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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL17,838 contributions
    This is a great museum, but it is not really a museum of Britain. It is a great antiquities museum focusing on the classic cultures of Egypt, Greece and Rome. With that said, there is a section on Celtic Britain that was a highlight for me. Additionally it is an impressive building that has been modernized to have one of the nicest interior courtyards under roof. It is not so much a museum about Britain as one about ancient civilizations. It reminded me a lot of the Pergamon in Berlin.

    I certainly understand that it is something you need to see. However, with so much in London, I would budget me time to see the highlights. With that said, my son loved it and spent extra time with his fiancée here.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL17,838 contributions
    One of the last things we saw on our England trip was the National Gallery. While I had see both Tate's, this was the best art museum in London with the most diverse collection with the best artist and pieces. The paintings are masterpieces by the greatest artists, de Vinci, Titian, and Vermeer to Impressionist like Monet, Manet and Renoir and Post Impressionist like Suerat, Cezanne and Van Gogh. There were even interesting paintings from British history. All of this it a great building that was decorated for the season. Again, there are many art museums in London, but this is the best.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • BRLAAdventurer
    Baton Rouge, LA185 contributions
    Great Views of London from one the World's most known Historical Bridges... the history, the views, well worth the hour or so time it takes to visit.
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Fadimatu
    Abuja, Nigeria4 contributions
    The Natural History Museum is the BEST in London! I loved how captivating it felt to be in the Museum. I would make sure I visit whenever I’m in London again.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • BRLAAdventurer
    Baton Rouge, LA185 contributions
    One of the best Museums in London with extraordinary variety of exhibits... from different cultures to gemstones to British history...very modern feel to this wonderful museum.
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Travel10Michigan
    Michigan9 contributions
    Visiting the Churchill War Rooms was interesting and well done self guided tour (with a hand held audio device. It takes a few hours and gives you a sense of where Churchill and his staff/leaders lived and commanded their troops during the London bombings and WWII. Well worth the time and historical perspective. You can do this at your own pace.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • 4StarDave
    Saratoga Springs, NY464 contributions
    Beautiful park, perfect to walk. Many dogs being walked. There is an ice cream stand, located by Nottingham gate, for a quick pick me up.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Troonies58
    Scotland, UK73 contributions
    A wonderfully vibrant place with a vast range of street food and excellent fresh and dried food including seafood, deli foods and the like! Eat in the step but watch your valuables
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Hannelore H
    United Kingdom245 contributions
    The best place to experience classic London spirit, very unique and full of historic remarks, very special atmosphere.
    Written May 23, 2023
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  • AVY
    Greater London, UK1 contribution
    Lovely experience. As a person who doesn't like going past level 5 in a lift, I was surprised how smooth the lift to the 35th floor was.
    The views were spectacular. It was a grey day (typical London) but glad it wasn't raining. View from the south is outdoors whilst most of the other views are from within the building. Lovely big windows which allowed for Lovely pictures.
    We had a very active toddler with us so didn't stay long. But currently booking the next trip for a bit earlier so we can have a sit down and enjoy a drink and nibble.
    I agree with reviewer: felt like an airport with the scanner.
    I disagree with reviewer: sky garden website is very clear that larch restaurant is NOT a part of sky garden and you have to make a separate booking for it. Unless they updated their website after the review (highly unlikely).
    Definitely a lovely view of London.
    Written May 22, 2023
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL17,838 contributions
    The once backyard of the Tudors and Stuarts is now one of the premier green spaces in London. While not the biggest, it is probably the most ceremonial due to its location to the both the governmental center at Whitehall and Westminster and the public center at Trafalgar Square. In addition it has a nice lake running the length of the park that served as the drainage for much of Westminster and now a home for numerous waterfowl.

    We visited the park during and after the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace before visiting the governmental areas of Westminster. It is a beautiful park that is made for pictures. From its westernmost bridge you can get great views of the London Eye. WE got one of our families best pictures of the trip there.
    Written May 27, 2023
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  • Hannelore H
    United Kingdom245 contributions
    A must-see for any visitor, really great to see those well known sights from all the films in real life. Can be very crowded though.
    Written May 23, 2023
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  • Hannelore H
    United Kingdom245 contributions
    A very unique place, a must-see to get the full picture of London culture, diverse and alternative to the posh central parts of the city.
    Written May 23, 2023
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  • BRLAAdventurer
    Baton Rouge, LA185 contributions
    Fast, safe, inexpensive to get around London. Easy to navigate. I utilized Paddington Station as the main hub and it worked wonderful.
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • 4StarDave
    Saratoga Springs, NY464 contributions
    The Houses of Parliament are such iconic buildings. Big Ben stands tall and proud. Small park across the street to rest at.
    Written May 27, 2023
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