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  • Tweet Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London built in 1886–1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Tower Bridge is one of five London bridges now owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. It is the only one of the Trust’s bridges not to connect the City of London directly to the Southwark bank, as its northern landfall is in Tower Hamlets. The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical components of the…

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  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square

    Tweet Trafalgar Square is located in Northumberland Road, in the heart of London. In fact, its convenient location and large column makes it difficult to miss. The history of the Trafalgar Square begins in the 14th century. From this time until the 17th century, the space was used as a courtyard for the Great Mews. Not long after, the Great Mews was no longer in use. It was then that concepts began flowing for a new use of the space. The Trafalgar Square was developed by John Nash, a well-known London architect. He believed the space would be best used as an area open to the public. He dreamed of an area were culture and history can be shared. The name Trafalgar square was official given to the space in 1830. Inside the Trafalgar Square, you will find Nelson’s Column. This 18-foot…

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  • Tweet The Buckingham Palace is the most well-known landmark in all of London. As for its history, it was built in 1702. Throughout the years, it changed hands many times and underwent numerous restoration projects. It was in 1837 when it became the home of royalty. The first monarch to live there was Queen Victoria. Today, the palace is home to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. It is also used for administrative purposes. In fact, it is one of the few working palaces remaining in the world. If traveling to London in August or September, you can tour the palace’s State Rooms. Tours are only available during the summer. Watch the Changing of the Guards Throughout the year, you will find the Changing of the Guards. On average, a Changing of the Guard ceremony…

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  • Tweet The National Army Museum is the British Army’s central museum. It is located in the Chelsea district of central London, adjacent to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the home of the “Chelsea Pensioners”. The museum is a non-departmental public body. The National Army Museum is usually open to the public every day of the year from 10.00am to 5.30pm, except on 24–26 December and 1 January, with free admission. The National Army Museum was first conceived in the late 1950s, and owes its existence to the persistent hard work of Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer, who did most of the fundraising for it.  It was established by Royal Charter in 1960, with the intention of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting objects and records relating to the Regular and Auxiliary forces…

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  • Tweet London Ghost Walks Horribly Good Walking Tours with London Walks By day Peter can be found studying the churches of London – you would spend your spare time hanging out on consecrated ground too… if you were at the sharp end of the Occult as often as Peter… Adam welcomes the more sceptical London Walker with open arms, lacing his supernatural and paranormal tales with Earthly Horrors – execution, plague, fire… and cannibalism among them. The Worshipful Company of Ghostologists Livery Company No.666 – Established: Time Immemorial It has been estimated that as many as two in every five people “seen” on a busy London Street are “Permanent Londoners”: the undead doomed to spend eternity among the living… In our London Walks experience two-out-of-five is a VERY…

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    getting-to-know-london-in-just-a-few-days

    Tweet Day or night, London thrives with life. A city that seems to have never fallen asleep from the time of its first founding, everything that one might want to experience can be found within the city center. “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” The writer Samuel Johnson said this in the 18th century, and it can still be said of today’s contemporary London. Naturally, a city that offers all that life can afford needs numerous explorations, but with just a few days, one can experience the rich taste of this flavorful city. To start with, every visitor to London must dab into the city’s history, from the first days of its founding to its dark medieval secrets to the monarchy’s…

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