18 July 2013

London For History Lovers

You don't have to go far to see something
historically significant in London
~ Dreamy for any history enthusiast ~

Here's a short list of 'must do's'
in London for those interested in the past

The British Museum

This museum is overwhelming large,
but since it is free, come and go as you please

Featuring the Rosetta Stone 
and 7 million other artifacts from around the world


Victoria and Albert Museum 

V&A is the world's largest museum of art and design
often with fascinating current exhibits
General admission is free


Tower of London

Once a palace and prison,
this famous fortress also holds the crown jewels
which are on display to the public

Parliament Tour*

Watch political debates or get a tour of this landmark
which is as beautiful inside as it is out
with a rich history to boot

Buckingham Palace Tour*

If it is open, you should tour one of the most iconic palaces in the world
Typically the palace is open in the summer months while the Queen is away

If unavailable, you can visit another one of the Queen's homes,
Windsor Palace, which is easily accessible by train outside London


Shakespeare's Globe Theatre & Tour

Get a peek into Elizabethan times by watching a production*
and by touring the theatre & exhibition

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub

Step back in time while
you grab a drink and some grub in this authentic 17th century pub
Famous patrons included Charles Dickens and Mark Twain
Like most pubs, well-behaved children are welcome
(Don't miss free tea tasting at nearby Twinings)


Churchill War Rooms

Visit the underground Cabinet War Rooms where WWII was orchestrated from in London
See Churchill's bunker, the direct telephone to Roosevelt, and
the original maps with pins and string indicating the fronts


Imperial War Museum

Currently under construction,
the museum will partially open in the coming weeks
to feature 'Horrible Histories: Spies' for kids

 In Summer 2014,
this museum will open another section to commemorate
the upcoming centenary of the First World War



This list should keep you busy if you come for a visit :)
Do you have any favorites to share?

- photos by me -
* Book tickets in advance
(an unsponsored post)

Correlating posts providing more detail:
Ceremony Of The Keys (Tower of London)


topchelseagirl said...

The Museum of London, and it's sister the Museum of London Docklands.

Jeanie said...

I've seen a couple of these but I can see there is much I have missed. I'm hoping to see a few more in a few years!

Mary Callan said...

Thanks for giving my home town such a great post!! I'm due back in a few days and can't wait!
Mary x

Jan said...

I'm a big fan of the Imperial War Museum. Jx

A little bit Country said...

I love your London posts. I miss it. These photos give me tummy flips...........I need to get back for a visit very soon. Thanks so much for sharing xo

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Tina in CT said...

My ex and I were in London in June of 1971 and ate at the Cheshire Cheese Pub and did see the changing of the guards and went to the Tower of London.

My daughter and family are moving to Surrey next June and I look forward to many trips to visit and see the beautiful country.

greenthumb said...

I seen a few of these, but would love to see them all.

ann said...

Well, you have me convinced. I have taken the Dickens Walking Tour with a professional guide from the National Trust. Love Dickens. Remind your readers to plan several hours at the British Museum. The library is also a must go. I love your photos.

HippieGirl21 said...

Oh man, I wanna see this city so bad!

Sissym Mascarenhas said...

London is unforgetable...