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Top 10 places in London
Our app features the history of 189 monuments and great sites including places to discover London. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at London
Impressive!Spectacular! Daunting! These words are probably the ones you will use whendiscovering the square-shaped dungeon commonly referred to as the “WhiteTower”. Henri III (king between 1207 and 1272) is the one to be credited forwhitening the tower with quick lime. The first tower built at this... Read more
At thevery top of Ludgate Hill, Saint Paul‘s Church reigns within the heart of theCity (London‘s great business neighbourhood). Since year 604, Saint Paul’s isthe fifth church to be erected on this particular spot. One of them was totallydestroyed by the Vikings and three other disappeared in fires.... Read more
HansSloane (1660-1753) was an Irish Baronet and an incorrigible collector. As aphysician, Sloane acquired William Courten’s incredible oddity cabinet in1701. Upon his death, Sloane bequeathedhis entire collection to the state. This collection was so impressive that itwas immediately transformed... Read more
The present theatre is actually a replica of its ancient version dating from 1599, famous for staging Shakespeare's masterpieces. Unfortunately the thatch roof went of in flames during a performance and the playhouse was destroyed. The new theatre built nearby following the Elizabethan plans of the... Read more
Essential,unmissable…Trafalgar Square is London‘s greatest and largest square. It is alsoand most of all the tourists’ most valued rendez- vous location. As for theinterior of Buckingham Palace, it is John Nash who designed the square duringthe 1820’s. The constructions however only started ... Read more
Despiteits controversial gothic architecture, Tower Bridge (and its two monumentaltowers) is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Its architectureis mostly explained by the bridge’s proximity with a Tower of London that alsooffered its name to the now highly famous bridge.... Read more
At the end of the XVIIth century, overcrowding and the” anarchic aggregate of Nordicwooden houses” tend to define Central London’s housing landscape. The City ofLondon, delineated by the Roman enclosure on the North Side and the Thames onthe South side, housed a more than 80 000 person (which was... Read more
TheWestminster Abbey was built during the Xth century, a time when the RomanCatholic authority was still recognized in the United Kingdom. Soon after hisentry in London, William the Conqueror chose this sacred location (which hadjust received the blessing of Edward the Confessor-king between 1042... Read more
Let’s get one thing straight: Big Ben is the name of the clock. This clock, which you may admire when walking along the Thames, must not be confused with the tower on which it stands, atower nowadays known as the “Elizabeth Tower”. Surprisingly, the tower’s namingis of recent origin and was in... Read more
Throughout the Middle Ages English Kings did of course not live in Buckingham Palace but in Westminster Palace (also known as the Houses of Parliament). Following a fire in 1529 Henry the Eighth (who reigned from 1509 to 1547) left his palace in Westminster and settled just up the road a couple of... Read more
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