St-Pancras International: world’s most wonderful railway station

Discover St-Pancras International, considered one of the world’s most wonderful railway stations.  It is Located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, between the British Library and King’s Cross station . The station is situated within a Grade I listed building and is widely known for its Victorian architecture.  It was originally opened in 1868 by the Midland Railway, and had at that time the world’s largest single-span roof.  It later escaped planned demolition in the 1960s and was renovated and expanded during the 2000s at a cost of £800 million s.  Once connecting London with the East Midlands and Yorkshire, it is today linking the capital with the North and South-East of England, as well as a connection with Paris since 2007 via Eurostar.  The St-Pancras International station is home to 15 platforms, a shopping centre, a bus station and to the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, which opened in 2011.

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Hyde Park: London’s most famous Royal Park

Hyde Park, part of the Royal Parks, is one of the largest and most famous parks in central London.  It is divided in two by the Serpentine Lake and the western extension of the Kensington Gardens is often considered part of the park, although technically separate since 1728.

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  1. Part of the Royal Parks
  2. Largest park in central London
  3. Was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851

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Royal Albert Hall: London’s most famous concert hall

The Royal Albert Hall is the impressive concert hall located south of the Kensington Gardens opposite the Albert Memorial.  It hosts a variety of performances each year from ballet and opera to rock concerts.  It is perhaps best known for being home to the annual summer Proms concerts.

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  1. One of London’s most impressive concert halls
  2. Located south of the Kensington Gardens
  3. Renown for hosting annual summer BBC Proms concerts

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Royal College of Music: London’s best known conservatoire

The Royal College of Music is South Kensington well known conservatoire situated between the Royal Albert Hall and the Imperial College.  It was founded by Royal Charter in 1882, with its first director being Sir George Grove and followed by Sir Hubert Parry.

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  1. Well known London conservatoire
  2. Located in South Kensington next to the Royal Albert Hall
  3. Founded by Royal Charter in 1882

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Exhibition Road: London’s cultural heartland

Discover Exhibition road in South Kensington, considered London’s cultural heartland being home to the National History Museum, the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.  It is also the location of various higher education institutions such as the Imperial College London, the Pepperdine and Jagiellonian University Abroad. Its name comes from the 1851 Great Exhibition held in nearby Hyde Park at the northern end of the road.

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  1. London’s cultural heartland in South Kensington
  2. Home to the National History Museum
  3. Home to the Science Museum
  4. Home to the Victoria & Albert Museum
  5. Home to the Imperial College London

Marble Arch: impressive white marble triumphal arch

Discover Marble Arch one of central London’s key landmarks, a 19th-century triumphal arch in white marble, located at junction of Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Park Lane, on the Northern East Edge of Hyde Park.  It was design in 1827 by John Nash to be the state entrance to the Cour d’honneur of Buckingham palace, and was later relocated to its current location in the 60s.

  1. Marble Arch
  2. Central London’s key Landmark
  3. 19th-century white marble triumphal arch
  4. At the junction of Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Park Lane

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Best of Kensington Central London

Discover the best of Kensington, within the western part of central London, home to some of the world’s best known museums.  Indeed, Exhibition road in South Kensington is the location of the National History Museum, the Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.  Kensington is also famous for its parks including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park.

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  1. Hyde Park: London’s most famous Royal Park
  2. Serpentine: Hyde Park’s Amazing recreational lake
  3. Kensington Palace: British Royal residence
  4. Kensington Gardens: London’s Royal Park
  5. Exhibition Road: London’s cultural heartland
  6. Albert Memorial: Prince Albert statue in Kensington Gardens
  7. National History Museum: World’s Most Renowned Museum of its kind
  8. Science Museum: Astonishing Science Spectacular Museum
  9. Victoria & Albert Museum: for art and design lovers for art and design
  10. Royal Albert Hall: impressive concert hall
  11. Royal College of Music: London’s best known conservatoire
  12. Marble Arch: impressive white marble triumphal arch

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Kensington Palace: British Royal residence

Discover the astonishing royal residence of the Kensington Palace within the beautiful green space of Kensington Gardens, the western side of Hyde Park.  The palace has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

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  1. Residence of the British Royal Family
  2. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  3. Within the beautiful green space of Kensington Gardens

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Serpentine: London’s Hyde Park’s Amazing recreational lake

Discover the Serpentine, an amazing 40 acres (16 ha) recreational lake in the heart of Central London’s Hyde Park.  It was created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline. The Serpentine takes its name from its snakelike, curving shape, although it only has one bend.

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  1. Amazing 40 acres recreational lake
  2. In the heart of Central London’s Hyde Park
  3. Takes its name from its snakelike shape

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Albert Memorial: Prince Albert statue in Kensington Gardens

Discover the Albert Memorial a grandiose statue of Prince Albert, husband of Queen’s Victoria, located on the Southern tip of the Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall.  It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in a Gothic Revival style and took over ten years to complete.

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