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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass, the perfect choice for independent travelers. No matter how long you have in London, a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass allows you to explore at your own pace. Tick off all of London’s landmarks and see the city from a different perspective on an included Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only. Upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel.
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Liz I wrote a review Nov 2019
London41 contributions9 helpful votes
A surprise for a little lical museum in a library to be quite so extensive with such interesting stuff. Laid out a bit oddly and several of the interactive features were out of order, but overall it was well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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sheepygold wrote a review Sep 2019
london4,588 contributions1,913 helpful votes
This relatively large local history museum is located on the ground floor of the town hall and covers numerous aspects of local history with interesting exhibits and clear explanations. The environs are modern if a bit dark and dingy but this doesn't distract from the very good content. 45 minutes is sufficient.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Rona L wrote a review Jan 2019
Houston, Texas13 contributions1 helpful vote
I discovered this wonderful little Museum on the ground floor of the Library while wandering around Hackney and was delighted by it. It’s free and at the moment they are also running a special exhibition of old “black” music with equipment and posters and recordings to listen to. The Museum itself is small but covers the history of Hackney and it’s Residents from the Roman period to present. It mainly focuses on the past 200 years with artifacts and documents and many thoughtful interactive exhibits for children. A little boy was fascinated by the “hair salon” and kept sitting in the chair asking his father to cut his hair. Another young boy was using all the building bricks to make a castle. I learned so much about the history of Hackney’s development and the historical figures who came from there. It’s clean, bright and open and the staff are very helpful and friendly. It’s not at all pretentious and has artifacts as varied as 19th century printing presses, dinnerware and an apron from the 60s! A delight to wander through and relish in social history. Presentation is simple and easy to understand and follow for any age.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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macedonboy wrote a review Nov 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom146,698 contributions100,237 helpful votes
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Hackney Museum is a small museum in the Hackney area of London focusing on local history of the area. Considering the history of Hackney, a lot of the exhibits focus on the influx of people over the centuries and decades. The story starts with the Roman period, but the story rapidly shifts to the last 200 hundred years with a particular focus on immigrants and by extension the poorer members of society. There's also a small exhibition room which is currently dedicated to "black" music. Truly amazing to see some old school equipment. A real gem of a museum.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Alan W wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom1,319 contributions337 helpful votes
It might be small but this museum carries a great history of the local area , has a visiting exhibition area and is free to enter. It’s entrance is shared with the library
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Date of experience: August 2018
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