Day 1 - London
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Museums to movie sets
London has an assortment of museums to visit. These range from art museums to army museums to science museums. One of the newest of these is the Tate Gallery, situated in Millbank. It has a superb selection of British works from the 16th Century to the present as well as a distinguished selection of international modern art. The display usually includes the best of the British artists along with a selection of Monet, Dali, Picasso and Matisse. Two strangely attractive things about the Tate are the views from within thanks to the glass windows, and the area the museum is situated – Bankside and Southwark. There is loads to see and do here if the gallery doesn’t appeal to you.
From Bankside and the Tate, grab a tube to Warwick Avenue and you will find yourself in a part of the city called Maida Vale. This is also known as London’s ‘Little Venice District’. Regent’s Canal goes through the area that is full of barges which were originally built to transport cargo between there and the Thames. All around Maida Vale are scenic walks and relaxing pubs so spending an afternoon here will be no problem.
Thanks to the film of the same name, Notting Hill is now extremely popular with tourists. Everyone wants to see the bookshop where Hugh Grant met Julia Roberts. Before the film hit the silver screens worldwide, the area was heaving with trendy shops and bars. They are still there, just full with more tourists than previous. Don’t let this put you off though, as the area is a pleasant place to spend an evening.