Greater London Travel Guide

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London

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Kingston upon Thames

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Hounslow

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Richmond

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Wimbledon

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Greenwich

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Kew Gardens

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Heathrow

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Croydon

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Hampstead

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Brentford

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Eltham

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Twickenham

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Teddington

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Highgate

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Brixton

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Buckingham Palace

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Bethnal Green

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London

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  • Tower of London

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    London Things to Do

    The Tower of London dates from Roman times. The present building contains nearly 1,000 years of history within its forbidding walls. One of the most popular tourist attractions in England, it is according to paranormal experts the most haunted location in the world. The Tower holds the royal gems because it's still one of the royal palaces,...

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  • The Montague On The Gardens

    London Hotels

    The concierge was fabulous, the hotel very grand, and despite the rooms being small they were...

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    London Restaurants

    The first Hard Rock Cafe was opened in Old Park Lane in June 1971, with food normally on the menu at an American Diner with Rock and Roll music playing while you ate. Eric Clapton donated his Fender Guitar so he could reserve a seat at the bar and occasionally rock stars can be seen jamming here. The cafe has a very expensive collection of Rock...

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Kingston upon Thames

  • Car Parking - Warning Fairfield North...

    Kingston upon Thames Transportation

    Beware of the Cattle Market Car park - which is on the surface as it costs £1 per HALF hour whereas the one underground by the same barrier is £1.40 per hour. If you do park by mistake provided you exit in 15 minutes you do not pay

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  • Warren House

    Kingston upon Thames Hotels

    Warren Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7HY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The Crafty Cafe

    Kingston upon Thames Things to Do

    The Crafty Cafe is a pottery painting shop, roughly 5-10 minutes from Kingston's Highstreet. Open everyday, but Monday.They do everything from children's parties, to adult evenings (requires booking), to baby footprints...A varying range of drinks and cakes are also available.It's a great thing to do when you are tired of the usual shopping or...

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Hounslow

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  • DRINKING FOUNTAIN and CATTLE TROUGH...

    Hounslow Things to Do

    The association was set up by MP, Samuel Gurney in 1859 to provide free drinking water for residents added the cattle troughs in 1867 to provide for animal welfare. During the 19th century there were 9 water companies in London and a lot of the water was contaminated producing a cholera epidemic so the association provided free drinking water that...

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  • Sofitel London Heathrow

    Hounslow Hotels

    Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, TW6 2GD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • THE BLENHEIM CENTRE

    Hounslow Things to Do

    The Blenheim Centre is just not a car park, and supermarket as there is a gym, a children's play area and a good Indian restaurant that serves all-you-can-eat-curry for around £14. Easy to park your car here to access Hounslow High Street and the Treaty Shopping Centre.

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Richmond

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  • Take the ferry to the "Naked Ladies"

    Richmond Off The Beaten Path

    On the Thames outside the Ham House is a little "ferry" that will take you across the river to Twickenham. The ferry is simply a family with a boat that will take you across for a pound. It is quaint. There is no sign. So you simply have to walk from Ham House to the river and look for where people are standing. Comes about every 15 minutes. Once...

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  • Petersham Hotel

    Richmond Hotels

    Didnt stay,not at £200 for a room,we just went into the bar darnk and admired the view of the...

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  • KEW BRIDGE

    Richmond Things to Do

    The present bridge was opened in 1903 by Edward VII, and connects the south and north circular roads. The first bridge was built in 1759 but only lasted 30 years as a new bridge replaced it in 1789., and tolls were charged until they were abolished in 1873. The bridge was eventually replaced in 1903 by the present day bridge.

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Wimbledon

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  • A little Gem

    Wimbledon Restaurants

    Actually a Modern European vibe. Just been painted - major improvement. Thought it was new management but same team there - just done up. I like the food here. Mid range not pricey (although you can splash out!)Been a few times so food is generally good. They have cheaper menus if you are going out or having a quick lunch. I saw a celebrity here...

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  • Rose And Crown

    Wimbledon Hotels

    55 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5BA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Relaxing!

    Wimbledon Restaurants

    Been to this restaurant a few times now. I think the food is very good and at mid-range prices. They also do some deals such as fast lunch and pre-theatre deals (menus)The place is very like a parisian bistro, they do a range of mediterranean food (no pasta though). Good portions and very high quality ingredients - it's good-would recommend. Good...

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Greenwich

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  • Enjoying a burger at riverside!

    Greenwich Restaurants

    I love Bryon for its burgers and always will make a habit of visiting one whenever I see one. Greenwich is no exception and I took the opportunity to have my dinner there. The modern restaurant has roof top dining so I sat there admiring the riverside views in the sunshine (and refreshing breeze from the river).It was nice to conclude my brief but...

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  • Ibis London Greenwich

    Greenwich Hotels

    When walking in the centre I saw there was an Ibis hotel right there. I haven't stayed at this one...

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  • Records and Vintage

    Greenwich Shopping

    Casbah Records is a shop full of collectable records and other vintage stuff.It's like going back to the Fifties and Sixties.Shop Hours:Mo: 11:30AM - 6PMTu-Fr: 10:30AM - 6PMSa-Su: 10:30AM - 6:30PM Records

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Kew Gardens

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  • The Royal Botanic Gardens

    Kew Gardens Things to Do

    This is another one of those well known places that you should make an effort to visit - it is not located in the heart of the tourist trap of central London and is in fact fairly close to London Heathrow Airport.There is an admission charge - but you can spend the whole day in the gardens and hot houses.

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  • The National Archives

    Kew Gardens Things to Do

    This is an interesting Government Department to visit; and it is open to the public for the purposes of research, teaching and visiting. This is the official Government depository for official Records of England and Wales and some relating to the entire United Kingdom.There is a coffee shop, a gift shop and lots of people researching their family...

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  • Bus to help Disabled

    Kew Gardens Transportation

    This is a ideal way to see the gardens at Kew especially for those who have difficulty getting around.

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Heathrow

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  • Heathrow Reshuffle.

    Heathrow Transportation

    T1 will be bulldozed in 2016 to make way for huge construction works to extend the newly opened state of the art T2. and all flights to and from there will be moved in the coming months.They may be moved to the new T2 but not necessarily. Flights to and from T3, T4 and T5 may also be moved.I wouldn't rely on my airline contacting me and would...

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton London Heathrow

    Heathrow Hotels

    745 Bath Road, Cranford TW5 9QE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Books, magazines and more

    Heathrow Shopping

    It will be hard not to encounter a W.H. Smith bookshop at Heathrow. They seem to be the exclusive book and magazine seller at the Airport and probably also the only shop selling popular CD's and DVD's.All Heathrow terminals have branches of the shop; the main one is at Terminal 3 and has a broad book collection.

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Croydon

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  • Cadillac Diner American style.

    Croydon Off The Beaten Path

    Just outside Croydon is a great American Diner. in Shirley at 147 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE.Great food and drinks. No addatives or nasties in there food. I guarentee you will leave with a smile on your face.

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  • Premier Inn Croydon - South

    Croydon Hotels

    104 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 5RB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Best for Curry!

    Croydon Restaurants

    This is a contemporary restaurant, very clean and modern looking. Staff are really friendly and welcoming. The food has a lot of flavour, smells great and portions are generous. We have bought numerous colleagues down there and all were pleased. The owner mentioned they get many happy tourists from local hotels. This is a must, try out garam...

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Hampstead

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  • Dick Turpin's local?

    Hampstead Things to Do

    If you've been out for a walk on Hampstead Heath (see seperate tip) you could do a lot worse than visit the Spaniards Inn for a spot of light refreshment. Built in 1585 as a country house for the Spanish ambassador, it is a lovely old-fashioned pub with a spacious beer garden. Legend has it that Dick Turpin, the famous highwayman, drank here,...

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  • Spa water and the spring in the village

    Hampstead Things to Do

    In 1703 a Dr William Gibbons first highlighted the medicinal qualities of Hampstead's spa water. He lived at nearby Burgh House but the spring is seen in Well Walk and this was what first attracted people to Hampstead and made it a spa town in much the same way Cheltenham or Harrogate became spa towns. The water was supposed to have health benefits...

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  • Train to Hampstead

    Hampstead Transportation

    The London Overground is a revamped and improved rail system that takes new electric trains around the London area - there is just one gap in the network on South London as I write this (early 2012) but eventually it will be possible to take a circular ride around London.The line stops in Hampstead at Hampstead Heath station - this station is...

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Brentford

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  • 1642 THE BATTLE OF BRENTFORD

    Brentford Things to Do

    2,000 parliamentarian soldiers held off 12,000 royalists but the Parliamentary horseman fled back to London when they heard the cannon fire from the enemy and the Parliamentarian foot soldiers were forced back to Brentford Bridge. in the end the royalists overpowered the Parliamentarians who sank their own barges to avoid them falling in to enemy...

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  • Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock

    Brentford Hotels

    High Street, Brentford, London, TW8 8JZ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • SYON HOUSE and

    Brentford Things to Do

    Syon House is still owned by the Duke of Northumberland and is located in Syon Park. The tudor house has been there since late 16th century but was remodelled in the 1760's and the wonderful domed conservatory was constructed in the 1820's. The house is open for the public on Wed, Thurs and Sun from March to October from 11 am - 5 pm. The gardens...

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Eltham

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  • The only place open on a Sunday...

    Eltham Restaurants

    It's McDonalds. What can I tell you? You know what it tastes like and what it costs and what it looks like inside.So here are a few pics anyway :)) Mc Filet o'Fishy and fries.

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  • Eltham Palace

    Eltham Things to Do

    Situated off a quiet leafy road in the suburbs of Eltham in SE London, is the exquisite Eltham Palace - once home to the phenomenally wealthy Courthalds - textile millionaires of the early 20th century.Before the Courthalds transformed the palace into a glamorous art deco showhome of the 1930s, it was the boyhood home of Henry VIII and later his...

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  • If you love Art deco, come here.

    Eltham Things to Do

    Tucked away, almost incongruously, in the residential streets of Southeast London, is the magnificent Eltham Palace. It has a rich history, going back to the time of the Norman Invasion. The first major builder was the Bishop of Durham who presented the manor house to Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward II), and he in turn extended the place....

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Twickenham

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  • Riverside pub

    Twickenham Restaurants

    After our recent riverside walk and visit to Eel Pie Island, on a hot Sunday afternoon in July, we were ready for a drink. The Barmy Arms is very conveniently located a few metres from the foot bridge that crosses to the island, and has a large outside terrace which even on such a lovely day was not completely full. We really enjoyed relaxing here,...

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  • Premier Inn Twickenham East

    Twickenham Hotels

    Corner Sixth Cross/Staines Rd, Twickenham, TW2 5PE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • York House Gardens

    Twickenham Things to Do

    York House dates back to the 17th century and today acts as offices for the London Borough of Richmond, in which Twickenham is situated. Its grounds are open to the public and still retain the sense of being the gardens of a stately home rather than a local park. The house was formerly owned by an Indian industrialist, Sir Ratan Tata, and these...

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Teddington

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  • Indian

    Teddington Restaurants

    A good value Indian a little out from the centre of Teddington. The service is good, and it must be popular with the locals because Mo Farah has been seen eating there (he's from Teddington). I don't remember anything that special about it, but then again there's so many good restaurants in Teddington it's easy to get complacent.

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  • Lensbury

    Teddington Hotels

    The Lensbury is a clubhouse hotel that caters to the wealthy health conscious people who live in...

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  • Spoilt by a simple thing.

    Teddington Restaurants

    As I have mentioned in numerous other tips, specifically restaurant tips, I am a great believer in local knowledge and it was due to a local friend that we visited the King's Head Brasserie in High Street Teddington recently. Jonathan, a good friend who has lived in the area for some time, recommended it and specifically mentioned the service....

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Highgate

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  • Waterlow Park

    Highgate Things to Do

    After visiting Highgate Cemetery we had a wander in Waterlow Park, adjacent to the cemetery. It's a pleasant 26 acre park with its history including Lauderdale House (which has a cafe, arts and exhibition centre). landscape gardens, children's playground, tennis courts, and public toilets. It nice visiting briefly but plan to visit again after...

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  • Highgate Cemetery (East)

    Highgate Things to Do

    My friend and I had an interesting visit to the East Cemetery which is home to influential people who have shaped society past and present. We found interesting finding buried many famous names with its unique memorials. These included:- Karl Marx, Philosopher & Socialist- Charles J Phipps, Theatre Architect (including Her Majesty's Theatre)- Frank...

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  • Nice cafe on a busy street

    Highgate Restaurants

    I have visited here a number of times but only for drinks and so cannot comment on the food but it does look very good. The café is open all day from breakfast until late and has seating inside and out - I did notice people were smoking recently in the outside section and this is illegal and should be stopped. The café is clean and well presented...

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  • Jan 17, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    The St. Katharine Docks were kind of surprising for me. In the middle of this hectic city there is a place that seems to be sprung out of a picture book. The small boats, houses with flowers at the balcony and a small café (ok it’s Starbucks but it doesn’t look commercial) in the middle. You should really go there!

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