London, England

Activities

Shakespeare’s Globe

A tribute to a legend While the original Globe Theater perished in a fire in 1613, Sam Wanamaker, the famed actor and director founded the…

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Shakespeare’s Globe

St. James’s Park

Charming the City for Centuries The picturesque St. James’s Park’s history began in 1532 as royal hunting grounds for Henry VIII. Successive kings commissioned grand…

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St. James’s Park

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Towering over London The celebrated St. Paul’s Cathedral traces its origins to a church built in AD 604. It saw several reconstructions through the ages…

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St. Paul’s Cathedral

Sea Life London Aquarium

Education and conservation Sea Life London was originally the London Aquarium until a change in management in 2008 transformed it into an extraordinary venue to…

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Science Museum

Cataloguing scientific progress   The Museum was founded in 1857 and houses a growing collection of scientific artifacts and technological innovations. It remains the most…

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Natural History Museum

Intriguing History This museum was opened in 1881, though the collection is much older and was originally housed in the British Museum.  The museum’s intriguing…

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Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Setting the stage for Jazz since 1959 This happening club was the brainchild of accomplished saxophonist Ronnie Scott and Pete King who brought their own…

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Tate Modern

Bringing the best of art to London Tate Modern was founded in 2000 in the erstwhile premises of Bankside Power Station. Its industrial façade was…

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Tate Modern

Thames River

The Thames River has not only influenced the ancient history of London as life revolved around bustling trade on the river but also helped define…

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Thames River

Victoria & Albert Museum

Showcasing creativity The V&A, as the Londoners prefer to call it, was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The museum…

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Westminster Abbey

From Abbey to Coronation Church The church traces its origins to a humble St. Peter’s Abbey built in 960. King Edward then transformed it into…

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Westminster Abbey

Trafalgar Square

Though the site has been in existence since the 13th century, the Square as we see it was opened to the public in May 1844.…

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Trafalgar Square

Tower of London

Over a Thousand Years Old Its story began with the famed White Tower, a defensive fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1078. The Tower…

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Tower of London

The Shard

Rising from the heart of London The 95-storey Shard was designed by Renzo Piano who was inspired by the several church steeples that dotted the…

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Tower Bridge

Bridging the City for Over a Century The 800-feet Victorian Gothic bridge was built in response to growing traffic that mandated a bridge across the…

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Tower Bridge

National Gallery

Historic and celebrated The National Gallery was born when the British Government purchased a private collection comprising 38 paintings in 1824. From thereon, the Gallery…

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National Gallery

Monument, Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London, 1666 The monument was constructed from Portland stone and erected in memory of the Great Fire of London which in…

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Chinatown

Since the 18th century The Chinese community has always been present in London since the 18th century when the East India Company employed thousands of…

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Chinatown

Changing the Guard

A regal tradition Also known as Guard Mounting, Changing the Guard traces its origins a few centuries ago. Despite the pomp and pageantry, the Queen’s…

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Changing the Guard