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Sightseeing in City of Westminster

Monument / Landmark
“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 usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower. The official name of the tower in which Big Ben is located was originally the Clock Tower, but it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.”
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Church
“Another location with a long association with British royalty, Westminster Abbey stands on a site that's been associated with Christianity since the early 7th century. Officially known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, Westminster Abbey was founded by Edward the Confessor in 1065 as his place of interment. From his burial in 1066 until that of George II almost 700 years later, most sovereigns were not only crowned here but they were buried here, too. More recently, it's become famous as the preferred location for Royal Weddings.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Great views on a clear day and still within walking but you can also catch a bus”
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Historic Site
“Among the most fascinating and evocative of London's historic sites is the perfectly preserved nerve-centre from which Prime Minister Winston Churchill directed the British military campaigns and the defence of his homeland throughout World War II. Their Spartan simplicity and cramped conditions underline the desperate position of England as the Nazi grip tightened across Europe. You'll see the tiny cubicle where Churchill slept and the improvised radio studio where he broadcast his famous wartime speeches. Simple details, such as Clementine Churchill's knitting wool marking the front lines on a map of Europe, bring the era to life as no museum could possibly do.”
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Historic Site
“Lots of famous people are buried in this 19th Century cemetery. Check the website for tours”
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Plaza
“Stop to take pictures by the guards on horseback on the entrance to Buckingham Palace & St James' Park”
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Fountain
“Memorial completed in 2004 in Cornish granite, with a design said to represent Diana's life.”
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Art Gallery
“The Queen's Gallery is a public art gallery at Buckingham Palace, home of the British monarch, in London. It exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection on a rotating basis; about 450 works are on display at any one time”
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Palace
“Lambeth Palace has been the historic residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury since the 13th century. It isn't always open to the public, so check the website for details: www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/pages/about-lambeth-palace.html ”
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Monument / Landmark
“Abbey Road Crossing in London, also known as the Beatles Crosswalk is situated just a few minutes away”
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Plaza
“When she's away at her summer palace in Scotland, visitors can purchase tickets for tours of the State Rooms, the Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews. One of the best ways to tour the palace, see the Changing of the Guard, and experience a traditional afternoon tea, is on a 4.5 hour Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Afternoon Tea. This tour is a very efficient way of seeing the highlights in a short period of time, and having a knowledgeable guide to explain the history makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable and relevant for first time visitors”
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Palace
“One of London’s oldest palaces, constructed in the 14th century and home to royalty for three centuries. Palace and house closed to the public.”
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Plaza
“Where free speech happens . Always entertaining on the weekends and is situated on the edge of Hyde Park. You can walk to Buckingham Palace from here ”
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Monument / Landmark
“It's a quintessentially Victorian monument to love. It's also right next door to a circus school if you want to learn the trapeze :-)”
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History Museum
“This beautiful Georgian building was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington and has changed very little since his great victory at Waterloo in 1815. Revel in one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, as well as a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain.”
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Historic Site
“The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the Royal Family for State and ceremonial occasions. A visit provides an opportunity to see the Royal Household in action. For much of the year the stables are also home to the 30 Windsor Grey and Cleveland Bay horses who serve the Queen on official duty when required. Visitors can also see the Gold State Coach which is used for Coronation and State Visits, weddings and the State Opening of Parliament. As they may be on duty, undergoing training or having a well-deserved rest away from London, the horses are not always on view.”
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