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  • Penelope Becker de Miranda

A Day Out in London 🎡💂🏼‍♂️🇬🇧


 

Writer : Penelope Becker de Miranda


My first recommendation would be to visit the lovely "Café Concerto," which is very close to the famous National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in Central London. The entry to the museum is free for most exhibitions, making it accessible to anyone interested in art from any time period, from the early Renaissance to the era of the Impressionists. But if art isn't your thing, you can relax in the museum's café and enjoy a slice of cake or cross the street to listen to a candlelight concert at St. Martin's in the Fields.





Just around the corner, through a rather big and very detailed gateway, you'll enter the charming St. James's Park, surrounded by greenery. On your left, you'll find the Department for Business and Trade as well as the Government Office.





Heading straight, you'll be able to view the spectacular Buckingham Palace, the residence of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort. In front of the royal home stands a statue of Queen Victoria, holding her scepter. Continuing to your right, around the statue and past the side of the Palace.




Walking straight along the path will lead you to a crossing. After passing the busy road, you'll find yourself in the rather large Hyde Park, where you can freely stroll around in the fresh breeze of London air. If you enjoy being on the water, you can have a splendid time in a pedal boat on the Serpentine.





Towards the back of the park, close to the Albert Memorial, there is an exit that leads you right to London's well-known Science Museum, as well as the National History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. All of these are a very fun way to spend a free afternoon.





Close by is the very popular store "Harrods" on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, which was originally founded in 1849 by Charles Harrod. There are just over 300 stores to explore, each one mostly selling something different like clothing, jewelry, gifts, and much more. There are multiple food departments if anyone gets hungry on the way. The tiles covering the walls are very unique, as are the staff's outfits.





If anyone is interested in the Royal Albert Hall, it's just a few minutes away from Harrods. The structure is about 150 years old and was opened to the public by Queen Victoria herself. It has an enormous organ that sounds incredible and boasts about 5000 red velvet seats. It serves as both a theatre and a concert hall, hosting a long list of shows, famous performers, orchestras, and more that you can enjoy live on stage.




One thing is for sure, there are many places to see, and there is always something for everybody in London !

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