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It`s Fun and It`s Free! London City Guide

It`s Fun and It`s Free! London City Guide
Somerset House, London

Barbican Centre

The 1970s estate is a testimony of Britain`s architectural style – brutalism. In front of the complex you`ll find an interesting pond area as well as a sculpture of a minotaur. It`s easy to get lost in the maze of concrete strange walkways, gardens, steps and slopes. Make sure to visit the rooftop conservatory and the Curve Gallery where most likely you will see some interesting exhibitions.
Location: Silk Street, 020-7638 4141.

Speakers Corner

The Speakers corner dates since Victorian times and has always been a place for free entertainment, where operators gather to cover political and religious topics. Feel free to join on any subject as long as you keep your speech in certain boundaries.
Location: North-east corner of Hyde Park, near Marble Arch, W1

St. Bride`s Church

Although the current structure was built in 1672 “the Journalists’ Church” dates back to 7th century AD. This place of worship was built by Christopher Wren, right after the great fire of London. Still visible are the Roman remains on the churches crypt and the medieval glass. It said that it`s remarkable dome was used as an inspiration for the first tiered wedding cake.
Location: Fleet Street, EC4, 020-7427 0133. Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-6.30pm

Tate Modern

This¬† monumental building is one of the world’s leading art galleries. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the creator of England’s famous red phone booth. There is a giant sculpture as a centerpiece, displayed by a new artist every six months like the glowing sun from Olafur Eliasson and the 100-million hand-painted “seeds” from Ai Weiwei. Between its walls you`ll find thousands of pieces of contemporary art dating as far as 1900.
Location: Bankside, SE1, 020-7887 8888. Open Sun-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm

Tate Galery of Modern Art, London


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