London Sights

London Sights.

Abbey Road Studios

With the Beatles living in London for much of the 1960`s it’s not surprising that the capital has many Beatle connections. The main Beatles landmark is, of course, the Abbey Road Studio along with the famously photographed zebra crossing featured on the Abbey Road album cover and located outside the EMI building.

Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London

Best known for its collection of antique dolls` houses, dating from 1673, as well as model cars, trains, puppets and rocking horses The large doll collection also includes Native American representations of spirits.

British Library

This is the largest library in London and the sheer number of books inside will take your breath away. 

Buckingham Palace – Changing the Guard

Buckingham Palace is where The Queen`s Guard, along with a band, comes from Wellington Barracks for the daily Changing the Guard ceremony.

Downing Street

The office of the prime minister but also a meeting place for the Cabinet, a venue for state events and home for the prime minister’s family.

HMS Belfast 

Moored opposite Tower Bridge, World War II cruiser HMS Belfast, is armed with six torpedoes, and six inch guns. Decommissioned after the Korean War, it is now part of the Imperial War Museum.

London Bridge

London Bridge was built by Romans almost 2,000 years ago…

Pollock`s Toy Museum

Its collections include a fine example of the Victorian paper theatres, made popular by Benjamin Pollock. Other exhibits include vintage teddy bears, puppets, Red Army soldiers, wax dolls and lots more.

Royal Festival Hall

Standing at the heart of Southbank Centre and opened in 1951, as part of the Festival of Britain, this is one of the world’s leading concert venues having presented concerts by some of the finest international orchestras, and opera companies, as well as contemporary music events including Jazz, World, Rock and Pop music.

The Royal Society of Art

The House was designed by Robert Adam, in the early 1770s with a Georgian façade hiding several examples of contemporary and traditional architecture not least of which is a series of interconnecting subterranean vaults. The Library has an Adam ceiling and incorporates panels by the Angelica Kaufman school. Famously, the Great Room has a series of paintings, entitled `The Progress of Human Knowledge`, by James Barry. 

St Paul`s Cathedral.

The present structure is the fifth cathedral to be built on the site and hosted the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. Built of Portland stone with a Dome that rises to 365 feet it houses “Great Paul”, the largest bell in England.

The Globe Theatre

A reconstruction of the playhouse where most of the William Shakespeare’s later works were first performed. The Globe, which boasts London’s first thatched roof since the Great Fire, uses only natural light and minimal scenery.

Thames Barrier

More than three hundred people were drowned during the 1953 floods in the Thames estuary alone and so a barrier was built between 1972 and 1984. It is a fantastic example of British engineering having ten moveable steel gates that weigh between 400 to 3700 tonnes.

Westminster Abbey

Has been closely connected with the Crown and the history of the whole nation. The coronation of almost every king and queen spanning 900 years has been held here. This magnificent Gothic building dates back to the 11th century.