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Tower of London

 Our 6th day in London was another fun day of exploring, which we
 both love to do. It's like Christmas where you wonder what will be
 in the next gift you open, or what we'll find around the next corner,
 or what new discovery we'll find today..

   Wellington Arch  

(Hyde Park Corner)

This impressive stone arch, commissioned by George IV, was completed in 1830 to commemorate
Wellington's victories over Napoleon. It was moved to its present site in 1882. The statue is the
largest bronze sculpture in Europe, and depicts the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war.
The arch has three floors of exhibition space and a viewing platform.

   Victoria and Albert Museum  

The V and A Museum is the largest museum of decorative, fine and applied art and design in the world.
You'll find 7 miles of galleries on four floors. In 1899 the museum was renamed by Queen Victoria in
memory of her late husband Prince Albert. Housing almost 4 million pieces, it's a good idea to plan your
route through the museum. Don't miss the Canon Photography Gallery.
(Works of celebrated photographers)

Victoria and Albert Museum

    Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall is one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world. Opening in 1871 as the brain-child of 
 Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert, it is an enormous circular domed concert hall, with a breathtaking auditorium. The
 stunning architecture modeled on a Roman amphitheater is unique and beyond comparison. This Victorian hall hosts classical,
 rock and other performances, but is best known as the venue for The Proms, which takes place from
mid-July to Mid-September.
The Proms is the world's greatest classical musical festival, with over 70 concerts featuring musicians from all over Europe.

The Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music, founded in 1862 has many exhibits of historic musical instruments from around the
 world. Talented musicians from all over the world train here for the ever-widening demands of the music profession.

   National Gallery at Trafalgar Square  

The National Gallery is London's leading art museum. It has over 2,000 paintings organized in chronological order into
four wings. Founded in 1824, when King George IV arranged the purchase of 38 major paintings. My favorite is the East
Wing (1700-1900) housing the Impressionists section (Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Gaugin, Van Gogh and more).

The National Gallery has one of the world's most comprehensive collections of British and European paintings.

   The Royal Courts of Justice  


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