London itinerary: Day four

Day four

Tate Modern – Start your day by soaking in the arts and culture of London. A visit to this global capital is not complete without a trip to Tate Modern. Located in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames, it is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art and the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year. The collections in Tate Modern consist of works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900. The awe-inspiring Turbine Hall runs the length of the entire building and work by artists such as Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois are available on display. Entry is free to the public, except for major exhibitions. Quick tip: Go to the museum in the morning, as it gets crowded in the afternoon with tour groups and student classes.

London Millennium Footbridge – After visiting the Tate Modern, walk towards the London Millennium Footbridge, commonly known as The Millennium Bridge. The Millennium Bridge links St Paul’s Cathedral on the north bank with Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe in Southwark. It is the capital’s first dedicated pedestrain footbridge and central London’s first new river crossing since Tower Bridge was opened in 1894.

St. Paul’s Cathedral – After walking on the Millennium Bridge, head over the St. Paul’s Cathedral. This  is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. Visitors can now take advantage of a new touch-screen multimedia guide or join a guided tour to explore this iconic building, both now included with the sightseeing admission charge. St. Paul’s cathedral is one of the most famous and most recognisable sights of the English capital, with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren’s City churches.

Visitors should venture down to the crypt and view the tombs and memorials of some of the nation’s greatest heroes such as Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. Another feature not to be missed is the Oculus, an award winning 270° immersive film experience. To cap the experience, visitors can try out the acoustic quirks of the Whispering Gallery and continue the climb to the Golden Gallery to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views across London.

Camden Town – Head over to Camden Town after touring St. Paul’s Cathedral for shopping and dining options. Camden Town is a district of Inner London in northwest London, England. Found in the central neighbourhood of the London Borough of Camden, it is located in between some of London’s most salubrious neighbourhoods. On one side is bookish Bloomsbury, to the other posh Primrose Hill and Hampstead to the north. This town offers a mind-bending plethora of eclectic, fascinating and unique experiences. Explore Camden’s six open-air markets, take a leisurely stroll by Regent’s canal, gaze at the beautiful architecture , and sample cuisine from around the world in Camden’s many eateries and street vendors. Camden has for many years been a hub for London’s live music scene, with legendary venues that have launched many big names. Whether you’re after a fun-filled day trip or a great night of entertainment, you’ll find everything you need in Camden Town. Some of the larger venues in the area include The RoundhouseKokoCamden Underworld and Electric Ballroom.

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