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  • DiamondSierra
    Weymouth, UK44 contributions
    Great first experience at borough market, really authentic atmosphere. A great place to visit in London. Amazing foods and produce with the most vast selection to choose from! Recommend to anyone thinking of visiting.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • cookpias
    Los Angeles, CA1,708 contributions
    It is expensive, but was included on our London Pass (you have to reserve ahead -- find the directions). We went up before sunset and saw the light change and the lights come on. Very clear day.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • lizardmama
    Toronto90 contributions
    Bought standing sockets for £5 each for The Tempest. Grabbed a quick bite from Starbucks next door before the show as we were in a rush, and then were delighted by the intimate and incredible feel of the theatre. Definitely worth a visit, especially for that price. People are not permitted to sit on the floor during the show, but at the sides of the standing areas there are small platforms for those who aren’t tall enough to see over the crowds. The show was excellent - fun acting, creative, and a wonderful night out.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • stjean11
    Dorset, UK716 contributions
    Educational and informative don't miss the incredible museum inexpensive entry fee too.
    Be very grateful for today's modern medicine a stark reminder of where it all started. Love the gift shop tea towels old rules for nurses and the cubed ear wax ( fudge) grandkids loved it .
    Staff are so lovely
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • Stefanos
    8 contributions
    Overall it was an enjoyable experience. I really appreciated the minimalist style of the gallery rooms and I was glad to see works by legendary artists such as Pollock and Matisse. There were a few “art pieces” (such as a blank canvas with a few white dots on it framed on the wall) that came off as a bit too pretentious and definitely not on the same level of artistry as other works, but for the most part the art exhibited at Tate Modern is exquisite.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • CLB
    Reading, UK7 contributions
    Visited here on a whim and would definitely recommend. Takes about 45 minutes to go around the museum which is very interactive - you can pick up and handle lots of the prison equipment and there are audio re-enactments of letters and diaries. Really impressed with this little but very informative museum! There is a nice touch at the end too - you can have your picture taken behind bars and are given a QR code to download the image for free.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • busconi
    Wenatchee, WA5,225 contributions
    Right next door to Borough Market, this is the oldest Gothic Church in all of London. Very impressive interior and the gardens outside have places to sit, contemplate, relax. Very friendly people about. If you like churches/cathedrals, you should be sure to visit Southwark.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Trek463820
    17 contributions
    Climbed aboard this ship as part of a day out beside the river with family. Close to Borough Market. Reasonable priced for group of adults and children. Little ones liked exploring the ship but need to be careful of your head if you are tall due to low height clearances and the stairs going below deck if under 7. Great place to visit with children if they are into pirates or history.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • JohnEdLondon
    London278 contributions
    The Tower Bridge area is very vibrant and attractive with a big choice of bars and restaurants. The Bridge Theatre is lovely, with good visibility from all parts of the auditorium. The entrance area is spacious with room to sit or linger with a drink. All the staff we met were very friendly and helpful. Unlike many theatres, the bar was well organised with sufficient servers and there was no wait to be served, despite the number of people milling around. The play we saw, The Southbury Child, was excellent. Altogether a great evening out. Can’t wait to go again.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Jennifer L
    Dumfries, UK54 contributions
    Visited this morning just by chance. Paid 32.00 which is 4.00 dearer than on line. Note if you are going to book on line, you need to do it 24hrs in advance to get on line ticket price. Same with blue light card. Anyway we were first in queue and straight in for 1000hrs slot. Well organised and straight up. Do ensure you keep the correct ticket as lots of receipts and paper when you purchase a ticket.

    Anyway all good up there and very clear day thank goodness. I was surprised that there is zero information on way up or at top on Shard. Nothing at all honestly. Not even a map of views. You do get a leaflet with limited points of interest but, this is not detailed at all. I guess con is to buy a souvenir brochure. Only another 3.00!!!!

    I loved it up there and the views but would I do it again! Overpriced for no info at all. Blackpool tower far better with info but of course not views.

    All in all a once in a lifetime trip. Glad I did it although very expensive for a brilliant view but no info. Had a great experience and lovely time with friend. Would recommend just once.

    Oh all staff lovely.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland25,432 contributions
    Hay's Galleria is located in Southwark on the south bank of the River Thames.

    Originally, the building is a nearly 400-year-old warehouse and wharf (Hay's Wharf) for the port of London.

    In the 1980s, it was redeveloped into offices, restaurants, shops, and flats.

    On our visit, there were repairs ongoing.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • clueyandjohn
    Bury St. Edmunds, UK125 contributions
    Beautifully intimate little theatre, very quirky with a lovely bar area. I went with a local group to see Habeas Corpus which was brilliantly performed, very slick and the characters were well portrayed. An excellent production.
    I loved the rake on the seating which gave a very good view, especially as I’m not very tall but I have deducted a star as the seating was rather squashed and uncomfortable. I visited in February so everyone had big coats and as their cloakroom was closed it meant people had their coats with them which added to the problem. Fortunately this wasn’t a long performance as I don’t think I could have sat there for any longer.
    Written 13 February 2022
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  • A G
    1 contribution
    I have come to several exhibitions here and always enjoyed it. The museum is a good size, it only takes about an hour to look around which is perfect for me. Today I saw the Royal School of Needlework exhibition which was very interesting - I loved seeing such finely detailed work up close, and there was a great variety of pieces, and lots of interesting history to learn about. The explanation captions are good as well - easy to understand but plenty of info. The only improvements I could suggest would be some spell-checking on the captions, and maybe airconditioning as it was a little stuffy and hot.
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • Supersupergirl
    England, UK8,680 contributions
    City Hall is a great place to visit.
    The building has an interesting yet striking structure.
    Inside, the architecture is quite nice but to go in you have to go past security but once you are in you're ok.
    Ended up having lunch there as well.
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • lassie64
    London250 contributions
    We went to see the Gursky exhibition. and impressed it was free to get in, what is free in life these days! Didn’t take very long to get round as White Cube is a vast space but with minimal artwork on display. Exhibition was good though and some impressive images on display.
    Written 23 June 2022
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