Free Walking Tours through London British Museum

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Ana ... 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Tour muito agradável, o Chris é muito prestável e com um grande conhecimento do que fala. As duas horas passaram a voar, adorei e repetia
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Mariano 26 May 2023

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Travelled in family - May 2023
Si tienes poco tiempo, este es el tour ideal! Dayan es muy atento, simpático y divertido, y va directo a lo importante, con buena información y siempre un toque de humor.
VANESA 20 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Una gran profesional
Free tour of Westminster- Essential London
Karina 18 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Alexis was a great tour guide. He told us the historic facts in a fun and absolutely not boring way. The tour led us to some places we would not have found on our own. We would book another tour with him any time.
London FREE walking tour - Westminster and beyond
Fabi... 11 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
I had a good time discovering soho with justin. He knows a lot about sohos history. I learnt a lot about communism and migration.
Soho & Covent Garden: A Tale of Refugees, Radicals, Revolutionaries and Social Rebels
Suwen 08 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
This was such a great and fun tour. I walked away with so much more knowledge and history about the area. Justin is a lively story tellers that made the tour very enjoyable. We plan on booking another tour soon.
Birth of a Nation: The USA's London Roots
Jose 04 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Patrick is an outstanding guide! Absolutely brilliant. Very knowledgeable and went above and beyond when we had follow up questions. We would love more tours with him when we are back in London!
Westminster Highlights: The Procession To Power - A Wander Down Whitehall
Jon 02 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Top entertainment - great fun, very informative and funny in it's own right too. Brilliant commentary and info from JJ - Well done matey
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Fiona 26 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
I enjoyed the informative walking tour with Darrell. He is very knowledgeable and kept us entertained with lots of quirky facts.
Royal Coronation Historic Walking Tour

The British Museum is the largest museum in the UK. It is located in London and has a collection of over 7,500,000 objects from all over the world. The museum was founded in 1753 and is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.
The museum houses many world-famous exhibits such as the Rosetta Stone, the Lewis chess pieces, the Sutton Hoo treasure, the Benin bronzes, the Parthenon sculptures and the Egyptian mummies.
You could spend your entire stay in the English capital visiting the galleries, but to make sure you get the highlights, the must-sees, we recommend you get professional guidance from the team of Free Tours we offer here at GuruWalk.
The first thing you'll notice about the British Museum is the building itself.
The British Museum was Norman Foster's first major public commission and the only one he completed in the city.
The building is a dome of glass and steel, reflecting and amplifying daylight. The central space of the museum is an atrium that rises to a height of 60 metres (197 feet), employing a new technique in which pre-stressed concrete was poured in long continuous sections.
What about the museum's contents? We could start with the King's Library.
The King's Library is a collection of over 26,000 books and pamphlets. In 1757, King George II donated his library to the library.
It includes many famous texts of English literature, including a copy of the first edition of Sir Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica and Shakespeare's First Folio.
And from here, does the Rosetta Stone ring a bell?
The Rosetta Stone is a beautiful artefact that provides an insight into the life of the ancient Egyptians. It has been on display in the British Museum in London since 1802.
This artefact is one of the most important discoveries in history and was made when Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt and ordered his troops to Alexandria after defeating the Mamluk forces in Cairo. The British Museum also has many other pieces of Egyptian history.
The Ancient Egyptian rooms of the British Museum are a must-see for anyone interested in Egyptian history. The museum offers interactive exhibits, many artefacts and some informative videos.
Visitors to these rooms can explore the different periods of Ancient Egyptian history on display. They can also gain some knowledge about the people who lived in ancient Egypt and what their lives were like.
The same goes for the rooms specific to Ancient Greece or the Mesopotamian cultures of the Middle East.

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