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London Old City Bike Tour
"Starting from Waterloo the tour discover hidden back streets old shipping docks an ancient Roman wall Harry Potter film locations  and much more! Along the way we stop for a pint of traditional ale in the oldest Thames riverside pub in London. Hear tales of sailors and smugglers from your guide and see the noose where pirates met a grizzly end! After a refreshing drink over iconic Tower Bridge past the Tower and then through the sights
From GBP28.00
 
"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

Money Matters Tips (24)

UK goods and services just got MORE expensive!

As of midnight tonight (3 January 2011), goods and services in the UK just got EVEN more expensive with an increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) from 17.5% to 20% as part of the Government's austerity...
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CatherineReichardt
Jan 13, 2011

Watch your credit card receipts

I happened to look closely at one of my creidt card receipts after having been in London for a day or two. After seeing that my entire credit card number, as well as the expiration date on the card...
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balfor
Feb 02, 2010

$$ to pounds Money exchange

If you are coming to London from the US a good thing to remember is to change your $ to pounds before your trip. The exchange fee's at the airports are outrageous. I belong to AAA so i was able to go...
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thecatsmeow
Jan 04, 2006

50£ Notes

I had ordered my money from the bank before travelling over to London. I had asked many other questions - for example how much money to have on hand before I started to withdraw from the ATM. I...
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RavensWing
Oct 26, 2013

Credit Card Cloning

After reading all the warnings about pick pockets, etc., I made so many plans for safety before I left. I get home 2 days ago and my credit card has been copied and $2000 spent!!! I put my card in a...
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mtstranscribe
Mar 21, 2007

Service charge included?

When eating out check your bill to see if the establishment has added a service charge. If it is not clear from the bill whether this has been done then ask. If they have added a service charge do not...
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phil_uk_net
Sep 24, 2002

Money exchange

Get money from the ATM, not one of those kiosks at the ariport (like American Express). I've known this, I knew this but did it anyways. There are ATM's right outside of baggage claim right before you...
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IngaRita
Jan 27, 2008

Be VIGILENT when using cash machines

When withdrawing money from cash machines in public places, be very aware of the people around you. You're better using a machine where there are a queue of people than being a solitary user (easy...
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Senoritasmile
Mar 14, 2006

You don't make enough!

Unless you're part of the Royal Family, the job you currently hold does not pay you enough to make London "cheap". It's not that the city is that ridiculously overpriced, it's just that your currency...
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kcochran111
Jun 04, 2003

Don't tip the barman when...

Don't tip the barman when ordering a pint of beer! It would give you immediately away being a stranger. However, should you get executed like Queen Anne Boleyn, it is according to custom to distribute...
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AlfredSt
Sep 12, 2002

Chequepoint: 0 commission?

Avoid CHEQUEPOINT to change your money to GBP.They promise: "0% Commission (big), when you buy currency (very small)".The text was confusing and they really charge up 9,8% commission for changing EUR...
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Fercaster
Aug 15, 2009

If you need to change money...

If you need to change money during bank working time, no problem, any Bureau de Change can do it for you and the rates are nearly the same, but at weekends and after banks close, they drop...
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chinookch47
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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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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