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London

Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey – the Coronation Church. 1000 years of royal crownings, marriages, funerals and burials, plus spectacular architecture. (Double click on image to enlarge).

St Paul’s Cathedral – what lies beneath that magnificent dome which has dominated the City skyline for nearly 300 years? A truly breathtaking work of art – the masterpiece of Britain’s greatest architect of the late 17th century – Sir Christopher Wren.

Tower of London – medieval castle, dazzling crown jewels, dapper Beefeater Guards and cheeky ravens – a fantastic starting point for a visit to London. (Double click on image to enlarge)

British Museum – mankind’s memory under one remarkable roof – see the Rosetta Stone (made 196BC) which unlocked the Egyptian hieroglyphs, Egyptian Mummies, Parthenon Sculptures (completed 437 BC) from ancient Greece, Sutton Hoo (ca 627 AD) an Anglo-Saxon ship burial.

National GalleryNational Gallery – state of the art collection of paintings (1250-1900) – some of the greatest works of the great masters: Monet & the Impressionists, Raphael & Rubens, van Gogh & da Vinci, Turner & Titian. (Double click on image to enlarge)

Victoria & Albert Museum – treasure trove of decorative arts. Fashion, Sculpture, Silver, Glass. All materials from all the corners of the world.

Tate Modern – international art from 1900 in spectacular venue, namely a disused power station. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Mark Rothko. And what will be on show in the enormous Turbine Hall this season? (Double click on image to enlarge)

Natural History Museum – fantastic exhibition of the natural world: dinosaurs & diamonds, animal & mineral.

Science Museum – tremendous collection of inventions from across the ages: steam & space travel, information technology and IMAX cinema. (Double click on image to enlarge)

Walks – the best way to explore an area in depth – how about: The City of London – Bank of England, Roman Remains, Victorian Market, Royal London – Buckingham Palace, St James Palace, St James Park, Guard Change, or Westminster – Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey.

Highlights Tour – so much to see, so little time? Make the most of it & have a schedule designed just for you with all of your wishlist incorporated, but none of the planning headaches.