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4 Oct 2010 Dimplez said

I'm curious of those who went to London, what do you recommend?<BR><BR>What were your favorite things to see? Favorite pubs?<BR><BR>Safety tips...other tips?<BR><BR>I posted on the London Explorer forum but it is a bit dead, so I figured I'd post here since many people have London incorporated into their trips.<BR><BR>Thanks <img src="" alt="Smiler" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::)-->
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  • 4 Oct 2010 Kelsey said


    I did the London Explorer last year so if you have any questions about it I could probably answer them.

  • 5 Oct 2010 Karina88 said


    When are you going to London?

  • 5 Oct 2010 Dimplez said


    Hi! Nice to meet you both Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

    Kelsey: I'm curious about everything. What were your favorite parts of the tour? <BR><BR>What would your recommend to see/do?<BR><BR>Safety or travel tips? Anything at all<BR><BR>Karina I’m planning my trip for prob. Mid. May of next year. Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 6 Oct 2010 AstroPhys said


    I had a great time getting a tour:

  • 6 Oct 2010 Kelsey said


    I really liked that you got vouchers for everything I got to decide what day you went to stonehenge and the theater. Also with the theater ticket you get a choice of about 10 show. I also found that london is really easy to get around with the tube or buses.

  • 8 Oct 2010 Dimplez said


    Kelsey is it alright if I send u a private message to pick your mind a bit more about your London trip? Smiler<!--graemlin::)-->

  • 9 Oct 2010 liselise said


    With the London Explorer, as its unescorted does that mean if you are travelling solo you’ll be alone the whole time? Unless of course you meet people? I’m thinking of doing this for a couple of days but don’t want to be stuck having to go to like the musical alone because I think that would be more fun to go to with someone.

  • 9 Oct 2010 Kelsey said


    Dimplez – Yes send me a private message and I can answer your questions.

    Explorer – The trip is unescorted so you are not with a group so you could be doing some things by yourself. However there are lots of solo travellers so you could always meet up with others.

  • 10 Oct 2010 liselise said


    Thanks Kelsey (I’m Explorer) =). Also which hotel did you stay at?

  • 10 Oct 2010 Kelsey said


    I stayed at the Royal National while I did the London Explorer but I have also stayed at the Imperial.

  • 20 Oct 2010 Robbie said


    Hi guys

    Kelsey which hotel did u think was better?

  • 20 Oct 2010 Kelsey said


    I had no problems with either hotel. However I found the room at the Imerpial to be a bit bigger and nicer.

  • 21 Oct 2010 Wez said


    Hey Dimplez, Wow there is so much to do in London really.

    Firstly I recommend searching for “London” topics in this forum as there are several threads with useful information on here.

    Personally, for a first time London traveler I would suggest going to see the touristy favourites like Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Leicester Square (which is where the theaters are), The London Eye, Trafalgar Square, and some of the many great museums like the British, Science & War museums.

    Feel free to message me if you require any further information.


  • 29 Mar 2011 BabyAngelHere said


    Hey All… was wondering do you get in your pack all the site and tours available that you could go do and see?

  • 29 Mar 2011 Dimplez said


    thank u all I have ended up choosing to now go on the London and Paris with Paris extension tour, but all these tips for London really helps since I’ll still be going there for a little :D

  • 30 Mar 2011 Explorer1084121 said


    What can you recommend for a first timer to London who only has a day before and after his tour for touring within London.I have been told by my travel agent due to the arrival times of the inbound flight my only option is a hop on hop off bus to see everything can anyone give me any other alternatives.all offers accepted

  • 26 Apr 2011 Jill said


    Does the 3 day explorer include stonehenge?

  • 26 Apr 2011 BabyAngelHere said


    No it doesnt you have to organise it yourself. You get a Ticket to a West End musical and bus passes for the Open top bus sightseeing tour which takes you around London. The Stonehenge is extras we have to book to go see.

  • 30 Apr 2011 joe_bloggs said


    I did a bike tour when I was in London. They are great fun and you can cover a lot of ground.

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