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British Museum: A museum of the world, for the world

The museum where the back-to-year-to-time-again-our-own-it'll marbles received 5.5 million visitors in 2007, an increase of 12% compared with 2006, due largely to temporary exhibitions, from September 2007 entitled The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army. H exhibition is dedicated to the first emperor of China Qin Shi Huang-what and includes members of the Terracotta Army, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. This report proved so popular that not only should book a ticket, but the museum stays open until midnight every day to serve the large number of visitors. It is estimated that up to 6 April 2008, which will close the report, I have visited 650,000 people, which means more than 3,000 people a day! Entrance to the museum is free, and the exhibition of Terracotta Army has inlet 12 pounds (about 16 euros). It is worth visiting not only for clay soldiers and marbles, but for all exhibits. Personally those that impressed me most of all both times I've been in the British Museum are the Egyptians.

Gallery Tate Modern

Modern art gallery housed in a former power station on the south bank of the Thames (Bankside), opposite the Cathedral of St. Paul, which joins footbridge. Its collections include works by 20th century artists such as Dali, Picasso and Warhol. Although my office within a 10-minute walk from the Tate Modern, and he walks quite often, I have not visited yet, so I can not tell you if it's worth it or not, Percy however had over 5,000,000 visitors. What I can tell you is that the nearest underground station is Southwark (oral Sadark - oh yes) and the easiest way to go from the station exit at Tate Modern is to follow the orange columns. No, it went crazy - they paint a series of electrical columns (lampposts) in orange and if you follow them go from Station Southwark at the Tate Modern and vice versa. Do not expect to orient differently, because the building of the gallery is not visible from the station. Admission is free (with a ticket for temporary exhibitions) and the website you will find information and Greek. They say it is well worth the restaurant, which has spectacular views of the river.

National Gallery

Located Square Trafalgar, in central London, and it is must. Has projects all known painters - and sunflowers Van Gogh. As building is very beautiful, has a nice view to Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, and admission is free. I've been many times and always leave excited. It also has a very nice cafe restaurants, or you can go right across the Café in the Crypt, for which recently made a special suspension Grumpy.

Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.

I have not been in any of the two. I know it is very popular with children because of their educational status. The science museum has three-dimensional IMAX cinema that displays short films. Admission to both museums is free (pay at the cinema). Are both located in South Kensington, close to Museum Victoria & Albert. In this I have been many years ago, but I have not seen it. Then quid entrance (now free) and museums tended not to charge tickets last half hour before they close. As a poor student had visited several museums jot and the Victoria & Albert was one of them. Someday I'll be back, because I was like. The collections include furniture, photographs, paintings, glassware, ceramics, sculptures, handicrafts, textiles, clothing, jewelry, and generally what can be considered art, design or decoration of the last 3,000 years. At times she has worked with the Benaki Museum.

The Tower of London

Among the most characteristic monuments of London, although I personally would not recommend it unless you have a lot of time and appetite at your disposal. If you are in London for less than one week, do not even think - will eat you one day and not worth it, unless you have a particular interest in the history of British monarchs or want much to see the Crown Jewels set out in a special room-treasury . The ticket is 16 pounds (21 €) .

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