The British Museum is free, with the exception of certain special exhibitions, and open to the public daily except for December 24-26, January 1, and Good Friday.
For opening hours, events, and other information, visit the British Museum homepage.
Our group was lucky enough to attend a production of Twelfth Night at the Globe. It was performed by an all-male cast in Elizabethan costume. The Globe usually does one such historically accurate production per season. Other plays are staged in a more experimental manner. Kelly stayed in London for several extra days after the end of our tour and attended the opening night of the Globe's pajama-party production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition is open daily except for December 24-26. There is an admission fee. There is no access to the theatre during matinee performances.
For opening hours, events, performance schedules, and other information, visit the
Shakespeare's Globe homepage.
The Tower of London is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe, and is recognized as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Tower of London is open daily except for December 24-26 and January 1. There is an admission fee. A guided tour is included with the price of admission.
For opening hours, events, tickets, and other information, visit the Tower of London page of the Official Site of Historic Royal palaces.
Just a pleasant barge-ride up the Thames from London is Hampton Court Palace, home to the English royal family from the time of Henry VIII to George II. Our group spent a most agreeable day touring the red-brick palace, hunting for ghosts, admiring the extensive grounds, and exploring the hedge maze.
For opening hours, events, tickets, and other information, visit the Hampton Court Palace page of the Official Site of Historic Royal palaces.
Text by Kelly Giles. Photos by Kelly Giles and Rick Spies.
Formatting, design, and layout by Kelly Giles.
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