What to do in London

  •     British Museum of London:

London guards    Located in the elegant streets of Russell Street and is considered among the most important museums around the world due to an extensive and varied collection of archaeological remains of the British Empire and its expansion in the five continents.

    The museum is founded in 1753 gathering the addresses of Sir Hans Sloane, currently among the most famous objects that you can find that the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the medieval remains British, Egyptian mummies and sarcophagi, etc.. Another major exhibit is the historic remains belonging to the African collection, one of the largest in the world.

    The museum remains open throughout the year, only closed on March 25, 24 and 26 December and 1 January, visiting hours are from 10:00 to 20:30 Thursday to Friday and 10:00 to 17:30 Saturday to Wednesday. Importantly, entry is free. It is easy to get because it is very close to metro stations Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and Goodge St. You can also reach by bus.

  •     Tate Gallery in London:

    It is the great British contemporary art museum that is worth visiting not only mandatory for their samples and their contents in exhibitions, but also because the monument is its architecture, design and environment. It is located in an area where once stood a power plant and is currently the center of the art.

    The museum includes exhibits of modern art world from 1900 to today, and includes works by major artists of the twentieth century such as Picasso, Warhol and Dali. The entrance to the main collection is free, and includes short-term exposures. The exact location is Bankside - SE1 9T. The hours are from 10:00 to 18:00 from Sunday to Thursday and on Fridays and Saturdays until noon. Just close the 24th and 26th December.

  •     Tate Britain in London:

    This important museum is located on the banks of the River Thames and has a superb collection of British art history, also with contemporary samples. The oldest collections are made up of objects of the year 15000 and include works by JMW Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, the Pre-Raphaelites, William Blake, David Hockney and Francis Bacon. The most famous are in the area of Art Now.

    Admission to the collections is completely free and are accompanied by temporary exhibitions of art from Britain throughout the year. The museum is located on the street Tate Britain, London, SW1P 4RG. The hours are 10:00 to 17:30 every day of the week, except the first Friday of each month, the date on which the income is made from ten o'clock until nine of the night. The days are not open to the public on 24, 35 and 26 December.

    To reach the museum you can go by boat, the Tate Boat service comes every 40 minutes and joining the Tate Modern, London Eye and Tate Britain. You can also use the meter in Pimlico and Vauxhall or bus in Zone2, 3, C10, 36, 87, 88, 159, 185, 436 and 507.

  •     Natural History Museum of London:

    A really nice experience visiting this museum, especially for younger members of the family and the greatest love of science and industry.

    In the museum you can enjoy the best kinds of space science, the command module of Apollo 10, the Foucault pendulum, or the steam engine of Boulton and Watt. The museum has 40 galleries, which can be seen to travel to the future. It also has virtual reality simulators and an IMAX theater.

    The London Science Museum is located on Exhibition Road London - SW7 2DD and the closest way to get there is using the South Kensington tube. The hours are from ten o'clock until six in the evening for every day, closed only on days 24, 25 and 26 December. The entrance to the facilities is complimentary.

  •     Victoria and Albert Museum:

    The Victoria and Albert Museum houses a vast collection of all kinds of art objects, ceramics, vintage dresses, photography, metals, paintings and sculpture. The great cultures of humanity are represented in this museum, especially the collections of Italian sculpture of the school, including the paintings of Constable and galleries known as the British Galleries.

    This magnificent museum is located on Cromwell Road London - SW7 2RL. Their telephone numbers are: (020) 7942 2000. Open daily throughout the year, opening hours are from ten o'clock until five thirty in the afternoon. Admission is free. You can find more information by visiting their website: www.vam.ac.uk
    To reach the museum, you can do in the South Kensington tube, following the corridor destined for museums.

  •     National Portrait Gallery in London:

    This museum houses many portraits of historical figures and people of the nobility. Enjoy seeing the dress of the time.

    Of the three plants that owns, is in the second where you can marvel at Tudor portraits, and from the top floor, enjoy a magnificent view of London.

    Admission is free and open daily from ten o'clock until six o'clock in the afternoon until nine at night on Thursdays and Fridays. The meters that can take are: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus, Embankment. Bus: Trafalgar Square / Charing Cross Road. Rail: Charing Cross.

  •     The Cathedral in London:

    Special architectural structure, considered historical and spiritual center of the British, is now one of the largest cathedrals in the world with his style "skyline" in London. It's worth paying the ticket price, as it is one of the most historical places in the city. He survived the German bombing of the World War II. On its walls we find excellent collections of art from medieval to the viceregal period.

    From the top you can see the whole city, climb the 560 steps to become an ordeal to enjoy excellent views of the city. Located at Ludgate Hill, EC4. Admission is £ 8 adults, £ 3.50 children under 16. Open Monday to Saturday from eight o'clock until six o'clock.

  •     London's Chinatown:

    In the center of the city of London, the famous Chinatown, well known worldwide for its bustling nightlife, a reputation earned it meritoriously, because despite not having a very large amount of lime you can find all kinds of nightlife, from bars, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. The place is good to be visited any day of the week, so lots of people and most are young people looking for fun in the SOHO district as also called, it seems that while walking through its streets is to taken to another country, because it seems China, restaurants, Chifa, supermarkets and other stores. The most recommended are the neighborhood of Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, the three are the most interesting area of Soho.

  •     The Tower of London:

    Located beside the River Thames, is one of the most visited monuments in London. It was declared a World Heritage Site, in view that is the best preserved medieval castle in the world. Damn Steeped in history, has been imprisoned, strong defensive performance and fort square protector of the crown jewels. For blood has flowed bases of prisoners, such as Anne Boleyn. Currently holds the large collection of jewels of the royal family, highlighting the two largest diamonds in the world.
    The hours are as follows: From November to February: Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00. Monday and Sunday opens at 10.00 and closes at 17:00. From March to October: Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00. Monday and Sunday opens at 10.00 and closes at 18:00. Closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January. You can easily take the metro station Tower Hill. Prices: Adults £ 16.50, Students and Seniors £ 10.50, Children: £ 9, Under 5 years free. Guided tours are given daily by the Beefeater (caretakers of jewelery). Allowing get to learn much more than what you see.

  •     Madame Tussauds:

    It is the most famous wax museum in the world and the museum of Madame Tussaud `s, created by a French artist in the nineteenth century, has to famous characters of history immortalized in wax. It is located on Marylebone Road, NW1 5LR and features artists from film, television, music and sports. Beckham, Bush, Blair, Britney Spears, among others.
    The new attraction is the planetary solar and optional to the visit. The only downside is the long lines to do to enter. Prices are € 6 for children and adults 21.99 o. The hours are from nine thirty until five thirty pm on weekdays and until six weekends.

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