The city London has an endless variety of sights and monuments to offer such us London Buckingham Palace, Madam Tussauds London, London Parliament, London Hyde Park, National Gallery London and much more.
The Big Ben London (or Clock Tower) was built in 1859 and is named after the Great Bell. The Big Ben is 96 meters high and its clock hangs at 55 metres. The four clock faces was used to make sure that the Big Ben was the largest four-faced clock in the world, but nowadays it is not the largest any more.
It was defeated by the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower in Milwaukee in Wisconsin. The design of the Big Ben was made by Augustus Pugin was the last design he made before he died.
In 1837 Buckingham Palace London became the official royal palace of the British monarch. During the years a lot of royals have lived in the Buckingham Palace. The last big changes a the building happened during the time that King George V reign the country. Nowadays the Buckingham Palace is not only the home for the royals itself, but also for the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
Besides that there are 450 people working in the Buckingham Palace. The household is also in the Palace. A popular London tourist attraction is the changing of the guards, that attracts always a lot of tourists. A very well known attraction in Buckingham Palace is the change of the guards as normally they are not allowed to move, except for this particular event. Since the summer of 1993, parts of the state rooms have been open for public. The money they earned with letting people visit the state rooms, is used for rebuilding the state rooms in the Windsor Castle London. These state rooms were damaged and destroyed during a fire in 1993.
A visit to the London State Rooms costs 16.50 if you are an adult, discounts for children are available. The entry is at 10.30, 11.45 and at 15.15. Make sure you are on time, as there is a limit for the number of visitors every day.
The founder of Madame Tussauds London was Marie Tussauds, born in 1761. The first wax sculpture she made was of Voltaire in 1777.
The name Madame Tussauds came when she married François Tussauds. She travelled a lot through Europe during here life, showing here wax models to public. Madame Tussauds settled down in 1835 in Baker Street and opened her first museum there. Some of the old models still exist, but because of a fire and the second world war most of the older models are destroyed. Madame Tussauds opened the current London location in 1884 and it is still situated there.
There are wax statues in Madame Tussauds London of famous athletes, actors and actresses, musicians and world leaders. Madame Tussauds can be visited almost the whole year. During normal weekdays it is open from 09.30 am till 05.30 pm. During weekends, summer or holidays it is open from 9 am till 6 pm. Tickets for Madame Tussauds cost 25 pond for an adult and 21 pond for a child. There are also combinations possible. Booking online saves 10 percent of the money.
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Located on Edgeware Road, London, right near Marble Arch Station, the Odeon is the biggest chain of cinemas in the UK and has recent and popular films of all genres that are constantly updated.
Located on 3 Cranbourn Street, London , a popular and affordable cinema chain operating all around the UK and London . Vue Cinemas have modern seating and up to date technology for an unforgetable experience. The company has won the 'International Exhibitor of the Year' Award, demonstrating its popularity amongst the public and excellent cinema quality.
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Located in Marylebone, London, the Cockpit Theatre is a small-scale community theatre which is used to benefit and train young people from the performing arts department of the City of Westminster College. The theatre also holds National Youth Jazz Orchestra events rehearsals every Saturday.
This theatre is located on Upper Montagu Street, London and hosts all kinds of children's shows. These include magic, mystery and comedy shows all throughout the summer.
Atrium Lounge: 60 Guilford Street Bloomsbury WC1N 1DB.
Located in the President Hotel, Atrium Lounge is a wine bar that serves a wide selection of drinks and boasts an impressive wine and champagne list for connoisseurs alike.
Bar Centrale: 4 Bernard Street Bloomsbury WC1N 1LN.
Bar Centrale of London serves a variety of beers, wines, spirits and champagne.
Blue Lion: 133 Gray's Inn Road Holborn WC1X 8TZ.
Blue Lion is a pub that serves a variety of traditional English dishes and can cater for private parties of up to 200 guests upon request.
The Museum Wine Bar: 2-5 Montague Street Bloomsbury WC1B 5BP.
Located in the Grange Whitehall Hotel, The Museum Wine Bar serves a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails as well as a variety of meals and light snacks, making it an ideal venue for pre and post theatre dining.
Kingpin Suite at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes: Bedford Way Bloomsbury WC1H 9EU.
Five bowling lanes, hot tub, pin ball, pool & A parade of Rock 'n' Roll, Electro, Twisted Pop, Indie, Hiphop, Retro & Electronica. Get dolled up in your finery & get jiggy on the dancefloor for nights of self indulgent exuberance, bowling & much more.
Snugg Bar: 76B Marchmont Street Russell Square WC1N 1AG.
Unique basement bar at the heart of Russell Square, a distinct break from the monotony of pubs. Our speciality is cocktails.
Sportsman's Bar: 60 Guilford Street Bloomsbury WC1N 1DB.
Located in the President Hotel, Sportsman's Bar serve a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. Catering for private parties of up to 100 guests is available upon request.
The British Museum's collection of seven million objects representing the rich history of human cultures mirrors the city of London's global variety.
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