London, England: Top 10 Highlights For Curious Travelers

Inspire your visit to the iconic sites and hidden gems of London with a local expert
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1 hour
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  • Westminster Abbey
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Lecture Description
London is full of famous sights, from the Tower to the Shard, and Greenwich to Kew, with countless world-class museums and galleries. During this lecture, our local expert will introduce some of their favorite"must-see" landmarks, and provide handy tips for when to visit and faux-pas to look out for.
Meet Your Expert

Hattie has a degree in History of Art and an MA in Historic Interiors, she has a life-long passion and fascination in Fine and Decorative Arts, particularly works produced in Europe from the 16th to 18th century. After working for the Royal Collection in the Print Room at Windsor Castle, she was a curator for a private collector of 17th and 18th century prints and drawings. This sparked a keen interest in portraiture and English art, as well as the printed image. Hattie has worked for London's foremost framer of important old master paintings during which time she sharpened her appreciation and understanding of the decorative arts and the changing tastes of collecting. Recently she has been dealing in prints and works of art as well as taking groups of all ages to museums and galleries.

Together we will venture into overlooked corners of more famous historic buildings such as Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, before adding a few London suburbs to the itinerary. We will move off the beaten path to enjoy the charms of Twickenham, Richmond, and Kew with their 17th and 18th-century buildings and glorious views of the Thames. This lecture also highlights two of the city's best markets, Portobello for antiques and Columbia Road for its dazzling display of flowers and artisan shops, with tips provided for our next in-person visit. Hattie will provide several ideas for fabulous lunches catering to all budgets, as well as her favorite theaters and smaller museums – that are often less crowded than The British Museum but host remarkable collections.

Led by London resident, Hattie Bennett, this lecture will outline Hattie's top ten must-sees for travelers stopping over in London. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of navigating London, sightseeing, shopping, and eating away from the crowds.

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Very informative. This will help me better prepare for my travel to London later this year.
Great overview. Can't wait for our visit. This really helps get me started on planning! Thank you.
I learned a lot