London Journals

Historic Places in London

A travel journal to London by Sonia3

Quote: This journal is for historic places in London.

Clink Prison Museum

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Attraction | "The Prison that gave it's Name to all Others."

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Feeling a little bit home sick for a place that is no longer my home (London) I decided to take a day trip. I planned the trip well in advance so there is really no excuse for the fact that I arrived there with nothing planned to do for the day. I met my best friend at London Bridge Station armed with a booklet of 2 for 1 offers. Over lunch we ruled out just about every possibility. The problem is that we're very different and although we have a few interests in common it is usually very difficult to find something that we both want to do (with the exception of eating, we both enjoy that!). We decided to visit the Clink Prison Museum because it was close by and it was cheap. After half an hour of sear...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 28, 2011

Clink Prison Museum
1 Clink Street
London, England

The Monument to Great Fire of London

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Attraction | "Monument"

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In 1666 London burnt down. When London was rebuilt it was decided that, although people were starving and homeless after losing their houses and most of their belongings, a monument would be built in memorial of the fire. Centuries later that monument is still standing, although if you are planning to visit The Monument you will be pleased to know that there has been a lot of maintenance work done on it. I had no interest in Monument at all. I was aware that it existed, I knew why it had been built but it just didn't interest me at all. However, when I found myself in the City with a couple of friends and one of them suggested that we go to the Monument I couldn't think of any reason why w...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 23, 2009

The Monument to Great Fire of London
Monument Street and Fish Street Hill
London, England EC3R 8AH
(020) 7626-2717

Tower of London

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Attraction | "Execution and Excitement!"

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I have been planning to visit the Tower of London for years and until this weekend never got around to it, so for me there was a lot of expectation and I was not disappointed. -Ticket Prices- Adults- £16.50 Children-£9.50 Family tickets and concessions are available and you can get discount if you book online. -The Tour- The tour is included in the ticket price and is definitely worth joining. The tours start every half hour and last around an hour. For me this was the highlight of an excellent day. The tour is given by a Yeoman Warder, who is actually a member of the military and before getting the job they have to have completed a certain amount ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 23, 2009

Tower of London
Tower Hill
London, England EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765

Buckingham Palace

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Attraction | "I Went to London to Visit the Queen"

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This is a review of the state rooms at Buckingham Palace. -Arrival and Admission- When we arrived at the palace we soon discovered that commoners such as ourselves were not admitted through the front of the palace so we followed the signs to the side of the palace. The signposting was quite good and we found the entrance without any problem. In order to get access to the palace you have to queue up to buy tickets, then go back out of that tent and into another to wait to be admitted. This seemed like a lot of hassle but I'm sure they had their reasons (even if they weren't evident to us). Buying the ticket was easy enough but I was not impressed by the woman who sol...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 11, 2009

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road Pall Mall
London, England SW1A 1AA
+44 (207) 321 2233