Best Attractions in Central London (WC1 and WC2)
The west part of Central London (WC1 and WC2) is known as the West End and it is renowned for its diverse and amazing attraction. Being a part of London’s core, West End is home to the University of London, the Royal Courts of Justice and world class theatre institutions.
Also, the area has many open spaces. Two of the world’s most famous squares are here: Leicester Square, considered the heart of the entertainment district in the West End and Trafalgar Square with Nelsons Column and the friendly pigeons.
Just to prove that you can find at least one attraction for every taste and from each cultural domain, you can see below the description of some of the most important touristic sites from WC1 and WC2.
The British Museum, WC1B 3DG
The British Museum is so well known, that it doesn’t actually need a presentation. On the other hand, it is said that if you wanted to thoroughly explore it, it would take months, if not years. The British Museum displays objects and treasures from prehistoric to modern time, including: he Parthenon Sculptures, Egyptian mummies and also Chinese Art. Therefore, a visit to the British Museum is the perfect choice if you want to make a journey through time from the beginning of civilization until present day.
Leicester Square, WC2H 7BX
Leicester Square is one of the most famous public squares in Europe. Its location, in the middle of a touristic circle created by the Trafalgar square – at the South, Piccadilly Circus – at the west, Covent Garden – to the east and China Town – to the north. The square can be considered the capital of British film industry because Leicester Square is the place where all the major premiers are scheduled and therefore, where all the cinema stars can be seen on the red carpet. Another interesting attraction from Leicester Square is the small garden from the center of the square surrounded by the statues of Shakespeare, Hogarth or Charlie Chaplin.
St. Paul’s Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED
If Leicester Square if the favorite destination for cinema fans, St. Paul’s Covent Garden is visited more often by those that love the dramatic arts, namely the theatrical performances. The church is known as the “Actors Church”. Ever since 1633, St. Paul’s Covent Garden is the host of regular cultural events such as: concerts, literary and theatrical events. The church is connected with a lot of famous screen and stage names. It also hosts numerous plaques commemorating beloved actors or dramatists such as William Wycherly or Vivien Leigh.
The Building Centre, WC1E 7BT
If you want to take a look over all Central London, you can go to 26 Store St, London WC1E 7BT, where you can find a scale model of the capital’s innermost part. The Building Centre is a New London Architecture project, therefore it should definitely appear on the agenda of everyone who is passionate about architecture and design. The location often hosts thematic exhibitions, events and seminars.
Courtauld Institute Gallery, WC2R 0RN
As well as the Building Centre, the Courtauld Institute Gallery is the place where you can admire amazing exhibitions. The gallery awaits the art passionate. They can find there 530 paintings, 7000 drawings and 15,000 prints from the word’s famous painters: Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas and many others.
247 Airport Transfer can help you with a transfer from all London’s airports to West End. The prices vary from £35 from London City Airport to £58 from Gatwick airport.
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