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  • 26. Soho and the West End

    Soho is synonymously known for its entertainment district especially for its sex shops/industry venues, night life and film industry. The area has undergone a big transformation since the 1980s. Today...

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  • 27. Victoria & Albert Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Like most museums in London The Victoria and Albert museum is free apart from special displays that incur a charge. In effect it is the permanent version of the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. Queen...

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  • 28. Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew Gardens

    A few key points about Kew Gardens: It is huge. It is impressive. It is not cheap. Admission is £15 for adults. I balked at this a little but bit the bullet and went in, and I didn't feel as...

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  • 29. Dungeon

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    London Dungeons is a fun way to find out some of Londons history. However this is not meant to be an accurate account of its History. Its just a bit of fun with history thrown in. There are some scary...

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  • 30. Greenwich

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wandering around the exterior of the Old Royal Naval College (formally a naval hospital to 1873 and now the University of Greenwich) and a look at the grandness of the buildings in a setting next to...

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  • 31. Markets and Street Life

    London as a city probably has more landmarks and features instantly recognisable world wide than any other city in the world. While some of these are major buildings and monuments some are items of a...

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  • 32. South Bank

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This former row of old garages was transformed in the late 1980s by some sprucing up and the addition of quaint shop-fronts. These shops are now occupied by a selection of independent retailers...

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  • 33. Gherkin - 30 St. Mary Axe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The 180 metre high skyscraper looks a little out of place in the city, and would look much better surrounded by green fields. It is quite difficult to find a suitable place to take a photograph due to...

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  • 34. Leicester Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Leicester Square in down-town London is so lovely, the cinema square - with Leicester's Square Odeon, Emporium, Odeon West-End and Vue - and many more cinemas in this area. If you ever want to spot a...

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  • 35. Zoo

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a fanatastic place to visit in the middle of London. The zoo has various species of animals for monkey and gorillas to fish and penguins. There are various interactive exhibit and talks...

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  • 36. Imperial War Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    WARNING. The museum is closed until July 2014. They are transforming IWM London to mark the Centenary of the First World War 2014. ===================================== It was my second visit and I...

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  • 37. Southwark and Bankside

    She's only a replica, but she has an amazing tale to tell herself. Built in 1973 to exacting standards of traditional handicraft, she is a full size replica of the original galleon sailed by Sir...

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  • 38. Science Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    My last visit to the Science Museum was thirty years ago or so when I went as a child with my Mum and Dad. I vaguely remember the visit so I was glad of the opportunity when my Dad and I returned. We...

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  • 39. Literary London

    Sherlock Holmes is one of the most enduring characters of literary London. The Sherlock Holmes walk of "London Walks" is in my opinion one of their very best. It does not lead to Baker Street 221b,...

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  • 40. Legal London and the Inns of Court

    The good Old Bailey, which is the Central Criminal Court, is not particularly the best spot to hit up but sure gives you the chills!!! Hours are shot but what you get to view is gonna be sure to...

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  • 41. Regent's and Grand Union Canals

    I only found out about Little Venice in London by reading a tip on it here on VT. I decided on taking a walk along the canal from Little Venice to Camden Town. I went to Paddington station and started...

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  • 42. Hampton Court

    The great tudor palace. It transports you back in time perhaps like no other building in England. It's so evocative of its era - the time of Henry VIII - that it leaves you with no doubt about its...

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  • 43. Places of worship

    St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate church it's dedicated to the patron Saint of wayfarers and travellers. it was build around 1212 and then rebuild in 1724 and sits on the foundations of an Aglo-Saxon...

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  • 44. Walking and Walking Tours

    When you read the title of this tip, please do not think that I have gone any more loopy than I normally am. I refer to looping a LOOP which is actually an acronym for the London Outer Orbital Path, a...

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  • 45. Kings Cross - St. Pancras

    Kings Cross Station has recently been extensively remodelled and modernised, with a brand new departures hall. Harry Potter fans will be pleased to hear that this incorporates a special “Platform 9 ¾”...

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  • 46. Regent's Park - Primrose Hill

    Regent's Park is only a short walk from where I usually stay whenever I'm in London. John Nash designed this 395 acre park and is central London's largest outdoor sports arena. I spent a pleasant...

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  • 47. Marble Arch & Speakers Corner

    Made from white Carrara marble you will find the Arch at the junction of Park Lane, Oxford St and Edgware Rd. The royal Family, King's Troop and Royal Horse Artillery are the only ones permitted to...

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  • 48. Monument

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most mementos events to take place in the history of London started in Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane on the morning of 2 September 1666. What occurred on this day and the three...

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  • 49. Aldwych and The Strand

    Italian immigrants built a considerably large community in London from the 19th century onward. Given the strong regional identities that have always dominated Italian culture, it is not surprising...

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  • 50. Museum of London

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Museum of London is the largest urban history museum in the world and opened in 1976. It's galleries tell the story of London and the story of the everyday lives of Londoner's from pre-historic...

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  • HackneyBird's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    There is a St George's Festival being held at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens today starting at midday. Attractions include archery and falconry displays, a fire-breathing dragon, a medieval knights battle, Morris dancers, and Punch and Judy show. For more information go to www.vauxhalltrust.co.uk

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    This may be of interest to anyone planning a visit to London in 2014 - a list of ten forthcoming art exhibitions:
    londonist.com/2013/12/10-art...

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