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Tourist Guide to House Hunting

Tourist Guide to House Hunting

London is a vibrant city with a rich history and a wide array of attractions to explore. Here are our ‘must-visits’ while house hunting in London:

1. British Museum:                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Great Russel Street WC1B 3DG, +44 (0)20 7323 8000, nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road. Daily: 10.00 – 17.00 (Fridays: 20.30), Last entry: 16.00 (Fridays: 19:30). With extensive collections across cultures and centuries, the British Museum holds a captivating treasure trove of human history and artistry

2. Tower of London:                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Lower Thames Street, EC3N 4Ab. Open from: 22 July - 01 September, Daily: 09:00-17:30 (including Bank Holiday on 28 August). The Tower contains the crown jewels,( on view in the 2023 coronation of King Charles III). This historical Tower saw the execution of two of Henry VIII’s wives. The ravens of the Tower have a symbolic significance. It is said that if they leave the tower, England will fall.

3. Buckingham Palace:                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Use Victoria Station, or walk across the park from Green Park tube. The Palace is recognised around the world as the home of the monarch and a focus for national and royal celebrations. Watch the ceremonial ‘’changing of the Guard’’ ceremony or take a selfie with a red coat soldier.

4. Big Ben:

Westminster, nearest tube: Westminster. Take the 90 minute Big Ben tour to view the spiritual staircase, the clock mechanism room, the four clock dials and the Belfry.

5. London Eye:                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Situated on the bank of the Thames, so use embankment station. This giant observation wheel on the South Bank offers panoramic views of the city's skyline.

6. Natural History Museum:

Cromwell Road SW7 5BD. 020 7942 5000. Nearest tube: South Kensington. Open every day: 10.00-17.50, a fascinating museum exhibiting everything from dinosaurs to gemstones. Don’t miss the giant blue whale skeleton in the great hall.

7. Victoria and Albert Museum:                                                                                                                                                                       

Cromwell Road SW7 2RL, 020 7942 2000. Nearest tube: South Kensington, daily: 10.00-17:45; Fridays: 10.00-22.00. A renowned Victorian institution celebrating art, design, and craftsmanship through a diverse collection of historical and contemporary artifacts. There is a beautiful courtyard garden for coffee in the summer.

8. Science Museum:                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Exhibition Road SW7 2DD.  0330 058 005 nearest tube: South Kensington. Open every day: 10.00-18.00. Showcases the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through interactive exhibits, historic artifacts. Home to one of the last remaining German V2 rockets that terrorised London during World War II. Shrapnel damage to the outer wall of this museum has been preserved as a war monument.  

9. Hyde Park:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Bayswater Road, Nearest tube: High Street Kensington. Ideal for leisurely strolls, picnics, and boating on the Serpentine. The park covers 350 acres and contains over 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow and offers horse rides for adults and children.

10. National Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Trafalgar square WC2N 5DN. 2,600 paintings from the world’s greatest artists. Allow two days for your visit!

Have fun!

Carlo S

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