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    London, the capital city of...

    by DanielF Written Aug 26, 2002

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    London, the capital city of the old British Empire, has turned into a really cosmopolitan city, but it still can regarded as the quintessence of the British way of life.

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    by Srechko Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I was told not to tip the barmen at pubs. It is quite different that in Canada where you are supposed to tip them 10% just for giving you a beer.

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    Jubilee MarketThat's the...

    by Jaco_Emmen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Jubilee Market

    That's the place to visit for some ' antique' or jewelry or old coins, some nice ' business' man and women will welcome you to their stands to have a look at the nice small buyables

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    Drawing Room isn't just for drawing...

    by Gwynneth Written Aug 25, 2002

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    'The Drawing Room'

    At Penrhyn Castle in Bangor, I learnt that you don't just draw in 'The Drawing Room'... you also meet with friends, play music, write letters and practise needlepoint...

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    You can't go up to the guards...

    by marciaca Written Aug 25, 2002

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    You can't go up to the guards like in the movies. They're about fifty yards behind a big gate. This picture was taken with a telefoto lens.
    The guns are real btw.

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    British police do not carry...

    by marciaca Written Aug 25, 2002

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    British police do not carry guns....which would really suck if a criminal had one. However, they still can beat you senseless with their nightsticks.

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    During our boat trip we passed...

    by MATIM Written Aug 25, 2002

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    During our boat trip we passed this monument called “the needle “it is the oldest monument from London.

    It was a gift from Cleopatra.

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    Shakespeare Globe Theatre is...

    by Tolik Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Shakespeare Globe Theatre is more or less faithful reconstruction of the playhouse where most of Shakespeare's later works were first performed.

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    Be nice to Policemen, be nice...

    by Aragina Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Be nice to Policemen, be nice to traffic wardens, be nice to waiters, these people can make your life hell.

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    This is a picture of the Globe...

    by Libi73 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    This is a picture of the Globe Theater (Shakespeare) and of Tate Modern. I really liked Tate Modern. Great paintings. So much to see.

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    The British Museum is a must....

    by Libi73 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The British Museum is a must. With every visit I discover something new. It's also a very nice building.

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    Once again, one more photo...

    by vladimir_b Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Once again, one more photo from Tower complex, as you can see the wether in London can be nice, so one could strol around, take photos....

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    MUSEUM OF LONDON

    by patrikske Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    MUSEUM OF LONDON

    MUSEUM OF LONDON - The history of London vividly displayed in text, pictures and exhibits.
    LOCATION : London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN (Barbican or St Paul's Tubes).

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    BRITISH MUSEUM

    by patrikske Written Aug 25, 2002

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    BRITISH MUSEUM

    BRITISH MUSEUM - National collection of science and art treasures.
    LOCATION : The British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    London
    WC1B 3DG

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    These guys are human beings,...

    by Jschukal Written Aug 24, 2002

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    These guys are human beings, if you are American, please don't wave your hands in front of their faces to see if they'll flinch. If it was me, I'd kick your butt!

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Local customs in London?  To be honest, the visitor will never learn them all. From standing on the right on a Tube (Underground / Metro / subway) escalator to knowing that a black taxi...

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