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The names will be familiar to you. London Bridge, Carnaby Street, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus. Now you can go there and see them in person! You will be so amazed at how many things in London seem familiar.

Things to Do in London

 

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You will want to make a red coated Beefeater break his stern look into a smile. You will want to take one of the famous London red double decker buses around the city and sit in the open air at the top to view the city.

London is one of the easiest cities to tour on foot as well, making it a pleasure to visit any time of the year.

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London Travel Secrets

London is a hugely popular visitor destination (it is featured on eGuide’s list of top 20 cities to visit) and has many famous sights that attract tourists each year. It is also known as a relatively expensive city to explore. Travel like a local, however, and your costs could be cut dramatically.

Trooping Colour London

London’s Public Transport

Getting around London is very easy with buses and the underground or “Tube”. Visitors can not only avoid the crush of the rush hour but save money by travelling after 9.30am as the off peak fares come into play. If you have a full day of sightseeing or shopping with several destinations in mind it is worth considering a day ticket which pays for itself after two or three journeys. Another cost effective and scenic way to travel in London is to take a river trip to places such as Greenwich.

London Public Transport

Boris Bikes or the London Cycle Hire Scheme is a fun way to see London and is free for the first 30 minutes once you have registered a credit card and chargeable thereafter. It is an excellent way of seeing some of the quieter areas of London or getting to a well known location for free. Visitors to London can be treated to most of the famous sights in London for free and some wonderful views by walking along the kerb between Waterloo Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Places to eat

London is full of restaurants, some catering specifically for tourists and others providing a more general atmosphere. London has a tremendous multicultural feel and many of the immigrant and ethnic groups have some wonderful restaurants and delicacies to try. From Arab cuisine on the Edgware Road to Bengali curry on Brick Lane and delicious bagels in the Jewish cafes of the East End, London has something for everyone. There are Caribbean eateries in Notting Hill and South Kensington is renowned for good French restaurants.

Brick Lane Market London

A traditional English breakfast is a great way to start the day and the best place in London to taste this specialty is in any one of the pubs around Smithfield Meat Market. The market closes at 6am each week day and the butchers all head for breakfast in the local pubs which open at that time.

Brick Lane Market London

It is also an excellent place to see other night workers finish their shifts and get a different view of life in London. Smithfield itself is also worth looking at as it was the execution site of William Wallace and the church of St Bartholomew the Great which was used in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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