With a rich cultural heritage, a glorious historic past and a technologically and commercially advanced present, England has risen to the top in the list of most visited places in the world as London has overtaken all its competitors in this category. Many factors have contributed to this immense success including the fact that it reveals a Pandora’s Box of historic landmarks and sites, world-class museums and galleries, excellent theatres offering best performances by some of the world’s greatest artists, immense shopping opportunities and most delectable food options from around the world. There are a lot of things that you can see and do in England but as it is impossible to do all of them, the following four are being recommended.
Visit the National Gallery
Having a collection of one of the greatest art collections in the world, the National Gallery is also one of the most visited art museums in the UK. It is located centrally in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster in Central London and its collection comprises of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. There is no charge for entering the main museum which was set up after 38 paintings were bought by the British Government from an insurance broker, in 1824. Private donations also poured in and now they form two-thirds of the collection. Although the collection is not as large as those in other national galleries in Europe, it is extensive and most developments and important works “from Giotto to Cezanne” in Western painting are represented. At one time, its complete collection was on permanent display. The highlights of the collection include inspiring art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh. At the Monochrome exhibition, which is on until 18 February 2018, you can explore works from the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and into the 21st century with Rembrandt, Ingres, Richter, Picasso and more. Free guided tours and audio guides in various languages are available. The museum also offers free family activities for children of all ages. The other offerings of the museum include special audio-visual programs and special holiday events arranged for all members of the family.
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Explore the Victoria and Albert Museum
Having a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects, the Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world and is located in the Brompton district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert it was founded in 1852. Its vast collection includes items of art such as ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes silver, ironwork, jewellery, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, prints and printmaking drawings and photographs, spanning 5,000 years from ancient times to date. The collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world and is drawn from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. You can explore the world’s largest collection of post-classical sculpture that includes the largest holdings of Italian Renaissance items outside Italy. Art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world is exhibited in the departments of Asia. The East Asian collections comprising of excellent pieces of ceramics and metalwork are among the best in Europe and the Islamic collection is considered to be the largest in the Western world. Great treasures from the Medieval era are exhibited in its galleries whereas the British galleries trace the course of British history by exhibiting its rich art and design. Although admission is free, some temporary exhibitions and events might be ticketed.
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Experience the Football Craze – Watch a Premier League Game
People in England are crazy about the game of football and tickets for Premier League football matches are in great demand. The clubs playing in these matches have a rich history with some of them having played in the Premier division for an entire century. Each important club has a dedicated fan following with fans being fanatical about their clubs and wearing their club’s jerseys and cheering their teams unrelentingly throughout their matches. The most important and popular premiership clubs include Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham. These clubs try to buy the leading players at astronomical prices running into millions of pounds. The leading clubs have their own grounds and when an important match takes place, there is complete euphoria everywhere and tickets to the match are almost impossible to get. At the match, you can experience an electric atmosphere with fans cheering their teams throughout.
Brick Lane Music Hall is Music Lovers’ Paradise
If you are a music lover and are visiting London, you must visit one of the classical theatres or witness one of the musical performances at venues such as Brick Lane Music Hall which is one of the most beautiful venues where great shows are held that include comedies, plays, and concerts. These performances are designed to entertain people of all ages and at the venue you can get a true feel of England and its culture. A visit to the Brick Lane Music Hall will overwhelm you completely and will provide an unforgettable experience as besides the excellent musical performances, the courteous and amiable staff will provide added pleasure. You will also get to taste some delicious food served by the staff.
Besides the above attractions, there are many more must-visit places in England.