See the Buckingham Palace,the...
See the Buckingham Palace,the Tower Bridge,the London´s TOWER,the British Museum,the Natural Story Museum, Tate Gallery,the Westminster Abbey,St.Paul's Cathedral,the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum,the National Gallery, the Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament,Hyde Park,Regent's Park,Portobello,Oxford street,Picadilly Circus, Covent Garden,and of course a cruise in the Thames!! The visit to the two of my favorites museums in London,the British Museum,and the Natural Story Museum,in this one, I stayed about 5 hours, and just seen the more importants rooms and corridors!!,I hope to see the rest, in my next trip!!.
Imperial War Museum
That is true paradox I am pacifist and went to visit Imperial War Museum ;) As one website notes 'We should not forget that more than 100,000,000 people have died as a result of war this century. ' I should recommend to visit this museum that covers all parts of this phenomenon. You can experience the bombing of London by Germans during WW II, to see technics, equipment and I am sure you will see the "war" in the other light. I was impressed by the collection of toys that belonged to children of this period. After such a visit you will gain much more than you expected. Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Rd, London, SE1
Tel: (0) 171 416 5320
underground stop Elephant & Castle
Take some Unusual Photos
When visiting London, don't just take photos of the typical tourist things like Big Ben, the Horse Guards and a London taxi. Here are some ideas for other, perhaps more unique, photos of London:
- a traditional London phone box: these are all over. We have quite a few pics of in laws - playing in them haha
- a routemaster bus: if you are fortunate enough to see one, and then to actually get on it now (as they have been decommissioned), then grab the chance while you can!
- take a shot of one of the many little animals that frequent London pathways... foxes, squirrels, all types of birdies etc.
- take an interesting photo of a street performer (plenty in Covent Garden!).
- interesting window displays, especially along Regent Street and Oxford Circus, and Kensington - some are truly amazing :)
- street signs - a personal favourite. I LOVE taking shots of well known places plus interesting/quaint names.
- often there are dedications on plaques and benches etc. I love taking shots of these!
- take an ordinary monument and take the shot at an interesting angle!
You will find that the locals like to hang out in the pubs in the evenings! At least my friends did! Nice atmosphere although a little to smokey for me! Great place to find out what the local gossip is!! I only stuck my head in this pub just to check it out. I loved the shape of the outside!! Must have been built back before the streets got squared up!
Harden's "London For Free"
This excellent little yellow book has oodles of info on things to see and do in London, Museums, city zoos, galleries, parks and with maps and websites etc etc. At only £5.99 (mine was £4.99 from a local bookshop) it's an invaluable resource for travelers on a budget! It's nice and slim too, so easy to carry in a pocket or rucksack.