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  • Tower of London
    Tower of London
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    Canada Gate
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  • Piccadilly Circus in 2010
    Piccadilly Circus in 2010
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  • Sightseeing

    London Favorites

    2012 update-it appears that for a 7 day travelcard at a rail station that you now have to get a photocard so bring a passport size photo with you, I believe the photocard is free London attractions can be very expensive but with a little help from the Days Out Guide 2 for 1 offers, I've saved a bundle of money over the years on some of the really...

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  • Historical

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    St Bride´s Church is world famous and probably one of the oldest churches in London. The first stone-walled church on this site dates back to the early sixth century, founded by St Bride/St Bridge. St Bride´s got severely damaged in the Great Fire of London in 1666 and was left in ruins. Nine years later Sir Christopher Wren had rebuilt it. Again...

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  • Parks and Gardens

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    One of the most fascinating city gardens is hidden behind towering brick walls near the Chelsea Royal Hospital. Founded in 1673 as an apothecaries garden to train students, Chelsea Physic Garden is still used today for education and medicinal research. 5, 000 plants are somehow charmingly crammed into lovely greenhouses, plots and trails. Their...

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  • Architectural

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    "Switched on London" was a Lighting Festival which took place for over a week at the beginning of February in the late 2000 in the Pool of London. For the first time it took place in 2007 and annual repetitions were planned. During the event several sights in the area are temporaily illuminated in artistic and exciting ways. Among other landmarks...

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  • Getting around

    London Favorites

    The London pass give you entry to a range of places. if you think of London as a kind of giant theme park then £49 for a day is almost reasonable. A few tricks when you have bought the card 1) Pick a few places that are fairly close together to be able to use the card several times in the day 2) Don't waste time using the card on places that are...

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  • Eating, Drinking and socialising

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    My good friends Gareth aka Balam and Evan aka Evenith666 came to London to see various sites of this wonderful city and a concert too. But still had time to drop in to the Porterhouse in Covent Garden to meet up for a refreshing beer or two. Good seeing you guys....!

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  • The Thames

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    Among favorite exercises and fondest memory we have had in London were walks along the Themes River crossing it along numerous bridges: Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Westminster Bridge. We were changing our ways from the left bank of the river to the right bank and back and enjoyed exciting...

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  • Ceremonial London

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    Formerly the headquarters of the British Army, the historic Horse Guards Parade is now a popular site for ceremonies and parades. Being the political hub of the United Kingdom, Horse Guards Parade lies across the way from Buckingham Palace. A number of monuments can be seen along the edges of the grounds paying homage to the military. The London...

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  • Arts and Entertainment

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    One of my great pleasure while visiting London was the London theatre scene. London is rivaled by only New York City for the greatest theatre in the world. While I London I went to see two plays. The first was "Lettice and Lovage" by Peter Shaffer. I thought very highly of this play and I eagerly wanted to give another play a try as soon as I...

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  • Shopping

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    In the courtyard in front of St. James´s Church Piccadilly there has been a market open for 30 years. There are not that many markets in the very center of London and I find this one so lovely. It is small, but has got a lot of stalls closely together and it is always busy here. Opening hours for the market: On Mondays from 11:00-17:00 there is a...

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  • Technology and web resources

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    For free and inexpensive things to do in London London Tourist Free London listings Hidden London (someday this link is going to stop working and I will be crushed) http://travel.independent.co.uk/uk/article40767.ece London Theatre, including the 1/2 price ticket booth Official London Theatre Markets London Market su

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  • Walks and itineraries

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    Besides my own 1st visit to London, I've traveled with a variety of people on their 1st visit to London, a sister in law and her 12 & 14 year olds, a 17 year old niece, a 20 year old niece and several friends. While each visit was a little different, there are some things that I seem to take them all to and since I'm planning yet another 1st visit,...

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  • Londoners

    London Favorites

    Visit a pub outside of the "tourist" areas. Borough Market is a good start. The Market Porter is great in the spring with everyone standing outside. Next to it is the Wheatshef and next to it is the Southwark. Start at one and work you way down. Southbank isn't a far walk where there are restaurarts, The Globe and the Tate Modern. Drinks with...

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  • Money Matters

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    Your friends who are saying not to get cash in advance probably because of the falling pound may have good intentions but I don't think they're right. The rate that your bank will give you from an ATM will not be a great rate plus they probably will have a handling charge. I'd always recommend buying in advance with one of the online foreign...

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  • Using Group Deals

    I am an avid users of the various group discount sites in New York City so with an upcoming trip to London decided to try them on a 4 days trip. I signed up for the london Groupon and livingsocial emails about two months before going. I made sure to only pick places in downtown as was not going to schlep out past zone 2 to use a deal. I also made...

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  • STOPPED & SEARCHED BY THE POLICE

    What did I do wrong? Well I was unshaven and carrying a suspicious package. Also I walked away from the Police. At least that’s what they said. Actually I was carrying my hot noodles from a takeaway and looking for my train platform and a chair to sit and eat my hot noodles. STOP AND SEARCH is a Police power in the UK short of arrest. It was...

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  • Pub Grub

    Pub Grub ain't all that bad. In fact, I enjoyed the Fish 'n Chips and Bangers 'n Mash quite a bit. They're especially tasty when washed down by a fine English brew. If it's Pubs we're talking about, I'm also glad to report that there is no shortage of these in Greater London. The names of many of them are hilarious too. My favorite being "The...

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  • If you're in London on New Years

    In the winter visiting the cathedrals are really spectular. Try to sit in on some services, really beautiful and memorable. Obviously, one must visit the Tower. And if you are planning ahead write and get tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys. Where they lock up the Tower at night, every night. You can only observe it if you have a ticket. The...

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  • Credit card 800 numbers

    I can not recommend insurance but I do have a tip for you. We all carry credit cards with us when we travel with the number on the back (both foreign and domestic numbers) but what in the heck do we do if we loose them or have them stolen. An easy way is to upload the 800 numbers on all of your cards to the notebook on yahoo or google. If you loose...

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  • Interesting architectural mix

    The "old"London is gradually being swallowed up by modern architecture, interesting at times but not always beautiful.

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  • 28 Weeks Later

    '28 weeks later,' is the sequel to, '28 days later.' These are a couple of English horror films, about a scientifically made disease that makes people go crazy and bite and kill one another; if an infected person's blood gets onto you, you get, 'The 'Rage.' You may wonder what it has got to do with, Canary Wharf? Well, seventy-five per cent of the...

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  • Royal Palaces Tower of London,...

    It is a very very expensive operation to visit the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Hampton Court Palace etc.Join with your family for a year for £73. two adults and three children or one adult and four children.Less than two palace Admissions!!!!!Use the following link.www.hrp.org.uk

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  • Heathrow - Sad goodbyes

    I can't class this as a favourite thing or memory really; it's a very unhappy memory for me.My brother Paul, who is just 11 months younger than me, decided that him and his family were going to emigrate to Australia. I love my brother Paul, I really like his wife Corrie, and I love my two nephews Darren and Gary. But the day finally came. 21st...

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  • Hayes - Tattoos!

    I went to Hayes with my friend Joanne and had my very first Tattoo, back in 1988. Me and Jo had left work at 3.30 on a Friday afternoon, and then travelled up to Hayes in her old Triumph Toledo. Jo was looking for a new Tattoo to go with her other two, that her parents hadn't yet seen, even though she lived with them.The Tattoo shop 'Zeeks' was a...

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  • Steatham - The Dolls House

    Ever since I was at my first school, at nearly the age of 5, I had always wanted a Dolls house. I've always loved very small and intricate things. I was well into my late 30s, but had been looking into places that sold Dolls houses and had been to places in Chertsey and Windsor etc, but then I found an address for a place in Streatham.So, me,...

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  • Rainy London

    I did not have a favorite place in London. The traffic is horrible. The weather was terrible. We were there the end of May 2007 and it rained every day. It was probably around 35 degrees the entire time.Enjoyed the British Museum in London. Unbelievable pieces from 2500 b.c. Believe it or not, I even enjoyed the food! The best part, was going to...

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  • Canary Wharf 28 March 2007

    These photos are from when I started getting the hang of being able to take photos in the dark and them not looking like it was someone on drugs taking them lol.

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  • Canary Wharf 5 May 2007

    Drove all the way round Canary Wharf this evening, with the camcorder going the whole time, it was dusk and the lights weren't on very much... It's much prettier in the dark.

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  • You Get What You Expect

    I was told before going to England that the people were not friendly and not to expect any greetings, etc. That wasn't what I found. I visited with locals in the pub, at the V&A museum, and other places. I suspect that the saying "you get what you expect" is truer than we realize! Expect unfriendly, get unfriendly.....expect friendly, get...

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  • Driving towards Canary Wharf

    When I first got together with Chris, he still had his two teenage children living with him. I've got to admit, I hated being a step-mum. I wasn't wicked to the kids or anything, but I did resent them for the arguments they caused between me and Chris at the time. The two teens were selfish and really fecking lazy, they couldn't even chuck a cereal...

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  • Canary Wharf from miles away

    You can see Canary Wharf from miles away in all directions, if the weather is clear, you can see it from the M25 as far away as the sign that first says Watford. As soon as I spot Canary Wharf on any of our visits to or around it, I always shout "Yay!" because I am just so happy to see it.The best view coming in towards Canary Wharf, is from...

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  • More mobile phone pics

    This is some more of the artistic pics done on my mobile phone: One of them is the arches that are under the main road past Canary Wharf, which takes you to the Blackwall Tunnel one way and towards Bethnal Green the other. I love the unlit streetlight in this pic, you can see the glass and it looks really pretty, like Chris says, the light looks...

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  • Mobile phone pics at dusk

    I made Chris drive through London on the way home from visiting my mum and brother on 24-04-07, so that I could see Canary Wharf, again. I didn't have the camera or camcorder with me, but I did have my mobile phone, so made do with that. It is usually dark when we're here, it made a change to see Canary Wharf in semi-daylight, it still looked...

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  • Oh, the parks

    Regent's Park is the best place in the whole of greater London. It has a zoo, a waterway (near Little Italy), tons of fountains..it is great. Go during the week in the morning and you'll have most of the place to yourself. On the weekends, and especially Sunday, it's extremely crowded. Take a book and relax. I live in a city where you have to...

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  • Grab a TNT

    If you are new to London and are planning on staying for a while or are looking for something in particular like a hotel or a hostel. There is a free magazine that comes out every Monday (and a miniture version every Wednesday), called the TNT. It's mainly focused toward antipodean travellers but it's there for everyone! It has all sorts of...

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  • HOP ON HOP OFF

    If you are travelling with a low budget in london and dont have any idea where to go first..i guess this hop on hop off tour bus..an open top double decker bus..will help you find your way to london..here you can pay for 16 sterling for over an hour tour of london and if you like to hop off to one of the tourist place you can get off anytime you...

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  • this 65 corvette!

    My husband gave me this 65 Corvette...Love to floss it around California Coast. We will be going to Glantonbury sometime October,thats 400 miles from London i guess.

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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  • An Enjoyable Ride...

    These were the photos taken by me, sitting at the front of the night cab from Stansted Airport, going to my friend's place near Sheperd Bush !Not knowing the places or the areas where these photos were taken, although the cab driver was explaining to me the sights that we passed through...It was somehow a very enjoyable ride hence sharing these...

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