Kensington Gardens – A Royal Park in London

Kensington Gardens

There are Many Charming Features to Discover in Kensington Gardens: With our hotel right opposite Kensington Gardens, there was no excuse not to explore the Gardens on this visit. Whereas on  previous London visits, we’ve mostly just skirted through parts of the Kensington Gardens to get somewhere, this time round we were well located to […]

Kew Palace and Gardens

Kew Palace - Image by John Thaxter..

Kew Palace and Gardens: Kew Palace, known at Dutch House until 1827, was built in 1631 for the Dutch merchant Samuel Fortrey.  The Austrian ruler in Amadeus announced “It’s good to be king!” , but sometimes being a wealthy merchant is just as good, if not better. Mr. Fortrey’s descendants wisely leased the mansion to […]

Tower Bridge – A Victorian Engineering Marvel

London Tower Bridge

A Symbol of London when it was Built in 1894 and still a London icon today: Built between 1886 and 1894, the Tower Bridge quickly became a symbol of London when it was opened.  Up to this day, this flamboyant piece of Victorian engineering is still one of the grand icons of London. The 224-metre […]

Madame Tussauds and the Marvel Superheroes

Meeting Pavarotti

Experience the Realms of the Powerful and Famous At Madame Tussauds: Few attractions in London can compare with Madame Tussauds in terms of being both centuries old and completely modern. The wax museum displays a large collection of famous figures from world history, royalty, world leaders and along with the latest Hollywood celebrities, pop stars, […]

London Attractions – Things To Do in London

Enjoying St. James Park, London © Travelsignposts

London Attractions: London Has a Perfect Blend of Things to Do to Suit All Tastes: No matter what your tastes – whether modern or classical art, monuments and museums, zoos and gardens, shopping, nightclubs, theatre, music, and on and on – there’s an abundance of things to do in London.  And if you have five […]

St Paul's Cathedral – A London Landmark

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St Paul’s Cathedral – A Christopher Wren Masterpiece: For over three hundred years St Paul’s Cathedral has served as one of the enduring symbols of London, a role it richly deserves. Completed in 1708, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterwork is a London landmark recognized the world over by its large dome and classical architecture. The fame […]

The National Gallery – London

National Gallery - London

London’s National Gallery has a Rich Collection of  over 2,300 Paintings: Throughout its troubled history, the National Gallery in London has persevered to maintain one of the greatest art collections in the world. Having no Royal collection with which to begin, the museum found its start with the purchase of a mere 38 paintings from […]

Piccadilly Circus – London

Piccadilly Circus, London © Travelsignposts

There is No Circus at Piccadilly Circus: At the junction of Regent Street and Shaftesbury Avenue lies a trapezoidal area near London’s West End known to the world as Piccadilly Circus. It’s an odd name, since there’s no circus there, but even odder is that ‘circus’ usually denotes a round city area where several streets […]

The British Museum – London

British Museum

The British Museum – The Oldest Public Museum in the World: Often rated the number one tourist attraction in London, the British Museum houses millions of artifacts from around the world spanning thousands of years of culture and history. Established in 1753, it is one of the oldest public museums in the world and its […]

Tower of London – Once a Place to be Feared

Tower of London

The Tower of London is Now Home to The Crown Jewels: Few prisons can claim to be as popular an attraction as the Tower of London – unpleasant for some for over 900 years. Its twenty towersare filled with an ancient tradition of royal blood, armour and jewels and the history to match. The central […]