London is widely considered to be the most cultural and cosmopolitan capital in the world, so why not head to one of the many fantastic museums that are scattered throughout the city to absorb that culture. The V&A Museum in South Kensington houses impressive collections of fashion through the ages, textiles, and decorative art and design. This glorious cathedral to creativity is free to enter and offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Still in South Kensington, and within strolling distance is the wonderful British Museum. With displays from over two million years of human culture and history, including the Rosetta Stone, the magnificent Gates of Ishtar, and artefacts from Roman Britain. The ever popular Natural History Museum and, full of interactive displays, the Science Museum are both in the same vicinity, and offer mind blowing collections and jaw dropping exhibits.
St Paul’s Cathedral, with its iconic dome that’s stood proud for over 300 years, is a must-visit. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace its predecessor that was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The view from the top across London is unsurpassable.
For something to excite the whole family, head for the London Dungeon on the South Bank - near the London Eye, another fabulous attraction. Using live (or dead!) actors, realistic wax figures and amazing special effects, horrific historical episodes are faithfully recreated. From the terrifying witch trials, to the Black Death, it’s all here. There’s even a scream inducing thrill-ride featuring the Long Drop - a name given to the hangman’s gallows. Hear the neck cracking as the vertical death drop is recreated for visitors!
The West End, with its multitude of theatres, is a great place to end your visit. Relax in a sumptuous restaurant, before enjoying a show, and then catching the train home.
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