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TRAVEL IN LONDON (PART 3)

 

23.Piccadilly circus

City of Westminster, London

The graceful statue of Eros in the center of the square since 1819, has become symbol of London and attracts many people. Its official name, The Angel of Charity, reminiscent of the Earl of Shaftesbury, a Victorian philanthropist who complained about child labor and gave his name to a boulevard. Nowadays, the circus is known for the many illuminated advertising signs.

24.Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly,  W1J 0BD

It was founded in 1768 for the teaching of Fine Arts and it is set in a house built in the early 18th century for Lord Burlington. During every year, there are many exhibitions hosted in three wonderful galleries. For more than 200 years, the Sumner Open Exhibition (from June to August) introduce thousands of paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works by contemporary artists.

25.Burlington Arcade

51 Piccadilly,  W1J 0QJ

In 1819, Lord Burlington had construct a roof over the streets, that came together from today Piccadilly to Burlington Gardens, in order to isolate the garden in which passers were throwing their garbages. The in regency style galleries  housing 40 shops, where the gentlemen, away from the prying eyes, shop gifts to their maîtresses. Today, someone can find luxury stands as in other galleries in the area.

26.Trocadero

13, Coventry street, Soho W1D 7DH

Old music hall; today 10 levels exhibition and entertainment complex.

27.Rock circus

The London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, W1

The visit to the rock star wax museum  gets after music.  Infrared headphones play great hits depending on whom you are passing by.

28.St. James church

197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL

The one and only church of Christopher Wren in the West End.

29.Trafalgar square

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN

Trafalgar square is the heart of London and all the distance is measured from here, while right in the center of the square rises the columns of Nelson. This huge square, where once resided the mews, was opened in 1830 to commemorate the victory of Admiral Nelson against the French and Spanish fleet (1805). The Whitehall, where Formerly rises the favourite palace of Henry the 8th, has become headquarters of Ministers and the Prime Minister, who resides at 11 Downing street.

30.Trafalgar square & Nelson’s Column

5 Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5NJ

The statue of Nelson dominates the square with the 44m  column that are kept by four bronze lions. The reliefs on the pedestal depict four battles of Admiral and the death of over the HMS Victory. During Christmas, a huge fir, offer of Norway, rises in the square.

31.The National Gallery

Trafalgar Square,  WC2N 5DN

The gallery houses the national collection of paintings and hosts  over 2000 works of Italian, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, French and British School, which are exposed in chronological order from the Renaissance to 1900.

32.Horse Guard Parade

The Household Division, Horse Guards, Whitehall, SW1A 2AX

In the barracks, the Household Division is situated, charged with the safety of the queen. Two Guards cavalry kept the entrance of Whitehall over their wonderful white horses.

The huge square of Horse Guard Parade is the area where the change of guard and other parades such as the Trooping the Colour takes place.

33.Cabinet War Rooms

Clive Steps, King Charles St, SW1A 2AQ

The underground headquarters of Churchill in WWII maintains its original appearance. The lower rooms provided safety and comfort when operated as office of the War Council and Military Advisor to the duration of WWII. Today all spaces are preserved in the state it was at the end of the war (the clocks were stopped at 16.58 on 15.10.1940). Visitors can hear many of the historic speeches from the loudspeakers.

34.National Portrait Gallery

St. Martin’s Pl,  WC2H 0HE

There are huge collection of paintings, sculptures and celebrities’ photos.

35.St. Martin-in-the-fields

Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ

The oldest building of the square (1726).

36.Banqueting House

Whitehall,SW1A 2ER

First building (1622) in renaissance style in London and what was left of the Whitehall Palace.

…to be continued…

3 thoughts on “TRAVEL IN LONDON (PART 3)

    1. It really means a lot to me that you like my post. Thank you <3 London has so many sights to see and things to do and even if someone lives there can't see all of them by a week or a month. definitely must visit again especially on Xmas. <3

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