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The City of London
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Panoramic Coach Tour
A tour that takes in the sights of Westminster, the City of London and the South Bank. A Guard Change at Buckingham Palace or a walk across the Millenium Bridge? Perhaps Tower Bridge will open. Afterwards a trip along the river to Canary Wharf: it’s up to you.
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St Paul’s Cathedral
There are taller buildings in The City, but none that dominates the river like Christopher Wren’s 300 year old Baroque masterpiece. The people’s church has witnessed the funerals of Nelson, Wellington and Churchill, and the wedding of Charles and Diana.
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Westminster Abbey
The ‘Collegiate Church of St Peter’ has hosted every coronation since William I on Christmas Day, 1066. The present Abbey dates from the 13th century. 17 monarchs are buried here including Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, but still the most important tomb is that of the Unknown Warrior.
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Tower of London
William I’s imposing fortress by the Thames. Royal palace, state prison: home of Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels. Where Anne Boleyn was executed and the young sons King Edward IV murdered. But by whom? If walls had tongues they would tell tales of traitors, ghosts and executions. Since they don’t, I shall.
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British Museum
‘See the world under one roof’. A highlights tour of this unique collection of antiquities. Egyptian mummies, the Parthenon marbles and Sutton Hoo burial hoard are among the treasures from all over the world in the most comprehensive collection of its kind.
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National Portrait Gallery
Look back in time with portraits of the great and the good – and the bad and the beautiful – of British History. And of course contemporary paintings and photographs.
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National Gallery
One of the greatest collections of European art covering works from the 13th century to the end of the 19th. Enjoy works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Van Gogh among countless others.
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Tate Galleries
The Tate displays British art from the 15th century to the present day. From Elizabethan miniatures to Turner, the Pre Raphaelites and beyond. Linked by boat to Tate Modern where the Bankside Power Station has been transformed into the national gallery of modern art. Picasso, Rothko, Warhol and Bacon are joined by living artists at the cutting edge.
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Imperial War Museum
Much changed from the dark, forbidding place I visited as a boy; now child friendly and in no way triumphalist. It tells the tale of all conflicts involving British and Commonwealth troops since 1914. A World War I trench, the Blitz Experience, up to and beyond the Falklands Conflict.
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London Eye
Glorious far reaching views from this 450ft wheel. Across the Royal Parks to Wembley Stadium or up the river to Windsor Castle, on a clear day you can see forever. The cherry on the cake after a walk through Westminster or along the South Bank.
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Victoria and Albert Museum
The National Museum of Art and Design in South Kensington. Remarkable decorative art treasures from around the world. Whether you turn into the stunning British Galleries, the Sculpture Court or head for the fashion and jewellery, there’ll be something for everyone.
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