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Theatre
“Lovely historical venue that every Shakespeare fan should get to experience. The location is excellent but it might be a bit hard to find your way there. The gift shop was well stocked and the salesperson was very helpful. ”
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Lounge
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“Soho is a great area for nightlife with hundreds of bars and restaurants to choose, If you want to party or go for a drink in a pub, Soho is definitely the best place.”
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Art Gallery
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“The Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art, it plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter. What's better, it is only 15 mins away!”
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Beer Garden
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“Longtime, indoor market with up to 120 stalls for antiques, art & other goods, plus take-out food bites. 10-5.30 every day”
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Museum
“The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a museum in Forest Hill, London, England. Commissioned in 1898, it opened in 1901 and was designed by Charles Harrison Townsend in the Arts and Crafts style. Great for kids!”
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Stadium
“For lovers of sport, the Wembley Stadium isn’t too far off, hosting incredibly important football matches across the season. If you time your holiday visit to Earls Court right and book a game in advance, you’ll have the incredible luxury of experiencing one of the finest treats any visitor to the city would enjoy – the chance to watch a live football game. ”
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Museum
“This is a classic. It has a permanent display, as well as regular special exhibitions and events. It is brilliant for kids of all ages. Free to visit but you can make a donation on the way out.”
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Aquarium
“Family-friendly exhibits with a variety of sea creatures (most offer play areas & group packages).”
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Scenic Lookout
“I wish this was a better picture..I've still to visit it, but cant wait...an amazing high rise garden with view overlooking the City...Free at certain times but very pricey to eat, I hear (1 gin&tonic wont break you). Check it out, it's in the Old square mile . Think Tower of London ...same area as a Jack the Ripper walk and Spitalfields Market ”
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Performing Arts Venue
“Famous Music Theatre Arts and Film Venue built in the Famous Barbican Complex in the City of London . Google for latest calendar. Barbican Tube ... 30 mins away”
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Art Gallery
“The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.[4] The gallery moved in 1896 to its current site at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square, and adjoining the National Gallery. It has been expanded twice since then. The National Portrait Gallery also has regional outposts at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire and Montacute House in Somerset. It is unconnected to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, with which its remit overlaps. The gallery is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.”
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Café
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“Great cinema (half price tickets every Monday), which also has a programme of comedy, games and music events on upstairs”
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Movie Theatre
“This cinema is great. It screens some of the latest films and even has sessions for parents with babies - we love it!”
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History Museum
“This museum is great if you would like to learn more about the history of London and the incredibly stories that have come from such an old city.”
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History Museum
“The Museum has fourteen different galleries to explore. Find out what made J. M. W. Turner's largest painting so controversial. Get up close to the actual uniform Admiral Nelson was wearing when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the Pacific Encounters gallery, reflect on the complex legacy of European exploration and how this has shaped the Pacific as we know it today. Experience the lives of both ordinary seamen and well-known characters, such as Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, and Francis Drake in the Tudor and Stuart Seafarers gallery. See the most experienced of explorers being pushed to the extremes of human endurance through the stories of heroic explorers in the Polar Worlds gallery. Bring the kids for an action packed adventure: play in the free AHOY! gallery for under-7s or All Hands for 6-12 year olds. The National Maritime Museum is part of Royal Museums Greenwich which includes the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and the Queen's House.”
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Performing Arts Venue
“The South Bank is a beautiflul area to explore along the river with restaurants, theatres, cinemas and market stalls. ”
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