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More History than you ever wanted to know!

Most of western civilization's history is covered under one roof here. Besides kings and queens, poets, architects and a few scoundrels. It's a magnificent structure, Line ups... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Most of western civilization's history is covered under one roof here. Besides kings and queens, poets, architects and a few scoundrels. It's a magnificent structure, Line ups weren't too bad, again we had the London Pass, but now so do lots of others. Again July, is not the time to visit for crowds, the place is crammed and jostling for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

History is well covered in the Westminster area and there is is something for everyone. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben stand proud and impressive. The Supreme Court and Westminster Abbey overlook Parliament Square. A short walk to Westminster Bridge takes you to the motor launches that travel The Thames by day and night. Another short walk takes you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The neighborhood is quiet and lively. If you go here, make sure you visit Westminster Abbey as it should be the main attraction beside Big Ben in this area. Nothing brings more joy to a person than being around to witness someone's wedding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just amazing the size and attention to detail that have gone into the design of this fine architectural site.

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Ridgefield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Even with the huge number of visitors it is worth the effort. Expect lines to purchase tickets, lines to enter,and than shoulder to shoulder while in the Abby. You will be happy you made the effort and faced the crowds.

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Cahors, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful palace with historic clock tower ie Big Ben - previously a prison. Right on the river you can get a great view (and photo) of Westminster from the south side where you can also find the London Aquarium and London Eye before the Festival Hall with the fantastic food market behind. The wide walkway allows you to stroll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An absolutely amazing place. It works best if you order your tickets online ahead of time. You'll want to use the audioguide they give you. It's a bit of a bummer you can't take pictures inside, but if it was allowed, people would never move on! There are literally hundreds of people making their way through the Abbey. . .you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is one of the most beautiful places I´ve ever visited, either during the day or during the night, the view around is just perfect ! I´d totally visit it again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Do remember to walk around the whole thing to absorb the majestic beauty of this place. Try to come walking from the other side of the bank, the view is just breath taking. Make sure you go a little early as it is a very famous tourist area and is usually always super crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Westminster Abbey is a journey into England's past. So much history all at once... it is very interesting to see all the well-known names of the past being interred there. So many tombs, effigies and memorials. A bonus for us was that the admission for Westminster was included in our 'London Pass'.

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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