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The Thames from Chelsea to
The Custom House.
The London Docks.
Bank of England.
The Houses of Parliament.
South Kensington Museum. Soane Museum.
Lord Ellesmere's Picture
Annual Picture Exhibitions.
Museum of Practical Geology.
United Service Museum.
Whitehall Banqueting House.
St. James' Palace.
St. James' Park.
Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens.
Pall Mall and its Club Houses. - Regent Street and its Shops. Trafalgar Square.
• Waterloo Bridge.
Museum of College of Surgeons. The Soho or Pantheon Bazaar.
Then there are various places where the English assemble in numbers and there see certain pageants, special musical
performances, business proceedings, etc., which rank amongst the most interesting sights. Such are
The Opening or Closing of the Session of Parliament by the Sovereign in person.
A Debate in the House of Commons.
A Trial in a Court of Law.
The Lord Mayor's Show on the 9th of November.
The Anniversary Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St. Paul's, about the middle of May. Performance of Sacred Music.
The Anniversary Festival of the Charity Children under the dome of St. Paul's. First Thursday in June.
An Oratorio at Exeter Hall or the Crystal Palace.
The Floral Fêtes at the Horticultural Gardens, South Kensington, and the Botanic Gardens, Regent's Park.
The Derby day at Epsom in June.
A Boat Race on the Thames.
The Game of Cricket at Lord's Ground, St. John's Wood Road, where this national pastime may be seen played in perfection.
We add a few hints to strangers who wish to make as much of their time as possible in London: - In the first place, study well the plan of the metropolis, so as to acquire a knowledge of the localities of the various objects and of the roads to them. Then make up your mind as to what you consider best worth seeing. Tastes differ; whilst one person would wish to devote more time than is usually allotted to the inspection of scientific museums, another would prefer to study pictures, and another architectural works. Before visiting any place, read our description of it, so that you may go prepared to look for the most interesting things.
If ever at a loss as to your road, make inquiry in a shop or of a policeman, not of casual passers by.
Kelly's Post Office Directory, which may be seen in every hotel and in many shops, contains the addresses of all persons in business as well as those of persons of independent means. Webster's Red Book only gives the addresses of the latter when having houses of their own. Kelly's Directory also contains a great mass of information as to persons in government offices, the conveyances and post offices throughout the kingdom, etc. Bradshaw's Railway Guide, published monthly, gives every information about trains and fares.
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