dijous, 7 d’abril de 2016

Ruta por Londres

SEDA SCHOOL             

                                       TRIP TO LONDON  2016               FROM APRIL 19th TO 23rd

                                                      TUESDAY, 19th

1. Arrival 

2. NATIONAL GALLERY (Must-see pictures: The Ambassadors, The Arnolfini Portrait, Virgin of the Rocks, The Toilet of Venus, Sunflowers, Supper at Emmaus, Venus and Mars)

3. TRAFALGAR SQUARE 

Trafalgar Square, the largest square in London, is often considered the heart of the city. Ever since the Middle Ages, this area has been a central meeting place. In the middle of the square stands a tall column honoring admiral Nelson. Surrounding the square is the National Gallery.
4. PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Piccadilly Circus is a busy square in the heart of London. It is famous for the fountain that was installed here at the end of the nineteenth century and for the neon advertising that turned the square into a miniature version of Times Square.

5. COVENT GARDEN
Covent Garden is one of the London's biggest tourist magnets. The area around the glass-covered building - a former fruit and vegetable market - is always crowded, especially during weekends and in summertime.
                                                       WEDNESDAY, 20th

6. BIG BEN AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster - officially named Saint Stephen's Tower - is commonly known as the Big Ben. The tower is one of London's most famous landmarks.
The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster, is the seat of the two parliamentary houses of the United Kingdom: the House of Lords and the House of Commons

7. THE LONDON EYE
The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, and since January 2011, the EDF Energy London Eye

8. THE LONDON DUNGEON
The London Dungeon is a London tourist attraction, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style aimed at younger audiences. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.

9. THAMES TOUR BOAT

A tour along the River Thames by boat.

10. LONDON BRIDGE
London's Tower Bridge is one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. Its Victorian Gothic style stems from a law that forced the designers to create a structure that would be in harmony with the nearby Tower of London.

11. TOWER OF LONDON
The Tower of London was built at the beginning of the eleventh century by William the conqueror. The tower was expanded during the thirteenth century into the fortified complex that we know today. The Tower's most popular attraction is its famous collection of Crown Jewels.

                                                         THURSDAY, 21st

12. BUCKINGHAM PALACE: Changing of the Guard (at 11,30)
Buckingham Palace, one of several palaces owned by the British Royal family, is one of the major tourist attractions in London. The Changing of the Guard in front of the palace always attracts plenty of spectators.


13. HYDE PARK
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in west London, and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner.
The park was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851, for which the Crystal Palace was designed by Joseph Paxton. The park has become a traditional location for mass demonstrations. 

14. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Natural History Museum (or museum of natural history) is a museum with exhibits about natural history, including such topics as animals, plants, ecosystems, geology, paleontology, and climatology. Some museums feature natural-history collections in addition to other collections, such as ones related to history, art and science. Nature centers often include natural history exhibits.


                                                           FRIDAY, 22nd

15. BRITISH MUSEUM (10-17,30).                                                                                                       
Top 9 of the the BRITISH MUSEUM

Rosetta Stone,
 Partenhon Sculptures,
 Assitian lion Hunt Reliefs in main floor
Mummy of Katebet
Samurai armour
Lewis Chessmen
Royal Game of Ur
Oxus treasure in 1st floor
King of Ife (in ground floor)
16.  GREENWICH

Internationally recognised as the home of time, Greenwich is also where to find the Prime Meridian of the World. Every place on Earth is measured from here.
The National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Market and Cutty Sark dominate central Greenwich and the view across London from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park is outstanding

17. WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Westminster Abbey, located near the Houses of Parliament, is more a historical site than a religious site. Since 1066 every royal coronation, with the exception of Edward V and Edward VIII has taken place in Westminster Abbey.

                                               SATURDAY,  23rd

18. CAMDEN

Special day for shopping. 


  This tour can be modified in order or in places to visit because of the weather or other circumstances.

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