Architectural Buildings in London

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  • Bernardo
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain9 contributions
    We visited Tower of London the first day we arrived which was 15 minutes walk from our hotel. The Crown Jewels are amazing, no photos taken as it was prohibited.
    Written December 9, 2023
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  • Steph
    Toronto, Canada166 contributions
    Super busy for a Monday morning- this church is iconic and popular. I got an audioguide, which was super worth it. Most of the staff were lovely (maybe 2 cold ones, but most were super chatty/happy to answer questions about the place/give directions). A somber church for the most part as many people are buried there, but it's full of history and has famous tombs. Nice to pay my respects to folks including Anna of Cleves and Stephen Hawking. The Queens Diamond Jubilee Gallery felt kind of a rip off- you have to pay an extra 5Euros to see it. I feel like it should just be included in the ticket, but meh, to each their own. Worth it if you're a history buff and want to see every inch of the place. The cloister gardens are lovely and worth a walk to the back of the abbey.
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • John S
    5 contributions
    The guide was enthusiastic and really knowledgeable. A brilliant tour that well exceeded expectations. Only way it could have been improved would have been if pictures were permitted. I will be recommending it for years!!
    Written December 4, 2023
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  • lisajane1234
    Stevenage, UK23 contributions
    To say the view is amazing is an understatement, we had tickets to hear Georgia Gagen sing who was brilliant. To top it all Michael (one of the Shard’s London experts) took us on a tour - definitely book him he is so knowledgeable and funny and can certainly keep you hooked to the end with his stories with a twist! Cocktails are great and the olive platter and cakes were delish.
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • Steph
    Toronto, Canada166 contributions
    Loved visiting the Globe. As a big Shakespeare/theatre/English fan, this was a must. Our tour guide was sweet and knowledgeable (I don't remember her name but was maybe in her late 30s/early 40s and Italian?) but shoutout to her, she was awesome. She really had a passion for speaking on the Globe and wanting us to appreciate it/see a show in the future (I hope I can see a show there if/when I'm ever back in London). She took questions throughout and also stayed longer at the end of the tour for anyone who wanted to chat/ask more questions. The gift shop staff were also lovely and I had a nice interaction with. Our tickets also included viewing the new exhibit on the Globe, which was a nice little add-on after the tour (it also works to view it before the tour); the new exhibit feels like the perfect supplementary visual to what we talk about in the guided tour. Also had late lunch/early dinner at the Swan, the restaurant attached to the Globe, which was delicious. Friendly staff there and I had an excellent salad. Anyway, 100% go spend an afternoon at the Globe.
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • Bertie1224
    Northamptonshire, UK501 contributions
    Victorian splendour that can be easily missed. It’s a functional station. Escalators and clear boards. Platform entrance can be very crowded at times. Selection of shops and the very decadent champagne bar. The 2023 Christmas tree thing….. book shelves is a bit odd? Couple of pianos for the budding pianists to knock out a tune. Try not to rush through. Look at the iron work, the riveting and the general construction of the place. Quite a marvel.
    Written December 9, 2023
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  • nomybo
    Lunenburg, MA74 contributions
    Attended the Thursday lunchtime Great Sacred music service. A peaceful break from the hustle of the city. Absolutely wonderful; beautiful surroundings, angelic voices and an interesting discussion of the music presentation
    Written December 11, 2023
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  • Robert B.
    San Jose, CA30 contributions
    I visited the Freemason’s Hall Museum in October 2022 to view the museum, and thought it was interesting enough that I brought my wife in October 2023. I really appreciated the chance to learn more about what Freemasonry is, the organization’s origins, and how it was involved in British and colonial history. More importantly, it got me thinking a lot about how fraternal organizations get started, and how such groups change over time. I had no knowledge of Freemasonry or other fraternal orders and I’m not sure I’d ever be a likely member, but I still found the museum compelling and interesting. I also came out with a much more positive and fact-based knowledge about the group.

    As visitors, we had access to two rooms with lots of artifacts and exhibits, very good audio/video players (that also gave some commentary from individual Masons about why they like Freemasonry), a typical lodge arrangement, the organization's library, and the beautiful art deco main auditorium. The exhibits gave a good overview of the history of Freemasonry from informal groups meeting at all sorts of pubs across London through standardization, expansion out into the British colonies, and modern Freemasonry. There was also a fair amount on the ritual and artifacts of Freemasonry.

    The museum was pretty quiet both times we visited. It was a nice break after visiting packed places like the British Museum. The member’s cafe downstairs was very much a space for the members, and felt a little like invading the cafeteria for an office or a university faculty club, but the staff and members were friendly even though we obviously were visitors.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • K P
    Northampton, UK11 contributions
    The location was good, and the views were amazing. I felt it was more a novelty being here as l didn’t feel like it quite lived up to the hype. When we checked into our hotel room it was messy and hadn’t been cleaned from the people who stayed before us which was disappointing. Food was ok, but again nothing special.

    It’s a nice hotel in centre of London with great views but that was about it. They did try to rectify the situation we had as best they could which is why I’m giving this 4 stars rather than 2 or 3.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,568 contributions
    Battersea Power Station (as the name suggests) used to be an electricity power station providing energy for parts of London. There were proposals once it had been decommissioned to turn it into an amusement park but these plans fell through.

    In the 90's Oasis filmed the video promoting their song "Do You Know What I Mean" within the shell of the power station.

    Fast forward 30 years and the building has been transformed. On the lowest two floors there is retail and places to eat and drink and going higher it is now grand flats for the rich.

    The power station has recently gained a connection to the Northern Line and there is a lovely station nearby providing links directly to the West End and to Camden and North London.

    As much as I am glad the building is still there and will have a lasting legacy I feel it's now a playground for the rich and out of reach of many people in London and further afield.
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • Steph
    Toronto, Canada166 contributions
    My walking tour ended here, so I decided to visit Somerset House. The Watchtower cafe was very busy but had great food and fair prices. The Courtauld Museum was amazing- it was exciting to see famous art including pieces by Van Gogh and Degas.
    Written December 6, 2023
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  • GertieGert
    London, UK230 contributions
    The church looks fairly interesting from the outside but once you get inside …… wow! The back-story of the site goes back to pre Roman history and I don’t want to ruin anything other than to say you MUST visit this church! The two ladies working there were so very helpful and explained a safer way for me to visit the crypt as I have a walking stick - and there was so much more to see there too of BIG interest! Please don't just pass by this church on your way to the Tower if you love history, get in there!
    Written November 23, 2023
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  • Spuddy58
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom75 contributions
    My friend and I really enjoyed our visit to the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inn’s of Court and the Old Bailey. What magnificent architecture. Our tour guide Tim was very informative and amusing. It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours and we even managed to sit in on a session in an Appeal Hearing in one of the Courts.
    The weather was cold but sunny so the walk to Lincoln Inn and the Old Bailey was charming. We were given a list of all the cases to be heard in the courts at the Old Bailey in the afternoon but unfortunately did not attend any as we had other plans.
    This really was an excellent tour - thank you.
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • John Douglas
    Liverpool, UK52 contributions
    Up in Highgate, Muswell hill, what a building.. I remember seeing bands here a few years ago and its a gorgeous building, nice little pub attached
    and a beer garden with great views. Very cold though in Dec.
    No picnic on the lawn today. I do recommend visiting in the summer.
    Written December 8, 2023
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,568 contributions
    The Church of St. Bartholomew the Great is tucked away in the city of London but well worth hunting down.

    Close to St Bart's hospital and also Smithfield Meat Market this old church is set back away from the street.

    It is open during the day for people to visit and it is suggested you make a donation. You can pay cash or tap your debit or credit card.

    The church is stunning. Really grand architecture but it is not a big church so it is quite intimate.
    Written October 31, 2023
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