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  CRESCENT HOTEL MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STAY IN LONDON
 
PALACES
Banqueting House (www.hrp.org.uk)
All that remains of the historic Whitehall Palace.
Buckingham Palace (www.royal.gov.uk)
For information on visiting the State Rooms, the Royal Mews, the Queen's Gallery and Windsor Castle.
Hampton Court (www.hrp.org.uk)
See Henry VIII's State Apartments (guided tours), The Tudor Kitchens and the Gardens
Lambeth Palace (www.archbishopofcanterbury.org)
Home Archbishop of Canterbury since 1200. The library is open to the public and the gardens occasionally open.
Kensington Palace (www.hrp.org.uk)
Visit The State Apartments, the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, Queens' Wedding Dresses & Princess Diana's dress collection.
Tower of London (www.hrp.org.uk)
See the Crown Jewels, the White Tower, the Ravens & enjoy a Beefeater Tour.
 
CATHEDRALS
St Pauls Cathedral (www.stpauls.co.uk)
Wren's masterpiece and a centre of national ceremony.
St Paul's Church ( www.coventgardenlife.com/sightseeing/reviews/st_pauls_church.htm )
Inigo Jones church aka as the Actors Church, flanks Covent Garden Piazza.
Westminster Abbey (www.westminster-abbey.org)
Wonderful Gothic Cathedral and the final resting place for Monarchs.
 
GALLERIES
Courtauld Institute Gallery (www.courtauld.ac.uk)
A great gallery in Adams' Somerset House contains world-famous Old Master and Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings.
National Gallery (www.nationalgallery.org.uk)
Houses one of the finest collections of European painting in the world.
National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk)
Enjoyable way to sort out England's Kings & Queens plus a great deal more
Tate Britain & Tate Modern (www.tate.org.uk)
Contemporary collections. Try the Millennium Bridge across the Thames to Tate Modern.
 
MUSEUMS
Museum Mile (www.museum-mile.org.uk)
A walk along Museum Mile provides a fascinating insight into London, past and present. From King's Cross to the River Thames, discover 12 of the city's most extraordinary museums and galleries and their equally diverse collections.
British Museum (www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk)
One of the world's great museums with frequent special events.
British Library (www.bl.uk)
Largely a research Library but Treasures Exhibition includes Magna Carta, Lindisfarne Gospels, Beowulf, Gutenberg and Tyndale Bibles.
Imperial War Museum (www.iwm.org.uk)
History of the conflicts of the 20th Century - moving Holocaust exhibition.
Museum of London (www.museum-london.org.uk)
Tells the fascinating story of London from prehistoric times to the present day.
Natural History Museum (www.nhm.ac.uk)
Dinosaur's, ecology, earth's treasures - children love it.
Science Museum (www.sciencemuseum.org.uk)
Record of scientific, technological and medical change since the eighteenth century. Lots of active participation. One for the Children.
Victoria & Albert Museum (www.vam.ac.uk)
Wonderful fine arts museum from Medici to Gucci.
 

 

 

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