London Journals

Lovely London!

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A travel journal to London by garymarsh6

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Kensington Palace

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Attraction | "Not the best Royal Palace to visit."

Kensington Palace Photo, London, England
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Kensington palace is one of the great Royal Palaces to the West of London built originally in the 1600’s for the Earl of Nottingham it was known as Nottingham House and only became a palace when King William III decided he needed a house nearer to London than Hampton Court to escape the Smokey atmosphere of London. A private road was built from the Palace all the way to Hyde Park corner and is known as Rotten Row it was used as the private road for the king and was able to carry several carriages abreast and was lit by 300 oil lamps thereby being the first artificially lit roadway in England. It was known as Route de Roi or Kings Road.At the front of the palace are the famous black a...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 24, 2012

Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens
London, England W8 4PX
+44 (20) 7937 9561

Buckingham Palace

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Attraction | "The Majestic Buckingham Palace."

Buckingham Palace Photo, London, England
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Come with me as I walk you around the palace.Entry is via the ambassadors entrance, up a few stairs and along a corridor around the perimeter of the quadrangle. You are not rushed and can stop and take your time at your leisure to look at and admire the fine works of art and anything else that catches your eye. The entrance to the palace itself was via a side door beside the Grande covered entrance whereas before it was through the entrance into the large ornate reception room where the Queen meets her guests. There are large Chinese urns dotted around this area and a few chairs. The carpet is all red and it certainly sets the scene of grandeur of the State rooms of the palace....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 26, 2011

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

The London Eye

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Attraction | "A birds eye view of London."

The London Eye Photo, London, England
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Usually when we have visitors from overseas we normally take them to visit London on a couple of occasions during their visit so that they can see and experience the sights and sounds of our wonderful capital. As there is quite a lot to pack in when sightseeing we have a fairly easy itinerary to follow which usually captures those interesting places they would like to see.We usually catch the train to London and alight at Waterloo which is handy for the route we take and our itinerary is as follows:-Waterloo.The embankment for the London Eye.Cross Westminster Bridge to The houses of Parliament.Cross the road to Westminster Abbey.Walk up Whitehall & p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 25, 2012

The London Eye
South Bank of the River Thames
London, England SE1 9TA
+44 (870) 500 0600

Wallace Collection

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Attraction | "Aladdins cave full of priceless treasures."

Wallace Collection Photo, London, England
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The Wallace collection can be found at:- Hertford house, Manchester Square, London. W1U 3BN. Telephone number :- 0207 563 9500. Web Address:- http://www.wallacecollection.org/Hertford house is just off Oxford Street behind Selfridges in Manchester Square. The nearest tube station is Bond Street and there is a ten minute walk to reach it.So what is the Wallace collection?The Wallace collection is a massive art and fine antiques collection amassed from 1760 to 1880 initially the collection was started by Francis Seymour-Conway The 1st Marques of Hertford then subsequently the next 3 Marquises’ and finally the illegitimate son of the fourt...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 23, 2012

Wallace Collection
Hertford House
London, England W1M 6BN
+44 20 7563 9500

The Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson

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Hotel | "Mad Hatters Tea Party."

The Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson Photo, London, England
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Mad hatters tea party.Visiting London with some friends I was looking for an unusual venue to take them for afternoon tea. I wanted something that would be fun and at the same time something that would give them something to remember to go home with that they could talk about. After looking around a bit I came across the Sanderson hotel who offer an Afternoon Tea with a difference. The mad hatter’s tea party! I should imagine there are not many people who have not heard of Lewis Carols ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘The Mad Hatters Tea party’ and thought that this would be an ideal treat to remember on our memorable day out in London.Booking.I rang the Sande...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 23, 2012

The Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson
50 Berners Street
London, England
+44 207 3001400