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"London Bike Tour - East
"London is a city of stunning contrasts. Her rich past is well preserved while her modern face shows how architecture trade and culture have evolved in their own unique settings. For those trying to discover London on their own or hoping to glimpse her from bus or coach many of her secrets will remain a mystery.The London Bike Tour is a much more exciting way of exploring the city. You will be provided with a bike and guide and escorted on a tour though the cycle routes
From GBP24.00
 
SeaLife London Aquarium with Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
"Start your adventure at Westminster Pier Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier. Westminster Pier is conveniently located next to Houses of Parliament Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. It is also only a short walk from Whitehall Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Tower Pier is ideally located next to Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Once you have your ticket you can also hop-on and hop-off from London Eye pier located next to the London Eye and just two minutes walk from London Dungeon and London Aquarium. Greenwich Pier is located next to the famous Cutty Sark clipper
From GBP42.00
 
Royal Observatory and London Thames River Cruise
"Enjoy two of London’s great attractions with this stunning and flexible tour of the river Thames with entrance to the world-famous Royal Observatory in Greenwich! Hop-on and hop-off your river sightseeing cruise from any of four conveniently located pier before discovering the past present and future wonders of astronomy at the Royal Observatory. Explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars and then stand astride two hemispheres at the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the world-famous Meridian Line.Start your adventure at Westminster Pier Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier. Westminster Pier is conveniently located next to Houses of Parliament Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. It is also only a short walk from Whitehall Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Tower Pier is ideally located next to Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Once you have your ticket
From GBP28.00

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In Debt on The Mall

These days the phrase 'shopping mall' is a familiar one the world over. But did you know that the origins of the word 'mall' lie buried in London's history, and that The Mall and Pall Mall were named...
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HackneyBird
Jun 20, 2016

Buried Alive in Kensal Green.

Kensal Green Cemetery, situated near the Grand Union Canal in North Kensington, gives the visitor the impression of being in the heart of the countryside. Nestling among the trees and shrubs are many...
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HackneyBird
Jun 20, 2016

The Filthiest Tavern in Old London Town.

Dirty Dick's public house in Bishopsgate dates back to the early 1700s. The pubs cellars are original, but it was in the tavern above them that one of London's oddest characters lived and...
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HackneyBird
Jun 20, 2016

London Legends - Mother Red Cap

The World's End public house, opposite Camden Town tube station was, up until the 1980's called the Mother Red Cap. The pub is thought to have been built on the site of an old cottage which was lived...
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HackneyBird
Jun 20, 2016

All Hallows London Wall - Meeting FCC volunteers

In October 2014 I visited London and started talking to a woman from the FCC. I paid a fee to support them and they added me to their mailing list so I can get their newsletter sent to my home in...
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Regina1965
Sep 27, 2015

St. Paul's Cathedral - Wren's masterpiece

St. Paul's Cathedral is of course Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece out of all of the City churches he rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is London's largest church.St. Paul's...
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Regina1965
Sep 27, 2015

All Hallows London Wall/All Hallows on the Wall

All Hallows London Wall is one of the City of London's churches and a church, which I wasn't able to visit until September 2015. While I was staying in London in 2012-2013 this church was under...
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Regina1965
Sep 26, 2015

St. Bride - the Crypt.

There is a Crypt in St. Bride's church. Amongst the Roman things uncovered in the Crypt is a Roman mosaic pavement, which can be seen in the south-east corner of the Crypt. The pavement dates back to...
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Regina1965
Sep 26, 2015

St. Bride - the Cathedral of Fleet Street.

St. Bride 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...
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Regina1965
Sep 26, 2015

The corbels in the Temple Church.

I must add a special tip on the carved corbels in the Temple Church, just to show the photos of these strange, often very amusing faces :)The Temple Church was severely damaged in WW2. The corbels...
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Regina1965
Sep 26, 2015

The Temple Church - the effigies.

I am going to add a special tip on the effigies in the Round of the Temple Church. This church is so special that one tip is not enough to cover its history.There are 9 stone effigies in the Round....
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Regina1965
Sep 26, 2015

The Temple Church and the Knights Templar

The Temple Church is a City of London church and among the oldest churches in London, so rich in history.The Knights Templar, an order of crusading monks (soldier monks), established their...
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Sep 26, 2015
 
 
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Lambeth Bridge

If you want to take pictures with Panoramic Views of Big Ben and Parliament and even side views of the famous London Eye, the best views are not from Westminister Bridge but from the Lambeth Bridge...
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London Duck Tours

I didn´t do this becaus lack of time and I didn´t know it existed untill it was to late. I looked at the website and it sure looks cool to take a ride with this boat thing. For more information look...
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County Hall

The rather grand looking County Hall on the south bank of the Thames, used to be the home of the Greater London Council but this is now based in the shiny new City Hall further along the Thames. Now...
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Coca-Cola London Eye

I have a bit of a thing for feeling nervous on the top of tall structures, enjoying the views, so for me things like this are a must do. I had previously visited in 2005, but thought GF would enjoy it...
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Big Ben

this will be my tips and picture of the Night View of Big Ben, taken from the Thames River at Night. The Most Photographed Area of Westminister Area will undoubtedly be the Big Ben, and it is the...
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Lambeth Palace

On the south bank of the Thames next to Lambeth Bridge this medieval complex of buildings has been home to the Archbishops of Canterbury, the most senior bishop of the Church of England, for over 800...
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