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Free Walking Tours through London British Museum

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Eva 21 Jun 2024
Nové Zámky

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Our guru guide Laura was very nice, she told us many interesting facts about London sites we've visited. Concerning this was her first experience as a guide, she did amazing and we recomend her to people who are not afraid of long walks in order to explore the city to the fulliest.
Bridges of London (Tour along the Thames)
Linda 17 Jun 2024
London

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Rowland is so great! 100% recommend him as your guide 😊
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Renee 17 Jun 2024
Baarn

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Had a wonderful relaxing walk through Richmond with Andrew. We visited many places I had not been to and seen before. Being quite a novice at mindfulness and meditation it was a very nice to practice some breathing exercises at an idyllic spot in Richmond park. Thank you very much Andrew and best of luck with all your plans for the future. If/when you visit The Netherlands I would be more than happy to take you one of my favourite walks.
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Gerda 16 Jun 2024
Budapest

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The tour was amazing. Darrell is very knowledgeable and a well-prepared tour guide. Not only did he cover historical topics, but also gave an insight into British culture. I highly recommend him.
London in the American Civil War Historic Walk
Nathan Earl 03 Jun 2024
London

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Andrew is a fantastic tour guide who absolutely knows his stuff and history of London!
A Lighthearted Look at London. Fun Filled Facts, Astounding Stories, Laughter and Magic. Never Boring!
Bruce 20 May 2024
London

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Travelled alone - May 2024
A really interesting and enjoyable experience
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Michael 01 May 2024
London

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Alexis had just had his bike stolen so it wasn’t the best start to the tour. He did his best to show the group the key sights of the city. Nice knowledgeable guide, just having a bad day. PS London is normally a very safe place, but some people love stealing bikes here 😊
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Yelyzaveta 25 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
It was a pleasant and interesting walk!
London in the Crimean War Historic Walk
Belén 25 Apr 2024
Río Cuarto

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Rowland was a great guide, he knows a lot about Richmond and you can tell he really enjoys what he does. I was the only person that showed up and he still carried on with the tour which I really appreciated. The place is wonderful and I really recommend it to see a different side of London and enjoy the nature.
Richmond and Richmond Park Free 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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