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Top 10 London Attractions
Interested in the history of London? Want to visit some historic buildings? In London you can experience thousands of years of royal history at historical attractions such as Tower of London, the former home of King Henry VIII. The iconic London Tower Bridge is one of London’s most recognisable historic landmark and it offers visitors the perfect photo opportunity with stunning views from the walkway at the top. Other popular historic attractions include Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall and Windsor Castle – the official residence of the Queen!
London is packed with some the best museums in the world which cover topics from history and World War II to music, sport and the motor industry. The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms offer a taste of life was like for the great leader during the Battle of Britain.Find out more...
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Once London’s largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. It has been the scene of some famous rock concerts including gigs by the Beatles, David Bowie and Queen and does a strong line in comedy – it’s where Live at the Apollo, screened on BBC1, is recorded. Its visually challenged exterior (not helped by its poluted location on the busy Hammersmith roundabout) disguises an impressive art deco auditorium – when it was built in the 1930s its original purpose was a cinema and it still features the original 1932 Compton pipe organ.
The Shepherd’s Bush Empire was built in 1903 for impresario Oswald Stoll, designed by theatre architect Frank Matcham. Ashly’s Circus performed at Shepherd’s Bush empire theatre and presented to George Strong a trophy for riding The BuckingMule “Sloper’ on 8 September 1905. The first performers at the new theatre were The Fred Karno Troupe incl. Charlie Chaplin (1906). The Empire staged music-hall entertainments, such as variety performances and revues, until the early 1950s, by which time the popularity of these forms of entertainment was declining.
During World War II, the Shepherd’s Bush Empire narrowly escaped being hit by a flying bomb, which in 1944 hit the neighbouring Shepherd’s Bush Pavilion, destroying the original interior. The Pavilion did not re-open until 1955.
Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are one of the Royal Parks of London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. It is shared between the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, lying within western central London.