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  • 1 Greenwich Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Greenwich's name is synonymous with the Meridian, and its famously iconic observatoryb. The area is also very appealing on account of its huge park and museums, most notably the National Maritime Museum. A pleasant walk past historic pubs along the R..

  • 2 Kew Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kew Road

    The residential district of Kew retains a village atmosphere; in 2003 it acquired global recognition when its Royal Botanical Gardens were granted Unesco World Heritage Site status, on account of their historical significance and the richness of thei..

  • 3 Hampton Court Gardens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Court Road

    The 20ha of gardens at Hampton Court bear witness to various royal patrons from the houses of Tudor, Stuart and Orange, and their landscape architects and gardeners. Over the centuries, they have seen various schemes implemented, making today's garde..

  • 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..

  • 5 The Crown Jewels Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Tower Hill

    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..

  • 6 National Gallery Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Trafalgar Square

    The focal point of Trafalgar Square, the perennially popular National Gallery is one of the capital's main attractions. Its collection of European painting is world class. From its portico, there is a splendid view of the square and Whitehall. With m..

  • 7 Palace of Westminster: House of Lords Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Palace of Westminster

    Undoubtedly the most richly decorated chamber of the Palace of Westminster, the House of Lords bears witness to the exuberant neo-Gothic imagination of Pugin. It has red leather benches to accommodate 1 200 lords (or peers), constituting the upper ch..

  • 8 Westminster Abbey: Chapel of Edward the Confessor Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Westminster Abbey

    Beyond the walkway, head through the oratory, resting place of Henry V, hero of Agincourt. At the centre, the tomb of St Edward who died in 1066, is surrounded by those of five kings and three queens. The gilded reliquary rests on a magnificent marbl..

  • 9 The Strand-Temple Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Le Strand

    Between Covent Garden and the City, this area has many attractions despite its heavy traffic. Lined by genteel residences, it has elegant hotels, lively theatres, and fine art collections at Somerset House. Fleet Street and Temple are renowned for jo..

  • 10 The Queen's Walk Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    6 Queens Walk

    On the south of the Thames, the Queen's Walk runs from Westminster Bridge to Southwark, Tower Bridge and on towards Bermondsey. The South Bank has attractions opened to commemorate the Millennium. By Bankside, the Globe and Tate Modern are two iconic..

  • 11 Harrods Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    87-135 Brompton Road

    Situated in the smart Knightsbridge district, London's most elegant department store (Oscar Wilde was a customer) opened in 1849, although the current building is mid-20C. Inside, its food halls have splendid mosaics and colourful stained-glass; a ra..

  • 12 Terraces West of the Outer Circle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Regent’s Park

    On Outer Circle, the ring road running around the edge of Regent's Park, are a series of splendid terraces named after George III's children. Most striking are York Terrace (1821), nearly 300m long, Sussex Place (1822) housing the London Graduate Sch..

  • 13 Terraces East of the Outer Circle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Regent’s Park

    On the eastern side of the Outer Circle are fine terraces. Chester Terrace (1825) has the longest uninterrupted frontage (286m), graced by imposing Corinthian columns. Only marginally shorter (242m) is Cumberland Terrace (1826) with its Ionic columns..

  • 14 Royal Botanic Gardens: Palm House Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    37 Kew Green

    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..

  • 15 Kensington and Chelsea Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    King's Road

    To the west of London you'll find many districts with a mix of large houses, fashion boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and bookshops. The pavements of Earls Court are full of the clients of the Chinese restaurants, the all-night cafes, the pubs..

  • 16 Shakespeare's Globe Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    21 New Globe Walk

    The centre's brief is to encourage the study and dramatic interpretation of Shakespeare's work. The Globe Theatre or Wooden O has been rebuilt on the model of the original theatre founded by Cuthbert Burbage and demolished in 1644. Shows are put on i..

  • 17 The Royal Hospital Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Royal Hospital

    Founded by Charles II in 1670 it serves as a home for army veterans. Christopher Wren controlled its construction, which was finished in 1692, and the Royal Hospital has hardly changed since. Based on the model of the Royal Hotel at Les Invalides in ..

  • 18 Bedford Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    sq. Bedford

    This best conserved and most attractive of Bloomsbury's squares was laid out by architect Thomas Leverton in 1775. The three-storey brick houses have arched doorways, elegant demi-lune windows and first-floor balconies, and are embellished with white..

  • 19 Lincoln's Inn Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Chancery Lane

    The buildings were constructed in brick and decorated with stone motifs at the end of the 15C. The oldest building, Old Hall, dates from 1490. The main door opens on to a tangle of courtyards and buildings shown off to advantage by the surrounding ga..

  • 20 Sir John Soane's Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

    On entering, visitors are immersed in the world of the museum's creator, Sir John Soane (1753-1837), the great architect of the Regency period. He lived at n°12 on this square; in 1805 he bought n°13 to house his collection and then had n°14 built. T..

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