The Petrie Museum houses an estimated 80,000 objects, making it one of the largest collections of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world. It illustrates life in the Nile Valley from prehistoric times to the time of the pharaohs, the Ptolemeic, Roman and Coptic period until the Islamic period. This relatively unknown museum is well […]
The Wallace Collection consists of historical pieces (paintings, jewelery, porcelain, furniture, armor and coins) from the private collection of Richard Wallace. The largest part of the collection is French 18th-century art with, among other things, a state portrait of Louis XV and a canvas by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. In addition, the collection has 26 canvases by […]
The London Museum of Water and Steam is dedicated to the history of water-pumping steam engines and the water supply of London. The museum is housed in the impressive buildings of a Victorian water company. The museum has a nice collection of steam engines, interactive exhibitions and even a working steam train. The heart of […]
Kensington Gardens was originally just a piece of land which was a part ofHyde Park, which was bought by William III 1689. The king, who suffered from asthma, found the location calm and the air favorable. That is why he commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to build the red brick buildingKensington Palace. Queen Anne enlarged the […]
Greenwich Park covers 73 hectares and is the oldest royal park. Greenwich Park is on a hill, with impressive views across the Thames to the Docklands and the city of London, between Blackheath and the Thames on the edge of Maritime Greenwich. Several historic buildings can be found in the immediate vicinity, including the Royal […]
In 1818 Lord George Cavendish, later Earl of Burlington, commissioned his architect Samuel Ware to design a shopping gallery for the sale of jewelry and luxury items. Since the first day that Burlington Arcade opened its gates in 1819, it was a smash hit. Now, two centuries later, Burlington Arcade has lost none of its […]
Gabriels Wharf is located on the Thames in the heart of the Southbank. It offers a variety of unique shops and cozy terraces and eateries. With various attractions nearby, such as the London Eye and Big Ben, an ideal stop for a rest and something to eat or drink at the Thames.
The Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. The Tower of London was built after the victory over the Normans in 1066 by “William The Conqueror”. Since that time, the Tower has served as a palace, prison and zoo. Nowadays, the Tower is best known for the crown jewels that you […]