Sight-seeing in London? 10 places you shouldn't miss
By: Eddie Tap
If you are planning to visit London why not try visiting the following must-see places?
The British Museum at Great Russell Street is the first destination. The British Museum's art collection includes artworks from all over the world. The British Museum houses the Rosetta stone, sculptures from Parthenon, and the Portland Vase. The British Museum is considered as one of the best in the world and it was established in 1753 via the Act of Parliament. The first collections were from Sir Hans Sloane. Some of the most unique things that this world-renowned museum can offer are daily gallery tours, guided tours, and special exhibitions.
Next destination is the Tate Museum, where you can find contemporary and modern art. Some of the artworks in this museum include works from Bonnard, Bourgeois, C้zanne, Dali, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock, Rothko, and Warhol. The Tate Museum is located near the banks of the Thames and at the former location of the Bankside Power Station.
Another museum that you should not miss is the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. This museum boasts of having some of best European paintings. The number of paintings that you can find at the National Gallery of London range from 1250 to 1900. Included are paintings by Van Gogh, Gainsborough, Botticelli, Turner, Cezanne, Rembrandt, and Leonardo da Vinci . This museum also offers audio-visual and video programs, guided tours, holiday events (children and adults) , lectures, and special exhibitions.
Next stop is another museum - the Natural History Museum at Cromwell Road. Here you will find some of the the biggest, rarest, and tallest animals in the world. Also on display is a 40-year old spider, earthquake simulators , elephant bird egg, and life-sized Blue Whale model. Children and adults alike will also enjoy the interactive exhibits on Creepy-Crawlies, Dinosaurs, Ecology, Human Biology, Investigate, Mammals, and The Power Within.
London Eye, an observation wheel that gives a breathtaking view of London, is another place you shouldn't miss. Discounts are offered to groups of 15 or more.
After the London Eye ride, you may want to visit the Science Museum at Exhibition Road. Some of the scientific achievements that man has made within the past 300 years can be experienced here. Afterwards, you can drop by at the Victoria & Albert Museum of art and design. Located at SouthKensington, the museum showcases a large collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture among other artworks.
If you want to encounter famous and historical personalities, you should visit Madame Tussauds at Marylebone Road. Here you'll find, among others, the Dalai Lama, Shakespeare, and Kylie. Then, visit the Tower of London, the place that has held many famous prisoners more than 500 years ago.
Lastly stop is the National Maritime Museum where you'll find various models and trophies from all over the world. The All Hands gallery and professional simulator will surely be a hit among children.
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Eddie Tap is a lover of london who writes for the Cheap flights to london site