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  • Lucille K
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Crown to Couture exhibition left a lot to be desired I'm afraid, both my husband and I left a little disappointed and actually keen to leave half way through due to the congestion. The whole thing felt a little claustrophobic and poorly planned, I left feeling like I hadn't really learned or seen anything.

    Being Kensington Palace we were expecting to see more historical royal dress, however the majority of the clothing was centered around the most recent Met Galas. The costumes shown were absolutely beautiful, however the amount of people that were let into the timeslots made it impossible to appreciate them.

    There were some exhibitions which I thought weren't showcased in the best light, for instance larger size models that I felt were a bit disrespectful with lumpy padding to showcase a larger figure.

    I would suggest reviewing how the V&A conduct exhibition as they always land these very well.
    Written 23 October 2023
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  • Michael M
    Ipswich, UK612 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's worth having a look at this over looked Royal Palace if you're heading up The Mall to Buckingham Palace. You will find it half way up The Mall on the right hand side. It's quite interesting and less busy than Buckingham Palace. A good place to see the Military in full uniform.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Marmalade On Toast
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THE BEST SANTA EXPERIENCE IN LONDON We attended this weekend for a wonderful meet and greet with Santa and his Elf, who were both fabulously welcoming, entertaining and provided jokes on the North Pole, musical features, coins, gifts and cakes for all children. Cannot recommend highly enough-Santa and the Elf we will be back next year x
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Amazing historical building constructed in the year 1068
    * The architectural centerpiece and main symbol of the entire Tower of London
    * Incredible and stunning museum displays of historical British royalty stuff and tools and implements of medieval warfare

    CONS
    So much stuff is displayed in there that it can get crowded

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because it is the central building of the Tower of London complex.

    I was thrilled with being inside such an outstanding and incredibly intact structure that was built almost one thousand years ago.

    The exhibits were wonderful and stunning and mesmerizing. I loved all of it on all of the floors.

    I loved going down the winding four flights of stairs, and I have many videos of it

    Of course I had booked this Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Sky Garden and a play at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre all in one day, so I was moving fast and didn't have time to savor and enjoy the absolute treasures that are displayed here.

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Going to the Tower of London once for almost 30GBP was worth it- once

    WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
    For that cost? Maybe yes/maybe no/maybe so

    ADVICE
    * Be sure to budget a good amount of time to peruse all that is displayed here
    * Be sure to go to the top and then all the way down on one of the spiral staircases

    FULL DISCLOSURE
    "I visited this place" with the plan to write a "helpful" review and to attach these numerous "helpful" photos here on tripadvisor, so if these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Chris b
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice story telling with audio and text. Clever little hunt which anyone Could do. Better value than the Starbucks coffee which cost more.
    Written 26 February 2024
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