SO MUCH TO SEE AND SO LITTLE TIME
You could live in London for ten years or more and still be considered a novice, familiar with some areas of London but confused by other sections. What makes London so appealing is there is always something new to explore and the tradition and sounds of new buildings being built. London has it all whatever you want to do or see.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Founded in 1824 with only 38 pictures and now boasting over 2,000 paintings, The National Gallery is free of charge and open to all, including children, and provides a wide array of British paintings within a European addition. There is a quality collection from Leonardo da Vinci's Cartoon to Monet's LaPointe de Heve.
THE TATE GALLERY
This gallery was founded in 1897 by sugar millionaire, Henry Tate, who contributed money to build the core building and donated his pictures to be put inside it. Today The Tate Gallery houses Rodin's The Kiss, Matisse's, Reading Woman with Parasol, and Picasso's The Three Dancer's. It is known as the two for one gallery because it displays both British art from the 16th century to the 1900 and international modern art.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
This was Britain's first public museum and today is Britain's largest museum. When Sir Hans Sloane died in 1753, he left his collection of 80,000 objects to the nation on condition that these objects would find a permanent home. This was the birth of The British Museum.
Take a walking tour from Buckingham Palace to Parliament past many of London's most popular sights. London's history, royalty and fabulous architecture are thoroughly represented throughout Westminster, the home to London's monarchy. See Buckingham Palace, the official London residence since George III and, of course, the current home of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. From there move along to Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street and Westminster Abbey.
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