Antiquities in London
Sights in London
These might include antiquities
- Viator Exclusive: Small-Group London Sightseeing Tour Including Guided British Museum Visit, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London
This English-language tour is intended for skeptical non-believers, or people of any or no religion. Wheelchairs and portable canvas stools are freely available if needed. The content is mostly in the Assyrian, Egyptian and Mesopotamia rooms of the British Museum, including an analysis of the Amarna Letters, Amenhotep III and Akhenaten, the origin of writing and the alphabet, the link between the Chinese language and Genesis, seeing God's actual name in the Lachish Letters, evidence for some events recorded in Genesis including the global Flood and the saving of Jerusalem, and the amazing significance of the (Persian) Cyrus Cylinder.
Meet your local tour guide at the 'boy on horse' statue (next to the Information Desk) at an agreed time. No meals or drinks are included, but are available easily within the museum and in nearby cafes. You need to arrive at the front entrance of the British Museum and allow time to get through the security procedure where bags and bulges are searched. You may bring a notepad, pen and a bible if you wish. No recording of the tour is allowed to be published in any format for others to see or hear.
Everyone marvels at the sometimes ludicrously long escalators at some Tube stations. Most visitors experience those at Holborn (49m/161 feet), Knightsbirdge (40m/131 feet), or Westminster (32m/105 feet).
The longest is actually at Angel station, on the Northern line just east of Kings Cross, where the moving staircase stretches a whopping 60m (197 feet).
In close second place at 59m (194 feet) is Hampstead, also on the Northern line. Hampstead was built in 1907 and at 58.5m (192 feet) below street level is the deepest station in the system. If its escalators and 180-foot lift (elevator) are out of service, there is an emergency spiral staircase... of 320 steps.
(For the record: The shortest escalator runs just 4.1m./13 feet at Stratford station.)