Sights in London
London has it all - history, shopping, theater, art, royalty…you name it and this world-renowned capitol of Great Britain has it, and more of it than almost anywhere else in the world. Combine that with the fact that flights to this city from the US are usually the least expensive of all European destinations and there’s really no reason you aren’t starting your trip right now! We recommend that you allow a minimum of 3 days. Expect some rain whenever you go, and just play through it.
Notting Hill and Portobello Road- Antiques and lovely gentrified leafy street residences.
Soho- Party central especially for the gay scene, and an international mix of shops and restaurants.
Kensington- Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, now of Princess Margaret & Michael.
City of London- The British version of Wall Street belies its ancient Roman founding. Fires (1666) bombs (WWII & IRA) and modern developers have all but erased the past. Only 1-mile square.
Piccadilly Circus & Leicester Square- Britain’s Times Square complete with neon and theater.
Knightsbridge- Shopping at Harrods’s anyone? London’s most fashionable neighborhood.
Bayswater and Kensignton- A bit more residential with easy access to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
10 Great Things to See and Do in London
Buckingham Palace- Changing of the Guard and pageantry draw the crowds.
Afternoon (High) Tea- A must to enjoy life from a slower age.
Westminster Abbey & Big Ben- History, royalty and religion all intertwined in an iconic setting.
St. Paul’s Cathedral- Architect Christopher Wren's masterpiece.
The Tate Gallery- The Turners, the Pre-Raphaelites and the Thames views are the standouts here.
The British Museum- You could spend days and not see it all. If you go, give it at least a half day.
Shopping- Harrods’, Oxford Street and Portobello Road.
West End Theater shows- See next year’s Broadway hit here first!
Pub Crawl- With 5,000 to choose from in London, you’re always close to Pub Grub and a pint.
London at a glance- Hop on hop off bus, Thames cruise, and London Eye.
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Heathrow is the highest volume airport in Europe, and with three others to serve her, London is easy to get to. Do not consider renting a car while in London. Use taxis, the underground (Tube) or the famous red buses – or walk to get an even more personal view of the city. Train, motor coach, or private “Blue Badge Guide” day trips are always available.
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