Michael Jackson in London - London Attractions. Where to go, what to see in London [1] [2] [3] [4]

 

 

Being one of the busiest capitals of the world, London has plenty to offer its visitors. From the world famous Tower of London to the quirky Madame Tussaud’s, it certainly offers something for Michael Jackson fans and ticket holders for "THIS IS IT".

Museums and Galleries

London is famous for its many museums and galleries. Experience what conditions were really like in the war by visiting the Imperial War Museum, where you can see exhibitions such as The Trench Experience and learn what it was like for the children living in the Blitz through The Children’s War. The Natural History Museum has many, many interesting collections dating back to prehistoric times, and the fascinating new Darwin Centre will be opened this September (2009).

If you’ve got a passion for art, then you have enough galleries to choose from. The National Gallery can be found off Trafalgar Square and includes the works of Botticelli, da Vinci, Rembrandt and Van Gogh, amongst many more. If you can’t get to the National, then try the Tate Gallery, which holds the Turner Prize exhibition from 6th October to 16th January 2010. And for something more contemporary, head to the Tate Modern on the opposite side of the river, which houses the works of artists such as Jackson Pollock and Picasso.

Madam Tussauds

Madam Tussauds is a place that cannot be missed by Michael Jackson fans. Here you can see, talk and have your photo taken with the singer himself—the wax version, that is. Madam Tussauds London is home to a fabulous collection of wax figures, all of celebrities and iconic stars, including Tiger Woods, the Queen, Madonna, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt and of course, the all important Michael Jackson.


Tower of London

And so we come to the capital’s most famous attraction: the Tower of London. Founded in 1066 by William the Conqueror, the Tower has been prison to many famous people from history; Queen Elizabeth, the last in the line of Tudors, was imprisoned here by her sister Queen Mary, and Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, was beheaded in the courtyard—you can even have your photo taken in the very spot where she was executed! From 3rd April 2009 until 17th January 2010 the ‘Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill’ exhibition is being held on all three floors of the White Tower, bringing together all the objects and items known to have belonged to Henry VIII.


London Dungeons


Beware the London Dungeons one of London's top attractions! England’s most dark and gloomy dungeons provide a fascinating insight into just what being imprisoned meant centuries ago. Take a boat ride to hell in pitch black, let the hangman drop you into darkness on Extremis, go back in time to the Great Fire of London in 1666, run from Jack the Ripper, and get lost in the Labyrinth. This attraction is a fun yet gory day out for everyone!


Westminster Abbey

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. If you have an interest in the history of the hierarchy of Britain, then don’t miss Westminster Abbey. Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains—all have visited or been buried here. Take a verger-led tour around the Abbey, discovering the tombs of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I along the way.

Houses of Parliament

Opposite the Abbey are the Houses of Parliament, standing on the bank of the Thames. The beautiful architecture is enough of an attraction alone, but visitors can step inside to watch laws being made, attend debates and committees, tour the buildings and even climb the tower of Big Ben. Just don’t climb it when the clock chimes on the hour—the ring might be enough to give you a heart attack!


London Walks

Take part in one of the 40 original London walks, including Hidden London, Along The Thames Pub Walk, Little Venice and Ghost Walks.

 

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