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    Our guide to London: Attractions

    British Museum

    Britain’s largest and oldest museum, it is the most visited tourist attraction in London, with over 6 million annual visitors.  The British Museum owns a vast collection of drawings and prints, a small sample of which is always on show in Room 90; it also stages one-off exhibitions – sometimes with free entry.

    Royal National Theatre

    The National Theatre in London is one of the United Kingdom’s three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.

    Lords Cricket Ground

    Lord’s, also known as Lord’s Cricket Ground, is a cricket venue in St John’s Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club and is the home of Middlesex County.

    Capacity: 30,000

    Miu Miu

    Fashion accessories store in London, England Retailer of the designer brand’s apparel, footwear & accessories, including handbags & jewellery.

    Fortnum & Mason

    Established in 1710 by William Fortnum, a footman to Queen Anne, today they have the reputation for selling the finest luxury goods and sparing no expense to provide quality items to those who can afford it.

    Fenwick

    Department store in London, England High-end department store with women’s fashion and accessories, beauty products and gifts.

    Camden Market

    Started as a tiny crafts market, it has expanded greatly attracting more than 100,000 shoppers each weekend – cheap leather goods, furniture, street fashion and jewellery.  To avoid the crowds arrive by 10.00 am.

    New London Theatre

    The New London Theatre is a West End theatre located on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street in Covent Garden, in the London Borough of Camden. The Winter Garden Theatre formerly occupied the site until 1965.

    Capacity: 1,024

    London Eye

    Step on the London Eye today and experience London from above whilst some of the most famous landmarks unfold beneath you!

    But what makes the London Eye so special?

    Borderline

    Small basement gig with a diverse musical policy.  Catch new bands and occasionally big names.

    Royal Opera House

    Opera house in London, England The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.

    Capacity: 2,256

    Madame Tussauds

    Started by Madame Tussauds in 1802 with the sculpted heads of guillotined aristocrats this attraction has been pulling in the crowds ever since.  To avoid London’s biggest queues, book online: www.madame-tussauds.com

    Houses of Parliament

    Clearly visible at the south end of Whitehall, the Palace of Westminster (better known as the Houses of Parliament) is one of London’s best-known monuments.  A fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival it is distinguished by the gilded clock tower – popularly known as Big Ben, after the 13 ton main bell that strikes the hour.

    St. Paul’s Cathedral

    Sir Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece, St. Paul’s is topped by an enormous lead-covered dome that is second in size only to St. Peter’s in Rome.  It is most impressive at night when bathed in sea-green lights.

    Westminster Abbey

    Since 1066 this royal abbey has been the place where all Britain’s monarchs have been crowned and the interior is cluttered with hundreds of monuments, reliefs and statues.

    London Dungeon

    The life-sized waxworks inside include a man been hung, drawn and quartered and one being boiled alive – not for the faint-hearted!

    Kensington Palace

    A Jacobean brick mansion bought by William and Mary in 1689 and the chief royal residence for the next 50 years.  Best known today as the home to Princess Diana until her death in 1997.  Although Diana’s apartments are not open to the public, there is an opportunity to see the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and the state apartments.