Over the coming months there will be four blog posts for each city on the Davis High School Baroque Ensemble’s 2020 England-France Tour tour: Place of Interest; Concert Venue; Music; History of the city. This week’s post, the first of the series, is on places of interest in London.
London has a many important cultural sites including:
- The Tower of London
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Westminster Abbey
- Palace of Westminster
- Buckingham Palace
- Trafalgar Square
- National Gallery and adjacent National Portrait Gallery
- Science Museum, and nearby Victoria & Albert Museum
- The London Museum
- Handel & Jimi Hendrix House Museum
- ‘London Eye’
- Covent Garden market
- Boat trips on the Thames
Transportation in central London is easy by the ‘Tube’, and many sights are close enough to walk between them (e.g., St Paul’s, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, & Tate Modern; London Eye, Houses of Parliament, & Westminster Abbey). Oxford Street, Regent’s Street, Bond Street, & Covent Garden Market are popular areas for shopping. The historic sites – Hampton Court Palace, and Greenwich are further afield.