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What is everyone doing in London??

16 Aug 2008 Nyclizzo asked

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Hey...just wondering what everyone was doing the first day in London (being that we are on our own)...I am looking into the bus tour www.originaltour.com...they have a hop on hop off type of touring style, with a free river cruise...Also, if anyone knows...what time is the pretour meeting usually the night before the tour leaves? Thanks a million Smiler
  • 19 Jun 2009 Oluwadarra said

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    Haivng lived in London for 10 months, these are the things I’ve done more than once because they are so worth it:
    Westminster Abbey: go to an evening service, see the boys’ choir and get in FREE
    Tower Bridge: so iconic…you really can’t miss it. entry is 7 pounds but you can walk under and take pics for free.
    Camden Town Market: goth/punk area of London – seriously the best shopping, particularly if you have a budget that doesn’t allow for Oxford Street – lots of jewellery, neat fashions and great food.
    Harrods: you don’t have to spend anything…it’s worth it just for a butcher’s (butcher’s hook – look, Cockney rhyme). if you are lucky you’ll get to sample some chocolates in the confection room…also check out Tiffany’s jewellers, the multi-million dollar Egyptian staircase and the outrageous designer shoe displays)
    Finally, the three free museums: Victoria and Albert, Science, and Natural History – are all clearly signposted from South Kensington tube station, and are well-worth a few hours.
    Other free excursions are:
    A walk along Southbank, see the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace, 11am each morning and the Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens.
    Kew Gardens is expensive, but well-worth the 14 pound entrance fee.
    I could go on forever! It’s been said that when a man is tired of London he is tired of life.
    If you have longer to spend here, pick up Spotlight on London tour guide book. Very helpful indeed!

  • 1 Aug 2009 Free_Spirit said

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks so much Oluwadarra! I’m going on the Euro Magic from 5-14 Dec 2009 but booked 3 days extra in London. Your post gave me loads of ideas, can’t wait! It’ll be my first time overseas from Afica.

    Have a splendid weekend!!

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