London historic icons and Royal houses



Top London historic icons, Royal houses and other attractions.

ROYAL LONDON

Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and office of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a focus for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis. Official web page
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Admission: £17.50 (July - August)
Nearest tube station: Green Park (Victoria, Jubilee or Piccadilly line). How to get there by bus.

The Tower of London The Tower of London Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. Official web page
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Admission: £19.80 (£17 online ticket)
Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (Circle or District line). How to get there by bus.

St James's Palace St James's Palace St. James's Palace is one of London's oldest palaces. It is situated in Pall Mall, just north of St. James's Park. Official web page
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Nearest tube station: Green Park (Victoria, Piccadilly or Jubilee line). How to get there by bus.

Kensington Palace Kensington Palace Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Official web page
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Admission: £12.50 (£11.50 online ticket)
Nearest tube station: Queensway (Central line). How to get there by bus.

Clarence House Clarence House Clarence House is a royal home in London, situated on The Mall, in the City of Westminster. It is attached to St. James's Palace and shares the palace's garden. For nearly 50 years, from 1953 to 2002, it was home to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, but has since been the official residence of The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry. Official web page
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Nearest tube station: Green Park (Victoria, Jubilee, Piccadilly line). How to get there by bus.

Hampton Court Hampton Court Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Official web page
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Admission: £15.95 (£13.50 online ticket)
How to get there? Travel by train from Waterloo railway station. Return ticket cost around £8, journey takes around 35 minutes.

LONDON ICONS AND HISTORIC HOUSES

Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) Houses of Parliament The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom - the House of Lords and the House of Commons. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of the London borough of the City of Westminster, close to the historic Westminster Abbey and the government buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street. Official web page
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Admission: £15
Jak se tam dostat: Westminster (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

Big Ben Big Ben Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is generally extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower (officially known simply as Clock Tower) as well. The clock tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009. The tower was completed in 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city. Official web page
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Jak se tam dostat: Westminster (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in the City of Westminster, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English monarchs. On 29 April 2011 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, grandson of Elizabeth II, was married to Miss Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey. Official web page
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Admission: £16
How to get there: Westminster (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

Shakespeare's Globe Shakespeare's Globe Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames. The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by the playing company Lord Chamberlain's Men, to which Shakespeare belonged, and was destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613. The fire was caused by an accident with a cannon during a production of Henry VIII. Official web page
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Admission: £12.50 (theatre tour)
Nearest tube station: London Bridge (Jubilee or Northern line). How to get there by bus.

Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Tower Bridge (built 1886-1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London. Official web page
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Admission: £8
Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London. The cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of London, with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches, dominating the skyline for 300 years. At 365 feet (111 m) high, it was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the highest in the world. Official web page
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Admission: £14.50
Nearest tube station: St Paul's (Central line). How to get there by bus.

Lambeth Palace Lambeth Palace Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Official web page
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Admission: £6
Nearest tube station: Lambeth North (Bakerloo line). How to get there by bus.

The Monument The Monument The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a stone Roman Doric column in the City of London, near the northern end of London Bridge, which commemorates the Great Fire of London. The top of the Monument is reached by a narrow winding staircase of 311 steps. Open daily: 09.30 - 18.00 (last admission 17.30). Admission prices: adults £3.00 Official web page
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Admission: £3
Nearest tube station: Monument (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

Royal Courts of Justice Royal Courts of Justice The Royal Courts of Justice, commonly called the Law Courts, is the building in London which houses the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. Courts within the building are open to the public although there may be some restrictions depending upon the nature of the cases being heard. Official web page
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Nearest tube station: Temple (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

Royal Albert Hall & Albert Memorial Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall situated on the northern edge of the South Kensington area, in the City of Westminster, best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941. Official web page
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Nearest tube station: South Kensington (District, Circle or Piccadilly line). How to get there by bus.

Marble Arch Marble Arch Marble Arch is a white Carrara marble monument that now stands on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane, and Edgware Road, almost directly opposite Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park. The arch was designed in 1825 by John Nash as ceremonial entrance to the courtyard of the new Buckingham Palace, which he was then rebuilding from the former Buckingham House. More info on Wikipedia
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Nearest tube station: Marble Arch (Central line). How to get there by bus.

Nelson's Column Nelson's Column Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. More info on Wikipedia
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Nearest tube station: Charing Cross (Northern a Bakerloo line). How to get there by bus.

Wellington Arch Wellington Arch Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch or (originally) the Green Park Arch, is a triumphal arch located to the south of Hyde Park in central London. More info on Wikipedia
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Nearest tube station: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly line). How to get there by bus.

LONDON ATTRACTIONS

Downing Street - number 10 Downing Street - number 10 Downing Street in London, England has for over two hundred years housed the official residences of two of the most senior British cabinet ministers: the First Lord of the Treasury, an office now synonymous with that of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and the Second Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister's official residence is 10 Downing Street; the Chancellor's official residence is next door at Number 11. Official web page
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Nearest tube station: Westminster (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

St Katharine Docks St Katharine Docks Official web page
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Nearest tube station: Tower Hill (District or Circle line). How to get there by bus.

City of London City of London It is often referred to as the City (often written on maps as "City") or the Square Mile, as it is just over one square mile (1.12 sq mi/2.90 km2) in area. These terms are also often used as metonyms for the United Kingdom's financial services industry, which continues a notable history of being based in the City. Must see: Lloyds bank and "Gherkin". More info on Wikipedia
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Nearest tube station: Liverpool Street Station (Central line). How to get there by bus.

Canary Wharf Canary Wharf Canary Wharf is a major business district in London. It is one of London's two main financial centres - alongside the traditional City of London - and contains many of the UK's tallest buildings, including the second-tallest (and tallest completed), One Canada Square. Official web page a video
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Nearest DLR station: Canary Wharf (you will have to take Docklands Light Railway from Bank or Monument station in the City)

Harrods Harrods Official web page
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Nearest tube station: Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)

Barbican Centre The Barbican Centre is the largest performing arts centre in Europe. Located in the City of London, the Centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. The Centre, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in the Brutalist style, has a complex multi-level layout with numerous entrances. Lines painted on the ground help would-be audience members avoid getting lost on the walkways of the Barbican Housing Estate on the way to the Centre. The Centre's design - a concrete ziggurat - has always been controversial and divides opinion. Official web page
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Nearest tube station: Barbican (Circle line)

Abbey Road (Beatles) Cross the Abbey Road like Beatles! Find more here info: www.abbeyroad.com/Crossing.
Nearest tube station: St. John's Wood (Jubilee line)

Updated on 05/2012.



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