The National Gallery, London – One of the Most Visited Libraries in the World

One of the most popular cities in the world is London, the capital city of Great Britain. Known throughout history as being the political, cultural and commercial hub of Great Britain, London is also one of the most visited cities by tourists. Its rustic and vibrant heritage mixed with the modern urbanization makes it a unique destination. The capital is also home to many historic and cultural attractions and landmarks.

Of the many galleries and museums located in Britain, and one of the most popular art museums is the National Galley, London. Housing paintings and other artistic works dating back to the 13th Century, this museum is one of the most culturally advanced attractions here. It is also the world’s 4th most visited art museum, behind the Musee de Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Located on the iconic Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery was founded in 1824 and is home to over 2,300 paintings and other creations. The collection includes works spanning from the 13th Century to the late 19th Century, which include many priceless and historic paintings. The National Gallery itself is a work of art, beautifully constructed with large pillars and intricate architectural designs. Each day this art museum is visited by numerous tourists and locals alike, intent on absorbing the sheer beauty and magnificence of the works housed in this site.
Some of the most popular works of art at the National Gallery include the A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal by Johannes Vermeer, Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian, Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens, The Entombment by Michelangelo, The Madonna of the Pinks by Raphael, and the Bathers by Paul Cezanne. The site also plays host to many art exhibitions, so if you are a lover of art throughout the ages, then make your way to the National Gallery, London.

Conveniently located in close proximity to some of London’s key attractions and landmarks is Ascott Mayfair London, a residence providing luxury London serviced apartments. The spacious and plush apartments are further enhanced by a range of comforts and amenities making it ideal for a long and tranquil stay in the capital. Ranging from studio residencies to three bedroom suites, the Ascott Mayfair London is sure to give you an unforgettable Mayfair serviced apartment experience.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.
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Discover London’s Premier Modern Art Space at the Iconic Tate Modern Art Gallery

Renowned as the most visited modern art gallery on the planet the Tate Modern Art Gallery is no ordinary contemporary and international art space in London. As the most successful part of the Tate group of galleries which includes Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and Tate Liverpool this engaging venue dedicated to showcasing modern art drew an impressive 5.3 million visitors in 2012. Tucked away in Bankside, Central London the venue also holds the distinct honor of housing British art dating from the 1500’s to modern times. Housed in what was once the Bankside Power Station the iconic building was renovated and converted to its present splendor by the Herzog & de Meuron architect duo before it was declared open to the public in 2000.

Divided in to seven floors and numbered accordingly the first four floors of the venue are dedicated gallery spaces. The main collections on show at any period of time are contained within half of the floor space that has been divided into wings titled according to the theme of the exhibits or particular subjects.

The Tate Modern’s current exhibitions include U.S artist Tony Oursler’s multimedia interpretation of ghostly figures dubbed The Influence Machine, the inter-war decade’s Constructive Art collection named Structure and Clarity while Setting the Scene contains five rooms full of “staged” installation artworks from a variety of contemporary artists.Oskar Fischinger ‘s multimedia film presentation is also on show at the Tate till June, 2013 in addition to special exhibitions dubbed Transformed Visions, Poetry and Dream, Lothar Baumgarten and Energy and Process. Last year’s big success was the Damien Hirst Exhibition which drew 3000 visitors daily to witness the 1991 work by the artist featuring a shark immersed in formaldehyde in one of the Tate’s three tanks. Named The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living the artist’s 1990 hit A Thousand Years was also displayed at the Tate in 2012.

After a tour of the venue guests can pick up souvenirs of their visit at the museum shops or simply head to the café, espresso bar or museum restaurant for a hearty meal.

Visitors in search of the best suite hotels London has to offer should search no more than The Langham London for all their lodging needs. Ideally located in a strategic location this stylish rest is also one of the luxury hotels London city proudly ranks among its best as the venue is also Europe’s first grand hotel.

Hyde Park – A Day Out in Nature

Providing a lush green sanctuary in central London, Hyde Park is an ideal place to getaway and enjoy a day out with the entire family, take a romantic walk with that special someone or even sit in the shade reading a good book. Travellers to the capital in search of a London apartment hotel from which to explore the city and such attractions can choose Citadines St Marks London. Featuring London long stay apartments, this well placed property offers an ideal base in Central London. One of eight Royal Parks, Hyde Park spans an area of around 350 acres and is home to a variety of attractions that you can visit such as the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Speakers’ Corner. As you walk through the park you will also come across such wildlife as robins, squirrels and dunnocks. Hyde Park also offers plenty of activities and an afternoon of cycling, horse riding or boating on Serpentine Lake are sure to leave you with plenty of unforgettable holiday memories.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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Discovering the Rich Royal Heritage of Windsor Castle

Windsor-Castle,-BerkshireHome to the world’s most famous monarchies, England has a proud and rich heritage which includes such royal attractions as Windsor Castle. While this famous castle is located in Berkshire, those heading to England should look to stay at centrally located London serviced apartments which make an ideal base from which to head off on sightseeing excursions. Situated in the exclusive district of Mayfair, Ascott Mayfair London is one such accommodation option and offers you a luxury serviced apartment in London within a striking Art Deco building. If you want to learn more about the country’s royalty then make your way to Windsor Castle which apart from being one of the oldest castle’s in the world, is also Her Majesty The Queen’s, Official Residence. Dating back to the 11th century, this historic structure features Gothic style design and is home to such attractions as St George’s Chapel, The Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary’s Dolls House and the State Apartments which feature objects from the Royal Collection. Not to be missed when on a visit here is taking in the fascinating Changing of the Guard.

 

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.
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Gallery Of Modern Art – Glasgow’s Favourite Art Landmark

The Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery located in Glasgow, Scotland. Opened in 1996 it has quickly become the country’s most widely visited gallery for modern art. The gallery is housed inside the former townhouse of William Cunninghame of Lainshaw, a rich local who made most of his money from the lucrative tobacco business.

Since it was built the townhouse has served multiple purposes. It was used by the Royal Bank of Scotland as its headquarters in 1817 before the bank shifted to Buchanan Street. It underwent numerous renovations between 1827 and 1832 so that it could be used as the Royal Exchange. The Stirling’s Library was moved into the building in 1954. Once the library was restored to Miller Street the building was renovated to house the city’s collection of contemporary art.

The gallery is one of the most popular attractions in Glasgow and has welcomed millions of guests throughout the years. Included in the gallery’s collection are works by renowned international artists such as Andy Warhol, Sebastiao Salgado, David Hockney as well as popular local ones such as Ken Currie and John Bellany. This is the ideal place to go to get an idea of local art and is a ‘must visit’ for all art lovers.

The gallery is open from 10 am to 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the timings varying on other days. Those interested on visiting the modern art gallery can find more information on opening hours at the gallery’s official website.

The United Kingdom is one of the most popular tourist spots on the planet. Boasting a multitude of iconic cultural and historical sites, plenty of festivities and other activities, and a number of good shopping malls, it is a terrific place for a holiday. Since the United Kingdom boasts good public infrastructure one will find it easy to travel from one part to another.

It is also quite easy to find accommodation. One can try the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK which own a chain of 4 Star UK hotels. They have excellent hotels in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff and many other parts of the UK.

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Tate Modern in London – A Celebration of Modern Art

If you love art, be it works from the old masters to more contemporary creations, then London with its many art galleries is the place to visit. A Central London hotel such as Metropolitan London makes for a great starting point for your tour of the capital’s art galleries. Guests of this London luxury hotel should also look to visit the country’s foremost modern art gallery known as the Tate Modern. Located on the banks of the River Thames in what was once the Bankside Power Station, this gallery features artistic creations that range from 1500 to the present day. Works from Bonnard, Warhol, Cézanne, Dali, Picasso and Pollock can be seen at this site which also hosts temporary exhibitions and commissioned works at its impressive Turbine Hall.

 

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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