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  • Carmelo S.
    London, UK8 contributions
    I had the chance to enter in this amazing building, but, unless you are over 60's or other lift requirements, you need to do the stairs not many, just bring some cold water with you and remove your jacket it will get hot.
    By the way you can take a picture if you a brave enough on the glass who facing the road underneath, about 53 meters height .. Scary Not easy to believe there is glass there.
    Don't try to get there where the weather is rainy, it's useless for pictures, unless you like it.
    Enjoy
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • VladTod
    Detroit, MI47 contributions
    What an outstanding experience, there is just so much to see. I didn't notice that i got stuck in churchill museum for too long (there is just so much history there to explore) and staff reminded me that they closing soon and i still have 17 more rooms too go. so i ran out of time. i would really need 3 hours for this place to see it all. so make sure you have enough time and buy your tickets on line, as the line was pretty long
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • local287
    Somerset West, South Africa54 contributions
    I had a brief tour though the galleries and it was stunning! Beautifully curated and maintained. Central and clean and easy access.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Sue C
    16 contributions
    The British Museum remains as good as ever but is SO busy it becomes a bit of a mission to visit.

    I cannot understand why there should be three separate shops. It took me ages to track down some Egyptian tut for a grandchild.

    The cafe is too busy and chaotic to be comfortable except for a much needed pitstop.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Pamgraham1
    Leicester169 contributions
    Visited for the Beatrix Potter exhibition. What a wonderful collection of items on display. Very well presented and lots of information attached with each piece. Seeing Peter rabbit brings out the inner child in all of us.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Natalie922
    London, UK191 contributions
    Lots of stairs so not that great for wheelchair or pram access if you want to visit the top. Even if you are scared of heights, you just have to climb to the top and see the amazing view!
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • howzowee
    28 contributions
    Great exhibits great day out but a few strange things.

    I pre-booked our tickets online and picked a time slot to guarantee entry, on the way in someone directs you to a queue either booked tickets or non pre-booked.
    All ticket holders proceed straight in and others in a queue who do not even though it's free entry.

    Once in NO ONE scans the tickets anyway so the people in the queue without pre-booking are standing there for no reason!. Then they employ someone just to ask to tap to donate on the way in, which we did but is just strange.

    It's such a great family day out, why don't they just charge admission!? Under 16 free maybe and adults paying. It's worth it.

    Then strangely they have dippy the diplodocus in a separate section also free to go in but you have to queue again and yet again a tickets and non tickets queue!??
    2 staff members scanning pre-booked tickets and a queue to a till with another person for the free tickets ???? All they did was try to sell you a dippy book and a museum guide book. Seems so weird standing on line for a free entry..and you pre-book for what? You pick a time slot for what I thought was to control the amount of people to stop overcrowding, but it was packed.

    There are so many attractions in the UK that are nowhere near as good, yet charge a fortune for entry.
    They should just charge entry, the museum is important and alot did look run down, the dinosaur exhibit gantry was closed, some exhibits empty, the escalator through the globe was out of order.

    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Navon D
    16 contributions
    Great place for breakfast. Variety of food and drinks. Loved the rissoto and indian bhel from the indian street food place. Take a smell from the teuffle store
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • GSP67
    Barnegat, NJ221 contributions
    Recently enjoyed a Rolling Stones' concert at Hyde Park. This is a large park with general admission seating/standing on the grass. Plenty of concessions on both sides as well as bathroom facilities. Contrary to Hyde Park's list of prohibited items, many people had backpacks, blankets, and some also had chair backs to lean on when sitting. Large screens and excellent acoustics allowed for an excellent view of the stage from any location in the park. A great fun place to see an outdoor show.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Michael B
    Louisville, KY68 contributions
    Wildlife and wildflowers abundant in a peaceful oasis within easy walking distance of some of the more noted attractions in London.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Tribeiro2002
    Miami, FL39 contributions
    Nice place to visit in London, around the market you can see street artists, and there is a variety of restaurants candy stores, antiques and other shops in the market. There is a courtyard downstairs with some French food restaurants where you can get cheese and charcuterie boards with wine and there are always performers playing or singing good mimuaice. Nice area to amealhar around, just watch for pick pockets as this area has quite a bit of incidents due to the high tourist traffic. No other crimes or violence other than that, the area is safe.
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Natalie922
    London, UK191 contributions
    Leave lots of time so you can experience everything. It's great to be able to see inside and learn about history.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • andhewittscores
    Aberdeen, UK585 contributions
    Loved loved loved Camden and the market. London can surprise you. I'd never been up here before but it seemed like half of London was there. Every sort of culture and food represented in the food market itself, you just have to hunt around for what you fancy. We settled on some Greek food which was lovely. Wandered off down the High St to the tube afterwards into shops and other markets, check out the Buck St Container Park half way down for more of the same, but some good cocktails on top floor.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Jon
    Cheshire, UK15,471 contributions
    Myself and a friend visited the Sky Garden on a weekday (dry weather) in June 2022.

    Pros:
    -Free entry - we had pre-booked tickets, but walk-ins (30-45 minutes) were available.
    -Airport style bag checks.
    -Two fast lifts to floor 35. A one minute journey.
    -Modern glass and metal architecture in top floor location.
    -Plentiful seating: tables & chairs and sofas.
    -Fantastic panoramic views, including ‘Francis Golding Open-Air Terrace’ covered outdoor area (glass is labelled with the major sites).
    -Nice array of plants in two banked sections.
    -Toilets (including accessible toilet).
    -Sky Pod Bar selling hot drinks, alcoholic drinks and food.
    -There is also a brasserie, a restaurant and an additional bar.

    Cons:
    -Sky Pod Bar - wait for hot drinks, as only one member of staff working on her own.
    -Sky Pod Bar - ‘discretionary Service Charge’ added to bill. We only realised later when we checked the receipt.
    -WiFi not working during my visit.

    Notes:
    -There are also sunset and sunrise events and live music events.
    -A staff member told us to hire the venue for a private event is £350,000 minimum spend!
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • py_bh
    Singapore, Singapore69 contributions
    Worth a morning walk and have breakfast if you like flowers and its free. Personally like it more than Kew Garden.
    Written 25 June 2022
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