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Ten Things to Do in London

Ten Things to Do in London
If you’re planning a vacation to London, be sure to take advantage of this wonderful city with so much to offer. London is brimming with an array of exciting things to do and things to see for all ages and tastes. As one of the culture capitals of the world, London holds sight seeing and tourist adventures that you can’t experience anywhere else. Get the most out of your London vacation and let it loose by visiting these ten must see things to do in London! 1. The British Museum. Sir Hans Sloane had contributed his mass collection of over 71,000 interesting items when the British Museum was founded in 1753. In the nineteenth century, the museum began to flourish, increasing its inventory of interesting items to over seven million; many of these items are over 10,000 years old. The British Museum’s charter had insisted that the museum remain open free of charge to all those curious and studious persons who wish to enter. Spend and astounding afternoon wandering the eternal corridors and discover some of mankind’s greatest cultural achievements and explore the great relics of the Greek and Egyptian empires. 2. British Airways London Eye. Welcoming nearly four millions guests each year, the London Eye has become one of the most popular attractions in London. This observation wheel stands 135 meters over the city of London and is currently the tallest observation wheel in the world. This exploitation of modern engineering allows visitors to view London with a new perspective, revealing sections of the city that are nor visible from the ground. Described as an inspiring and enchanting experience, the London Eye has become an essential to visitors to complete the London experience. 3. Saint Paul’s Cathedral. A fascinating depot of British history and an inspirational centerpiece of reconstruction after the great London fire of 1666, Sir Christopher Wren’s cathedral still remains a spiritual focus of Great Britain. Famous for hosting royal weddings, birthdays, celebrations and even funerals of Great Britain leaders under the great dome of Saint Paul’s Cathedral and a beautiful piece of history. 4. The National Gallery. Located in the heart of Trafalgar Square it houses some of the world’s finest art dating back to the 13th century. Construction of the National Gallery began in 1832 and since then had collected the fine arts of da Vinci, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and many more. A visitor can spend days inside the National Gallery trying to view all its contents. 5. London Zoo. Regents Park contains one of the world’s most famous zoo’s that is home to over 12,000 animals. Animal shows are held daily to allow zoo visitors to learn more about a species through the animals’ handler. The London Zoo is considered a must see among visitors and residents and is suggested to be visited at least twice in order to complete the London Zoo experience. 6. Tate Modern. Viewed as London’s most innovative gallery, it includes an array of exhibitions and grand collections of modern art. Appealing to children and ....read more

Experiencing London’s Music Festivals and Concerts in June and July

Experiencing London
They are always crowded with joggers, lovers, students and picnic fans, but also with business man in their lunch break and animals of every kind. You may be able to see baby ducks (ducklings), geese (goslings) and swans (cygnets) whilst roses are at their best. Take the time, while visiting this surprising city, to spend some time in one of the most famous parks like the central Hyde park, Green Park, St James Park, Kew Gardens etc. at least for a picnic. There are free concerts in many of the larger parks: check your local park for information about their events. Another good point is that in June days are very long, and temperatures are often pleasantly warm. It is a good time to go out and visit places, without the crowds of July and August. Here we have listed for all pop, rock, R&B, Soul, punk whatever music lovers some of the hottest Music Festivals in London!! The Rise in Finsbury Park, London is a completely free music festival. That’s a good new! The aim of this festival is to celebrate the multiculturalism within the UK and the integration of so many diverse cultures against racism. In fact, Rise’s slogan is “London united against racism” For about three weeks in June and July, you will be able to enjoy the many events of the City of London Festival. All venues are in central London known as “the City”. They organize music and dance events and the festival includes free lunchtime concerts in the City’s churches or squares. For evening concerts in a very suggestive location outside the Tower of London take note of the Tower Music Festival dates: Thu 26 Jun -Sat 12 Jul, although they still have to be confirmed. For all details visit the complete programme at towermusicfestival.co.uk Probably one of the greatest and internationally renown Rock Music Festivals is the annual Music Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park. This four-day intense festival, in the middle of London has established itself as a major live music event, attracting crowds of over 20,000 every day to Hyde Park! The nice thing is that you can just dip in when you want, buy a ticket for the days you like and go home to your own bed. It’s not a camping festival with all its ups and downs so you won’t be find yourself in the middle of fans in costumes, vendors and stalls, tee-pees, organic cafes and strange entertainments. There’s definitely less of a community feel, but this year programme includes Fatboy Slim, Jay-Z, Mark Ronson, Hot Chip, Roisin Murphy, Underworld, Ben Harper , Counting Crows and many more!!! Don’t miss the fabulous fashion parade on Thursday when gates open at 2pm. On Fri, Sat & Sun gates open midday. The day pass costs 40 pounds and the 4-days pass 139 pounds. ....read more
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