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  • 1 Westminster Abbey: Henry VII Chapel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Westminster Abbey GB - London SW1P 3PA

    Built at Henry VII's behest in the early 16C, this magnificent chapel is a fine example of the Perpendicular style. The pillars support magnificent fan vaulting on projecting keystones separated by a network of slender ribs. The entrance has bronze g..

  • 2 The White Tower Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Tower Hill GB - London EC3N 4AB

    The Tower of London owes its name to its oldest building, the White Tower, which stands in the centre. This keep has been much modified since it was first built in the 11C. It acquired its name during the reign of Henry III when its walls were whitew..

  • 3 The Crown Jewels Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Tower Hill GB - London EC3N 4AB

    Kept at the Tower of London since the 17C, the Crown Jewels have since 1971 been displayed in the imposing 19C Waterloo Barracks. Most of the pieces are used in the coronation ceremony. The earliest date from Charles II's coronation at the time of th..

  • 4 Royal Botanic Gardens: Palm House Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    37 Kew Green GB - London TW9 3AB

    At the heart of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the glass and iron Palm House was designed by Decimus Burton and Richard Turner along purely functional lines (110m in length, 3m high in the wings and 6m in the centre). Built between 1844 and 1848, it hous..

  • 5 British Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    st. Great Russell GB - London WC1B 3DG

    In December 2000, the renovated British Museum opened its doors. Given a new lease of life by Norman Foster, his masterpiece is the great courtyard covered in class work weighing 8,000 tonnes and 6,000 m 2 in area that gives access to the various dep..

  • 6 St Paul's Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    St Paul's Churchyard GB - London EC4M 8AD

    The present cathedral is the fifth, perhaps even the sixth, to be built on this site. The Great fire of London completely destroyed the previous one and Christopher Wren, after several disputes with the authorities undertook the construction as «his ..

  • 7 Science Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    rd. Exhibition GB - London SW7 2DD

    On its site of 3 ha devoted to human invention you can touch (almost) everything, pull on the handles or push the buttons. But while exploring the various sections of the museum, you will be also find the wide-ranging permanent collection of machines..

  • 8 Imperial War Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    rd. Lambeth GB - London SE1 6HZ

    Here is told the history of war both from the military point of view and civilian, both from the ranks of the allies and from the enemies. There are two cannons at the main entrance to the museum and inside there are weapons and equipment. The archiv..

  • 9 Tate Britain Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Millbank GB - London SW1P 4RG

    The reorganisation of these collections is centred on artistic creation in Britain over a period of five centuries. The original juxtaposition of ancient and modern works in thematic exhibitions - Public and private, Literature and imagination, Here ..

  • 10 Tower of London Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    33-34 Soho Square GB - London EC3N 4AB

    Over the centuries these buildings have been used for several things, a garrison and an arsenal, a state prison as well as a money house, a Royal menagerie, a Royal armoury and the House of the Crown Jewels. Today the tower contains a military arsena..

  • 11 Victoria and Albert Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    rd. Cromwell GB - London SW7 2RL

    The Victoria and Albert Museum, the national museum for the decorative arts, was created to bring together works destined for the Great Exhibition of 1851. The collection has grown and improved and now brings together fine and applied arts from every..

  • 12 Wallace Collection Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    sq. Manchester GB - London W1U 3BN

    The Wallace Collection owes much to the 4th marquis, Richard (1800-1870), who lived most of the time in Paris and dedicated his life to gathering one of the finest collections of French 18C art, adding it to the family collection of Italian masters a..

  • 13 Palace of Westminster Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Abingdon GB - London SW1

    The Palace of Westminster , apparently medieval, was in fact built in the middle of the 19C following a fire. Only Westminster Hall dates back to 1097, its superb frame in the form of an up-turned ship's hull was built in 1394. It is a meeting place ..

  • 14 Westminster Abbey Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    20 Dean's Yard GB - London SW1P 3PA

    The setting for the great royal ceremonies for centuries, Westminster Abbey is the symbol of British tradition. It was built by Edward the Confessor in the Romanesque style and was given its Gothic appearance after its reconstruction under Henry III ..

  • 15 Hampton Court Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    East Molesey GB - London KT8 9AU

    This magnificent palace, the residence of Henry VIII, has the most attractive Tudor architecture in the country mixed with the classical style. Notice especially the Great Hall, the Royal Chapel and the Astronomical clock. The state apartments are su..

  • 16 Palace Gardens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rd. Court GB - London SW13

    Hampton Court's 20 ha of gardens bear the mark of their designers, the Tudor, Stuart and Orange monarchs and their landscape gardeners. Over the course of the years several parts have been created and then suppressed. The 17 and 18C parterres bordere..

  • 17 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Kew Richmond GB - London TW9 3AB

    The most attractive a glasshouse at Kew Gardens is the Palm house designed by Decimus Burton and Richard Turner in a purely a functional style. It is a 110 m long and 3 m high in the wings and 6 m in the centre and made completely of iron and glass. ..

  • 18 Maids of Honour Row Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The Green GB - London SW6

    This famous line of four houses was built at the request of the future George II to house the Maids of Honour of the Princess of Wales.

  • 19 City of London Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fleet Street GB - London EC4

    The city, which is contained within the boundaries of what's left of the old London wall, stretches along the North bank of the Thames . The Great Fire which started in the bakehouse of king's bakery, helped by the dry conditions and speeded by the w..

  • 20 Westminster Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Whitehall Parliament GB - London SW1

    The Westminster district includes the two main State institutions: Westminster Abbey, where coronations and royal marriages take place, and the Palace of Westminster, seat of the two Houses of Parliament.

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