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  • Penny A
    Chapel Hill, NC8 contributions
    A humongous art gallery with historic paintings from every genre. not crowded. pictures well-curated .
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Roger P
    3 contributions
    A fantastic museum. The galleries of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome are well worth a visit. The collection of Egyptian mummies is incredible.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • annmarienyc
    New York City, NY17 contributions
    I wish we had gone here earlier in our trip so we could have spent more time here. Visually beautiful and some great art.m
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Ishay
    7 contributions
    Amazing experience for the whole family ! Extremely recommended for every visitor in London! Very comfortable .
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Rodney B
    Waukesha, WI1,118 contributions
    Great market with all kinds of foods, pastries, souvenirs and other fun stuff. Worth walking around and exploring. Just down the street from the Shard building which is also worth a walk around.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Terry
    Orlando, FL79 contributions
    Just a wonderful place to walk around and relax. Lots of walkways, flowers, trees. We enjoyed a cafe on the lake as well.
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • Frank A
    6 contributions
    Jujst adjacent to the Mall, which connects Trafalgar Square with Buckingham Palace, is St. James's Park, a beautiful, peaceful space to relax and appreciate nature.
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Gesha
    London, UK19 contributions
    One of my favorite places that I have visited
    It’s truly magical
    Love it every time I visit it
    The lights the shops the atmosphere is amazing
    Seeing is believing you must definitely visit this beautiful place
    Highly recommend
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Khalid
    Kuwait City, Kuwait132 contributions
    Good long walk with variety of things to see, nice to walk and enjoy the shopping and food. Sunday food next to the canal is fabulous.
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • Ishay
    7 contributions
    The place is just a must! What a pictures you can take from this place all over the town! perfect place to stop and have a rest during your trip !
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Mariasole
    Italy2 contributions
    Beautiful park near Camden Town! Went for a walk with my mom and dad and was lovely, English gardens are breathtaking. Can’t wait to go back for a walk
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • futtock21
    London, UK11,343 contributions
    A fascinating exhibition this revealing the unexpected connections between the magical Walt Disney cartoons and the magical Rococo art of the French eighteenth century. A room is dedicated to studies of Loire valley chateaux for the castle in Beauty and the Beast; another to how Fragonard’s The Swing inspired scenes in Tangled and Frozen as well. An exhilarating lesson in how some of Disney’s most memorable scenes such as the individual frames from Cinderella being transformed into the dress of a princess amidst some of the treasures from the Wallace Collection itself including Sevres porcelain and an anthropomorphic sofa.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • Sonam M
    27 contributions
    You can go here to have the best view of the city it’s good spot for picnic!! Must visit this place in evening if you want to avoid the heat !!
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Penny A
    Chapel Hill, NC8 contributions
    an amazing experience covering WWI and WWII as well as an entire floor devoted to the Holocaust. Weapons, transport and tangible objects on display. Accompanying explanations well thought-out and extremely helpful. Not crowded.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Edward
    Santa Rosa, CA889 contributions
    The Royal Air Force Museum in northern London is one of the most outstanding air force museums of the world. Set in an old RAF base, it chronicles the RAF from the beginning to the present day with separate buildings housing aircraft and other displays from different periods. The section on WWII is particularly large and houses not only British planes, but American and Axis planes from the war as well. It includes very rare planes such as one of two original Fiat CR.42 Falcos, a Fairey Battle, a Ju-87 Stuka, and a Heinkel He.162. One can even book a 15-minute sitting inside an original later-model Spitfire which entered service at the end of WWII (but did not see combat in the war), with one-on-one information about the cockpit, etc.

    One can walk through a Short Sunderland flying boat from WWII also.

    There is a cafe as well.

    I would allow at least 2 hours, easily more, for a full exploration.

    The museum is free but there is a charge for the "Spitfire Experience" and one should book that in advance.

    It is easily reached via the Colindale Underground station.
    Written 1 September 2022
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