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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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Downing Street

Downing Street is the world-famous street in central London which contains the buildings that have been, for over two hundred years, the official residences of two of the most senior British cabinet...
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Feb 09, 2006

Victoria Monument

Queen Victoria remains the most commemorated British monarch in history, with statues to her erected throughout the British empire. It is the most prominent statue is the Victoria Monument outside...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Wharf

The great wharf at the Tower of London was built in stages during the 14th century, principally as a place where goods could be loaded and unloaded from boats on the river. In the following centuries...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Broad Arrow Tower

This tower takes its name from the broad arrow that was stamped on goods to show their royal ownership. In later years the tower became a prison and contains many inscriptions made by prisoners who...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Fusiliers' Museum

The Museum of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers stands immediately to the north east of the White Tower and contains a wealth of exhibits relating to the many campaigns in which the regiment has...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Cradle Tower

this tower was used as a prison lodging - through its proximity to the Wharf made it rather unsuitable for this function, as was demonstrated in 1599 when two prisoners managed to escape from the...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - Water Lane

Water Lane was created by Edward I's expansion of the Tower in 1275-85 when the whole of the Outer Ward along the south was reclaimed from the river and a towered curtain wall constructed along the...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Byward Tower

This gatehouse was originally defended by two portcullises, one of which survives today together with a series of so-called 'murder holes' probably used to douse fires lit against the gates by...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower is the oldest tower in the castle after the White Tower and dates from an early enlargement of the castle in the 1190s. The curfew bell has been rung from this tower for at least 500...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Wall Walk

The Wall Walk runs along the eastern inner curtain wall from the Salt Tower to the Martin Tower. Much of this great wall, which encircles the castle, was built in the 1230s and 1240s The building of...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Queen's House

Queen's House has been home to the officer responsible for running the Tower of London, today the Resident Governor, and it is not open to the public. In the past, prisoners were often brought here...
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Feb 06, 2006

Tower of London - The Scaffold Site

In front of the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula a railed-off plaque commemorates the execution in this area of seven famous prisoners A private execution within the Tower was normally decided upon...
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Feb 06, 2006
 
 
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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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