If you are in UK and preferably in London, why not pick one of these cultural gems and enjoy some of the best attractions in London. To name a few are:
Between Waterloo Bridges and Westminster on the south bank of the river Thames is an explosion of attractions and cultural venues. Also, some parts of the Southbank Centre are the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room.
These performance venues showcase work by world-class dancers, orchestras and musicians. There are also three theatres in this same small stretch of riverbank: the Old Vic (where Kevin Spacey is Artistic Director), the National Theatre and the Young Vic. A stone’s throw away, in the Southbank Centre is the Hayward Gallery, where you will find an exciting program of temporary exhibitions. If you are a movie lover, then you can enjoy the high-tech 3D cinema and by Waterloo Bridge you can experience BFI South bank which screens art-house, classic and international films.
Covent Garden in London’s West End is a popular destination for visitors and the locals who enjoy restaurants, theatre, shopping, bars, culture and history. It is located in Central London, bordered by Leicester Square and City of London and is within walking distance of Soho, Trafalgar Square and the river Thames. There are many attractions to see around Covent Garden, like London Transport Museum, The Royal Opera House, National Gallery and St. Martin Church. London Transport Museum shows the growth story of modern London and its culture since 1800. It includes the iconic red London bus, the world’s first underground steam train and the “padded cell” – a train carriage back from 1890s. The galleries showcase full of interactive exhibits for adults and young people alike to play on – including trains and real buses. The Royal Opera house is world famous for the Royal Opera and the ROH Orchestra and is open during the day to general public. Pre-booked daily tours are available. The National Gallery displays over 2,000 Western European paintings from the middle ages to 20th
century. You can have a view of paintings from Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Gainsborough, Turner and Renoir. Trafalgar Square is home to iconic stone lions, Nelson’s Column, the famous Fourth Plinth and a lot of pigeons. This place comes alive during Christmas time as you will find the biggest Christmas tree here.
One of the most picturesque and oldest parts of London, Greenwich is worth a visit to just experience Greenwich market and the village atmosphere. Here, you will also find CuttySark and Royal Museums Greenwich, which is a suit of four major museums, including the Royal Observatory Greenwich and National Maritime Museum.
London is a big city and moving all around the city might take some time. Located in South Kensington the Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum are the places to visit and that too free of cost. Just north of the museums lies the Royal Albert Hall and this is worth a visit.
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