Of Interest in Central London
|| Get out and about
during your stay in Central London and see some of the
tourist attractions that have got the world talking.
Check out the National Portrait Gallery [map],
St Martin’s Place, for a great family day out that
takes in a wealth of celebrities pictures including the
likes of The Beatles, Henry VIII, Fatboy Slim and The
Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery has a principle at its heart that whoever poses for a
painting will have their personality reflected, hence
this proves to be a useful history lesson for younger
visitors. There are more than 10,000 portraits,
and more than 250,000 archived images to view so
whatever your interests you’re sure to find something
Visit another world-famous attraction close by at The
London Transport Museum [map],
Covent Garden Piazza.
Take the family on a journey of discovery covering more
than 200 years of transport history. Learn about London
transport from the days of horse drawn coaches,
to electric trams and trolley buses, steam
trains and the dawn of a London transport revolution
in the form of the first tube line. There’s plenty
of interactive displays to enjoy as well as a special Kidzone where youngsters can drive bus and tube
A delightful walk down the tree lined Mall brings you
to the doorstep of the magnificent Buckingham Palace.
Since 1837 Buckingham Palace has served as the official
residency of the Monarchy and has only in the last few
decades been open to the public. Tours around Buckingham
Palace prove to be in the top 10 of most peoples’
itinerary and crowds flock to the Palace during the annual
summer opening in August and September. You never
know who you might bump into. Take a guided tour and see
the splendour of this wonderful building. For more information
visit Buckingham Palace’s official website.
Somerset House is also a place where you never
quite know what you’ll see around the next corner.
This beautiful house was built in 1547 by Edward Seymour,
Duke of Somerset, and has stood magnificently and imposingly
on The Strand, since then.
The exquisite grandeur of the house conceals a range of
unusual exhibitions from Islamic art to Tudor and Stuart artefacts dug up from within Somerset
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