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Heathrow Airport
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Windsor Castle is linked to Heathrow by the 71 or 77 bus from Terminal 5 (±45 minutes by bus or 20 minutes by minicab). It was founded by William the Conqueror and still retains some of the original Norman work, though it’s been much added to over the centuries. It’s still a working royal palace, too, where the ceremonies of the Order of the Garter take place in the fine Perpendicular chapel of St George. The castle was also the venue of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.
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Buckingham Palace
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St. James Park, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben are all within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, and the whole area is very tourist friendly. It’s all located in the Westminster borough of Central London, so this is really the best spot to spend day one of your first visit to London.
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The British Museum
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You’ve heard great things about London England and want to visit all the must-see attractions and eat local food. Researching all the great things to do in London while working full time can be overwhelming. You don’t want to spend hours on the internet doing research. Use this London bucket list full of attractions to plan your city break. The Instagram worthy places in London are endless. You will find iconic red phone booths, double-decker buses, black cabs, pubs galore, fish and chips, the Beatles, famous bridges, amazing street art, .....afternoon tea, Harry Potter, and all things Royal. Save time and plan your perfect day trip itinerary for London England with these 75 things to do, see, and eat. Related: Best Things to Do in London England at Christmas Related: East London Brick Lane Street Art Show less
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London Bridge Underground Station
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London Bridge Underground Station, London
London Bridge Underground Station, London
London Bridge Underground Station, London
London Bridge Underground Station, London
London Bridge Underground Station, London
The obvious tourist attractions were my first port of call. Despite planning to do a lot of my sightseeing on foot, I also purchased an off-peak travel card for the London Underground that allows unlimited journeys within zones 1 and 2, which is effectively central London, on the day of purchase for £6.60, just in case. It proved a good investment and using the tube is pretty straightforward. It is an essential part of the whole London experience.
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River Thames
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There are several picturesque villages situated on the banks of the River Thames, and within 30 minutes by minicab to Heathrow, that are well worth a visit to stretch your legs, grab a quick bite and take some pretty snapshots. The closest village I can recommend is Datchet (map), roughly 15 minutes by minicab from Heathrow. Other villages I can recommend are Marlow (map), and Bray (map), home of two of the best restaurants in the UK, both of which are approximately 30 minutes by taxi from Heathrow Airport. In .....Marlow, I can recommend staying overnight (if your overlay permits) or having a delicious meal at the MacDonald Compleat Angler, a 4* star hotel with two restaurants and lovely views of the River Thames. Show less
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Tower of London
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Despite the somewhat confusing title, the tower of London IS actually a castle that was founded as part of the Norman conquest way back in 1066. It was actually used as a prison for many years and The Krays were held there for a period of time. Before it was a prison, the Tower of London was home to many historical figures including Edward V, Anne Boleyn and Guy Fawkes. It went through a lot over the years but is still standing strong and is thought of as a tower of .....strength for residents of London and beyond. Today, this little piece of history is a popular tourist attraction, where visitors are welcome to explore the castle and its grounds. There is no doubt that this grand and interesting castle is one of the most popular in the UK. The Tower of London is a London Castle found at the Tower Hill tube station.  Tickets are 25 GBP and you can book in advance. Show less
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Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge, London
Tower Bridge is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks – but did you know there’s a glass-bottomed walkway at the top of it? At 42 metres high it’s not for the faint of heart but you do get some incredible views of the Shard and City Hall. Also, tickets give you access to the Engine Room where you can learn all about how the bridge lifts, something it’s been doing since 1894. Tickets – Adults: £9.80 | Children: £4.20 Website – http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/
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lastminute.com London Eye
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Thousands of tourists flock here every day and it is easy to see why, if only for the backdrop. It is best to book online if, like me, you fancy a “flight” (as it is dubbed) on the London Eye. Booking online means you’ll receive up to an 18 per cent discount and beat the queues, which can be lengthy. In the end, it cost just over £16 for 30 minutes in the spacious capsule and it was without doubt worth every penny. You can pretty much see all of .....London’s must-see landmarks, from the huge arch at Wembley Stadium way off in the distance, to Buckingham Palace and the Mall, which I later enjoyed a leisurely stroll down. Sadly, as I was told by a friendly policeman, the Queen wasn’t home that day. Shame – I could’ve done with using one of her many WCs. Show less
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Hyde Park
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Hyde Park, London
This park is huge and can be easily accessed from a number of lines and subways along the London Underground. We arrive from the convenient Bayswater Underground Station (next to our hotel). Bayswater backs onto the best areas of Kensington Gardens. Being British not so much excitement for me. For an international audience (and kids) there’s loads. Fanfan’s favourite moments include feeding Doritos to squirrels, photos beside daffodils, running from ducks, daisies, sitting on park benches and pretending to be in a Hugh Grant movie (Notting Hill). From Bayswater entrance .....we walk the breadth of the park to find the Royal Albert Hall (South Kensington station).    Show less
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Borough Market
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Borough Market, London
Open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, the Borough Market is a mecca for foodies who want to sample all things fresh and local. Portobello Road Market is literally the world’s biggest antiques market, and it is a must-see for any serious shopper. The market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., which makes it’s easy to get to both markets. Fashionista? Get over to Old Spitalfields Market to see the best of British fashion– also open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily!
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Kensington Gardens
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Kensington Gardens connects seamlessly with Hyde Park, the two forming one green space, the only division being The Serpentine and West Carriage Drive that runs through the park. King William and Queen Mary first purchased and extended the mansion of Kensington Palace in the late 17th century, since they required a residence that would be healthier than Whitehall Palace. Subsequent monarchs laid out the gardens, with Queen Charlotte creating the artificial lake of The Serpentine by damming the river running through the park.
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, London
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, London
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, London
With all itineraries, make sure the days work for your trip as opening times for different attractions vary, so things may need to be tweaked.  For example Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a theatre show that’s split into Part 1 (2hr 40) and Part 2 (2hr 35).  BOTH parts are only shown together on 3 days of the week (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday) otherwise Part 1 is on a Thursday evening and part 2 on a Friday.  There’s roughly a 2 hour gap between the shows (Leicester Square, .....China Town or Neal’s Yard are all very close and within walking distance). If you buy a ticket for both parts on the same day, you have the same seat for both performances.  Just like the afternoon tea, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets fill up MONTHS in advance.  When I decided to go home for Christmas in August, I booked up Cursed Child tickets straight away, over 4 months in advance and could only get an individual seat for a ridiculously high price as it was over Christmas. The show was nothing like I expected it to be, it was BETTER and amazing and magical.  Yes the seats are uncomfortable after a while but it was totally worth it! *Tips for attending as a ‘tourist’* – …for want of a better word!  There is a size limit on bags being taken into the Palace Theatre and professional cameras aren’t allowed in.  Personal cameras can be taken in but it’s in the ‘agreement’ that they aren’t allowed out AT ALL in the auditorium.  I’m not sure what they consider professional photography, but I once had my £100 bridge camera ‘pulled up’ at the O2 Arena (I explained it was just a cheap camera and I got away with it). Show less
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Covent Garden
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Covent Garden, London
I love how many amazing traditions there are in London and this festival really is one of them. The annual event (now in its 42nd year) begins with a grand procession through Covent Garden at 11am, and culminates with a birthday toast to Mr Punch. Along with the puppets there will be a carnival atmosphere with maypole dancing, clowns, live music and food! When: 14th MayWhere: St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden
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Victoria
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The Victoria and Albert Museum is a must-see for those who love art and design and is home to 3,000 years’ worth of amazing artefacts from many cultures. The collections are free to visit although there’s a charge for the special exhibitions, such as the one about Frida Kahlo that’s taking place this summer. We especially love the ground floor cafe, where you can have lunch in the original tea room designed in the decorative Arts and Crafts style by William Morris and the courtyard with a shallow pool where .....children can paddle in hot weather. More infö: V&A Museum Website You may also enjoy: London for sugar addicts Show less
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London Bridge
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London Bridge, London
Commuters have walked across London Bridge for 2000 years! During medieval times, it was the only entrance to the city and thus a main focus of London life. The bridge was covered with timber houses, several floors high, including the fabulously decorated Nonsuch House, complete with gables and a chapel. All that on one bridge; must have been a sight – a bit like Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, perhaps? Where, oh where, is that time machine? London Bridge is also where heads were displayed on spikes. During a visit in 1599, a .....German tourist counted 38. A famous head hanging here was that of the brave-hearted William Wallace, preserved in tar – hung up to serve as warning not to oppose the powers that be. A new bridge was constructed in the 1830s. This one lasted a mere 130 years, when it was discovered that London Bridge was falling down, i.e. couldn’t handle the increased traffic. And so it was auctioned off and sold to an American, Robert McCulloch, who brought it – brick by brick – to Lake Havasu in Arizona. Legend has it, McCulloch thought he had bought the more impressive Tower Bridge. Sadly, the present London Bridge is neither attractive nor interesting. It takes a massive leap of the imagination to picture the fantastic London bridges of the past. Show less
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British Museum (Stop W)
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British Museum (Stop W), London
British Museum (Stop W), London
British Museum (Stop W), London
First of all, there are plenty of must-see sites that are free admission such as the British Museum, but there are many more! Occasionally, some shows are free or give massive discounts on last-minute purchases when the theaters need to fill seats to have a full house.
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Gatwick Airport
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YOTEL is a hotel with a difference because the rooms are small cabins that can be booked by the hour. Now don’t go thinking it’s ‘one of those hotels’ where people book a few hours and ask no questions. This is a hotel for travellers who need a few hours sleep before or after a flight or during a stop over. It’s also great for people who have early morning flights so they can get to the airport on time. YOTEL can be found in New York City, London Gatwick .....Airport, London Heathrow Airport, Amsterdam and Schiphol. At Heathrow it’s in Terminal 4 but all terminals are linked by the Heathrow Express so it’s easy to travel between them all. YOTEL has the Japanese influence of the pod hotels but it has been combined with luxurious but affordable travel (my kind of travel!) The creator of YOTEL was tired of boring and expensive hotels at airports and decided to do something about it. This is what it says on their website: ‘At YOTEL we are very passionate about hotels and we have tried to create a ‘First class experience at an affordable price’. YOTEL cabins may be smaller than traditional hotels rooms but through great design we offer a beautifully designed, flexible smart space to suit individual needs in which to relax, refresh, connect and sleep. We know the things that usually irritate you about hotel rooms and we’ve tried to take them all away!’ [/quote_simple] YOTEL is unique and interesting and it felt like it was designed by a frequent traveller. As someone who stays in hotels a lot, I get bored of the standard rooms that are unmemorable and dull. I also get irritated by bad design such as no plugs near beds, no lights near mirrors or rooms with little storage space or nowhere to get a drink. Thankfully, YOTEL had none of these annoying things. Show less
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Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square, London
In the heart of Westminster, you’ll find the iconic Trafalgar Square. It’s full of incredible museums, galleries, cultural spaces, and historic buildings that you can’t miss. Get off at Charing Cross, stop by the Cafe on the Square, and plan on spending at least a couple hours wandering around and snapping pics.
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Heathrow Express Train Care Facility
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Heathrow Express Train Care Facility, London
Heathrow Express Train Care Facility, London
Heathrow Express Train Care Facility, London
Heathrow Express Train Care Facility, London
Heathrow Express Train Care Facility, London
I made my way to Yotel  at 11pm after catching the tube to Heathrow. The tube is a cheap and easy way to get to Heathrow, particularly if you’re not in a rush because it’s cheaper than the Heathrow Express. The hotel is tucked away in a corner and you’d barely notice it if you weren’t looking but it is well sign posted from the tube so it’s easy to find. I was greeted by two smiley staff who immediately offered me a glass of champagne and a few chocolates. It was .....their 6th birthday so they were celebrating by giving all the guests bubbles and Ferrero Roche and they asked to have a few photos taken with me to share on their Facebook page. They were so friendly that, of course, I agreed and it got me thinking about the good customer service experiences I’m searching for on behalf of American Express. A friendly welcome and a surprise treat can really go along way to make you feel good and lift your spirits. I’d expected to be greeted by a sleepy receptionist who would rush me to my room so she could continue watching TV or playing Candy Crush but it was a lovely surprise to welcomed so heartily. I was shown to my room where I was told how to work all the gadgets that made Yotel so special. The electric bed slid out when I was ready to sleep and the handy storage spaces meant the room didn’t feel cramped despite the small size. Show less
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Kensington Palace
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Kensington Palace, London
Kensington Palace, London
Having explored Kensington Gardens, you’ll want to visit Kensington Palace, which has strong connections with Queen Victoria and Princess Diana reflected in its exhibitions. There are many beautiful rooms and apartments in the palace, but the highlights that I most enjoyed were;
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Brick Lane
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Brick Lane, London
Brick Lane, London
Brick Lane, London
Brick Lane, London
Brick Lane, London
So Harry Potter has brought us to this part of London, while in the area, cut through Spitalfields market and on to Brick Lane!  I love Brick Lane for its street art (it’s everywhere!) and creativity!  You’ll find the Brick Lane market, food trucks, and if you’re after something a little different, ‘Junkyard golf’ is a fun indoor mini golf course made out of lots of recycled objects.  One of the courses even has a slide! Directions: Walk back to Liverpool Street and jump on the westbound Central Line (red) to Marble Arch.
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Notting Hill
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Notting Hill, London
Notting Hill, London
Notting Hill, London
Notting Hill, London
Notting Hill, London
You may recognise Notting Hill from Richard Curtis’ hit film of the same name, when the characters played by Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant fall in love after meeting in his quirky travel bookshop. This popular (and these days rather upmarket) neighbourhood of West London, is famous for its carnival which takes place each year on August Bank Holiday Monday. Portobello Road is full of quirky antique shops and colourful houses, and especially comes alive on Fridays and Saturdays when the whole road is taken over by the famous Portobello .....Road flea market. More info: Portobello Rd Website Show less
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The London Pass
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The London Pass, London
Located on the banks of the Thames, one of the most popular London Pass attractions is the Tower of London. This large complex is both a Royal Palace and a Fortress and was once a prison that held such notable figures as Sir Walter Raleigh. Your time at the Tower of London can be spent going through the Royal Armory and Crown Jewels, among other things.  Read our list of 10 Things to See at the Tower of London.
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The Crown Jewels
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The Crown Jewels, London
The Crown Jewels, London
You will need to queue up for this exhibit and it can be long. Be aware that there is no photography here. Inside you will find the Scepter and Orb, St Edward’s Crown, the Imperial State Crown made for the coronation of Queen Victoria, among other crowns and jeweled pieces.
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Columbia Road Flower Market
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Columbia Road Flower Market, London
Columbia Road Flower Market, London
Columbia Road Flower Market, London
Columbia Road Flower Market, London
Columbia Road Flower Market, London
The market’s been happening, on and off and in various guises, since 1869 and for the past half-century traders have regularly been selling seasonal flowers and plants at bargain prices. In recent years, as the nearby Brick Lane has gained increasing Sunday flea market stalls, Columbia Road market has become a hot tourist attraction with millions visiting every year.
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St. Paul's Cathedral
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St. Paul's Cathedral, London
St. Paul's Cathedral, London
St. Paul's Cathedral, London
If you like architecture, the buildings of the Old Naval College will be heaven for you. The buildings are the centerpiece of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and were designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the famous St Paul’s Cathedral architect, in the 18th century.
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Camden Town
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Camden Town, London
Camden is experiencing a revival of sorts at the moment. Once it was an ‘undiscovered’ corner of North London but now, on the weekends in particular, it’s a thriving tourist hub. Visitors enjoy strolling down the main street, to gawp at the unusual shops. The majority of the vintage can be found at Camden Lock Market, by the canal. Whilst it says ‘market’ most of the sellers are actually shops rather than stalls – and they don’t really barter or haggle. They also make the most of the heavy footfall .....– so be a savvy shopper and keep an eye out for over-priced items. There is a hidden gem though – the stables market, which is inside the bulk of the Lock Market. If you can find it, then it’s full of traditional cockney sellers (who are happy to haggle) and a wealth of vintage goods ranging from record players, to fur coats and china plates. The suitcase stall at the entrance always has a good bargain available. Show less
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Greenwich
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Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Greenwich Market is packed full of unique arts and crafts, antiques, vintage items, collectables and street food. It has a vibrant atmosphere and sometimes you will hear classical music being played by students from the nearby Trinity College of Music. It is open every day except for Mondays.
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Luton Airport London (Ltn)
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Luton Airport London (Ltn), London
Luton Airport London (Ltn), London
Luton Airport London (Ltn), London
Luton Airport London (Ltn), London
Luton (website) is north of London and easily accessible by train. It’s actually the same line as Gatwick but in the opposite direction. It’s a little less convenient because the station is not right at the airport but there is a shuttle bus (approx. 10 min journey with trains every 10 min) to catch so it is still easy. If you choose Luton Airport as your station when you are purchasing a ticket to the airport, the shuttle bus is free. If you purchase a ticket to Luton Parkway, you .....will have to pay for the shuttle bus service (cash only). The train goes all the way south to Brighton so there are a few London stations it could stop at including St. Pancras International station. You can’t use the Oyster card (described below) for your ticket between Luton Airport and London (ex. St. Pancras International). Show less
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Shakespeare's Globe
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Shakespeare's Globe, London
Shakespeare's Globe, London
Shakespeare's Globe, London
Shakespeare's Globe, London
Shakespeare's Globe, London
It would be fair to say that I’m not a city ‘cruise’ person, nor the type who goes on bus tours. In London, though, I made an exception, simply because of the sheer size of the place. And I’m glad I did. For just over £20, I was whisked around the streets and shown a wide variety of sites, like Fleet Street and the Globe Theatre on the South Bank that I would’ve otherwise missed. Along the way you are told little nuggets of information by a chirpy guide. For .....example, did you know Big Ben is actually the name of the bell in the Westminster clock tower? No, me neither. Show less
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Science Museum
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Science Museum, London
Science Museum, London
Science Museum, London
Science Museum, London
Science Museum, London
London accommodation is plentiful and you should carefully consider where you want to stay within proximity of the types of places you want to visit. My stay in one of an attractive block of Hyde Park executive apartments, for example, gave me excellent access to arguably the most well-known park in the city, as well as the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, which are both free of charge. If you have children, these are a must. Even as a self-confessed big kid in my late 20s, it kept me .....entertained for an afternoon and they are right next door to each other. Show less
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Palace of Westminster
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Palace of Westminster, London
Palace of Westminster, London
The iconic Westminster skyline is the essential first stop for the cliched London pics. The Thames River, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, big red buses. Also the perfect area to potter round and soak up London. Across the bridge past the hot dog stands you will find the London eye on the opposite banks of the River Thames. Diagonally to Westminster. Take a ride for impressive city views but expect to pay ‘London prices’. We give it a miss. Again we skip on Westminster Abbey which sits next to the Houses .....of Parliament; we found very high entrance fees in comparison to the two cities we passed the previous days (Paris and Rome). Thankfully it doesn’t open in evenings so we felt less bad for passing on it. Note, I’ve seen them all before so let Fanfan make the decisions.    Show less
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
After you have been doing a lot of walking around London you will need to go somewhere to relax. One to the best places to do just this is Kew Gardens in southwest London. It is home to the largest and diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world. As well as this, it is home to the world’s oldest pot plant. And Kew Gardens station is the only tube station with a pub. It is also home to the smallest royal palace in the country, that may be why you never .....hear the royal family going to it. Show less
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Leadenhall Market
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Leadenhall Market, London
Leadenhall Market, London
Leadenhall Market, London
Leadenhall Market, London
Leadenhall Market, London
Leadenhall Market, London
Leadenhall Market dates back to the 14th century.  It’s one of London’s oldest markets, originally selling meat and fish, however it is now home to shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all under an impressive Victorian built roof.  It is also the filming location for the exterior of the Leaky Cauldron pub/entrance to Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone.  I visited early in the morning before the majority of the businesses were open and was able to enjoy the architetural pleasures of the market without crowds.  It’s definitely worth seeing!
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Golden Hinde
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Golden Hinde, London
Golden Hinde, London
Golden Hinde, London
Golden Hinde, London
Golden Hinde, London
Golden Hinde, London
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to sail a 16th century ship, here is your chance to check one out. Board the full-size reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s flagship, the Golden Hinde, and listen to tales of life aboard the Elizabethan Galleon ship.
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lastminute.com Tickets & Passes - London Eye
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lastminute.com Tickets & Passes - London Eye, London
lastminute.com Tickets & Passes - London Eye, London
lastminute.com Tickets & Passes - London Eye, London
lastminute.com Tickets & Passes - London Eye, London
lastminute.com Tickets & Passes - London Eye, London
lastminute.com Tickets & Passes - London Eye, London
Experience an adrenaline rush with a ride on London Eye, the Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel. You are likely to feel like your heart coming to mouth when the ferris wheel moves down from a spectacular height of 135 metres (443 ft). You can customize your experience with London Eye with options like Dining at 135, VIP capsule, cupid’s capsule, proposal capsule, weddings and so on. Ticket Prices: starts from £25.20 (USD 31.99) Opening Hours: 10.00 am to 4.00-8.30 pm You Must Read: 10 Top-Rated Restaurants To Eat In London
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Hampstead
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Hampstead, London
Hampstead, London
Hampstead, London
Hampstead, London
Hampstead, London
Hampstead, London
One of the most beautiful boroughs in London is home to an amazing park. The small village of Hampstead hosts a wide range of Grade 2 listed buildings. Hampstead Heath park is a very popular place and offers a glimpse of the brilliant views of London. There you will get to see the London skyline and the 30 St Mary Axe or as most people call it the Pickle. Going there will make you feel like you’re in the countryside and not London There are lots to do there such as .....in a hot sunny day go for a swim in the many pods, they have 3 that are the men only pond, Woman only one and mixed one. Not everyone exploring the park will know there is a secret garden there called Hampstead Hill Garden and Pergola. You can find it on the West Heath. It was built by Lord Lever Hulme at the start of the twentieth century. It has a great walkway and you will get a view of how the Edwardian super-rich lived. Show less
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Central London
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Central London, London
Central London, London
Central London, London
Central London, London
Central London, London
There’s a choice of locations in Imperial College’s university accommodation in London, such as South Kensington, Paddington and Notting Hill – all perfectly located to see the museums and other cultural attractions nearby. And although it’s a lot more affordable than most centrally located hotels, you don’t need to compromise on quality or convenience. The two South Kensington properties are rated 4* by Quality in Tourism and you can enjoy your breakfast in the on-site cafe.
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Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace, London
Hampton Court Palace, London
Hampton Court Palace, London
Hampton Court Palace, London
Hampton Court Palace, London
Hampton Court Palace, London
Hampton Court Palace is one of my favourite places in the UK. It has everything: Tudor red brick architecture with medieval charm; intricate zig-zag spiral chimneys; Christopher Wren’s classical architecture; a maze; formal gardens; rich tapestries, great paintings, bright stained glass; the Thames running not far away. You can even get a bus from Heathrow, number 111 (± 1 hour) – though there is also an alternative, delightful opportunity of taking a riverboat to the palace if you are coming in from central London. Get fast track tickets for Hampton Court Palace.
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Terminal 2
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Terminal 2, London
Terminal 2, London
Terminal 2, London
Terminal 2, London
Terminal 2, London
Terminal 2, London
Heathrow’s Terminal 1 is mainly used by British Airways’ international flights and by certain airlines associated with Star Alliance (including Air New Zealand, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines). Terminal 1 can be accessed using the London Underground, the Heathrow Connect and Express trains, as well as a number of busses and the M4 motorway. 
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Green Park
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Green Park, London
Green Park, London
Green Park, London
Green Park, London
Green Park, London
Green Park, London
Our complete itinerary may be possible in this amount of time, but you might need to make compromises. Focus on: Green Park, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, Horse Guards, 10 Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, and then the Tower of London. If you have any extra time, get a proper British fish & chips lunch.
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Natural History Museum
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Natural History Museum, London
Natural History Museum, London
Natural History Museum, London
Natural History Museum, London
Natural History Museum, London
Natural History Museum, London
This is the place to find answers to your big nature questions and delve into stories about the Museum’s collections, scientists and research. Uncover the history of life on earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals. The famous cast of Dippy the Dinosaur a.k.a Diplodocus normally greets visitors in the entrance hall but he’s currently on a UK tour but you’ll be able to see 82ft Blue Whale skeleton instead. More info: Natural History Museum website
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Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London
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Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London, London
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London, London
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London, London
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London, London
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London, London
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard London, London
Nothing says British like a full on afternoon tea experience. There are more than many places in London where you can indulge in this culinary experience. So a little research is recommended to find the perfect spot for you. Even though afternoon tea can be quite expensive, I can definitely recommend spending the money on some fancy schmancy place - its afternoon tea after all. The Ritz, Sketch, Claridge's and Shangri-La at The Shard are a few addresses worth checking out and I can definitely recommend the wonderful Fortnum & Mason.  
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Plaza Premium Lounge
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Plaza Premium Lounge, London
Plaza Premium Lounge, London
Plaza Premium Lounge, London
Plaza Premium Lounge, London
Plaza Premium Lounge, London
Plaza Premium Lounge, London
I liked the Plaza Premium Lounge at London-Heathrow Terminal 2. It’s great value for money and a great place to unwind before starting your adventure in London once you arrive. I would have loved to have some lotion, Baileys (they were out when I asked) and they need an area for luggage storage. Have you used this lounge? What do you think? Please leave a comment below. Also, share with anyone you think will find this information useful.
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Oxford Street
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Oxford Street, London
Oxford Street, London
Oxford Street, London
Oxford Street, London
Oxford Street, London
Oxford Street, London
No matter what your budget, London has you covered. Check out the big box stores like Topshop and H&M on Oxford Street, the department stores known worldwide and the funky boutiques of Brick Lane. Daunt Books is heaven for book lovers, especially for their massive two-level travel section organized with both fiction and nonfiction by destination. Spend an hour or more wandering around. London is also known for its markets, each specializing in something different and unique. Camden Market sells the outrageous and funky like Doc Maartens and wall tapestries. Borough Market, the oldest in the .....city, sells gourmet food while Old Spitalfields Market sells lots of handmade and designed clothing and gifts. And don’t forget about the Brick Lane vintage boutiques where you might find a vintage Barbour jacket or that record you’ve been searching for. For more on London’s best markets, check out this guide from Time Out. Show less
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Horniman Museum and Gardens
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Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Easter is the time for family fun. One can enjoy the Easter weekend at the Horniman Easter Fair with the whole family. There are Easter trails, creative workshops, fun dance classes, face painting, interesting storytelling performances, farmers market, bouncy rides and other adventure activities for children.
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London Transport Museum
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London Transport Museum, London
London Transport Museum, London
London Transport Museum, London
London Transport Museum, London
London Transport Museum, London
London Transport Museum, London
The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden takes visitors on a journey through time, art, design and, of course, transportation. Explore the countless old-fashioned buses, trams, trolleys, rolling stock cars and a miniature railway. Perfect for families!
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South Bank
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South Bank, London
South Bank, London
South Bank, London
South Bank, London
South Bank, London
South Bank, London
I think that when it comes to the legacy of the Olympic Games, London’s done a really great job of opening up a whole new area to the public. The park is easily accessible by public transport and upon exiting Stratford station in East London, you can walk straight into the massive Westfield shopping centre. This is a nice alternative to the shopping streets of Central London and if you come here early in the day, it’s dead quiet too. It’s hard to imagine that before the 2012 London Olympic Games, .....this big recreation area was basically just a swamp. Nowadays it’s a great destination for families, sports and nature enthusiasts and an easy getaway from the busy metropolis life. You can come here for a walk or bike ride along the Olympic venues, canals, wetlands and admire the ArcelorMittal Orbit, an extraordinary structure that offers spectacular views from a 114.5m-height, and even abseiling, but also houses the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide. (Note that you need to pay a fee for access to the structure and its activities.) Show less
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Primrose Hill
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Primrose Hill, London
Primrose Hill, London
Primrose Hill, London
Primrose Hill, London
Primrose Hill, London
Primrose Hill, London
BUT FIRST!  Rather than crossing the bridge over the canal towards Regents Park and the Zoo, if you ‘turn right’ away from the canal, you can do a de-tour to Primose Hill.  It’s another of London’s parks, but if you walk to the top of the hill, you can get a view of the London skyline in the distance and there’s an infomation board pointing out the various landmarks that can be seen.
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Portobello Road Market
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Portobello Road Market, London
Portobello Road Market, London
Portobello Road Market, London
Portobello Road Market, London
Portobello Road Market, London
Portobello Road Market, London
Until the early 1940s, the market on Portobello Road mainly sold fruit, vegetables and other food items, although some traders also sold essential household items. The market started to change in the mid-1940s due to an influx of “rag and bone” men reselling second hand items, including general bric-a-brac and antique items.  During the mid-1980s, the character of Portobello Road began to change due to increased investment in the area, transforming Portobello Road from a working class district into a fashionable and affluent area.  Today, the market is best known for its .....wide selection of antiques, food products and clothing for all budgets. Portobello Road Market is now home to the largest and most extensive collection of sellers and wares in the UK.    Famous for its half-mile-long antiques market, the street is transformed every Saturday into a glittering arcade. There’s something here for everyone, from fancy (and expensive) antiques to more interesting bargains and novelty items.  Although the Portobello Road Market is technically only held on a Saturday, Portobello Road is open 365 days a year. Therefore, there’s always a curiosity to be found, or a tasty treat to be tasted.   There isn’t a market in London that doesn’t get busy over the weekend so I knew before I arrived that Portobello Road would be crowded. However, the trick is to arrive early (whilst the stalls are setting up) and have a bit of a walk around, find a café to people watch from, then pop back out and enjoy the atmosphere before it all gets too busy. Visitors should be able to find second-hand goods in the area between Golborne Road and Westway, clothing and fashion accessories in the Westway area itself, household items from Westway to Talbot Road, fruit, vegetables and other food items from Talbot Road up to Elgin Crescent, and then antiques from Elgin Crescent up to Chepstow Villas.    Portobello Road Market is traditionally an antiques market, but like many of the markets in London, there’s also the opportunity to do a bit of grocery shopping too. Sections of the market operate on all days except for Sundays, although some days are much busier than others. Permanent shops and cafes are open along the road every day of the week. Friday and Saturday are the best days for antique stall holders and food vendors. Visitors will also find arcade stalls on Saturdays only. Fruit, vegetables, fashion, clothing and accessories can be purchased throughout the week. Show less
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