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Museum of London

#55 of 2,415 things to do in London
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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: 44 0 20 7001 9844
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the...
Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed under Romans and Saxons, wonder at medieval London and examine the tumultuous years when London was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire. Then venture into the Galleries of Modern London where you can walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated pleasure gardens and marvel at the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach.Free entry. Open Monday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm. Closed 24-26 December.
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lovely museum

This museum is just the right size for me...not too overwhelming. I toured it in about 1/12 hours. Not taking too much time to read everything. I really enjoyed learning about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum is just the right size for me...not too overwhelming. I toured it in about 1/12 hours. Not taking too much time to read everything. I really enjoyed learning about the history of the city. Open from 10-6 and it is free. Got off the tube at St. Pauls. very short walk from there. Stopped at Lord Raglan pub... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and all for free. The prehistoric finds were impressive. Short walk from St Paul's and Barbican tube stations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely surprise - it is a museum dedicated to all things London. It has many interesting exhibits all about the history of one of the world's greatest cities. I wish I had discovered it years ago but now plan on going again with friends to show them this divine treasure trove of fascinating facts. There's not much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this museum last week having found it on the internet. The museum was amazing and for anybody who has a real interest in London, past and present it is a must. You should allow a full day as there is loads to see. We also found the restaurant to be extremely good

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

One bright morning my sister woke me up to tell me about the Sherlock Holmes exhibit. As a Sherlock Holmes fan, and of course a follower of the television show and the books, I decided (although I was sceptical) to go along. It was the last day of our trip to London and it didn't take us long to find... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We went to see the exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. It was average.. the entire museum is free, except Sherlock Holmes.. pitty. And we found the exhibition a bit far feched with a the art and such. The clothes and wigs etc were really nice though!! But it would have been nicer if they did it one Sherlock at a time.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Visite especially for the Sherlock Holmes exhibition. It's mainly about London in the 1890's and links the stories to London of the day. A lot of reading but some good artifacts, videos and paintings. Better to visit when quiet as Saturday lunchtime was busy and spoilt it a bit. Don't forget to snap a photo with the deerstalker, pipe and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This place has a BIG agenda in setting out to cover the whole of the history of London. It does this quite well though. Plenty of things to look at and gives a decent overview of the history of the city. I would of liked to of seen more on things such as the working class in the history of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The special exhibition on Sherlock Holmes is a bit of a mish-mash, but extremely entertaining if you're a fan. As an American, I really enjoyed the effort made to recreate turn of the century London via photos, paintings, and objects.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There are many great things to see here. Make sure you take a look at an original wall from the time of the Roman Empire.

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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