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This bridge is rich in historical background beginning back in 1811. With various reconstructions and improvements made, one of which was mostly by female labor during World War II, its name has changed, officially and unofficially, many times over the years from the Strand Bridge to The Ladies Bridge. The bridge that stands today was completed in 1945 and holds two lanes of traffic and a walkway for pedestrians. Stretching across the Thames River 1,250 feet long and 80 feet wide makes it the longest bridge in all of London.
The church of St Margaret is located in Westminster Abbey. Resting on the Parliament Square, the Anglican church of St Margaret’s is in memory of Margaret of Antioch. Consecrated in the 12th century, rebuilding of the church began in the end of 15th century and continued till the 16th century. The beautiful stained glass windows depict many historically significant personalities. The church also houses the burials of many noted men belonging to the period of 16th – 17th century. The building’s pristine white color exterior gives a glimpse of its purity.
If you're looking for fun, this is the place to visit. A thriving cultural spot in London, this place has an ice rink and holds special workshops, events and world class exhibitions. This magnificent 18th-century building houses the celebrated collections of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Gilbert Collection and Hermitage Rooms. Enjoy the wonderful outdoor space with the incredible Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and pop into one of the many cafes and restaurants that dot the promenade.
This is not so much a museum as a dark (and sometimes gruesome) reproduction of all things that illustrate the darker side of European history. Located in the County Hall, with ghastly sounds seeping through the front door, this is a sort of haunted house for all. It has won the Best Unusual Venue tourism award several times in the past. Wander through rooms depicting royal executions, vicious murders, various torture and execution devices, and even the Great Fire of London in 1666. The addition of Hollywood-style sound effects and lighting is also a nice touch. Be warned, however, that it is probably not suitable for the fainthearted, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
The institute is a highly acclaimed international educational center promoting the conservation of history, art and architecture. It is a fascinating center for research and professional development backed by exceptional facilities and activities. The college courses and programs are affiliated by the University of London. The college consists of an impressive art gallery that is open to public for exhibitions. Visit the website to get details about the ongoing courses.
The history of Britain is mostly written, or rather scripted, by nobility, and it is at the House of Lords that one can truly get a deeper understanding of how Britain came to be what it is today. The House of Lords is the upper house, and constitutes over 700 members. The roots of "the Lords", as the House of Lords is referred to, can be found in the royal council given to the great Kings and Queens of England. A visit here is a must for those who are really interested in history. For more information please see the website.