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Londra Turu - London Sights & Attractions


There are a multitude of sights and attractions to see in London. Many of the sights are world famous and several of the galleries and museums contain world class collections. A selection of highlights are listed below.



Natural History Museum


Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum, located on Cromwell Road, contains an outstanding collection of objects relating to the natural world, with galleries covering the earth, ecology, mammals and insects amongst others. Highlights include the extensive collection of reconstructed dinosaur skeletons.

The museum is open from 10:00am until 5:30pm Monday through Saturday, opening an hour later on Sunday. Admission is free. The nearest tube station is South Kensington.

For further information visit the Natural History Museum website.


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Victoria and Albert Museum


Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum, or simply the V&A, is located on Cromwell Road adjacent to the Natural History Museum. The V&A is claimed to be the world's greatest museum of art and design and contains an outstanding collection of ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photography, sculpture, textiles and paintings from around the world and spanning 3000 years worth of history.

The museum is open from 10:00am until 5:45pm daily, closing at 8:00pm on Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month. Admission is free. The nearest tube station is South Kensington.

For further information visit the Victoria & Albert Museum website.


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Hyde Park


Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the largest park in central London covering 350 acres. The park is the sometime venue of summer concerts and contains a number of attractions within and along its borders. Along the southern edge of the park is the Albert Memorial, a tribute from Queen Victoria to her late husband Prince Albert. Opposite the memorial is the Royal Albert Hall, a venue for mainly classical music concerts including the summer prom series. To the west of the park is located Kensington palace, the residence of Princess Diana following her divorce from Prince Charles. The Diana memorial fountain is located nearby. To the north east of the park at the Marble Arch entrance is Marble Arch and Speakers Corner. Marble Arch was originally designed as a grand gateway to Buckingham palace but was subsequently moved to the current location. Speakers Corner is a venue for free speech and open debate. To the south east of the park, at the Hyde Park Corner entrance, is Wellington Arch which contains an small exhibition space with access to the roof top viewing terrace.

The park is open from 5:00am until midnight daily. Admission is free. The nearest tube stations are Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Lancaster Gate & Marble Arch.

For further information visit the Hyde Park pages of the Royal Parks website.


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Buckingham Palace


Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the London home of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and has been the official London residence of the monarchy since 1837. The palace itself is used for state functions, official receptions, Royal ceremonies and is in many respects the administrative headquarters of the Royal Family.

The nearest tube stations to Buckingham Palace are Green Park and Victoria. Visitors to the palace can watch the changing of the guard ceremony, visit the Queens Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms of the palace.

The ceremonial changing of the Buckingham Palace guard takes place daily at 11:30am during June and July and on every other day throughout the rest of the year, weather permitting. The ceremony takes place in front of the palace, lasts approximately 45 minutes and is free.

The Royal Mews contains the Royal carriages and other vehicles used by the Royal family for state occasions. The mews are also a working stable but the horses may be on official duty and are not always on public view. The mews are open daily between 28th July and 25th September from 10:00am until 5:00pm with last admission at 4:15pm. Between 24th March and 27th July and between 26th September and 31st October the mews are open daily except Fridays between 11:00am and 4:00pm with last admission at 3:15pm. Individual ticket prices are £7.00 per adult and £4.50 for children.

The Queens Gallery displays a changing selection of items from the Royal Collection. The gallery is open daily between 10:00am and 5:30pm. Entry is by timed ticket with last admission at 4:30pm. Individual ticket prices are £7.50 per adult and £4.00 for children.

The State Rooms of Buckingham Palace are open to visitors daily from 28th July until 25th September between 9:45am and 6:00pm. Entry is by timed ticket with last admission at 3:45pm. Individual ticket prices are £15.00 per adult and £8.50 for children. This attraction is very popular and advance booking is recommended.

Visitors intending to visit all attractions at the palace may wish to consider purchasing one of the combined ticket options that are available.

For further information and to book tickets in advance visit the Royal Collection website.


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Trafalgar Square


Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a focal point at the heart of London. It is home to Nelson's Column, the National Gallery and is a sometime venue for outdoor concerts and events. The square is within easy walking distance of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace via Admiralty Arch and Whitehall leading past Horse Guards Parade and Downing Street to the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey.

For more information on Trafalgar Square and for events scheduled to take place in the square visit the Trafalgar Square pages on the Mayor of London's website.


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Palace of Westminster


Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is located on the banks of the River Thames and is home to the Houses of Parliament which are the seat of government in the UK. Work on the current structure was completed in 1852 following a fire which mostly destroyed the original palace in 1834. The palace is built in a Gothic revival style and features the famous clock tower containing Big Ben.

Good views of the palace and the Big Ben tower can be had from Westminster Bridge and the pedestrian walkway which runs along the opposite bank of the Thames.

The Palace of Westminster contains both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and it is possible to take a tour of both during the summer recess of parliament. Summer opening dates Monday to Saturday at varying times between 1st August and 30th September. Individual ticket prices were £7.00 per adult and £5.00 for children. This attraction is very popular and advance booking is recommended. The nearest tube station is Westminster.

For more information and to book tickets in advance visit the United Kingdom Parliament website.


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Westminster Abbey


Westminster Abbey

The Gothic Westminster Abbey is located adjacent to the Palace of Westminster and has been the sight of royal coronations and burials since the time of William the Conqueror. The current structure dates back to the 13C and contains tombs and memorials to many famous people in British history.

Westminster Abbey visiting times vary but generally the abbey is open from 9:30am until 3:45pm Monday through Saturday. Individual ticket prices are £10.00 per adult and £7.00 for children. The nearest tube station is Westminster.

For more information visit the Westminster Abbey website.


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London Eye


London Eye

The London Eye, an observation wheel similar to a giant Ferris wheel, is located on the banks of the River Thames outside County Hall across the river from the Palace of Westminster. The ticket office is located in the County Hall building. The wheel is in constant but slow rotation taking approximately 30 minutes to rotate once, reaching a height of 135 meters at the top of the rotation. The views throughout are spectacular and constantly changing.

The London Eye is open from 10:00am until 9:00pm daily during the Summer months of June through September, closing an hour earlier during the Winter months. Individual ticket prices are £14.50 per adult and £7.25 for children. This attraction is very popular and advance booking is recommended. The nearest tube station is Westminster.

For more information and to book tickets in advance visit the London Eye website.


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British Museum


British Museum

The British Museum, located on Great Russell Street, contains an outstanding collection of mainly archaeological and ethnographic objects gathered from civilisations throughout the world.

Exhibits include the The Rosetta Stone which was instrumental in deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics, sculptures from the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos located in present day Bodrum, Turkey and the Elgin Marbles taken/rescued/stolen from the Parthenon in Athens. While visiting the museum do not miss the spectacular covered Great Courtyard.

The museum is open from 10:00am until 5:30pm daily with closing time extended until 8:30pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Admission is free. The nearest tube station is Tottenham Court Road.

For more information visit the British Museum website.



PS: Do not forget to check current ticket prices. Sometimes the ticket price is changeable.


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