TRAVEL IN LONDON (PART 4)

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37. Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI)

South Bank, SE1

Waterloo, Embankment underground station

A very entertaining museum, close to the National Film Theatre which concerns the history of film, television and animation.

38.OXO Tower

02 Barge House St,  Greater London SE1 9GY

Waterloo, Blackfriars Underground station

The Art Deco tower of the 30s and the logo OXO is the heart of a cluster with atelier boutiques, coffee, shops etc. The view from the 8th floor in the Thames is wonderful.

39.Shakespeare Globe Theatre & Exhibition

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT

London Bridge underground station

This modern reconstruction of the old theatre  is located near the space of the original Globe theatre, which was burned in 1613.

40. Royal Festival of Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX

The huge concert hall built for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and it is the heart of the South Bank site, which houses the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Hall and the Hayward Gallery.

41.The Clink Prison

1 Clink St, London SE1 9DG

A small museum in the old Clink prison representing  the awful life of the region in the Middle Ages.

42.Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge, London SE1 9DA

Old Anglican cathedral  monastery since 1903.

43.Buckingham Palace

London SW1A 1AA

When the queen is in Buckingham, the royal flag flies over the palace. You can visit the apartments of the state each summer during the two months that the royal family spends in Scotland. Some of the eighteen rooms open for the public are the throne room, the state dining room, the Gallery and the semicircular hall music that dominates over the gardens.

44. Changing of the guards

Buckingham Palace

5 infantry regiments: the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards consists of the guards of the Buckingham Palace.

The change begins at 10:45 with the sounds of the military band in the courtyard of Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk.

At 11:27  soldiers go into the courtyard of the palace for a half hour ceremony under the sounds of the band.

45.Royal Mews

Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0QH

Once housed the Hawks the changing seasons plumage while now it houses the royal carriages and horses that always used in ceremonies.

You will also see the Golden Coronation Coach and Glass Coach that is used in the royal weddings.

46.Queen’s Gallery

Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1A 1AA

Exhibitions paintings and objects of the royal family. The selection is made by a committee headed by the queen.

47. Wellington Museum or Aspley House

149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London W1J 7NT

The old residence of the Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.

48. Guards museum

Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ

A museum for the Foots Guards guarding the Buckingham Palace.

49.Westminster Cathedral

42 Francis St, London SW1P 1QW

The most great Catholic church in London, which is a Byzantine style. It has an amazing view from the belfry of 83 meters.

50.Westminster Abbey

20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA

A shining example of medieval architecture this first Benedictine abbey located on the south side of Parliament Square. It is founded in the 11th century by Edward the Confessor, survived the Reform and continued for royal ceremonies. It took place the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997, as well as the marriage of prince William with Catherine Middleton in April 2011.

… to be continued…

 

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