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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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Real London for Dummies

Quite simply, London is a magnificent city to visit. But like any place, it has its share of tacky places that are a waste of your precious vacation time and money. What to avoid in London: Madame...
Jun 10, 2004

AZ of London

If you're in London, travelling around or finding necessary places can be really difficult sometimes. SO, it's better to buy 'AZ of London' - a book where you will find all streets and important...
Oct 22, 2006


“You are not welcome here Johnny Foreigner”! Well, they might as well put up a sign in the baggage claim area at Gatwick. I just recently returned to Gatwick from outside the EU and went to go use one...
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Jul 08, 2009

Buckingham Palace

Every day, hundreds of people flock to see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. If you're lucky, you'll get to see it.When I went to the changing of the guards, there were so many people...
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Nov 24, 2004

Cross with care at the Beatles famous zebra

Almost always in Britain car drivers respect pedestrians right of way to cross - not so in Abbey Road when a lot of tourists are taking pictures & running back & forth. Really P.........them...
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Feb 25, 2006

The tube

There's rarely a problem on the Tube. But nevertheless be aware of the pickpockets and beggars. Keep your money / mobile phone very close to you especially during busy periods on the tube. Avoid the...
Sep 29, 2004
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Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

Diana, Princess of Wales, met her sudden, tragic end in a road crash in 1997. She styled herself as the 'People's Princess'. In July 2004 a Memorial 'Fountain' was unveiled by the mother-in-law in the...
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Jan 10, 2005

Water at Hyde Park

Buying water at Hyde Park or any of the parks from any of the stands/ice-cream carts. Try and go to a newsagents/corner shop/supermarket to buy your water (and an ice-cream if you'd like) it'll only...
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Nov 12, 2004

Down down market

Petticoat Lane market in London is the one I'm referring to. Early every Sunday morning, come rain or shine, tour busses disgorge hordes of tourists in search of bargains. Actually, what they are in...
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Jan 25, 2005

They should be locked up

The trap referred to here is the Clink museum in Clink Street, SE1 on the site of a medieval prison. Purely in the interests of VT research, I went there one day this week. Actually, I'd fancied a...
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Mar 28, 2015

If you don't want to waste time waiting in line

Check out the photo of the line of tourist waiting to go into the Tower of London! The line stretches right back to the ticket office & ends at the Tower Gates. It takes a lot of time to explore...
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Mar 04, 2006

Tower of London -- Biggest crowds

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed my visit to the tower of London, but it had the largest crowds of anywhere I visited.I couldn't believe the crowd that gathered near the inside gate to listen to...
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Aug 28, 2004


Need a telephone number in Britain? That’s going to cost you! A few years ago the Directory Enquiries number ‘192’ was privatised and now there are over 100 options. Some will cost you more than £1...
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Feb 06, 2009

Prepare to pay

The top tourist attractions are severly overpriced, and I dont mean just expensive, I mean they realy are having a laugh. The pricing structure works on the principle that most of the people in London...
Jun 11, 2004

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41 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS, United Kingdom
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Tower of London

A piece of trivia learned from our Yeoman Warder guided tour: Charles II believed "If the ravens leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall…", and so, even today, seven ravens are kept at the Tower (the...
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Westminster Abbey

The 19 metre high Corinthian Column formally known as the Crimea and Indian Mutiny memorial is a tall marble and limestone column topped by the figure of St George slaying the dragon and carved by J R...
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British Museum

There is so much to see in this museum you could probably spend a whole day and still not see everything. If you don't want to spend THAT much time here, or arrive later in the day like me, there is a...
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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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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace was originally Buckingham House and owned by the Duke of Buckingham before being bought by George III and eventually becoming the official Royal residence when Queen Victoria and...
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St. Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most well known sights is St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace a previous cathedral destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was finally completed...
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