Friday, May 25, 2012

Remembering the best of London

Westminster on a rare sunny day in May

St Paul's Churchyard

Tower Bridge

Was in London for 2 weeks for work but still managed to squeeze in some sight-seeing in the capital of the UK.

Here are some of my must-see and must-dos in London:

For the Museum buffs:
  • The National Gallery: Allocate 2++hours for van Eyck, Michelangelo, Veronese, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh etc. Exit 7 from Trafalgar Square station to St Martins in the Field
  • The National Portrait Gallery: Home to famous British personalities through the ages
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: Home to an amazing collection of art, relics, gold and silverware. Free Entry
  • Guildhall Art Gallery: Small gallery that is home to mainly portraits and religious work. Check timings for free entry
  • Other museums include the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern
For the Archi buffs:
  • St Paul's Cathedral:  Note service times and do take the effort to walk around the underground crypt and climb up to the Whispering, Stone and Golden Gallery for a panoramic view of London. Free audio aid. Entry: 15 pounds
  • Westminster Abbey: Note service and opening hours. Free audio aid. Entry: 16 pounds
  • House of Parliament and Big Ben: a visit to London is not complete without a picture of Big Ben
  • Tower of London: More than half a day needed to walk the entire tower and its exterior. Check out the crown jewels here and the Tower Bridge. Entry: 20.99 pounds
  • Piccadilly Circus for its wide array of tourist knick-knacks
  • Selfridges at Bond Street
  • Oxford Street: Zara, Primark etc
  • Knightsbridge Harrods: the food hall is a MUST
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