FIRST DAY (23rd April)
- Diana Memorial playground: This is an extremely popular London playground. Princess Diana loved children and this park was built so this legacy can always be enjoyed by them. http://golondon.about.com/od/londonwithchildren/fr/DianaMemorialPl ayground.htm
- Perks Field: This is a private lawn beside Kensington Palace. It is used for football and archery competitions. It is also a landing field for the Royal Family´s helicopter.
- Kensington Palace: This is a royal residence set in the royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has been the residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. It was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales, from 1981 until her death in 1997.
- Hyde Park: This is one of the largest parks in London. It is contiguous with Kensington Gardens, although they remain technically separate. Here is a Hyde Park self guided walk:
Can you find ‘Diana´s fountain’ ? And ‘The Speaker´s Corner’ ?
SECOND DAY (24th April)
- Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament: http://www.parliament.uk/bigben
- Westminster: http://www.westminster-abbey.org/
- Downing street: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/prime-ministers-office-10-downing-street
- Trafalgar Square: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/arts-culture/trafalgar-square
- National Gallery: Look for The Arnolfini Portrait (Van Eyck), Venus and Mars (Botticelli), Sunflowers (Van Gogh), The Supper at Emmaus (Carvaggio) and other selected masterpieces from the collection you can see on the website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/collection-overview/
- Buckingham Palace: To know more about the British Monarchy, just go to the following link. http://www.royal.gov.uk/theroyalresidences/buckinghampalace/buckinghampalace.aspx
The final part of the evening is still up in the air. We might stroll down the area or go to a musical if we can find a last minute special offer.
THIRD DAY (25th April)
Then we will go over Tower Bridge, starting a long walk through The South Bank. Strolling down The South Bank is the most amazing walk in London, not only because many of the important landmarks are there (London Eye, Tate Modern…), but from this bank you can have a magnificent view of the North Bank and the impressive dimensions of this fabulous city. On our way we will pay a short visit to the City Hall, (architect: Norman Foster). Here is a video of this giant helmet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK3tlG83h1k
FOURTH DAY (26th April)
FIFTH DAY (27th April)
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