National Gallery - Top 10 Free Attractions in London
inposted April 27, 2020
National Gallery - Top 10 Free Attractions in London
Top 2: National GalleryAdmire a vast collection of Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th century at the National Gallery. Presiding majestically over Trafalgar Square, this iconic London art gallery houses the works of great masters such as Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs.The National Gallery exhibits more than 2,000 paintings from western Europe from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including captivating works created by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh.The main collection and some small temporary exhibitions are free, while access to larger temporary exhibitions is often chargeable.Price:FREE child ticket | FREE family ticket | FREE senior ticket | FREE adult ticketEntrance to the National Gallery is free.The following charges apply for special exhibitions:Gift Aid * adult: £ 16Gift Aid * senior (60+): £ 14Full price: £ 14.00Senior (60 +) / concession *: £ 12.00National Art Pass (Art Fund) holders: £ 7.00Students / Jobseekers / 12-18s: £ 7.00* This content has been provided by The National Gallery: London National GalleryOpening timeDaily 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday 10 am to 9 pmClosing starts five minutes before the time stated. Free admission to the collection and some special exhibitions. Charges apply for major loan exhibitions.National GalleryAddress: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, LondonPhone: +44 (0)20 7747 2885E-mail: information@ng-london.org.ukPublic transport:Embankment, Charing Cross and Leicester SquareFind Trains
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Travel to London
inposted April 20, 2020
Travel to London
Best known for its capital, London, a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, or for its green countryside alternated by valleys and hills, England is a nation with a very wide variety of landscapes and a multitude of prestigious places to discover.Many natural parks mark out the country, like the national park of Exmoor with its waterfalls, its torrents and its cliffs which are thrown into the sea; the Dartmoor national park with its menhirs and landscapes of moors which plunge us into the heart of Celtic legends; Seven Sisters Park in Sussex, with its magnificent white chalk cliffs or the Cheddar Gorge, a sublime place favourable for hiking and trekking.Monasteries, castles, picturesque villages, bustling cities with many architectural treasures populate England, testifying to its rich past. The most touristy region in the country, Cornwall enjoys a favourable climate and presents a magnificent landscape made of moors, beaches, cliffs and small picturesque fishing villages like Polperro in its green setting. In Sussex, the village of Rye has incredible charm with its half-timbering as well as Castle Combe, beautifully preserved.The interest of London is no longer to be demonstrated with its pubs, shops, animations and of course its famous monuments such as the Tower of London, classified as World Heritage by Unesco, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or even the prestigious British Museum. Its surroundings are full of essential sites such as Windsor Castle or the majestic Canterbury Cathedral.Outside the capital, many other cities such as Oxford or Cambridge, ancient university cities steeped in history, Manchester and even Liverpool, have real assets. Brighton, a charming seaside resort or Stonehenge, a prehistoric site classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are still among the many destinations to discover in this charming country.Popular UK Destinations:Trains to ManchesterTrains to EdinburghTrains to BirminghamTrains to GlasgowPopular UK Routes by TrainsLondon to ManchesterLondon to EdinburghLondon to BirminghamLondon to Glasgow
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Top 10 Free Attractions in London - British Museum
inposted April 16, 2020
Top 10 Free Attractions in London - British Museum
From the modern architecture of the London Eye to the historic Tower of London, don't miss London’s 10 most popular attractions and landmarks with our guide.Top 1: British MuseumFollowing in the footsteps of human history and culture, the British Museum is one of the richest museums in the world. Under no pretext leave English soil without having visited the British Museum and its wonders.Entrance to visit these permanent exhibitions is free, as in all museums belonging to the British State. However, some temporary exhibitions may require a fee.Visit the British Museum to immerse yourself in more than two millennia of history and culture. World-famous, the British Museum exhibits the creations of Man, from prehistoric times to the present day, with collections from around the world. Among the key works, you will find the Rosetta Stone, the sculptures of the Parthenon and the mummies of ancient Egypt.Impossible to see everything in one visit, but a guided tour will allow you to cover the main exhibitions.Why not take a guided tour of the British Museum? This fabulous London museum will be perfectly explained by a guide who will lead you to the most important rooms and give you all the keys to better understand the major works of the British Museum. To be sure not to wait for hours to book your visit, it is best to book it online, without waiting.Visiting the British Museum is indeed the promise of a return to the past, in the footsteps of the great moments of glory of the British Empire. Unfortunately, in the first decades, many priceless objects landed at the British Museum following looting in the British colonies. Rest assured, most of the artifacts and ancient objects, however, are the work of donations and ethical acquisitions.In 1880, due to lack of space, all the collections of the natural history branch were transferred to the Natural History Museum, a museum dedicated to natural history.In 2000, the famous architect Norman Foster worked on enlarging and renovating the entrance to the British Museum: the Great Court. As soon as you start visiting the British Museum, you are dazzled by this incredible central rotunda, in glass and honeycombed steel.Among the most emblematic and significant temporary collections in the history of the British Museum: that of the terracotta army of the first Chinese emperor (2007) and that dedicated to the pharaoh Tutankhamun (1972). These two exhibitions shattered all the museum's sales and attendance records.The British Museum in LondonAddress: British Museum, Great Russell Street, LondonPhone: +44 (0) 20 7323 8000E-mail: information@britishmuseum.orgPublic transport:Bus: Bus - 14, Bus - 19, Bus - 38, Bus - 68, Bus - 73, Bus - 8Train: Train - GREAT NORTHERN, Train - SOUTHEASTERN (Find Trains)Tube: Tube - CENTRAL, Tube - NORTHERN, Tube - PICCADILLY
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