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Interesting Places To Visit Near Charterhouse Square

London is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The capital of Great Britain has played a key role in shaping the history of Europe over the centuries. Over the years especially from the 19th century onwards, it has attracted millions of people from across its former dominions to settle here. All of this has added to the vibrant art and cultural scene of this fascinating city making it truly cosmopolitan.

It is the most popular tourist destinations in the UK with millions of tourists visiting London annually. The city has some excellent hotels like Malmaison London Hotel. Its excellent facilities, affordable price and convenient location make it a popular choice with visitors to the city.

If you are looking for a 4 star hotel in London, then the Malmaison hotel is the ideal place to stay. Situated close to Charterhouse Square, it is in close vicinity of a number of interesting places to visit and explore. Some popular attractions nearby include:

St Bartholomew Church: One of the oldest churches within London it was founded in 1123. Some of its prominent features include a thirteenth century coffin, a pre-reformation font, a monument built in the fifteenth century dedicated to the court jester Rahere, in Kind Henry I’s court. In fact Rahere was the founder the Priory of the Hospital of St. Bartholomew and his ornate tomb can be seen at the priory church. The church was featured in two prominent Hollywood movies viz. Shakespeare in Love and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The Museum of London: If you want a comprehensive insight of life in London over the ages ranging from the pre-historic to the contemporary, then a visit to the Museum of London is definitely recommended. With hundreds of thousands of objects and artefacts and five stunning galleries of the city that trace history from the Great Fire in 1666 to modern times, it is an awe inspiring    experience. There is a World City Space exhibit, a reconstructed Georgian Garden besides items which reflect the changing times and tastes of Londoners. There are 4 permanent galleries which exhibit the story of the city from the pre-historic to the early Stuart era. Besides this there are chronological galleries which feature some of the rarest exhibits in the world.

The Barbican Conservatory: With over 2,000 species of tropical trees and plants it would be apt to describe the Barbican Conservatory to be like an oasis nestled in the centre of London. While at first appearance it probably looks like a very large green house, there are some very exotic species of fish as well as quails and finches to be found here. It opens only on Bank Holidays and on Sundays from 12:00 to 16:00 hours. As it has a glass roof it can be visited in any type of weather. It was visited by the Queen in 2007, to mark the 25th anniversary of Barbican. The conservatory was the venue for the premiere of Harry Potter besides hosting other film premieres and events.

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