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Brixton Village

Brixton Village is just one arcade that makes up Brixton Market which in recent years has become one of the trendiest places to eat in London. Food is varied ranging from Beijing seafood to Colombian stews and all very reasonably priced. Restaurants share the arcade with shops and galleries which are great for vintage clothing, […]

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Camden Market

What is commonly known as Camden Market both by visitors and Londoners alike, is in fact a collection of adjourning markets that together form one of the city’s top tourist attractions. Open every day from 10 am it welcomes thousands of visitors every weekend. It began in the 1970’s as a craft market and still […]

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Barbican Centre

Despite being voted the ugliest building in London in 2003, this is a Grade II listed building and one of the greatest examples of Brutalist architecture in the world. The centre has been modernised since its opening in 1982 and now includes many decorative features. Apart from being home to the world famous London Symphony […]

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Bethlem: Museum of the Mind

Free! Bethlem Royal Hospital founded in 1247 was the first institution in the UK to specialise in the treatment of the mentally ill. After various locations in London the hospital moved to its current location in 1930 and the Museum of the Mind opened in February 2015. Of particular interest  are the statues of ‘Raving […]

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Fulham Palace

Free! For over 1300 years Fulham Palace was owned by the Bishops of London. It is now a museum showing the historical events that occurred. You can have lunch in the Drawing Room Cafe which overlooks beautiful gardens and the recently restored 18th century walled garden. The current building dates back to 1495 and also […]

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Eltham Palace and Gardens

This is a beautiful palace with lovely gardens. It was built next to the childhood home of King Henry VIII by the Courtauld family and reflects the intricacy of English architecture with one of the finest displays of Art Deco. Admire the scenery while enjoying a picnic and visit the play area with a worldly […]

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HMS Belfast

The exhibition of this famous ship tells the stories of life on board the warship during the Second world war. As part of the exhibition you can see and imagine how tightly packed the crew on board were. There are 9 decks of British history to explore, some of which include heavily protected Shell Rooms, […]

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Chapel Market

Chapel Market is in the upmarket area of Islington near Angel underground station. Here you will find newly opened trendy shops and a wide variety of eateries and little boutiques. The market is the heart of ‘The Angel’ and the friendly traders makes it a welcoming place to explore. The market holders sell a variety […]

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The Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museums is the world’s leading museum of war and conflict. Founded while the First World War was still raging, it gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people forced to live their lives in a world torn apart by conflict. Free Admission, advanced booking advised for timed entry. Walk up anytime on […]

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William Morris Gallery

Winner of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013, this museum pays homage to one of Britain’s most inspiring and influential designers. In this charming Georgian villa where the family lived after the death of William Morris’s father you will see examples of William Morris’s work, his furniture and textiles, and you […]

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Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London. It merges into Kensington Gardens where you will find the Diana Memorial Playground which is great for children (see following post). Hyde Park hosts many different events such as concerts and festivals. It is a lovely park to visit, especially on a sunny day […]

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Hunterian Museum

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm Free! The Hunterian Museum is named after its founder John Hunter (1728-1793), a distinguished surgeon, anatomist and collector of anatomical, pathological and zoological specimens which are on display in this museum. Part of the collection includes over 500 animal species (including elephants, bees, starfish and scorpions) and […]

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London Transport Museum

In this museum you will find the story of transport in London over the last 200 years – whether travelling by bicycle or taxi, on the river or by tram, bus or underground and how the different forms of transport played a part in the lives of all those living and working in this city. […]

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Geffrye Museum

Free! This is a delightful museum which takes you through the last 400 years to the present day. You will see how homes, particularly in London, have changed. The middle classes and their living rooms are the focus of the museum and the changes in style, fashion and taste are well chronicled. Great for children and […]

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The Bank of England Museum

Free! At The Bank of England Museum you will learn the history of the Bank of England from its foundation by Royal Charter in 1694 to its role today as the United Kingdom’s central bank. You can view unique displays of coins, banknote, books, documents, pictures, furniture and in the Rotunda area you can handle […]

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The Cartoon Museum

Here you will find two floors of more than 250 original British cartoons, caricature, and comic art from the 18th century to the present day. Some of the original artwork on loan from The Beano, the Dandy, and Topper will surely take you back to your childhood. There are classic war cartoons, colour murals from […]

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The Royal Mews: A Guided Tour

Between April and October If you are interested in all things Royal you can take a 45-minute guided tour of the Royal Mews. A Warden in striking red and navy livery will be your guide. Here you will learn about the various forms of transport used for coronations, State Visits and royal weddings. The horses […]

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Sir John Soane’s Museum

This delightful museum was designed by the architect himself to house his personal collection of paintings and architectural salvage. On the first Tuesday of each month the museum is open until 9 pm and some parts are lit by candlelight. The Picture Room is now as it was in Soane’s day and features paintings by […]