Top 10 museums for Tourists visiting London I am regularly asked to recommend a list of museums for a visitor to visit, so this is another of the myriad of top museum posts that populate the internet, but I am going to say something that very few of them say. Don’t go to the obvious big museums! Not because I am sizeist, but because when you look at the large national museums, almost every capital city has their equivalent. Yes, the exhibits are different, but essentially most National Collections around the world have some Egyptian mummies, some dinosaurs, some roman relics, etc. A visit to the Natural History Museum, the British Museum, the Science Museum, is enjoyable, but they are not the places that a time-pressed tourist should spend time on. Go for the museums that are unlikely to have analogue in your home country.
The 10 best hidden London attractions 1. The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art The stylish Estorick Collection is housed in a Grade II-listed Georgian building in Islington and filled with Italian art dating from 1890 to the 1950s. Its permanent exhibition has a focus on futurism, an Italian movement based on an admiration for modernity, speed and technology. Other highlights include a series of drawings by Modigliani and a handsome collection of sculptures.
Crown River Cruises The Circular Cruise is truly a Hop-on, Hop-off service, offering passengers unlimited travel throughout the day enabling travellers to disembark and re-embark at any of the en-route piers that the vessels call at on their way downstream to St.Katharine's Pier. Calls are made at Embankment, Festival, Bankside and St Kathrines Piers, then non stop to Westminster throughout the year. Please Note: During Winter Season, the cruise does not stop at Festival and Bankside Piers There is a commentary pointing out the places of interest to enhance your trip as the boats make their return journey back upstream. Please note: Attractions in blue type are not visable from the River.
101 Free Things To Do In London Free Museums 3. Explore the fascinating history of England's capital at the Museum of London. Weird and Wonderful Florence, Italy As any other ancient city, Florence has a lot to offer to tourists. However, its distinguishing feature is not presented in architectural elements, but rather in continuous connection with history and culture of the world. First settlements on the shores of Arno River are recorded in 59 B.C. From the XII till XVI centuries the city has been a capital of the independent Republic of Florence. By the XIV century economic development of the region was ahead of almost all other countries in Italy, as well as in Europe. This was also where Italian Renaissance has originated shaping the human culture for future centuries.
The London Tourism Guide - a free tourist and visitor guidebook London is justifiably proud of its markets, most of which date back to mediaeval times. They tell the history of London: Borough Market, the oldest, has lost its mediaeval clamour but retains its Dickensian air - it's seen a revival as an organic produce market and film-lot. Some, like Camden and Portobello are thriving, Camden's turnover makes it Britain's 4th largest retailer. Others have not stood up to the 21st century as well: the same processes which worked on Les Halles in Paris have been at work here: disrepair and displacement, followed by commercial development. Covent Garden market moved out of its central location to the wastes of Vauxhall years ago, to be replaced by a tourist-orientated market; Billingsgate, the fish market famous for the bad language of its traders has moved to the Isle of Dogs, and the original waterside building been taken over by city businessmen.
Rootmaster - Brick Lane 1 check-in here ROTD 29/1/2011 Setting: A stationary bus. Not much to elaborate on, other than the kitchen is on the lower deck, and the upper deck is the dining room that can hold up to 28 people - it's an intimate space. When people are walking up the stairs, you feel the bus shake. Because of the snow and cold, the ceiling was sweating from condensation - the staff tried their best to minimize it by wiping the moisture from the ceiling but I did still get dripped on. Not a big deal.
19 Iconic Everyday Objects and Their Amazing Design Stories 1817 was the year the wellington first made its appearance. At this time men's fashion was going through major changes as gentlemen everywhere discarded their knee breeches in favour of trousers. This however, led to a problem regarding comfortable footwear. The previously popular Hessian boot, worn with breeches, was styled with a curvy turned-down top and heavy metallic braid - totally unsuitable for wearing under trousers. To this end, Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, instructed his shoemaker, Hoby of St. London Off the Beaten Path - Unique Places in London - VirtualTo 4 more images Update April 2014: ticket prices revised, attractions updated, hotel information added, new photos If you’d like to visit a classical English country house while in London, Syon Park could be just what you’re looking for. It has something for all the family and is near enough to the capital to make a lovely day out, although if you take advantage of all it has to offer you will find yourself spending quite a lot of money. At its heart is Syon House, the ancestral London home of the Dukes of Northumberland, with a stunning interior designed by one of the most famous of British architects, Robert Adam.
17 pounds in two weeks, without much effort by kalima on Lose 10 pounds on 43 Things - StumbleUpon Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day; not in food amount, but because it’s the first food intake, it defines how you start your day. Now, when you write that your stomach feels awful, what do you mean exactly? Are you hungry? Do you feel stomach ache?