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You must book in advance and you will be given a free personal tour of the 2 rooms by the curator. The museum is pushed for space and has thousands more exhibits which it cannot display. It provides an insight into the history of spectacles...More
I was met by Neil who was to be my guide on this conducted tour. I was surprised to discover that this museum devoted to spectacles and other eyewear was founded as far back as 1901. As we made our way around I spotted the...More
I had a very enjoyable guided tour at this small museum conducted by the curator Mr. Neil Handley. The museum is small, just two rooms in the basement level but it is packed full of many objects going back two hundred years and more. You...More
Date of experience: March 2015
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.