Historic Sites in London

Historic Sites in London, England

London Historic Sites

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  • Andrew
    St. Albans, UK6,543 contributions
    Our expectations were not high when visiting Superbloom at the Tower of London. We had seen the gardens from a distance and read the reports in the press so was not expecting much.

    We visited towards the end of Superbloom when there was no entrance charge. We had to use the stairs to enter the site (there is also a step free entrance) as the slide was closed (we did visit during the period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth 2 where, being a Royal Palace, fun activities were probably suspended).

    Well, what can I say other than we enjoyed our visit. The gardens looked a lot better close up and whilst a lot of the flowers had died back there was still some left. The piped background music gave some atmosphere and there was still plenty of staff around to answers questions. Many benches throughout the garden provided ample opportunities to sit, relax and to enjoying the early autumn sunshine and the views.

    Even when in full bloom I think the entrance fee was probably a bit high and the souvenirs were very expensive (at full price) but being end of season everything was on offer and we got some bargains.

    Being Historic Royal Palaces members we also visited the tower briefly – it is so good just to be able to pop in for a short while; see a part of the castle we have not visited for a while; have some refreshments then to use the facilities before heading off to see one of the many other attractions in the areas (e.g. Leadenhall Market, St Katherine Docks, Butlers Whalf, St Dunstan in the East Church Gardens.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Mary M
    6 contributions
    Visited in morning and spent 2.5 hours there. Could have been longer. What an interesting and informative place. Definitely transformed to past. What an amazing man he was
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • Romina L
    Buenos Aires, Argentina58 contributions
    This is the 1st thing I did in London and it was great. The amount of history inside the abbey was much omre than I was expecting. All the Queens and Kings buried there, the different constructions it has. You need to use the audio guide to truly understand everything you are seeing. We spend around 2-2.5 hours there and it was worth it. I have to say though that it was crowded, I know it's London but sometimes it was difficult to get into certain places because of the huge amount of people there, be ready.
    Written January 24, 2023
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  • Rickey Y
    26 contributions
    We did the Buckingham Palace Exclusive Guided Tour in January 2023. This was my second time doing this with the last time being around 2015 and it has changed a bit.

    You now check in at the Queens Gallery, which is on the side of the palace and the same entrance as the museum.

    The tour itself is about an hour and a half and you get to see a majority of the State Rooms. We did not get to see the Bow Room, which was disappointing, but they said it was currently closed.

    Our tour guide, Mandy, was absolutely fantastic and much better than the guide we had a few years back. She was very engaging, funny, related to our group and truly made this working royal palace a welcoming place!

    Following the tour we were offered a free guide (no more champagne) and a 20% discount in the shop, which we took full advantage of. I will say, having the shop in the museum made it a very crowded place so we spent more time in here than we had hoped, but the gifts and quality were great.

    The price tag was about $100 USD and absolutely worth it!
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • Rich30350
    Sandy Springs, GA644 contributions
    We took the 50 minute self tour via audio. It is very very well done and provided a great amount of detail/history. This isn't open every day and we reserved our tickets a day in advance online. Highly recommend
    Written January 17, 2023
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  • Phillip B
    Houston, TX8 contributions
    Go ahead and spring for tickets for a play. The theatre is intimate and beautiful, and felt very authentic. Saw a production of King Lear in June 2022 and it felt very much like how theatre would’ve been performed in Shakespeare’s day. The cast was spectacular and the production made clever use of the stages and backdrops that didn’t require any modern equipment. Since they didn’t use any audio equipment, there was regularly a plane flying overhead that made you have to really pay attention to who was speaking, but didn’t detract from the experience for my fiancé and I. Check in was smooth and the staff friendly and helpful. Worth every penny!!
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • Celia H
    2 contributions
    The Wallace Collection was recommended to us and very pleased we went. A stunning collection of art and artifacts in a wonderful house right in the centre of London. Who knew you could see so many paintings by grand masters in such beautiful surroundings and all for free. Highly recommended.
    Written January 25, 2023
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  • Alexander L
    Bonn, Germany8 contributions
    There is so much to explore and I would recomend ti all ship and Naval lovers and there is a gaming room
    Written January 9, 2023
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  • Kobus
    Sasolburg, South Africa155 contributions
    The busiest corner in London. Lots of attractions nearby and easy access from the underground. The Fortnum and Mason shop a must visit.
    Written January 13, 2023
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  • Ricky
    1 contribution
    I went back to the ORNC for a second time to see the Beatty exhibition, having gone on a painted hall tour once before. The guide who led us through the exhibition (Hamish) was able to tell us some things about the history of the buildings on the site and pointed us toward some interesting parts of the visitor centre. We found him
    anong other members of staff to be engaging, knowledgeable, and facilitative.
    Written January 23, 2023
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  • Nikki H
    1 contribution
    Visted for the first time since the late 80’s when i was a child. Very interesting history behind the ship. Love that you walk underneath. Plenty to read, watch and play with. Just not sure if more can be done with the tween deck though. Highly recommended though to make a day out at Greenwich
    Written January 22, 2023
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  • Brad P
    Dallas, TX72 contributions
    Have been twice in the last 4 years. It's worth the trip and the visit. It just seems to be one of those need to visit t least once spots so you can straddle the line. Try to get there before the ball drops (I think at 1pm) We usually take the boat up the river and the train back. The park and other attractions between the river and the observatory are also worth seeing on the way back down the hill and you can eat in Greenwich before departing. We have used the London pass for entry.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada811 contributions
    The Kensington Palace seems a bit dated compared to Buckingham. It does not look like a palace. It looks like more of a typical countryside house. It was definitely underwhelming to see, but still had to make the trek just to cross it off the London bucket list.

    Maybe the weather didn't help too, it was rainy and foggy that day.
    Written January 2, 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,565 contributions
    The Monument is a really impressive memorial to the great fire of london. Sits in the middle area of a lot of buildings but you can’t miss it! You can get to the top.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Francis O
    Dublin, Ireland19 contributions
    This place is drenched in atmosphere, thanks to the Beatles. They are also the reason that traffic is continually held up by people taking pics of themselves on the crossing outside the studio, which is fun to watch. The studios look very nice from the outside and the place is situated in a nice area, worth taking a look around.
    Written January 15, 2023
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