Tour London - Days 4 & 5



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Spend the entire day in Trafalgar Square soaking up the scene, art and history within the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and St. Martin-in-the Fields. Day 5 explores further afield within the walls of St. Paul's Cathedral, the grounds of Lincoln's Inn, the history of surgeons at the Hunterian Museum and ends in style at the British Museum.

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Somerset House

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Strand
Strand
WC2R 1LA London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 (0)20 7845 4600
fax: +44 (0)20 7836 7613


Hermitage Rooms At Somerset House

Location:

South Building, Somerset House
Strand
WC2R 1LA London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 020 7845 4630
fax: +44 020 7845 4637


Gilbert Collection at Somerset House

Location:

Somerset House Strand
WC2R1LA London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 (0)20 7420 9400
fax: +44 (0)20 7420 9440


Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery

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Off Kingsway Tunnel
Strand
WC2R ORN London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7848 2777
fax: +44 20 7848 2410


Day 1 - London


Start & end this day in the same place. You could probably spend 5 days alone in the National Gallery or for others, people watching in the square doesn't get much better. There is rarely a weekend this area is not hosting a some sort of funky event from snowboarding demonstrations to the Winter Russian Festival. End your day with a brass rubbing, dinner in the crypt and then a concert all found inside.


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Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column

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Trafalgar Square
WC2N 5DX London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7983 4750
fax: +44 20 7983 4137


2

Admiralty Arch

Location:

The Mall
WC2 London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)


3

National Gallery

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Location:

Trafalgar Square
N. side of Trafalgar Sq., WC2
WC2N 5DN London, England

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tel: 020/7747-2885
fax: +44 20 7747 2423


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National Portrait Gallery

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Saint Martin's Place
(Trafalgar Square)
WC2H 0HE London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7306 0055


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St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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Location:

Trafalgar Square 5
Trafalgar Sq., WC2
WC2N 4JJ London, England

Contact:

tel: 020/7766-1100
fax: +44 20 7389 0773


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London Brass Rubbing Centre

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6 Saint Martin's Place
Trafalgar Square
WC2N 4JJ London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7930 9306


Day 2 - London


Begin the 5th day at St. Paul's Cathedral. Spend the extra time venturing up the majestic dome into the Whispering Gallery. There is also a lovely garden often forgotten by most tourists especially gorgeous when in full bloom. Walk northwest through Linclon's Inn Fields and catch the local attorneys at rest. Within the confines of the Royal College of Surgeons is the Hunterian Museum, a true find. Inside the museum you will find the history of surgery with all the gore and specimens imaginable. From there continue on to the British Museum.Shouldn't everyone see the Rosetta Stone & the Elgin Marbles? Under the great glass dome you will find over 7 million fascinating objects of human history. Take the highlights tour for a look at just 40 of these iconic pieces if the massive museum leaves you feeling confused. From the library kids can pick up activity trails, backpacks and art materials. My children tend to stick with the mummy collection and visit "Ginger" the Egyptian fella' who died more than 5,000 years ago yet still has hair and fingernails. Free admission although special exhibits, such as China's Terracotta Army (here until April 2008) require a fee. It is advisable to book online to avoid the lines and while there click on the "What's On" tab for a listing of daily workshops, performances and events. There are four eating options including a picnic area and the Court Restaurant with top quality cuisine. Open late on Thursdays and Fridays, which is good to note because, surprisingly, not much is open late in London.


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St. Paul's Cathedral

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Location:

St. Paul's Churchyard
St. Paul's Churchyard, EC4
EC4M 8AD London, England

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tel: 020/7246-8350
fax: +44 20 7248 3104


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Hunterian Museum

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Location:

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Royal College of Surgeons
WC2A 3PE London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 (0)20 7869 6560
fax: +44 (0)20 7869 6564


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Lincoln's Inn

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Location:

Lincoln's Inn Fields
Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2
WC2A 3TL London, England

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tel: 020/7405-1393


4

British Museum

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Location:

Great Russell Street
Great Russell St., WC1
WC1B 3DG London, England

Contact:

tel: 020/7323-8299
fax: +44 20 7323 8616


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