions chronicling London’s past. Exhibits cover prehistoric London, the city under Roman rule, and the grandeur of medieval London. There’s also the new Galleries of Modern London, from 1666 to the present. Admission: free. Hours: […]

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London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum (Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London) – this museum hosts exhibitions connecting transport with the social and cultural history of London. Inside, there are over 80 vehicles spanning 200 years of London’s history, including a red Routemaster bus and the world’s first Underground steam train. There are some great posters and artwork […]