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Tourist Attractions in London - UK

Updated on July 23, 2012

London, the capital of the United Kingdom, is a historic city that has plenty to offer for its visitors. Apart from all the historic attractions such as the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London has more than 6 000 restaurants and 30 000 shops, definitely enough attractions to entertain visitors form different ages and walks of life.

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The British Museum

The British Museum in London has a collection of more than 8 million objects, representing the rich history of human cultures from around the world. The museum offers short guided tours of 30 to 40 minutes each, introducing different areas of the museum's collection. Admission is free and the museum is open every day.

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The Gagosian Gallery

The Gagosian Gallery is a contemporary art gallery owned by Larry Gagosian with locations in London, New York, Beverly Hills, USA, UK and Italy. Larry Gagosian's 2nd London gallery displays contemporary art in a 1,400 sq m space converted by architects Caruso St John from a former garage. Open from Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm.

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Hampstead Heath

One of London's most popular open spaces, situated just 6km from Trafalgar Square. An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich mosaic of fauna and flora and extensive recreational facilities, but also in its proximity and accessibility to millions of people.

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London Library

The London Library has served generations of readers and writers throughout the country - and beyond - by lending material from its remarkable collections, and by providing a rare literary refuge in the heart of the capital. Membership is open to all.

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Sir John Soanes Museum

Soane designed this house to live in, but also as a setting for his antiquities and his works of art.It has been a public museum since the early 19th century. He established the house as a museum to which "amateurs and students" should have access.

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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's is not only an iconic part of the London skyline but also a symbol of the hope, resilience and strength of the city and nation it serves. Above all, St Paul's Cathedral is a lasting monument to the glory of God. Its rich and diverse history means there is lots for visitors to the Cathedral to discover. The current Cathedral (the fourth to occupy this site) was designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

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William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is the only public Gallery devoted to William Morris - designer, craftsman, writer, socialist and conservationist - and displays an internationally important collection illustrating his life, achievements and influence.

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The Cabinet War Rooms

The Cabinet War Rooms sheltered the heart of British military and government command throughout the Second World War, before being sealed in August 1945. In 1984 the War Rooms was restored by the Imperial War Museum and opened as an unique historic site and museum.

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Travel Guide to London, UK

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I love London and this was a lovely tour of the great city. Thanks for that.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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