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  • 1 King's College Chapel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Senate House Passage GB - Cambridge

    Built between 1446 and 1515, this building represents the apogee of the Perpendicular Gothic style. Its scale is more in keeping with the chancel of a cathedral than a college chapel. Of twelve bays, the nave soars upwards supported by buttressing so..

  • 2 White Cliffs Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rd. Upper GB - Dover CT16 1HJ

    A 4km-walk along the clifftop leads to South Foreland lighthouse, from where there are extraordinary views of the cliffs, Dover, the Channel and, on a clear day, France.

  • 3 Chatsworth: Park and Gardens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Derbyshire GB - Bakewell DE45 1PP

    At Chatsworth, the genius that was Lancelot "Capability" Brown created one of the finest parks of the 18C. The most astonishing feature is the cascade (1696), its waters feeding the Emperor Fountain on the southern parterre. The avenues lea..

  • 4 Castle Howard Park Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - York YO60 7DA

    The park is one of the greatest surviving examples of the golden age of landscaping. Various different compositions display views and architectural follies to best effect: the gateway into the park; the fountain of Atlas (to the south); the lake surr..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 Windsor Castle: St George's Chapel Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Windsor Castle GB - Windsor SL4 1NJ

    The Order of the Garter's spiritual home, this chapel is also the resting place of 10 monarchs. Begun in 1475, the structure was completed by Henry VIII in 1528 and is a masterpiece of the Perpendicular style. Inside, don't miss the carved choir stal..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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 ..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 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 ..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 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..

  • 17 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..

  • 18 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 ..

  • 19 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 ..

  • 20 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..

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