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  • The British Museum

    The British Museum

    Among the countless tourist attractions in contemporary London, such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, the one that can easily be considered the unforgettable “Queen” amongst them all, is the British Museum. Britain’s national museum of archaeology and antiquities was established by an act of Parliament in 1753, when the government purchased three large private collections consisting of books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, paintings, medals, coins, seals, cameos, and natural curiosities. Today, home of approximately seven million objects from all continents, the British museum is considered to be the most popular and famous museum in the world. Located in the Bloomsbury district of London, the British museum’s collections in archaeology and…

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  • Hyde Park

    Hyde Park

    Hyde Park is one of London’s finest historic landscapes covering an area of 350 acres. With over 4,000 trees, a lake, a meadow, horse rides and more one can naturally forget that he/she is in the middle of London. Hyde Park lies between the Bayswater Road in the north and Knightsbridge in the south. Park Lane lies to the east and Kensington Gardens to the west. At the junction of Edgware Road and Bayswater Road just outside the Park, is a triangular plaque set in the road which marks the site of Tyburn Gallows, where public executions took place until 1783. These were supposed to act as a deterrent, but instead became a public entertainment. The iron railings surrounding Hyde Park were removed during World War II when there was a big drive to collect iron, steel and aluminum to make war…

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  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square is located in Northumberland Road, in the heart of London. In fact, its convenient location and large column makes it difficult to miss. The history of the Trafalgar Square begins in the 14th century. From this time until the 17th century, the space was used as a courtyard for the Great Mews. Not long after, the Great Mews was no longer in use. It was then that concepts began flowing for a new use of the space. The Trafalgar Square was developed by John Nash, a well-known London architect. He believed the space would be best used as an area open to the public. He dreamed of an area were culture and history can be shared. The name Trafalgar square was official given to the space in 1830. Inside the Trafalgar Square, you will find Nelson’s Column. This 18-foot statue,…

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