100 Best Things To Do In London

May 27th, 2007, 02:59 PM
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44 Visit Tate Modern and have lunch in the restaurant or visit the cafe on the upper floor with views of the Thames

45 Cocktails at Claridges

46 Visit Soames Museum for the wunderkammer approach to collecting


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May 28th, 2007, 02:55 AM
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There are great ideas here.

I am taking them all on board to consider for my itinerary.

Thank you all.
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May 28th, 2007, 12:18 PM
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47. Visit the Museum of London.
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May 28th, 2007, 07:25 PM
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Take one of the guided walks by London Walks www.walks.com. Entertaining and educational.
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May 28th, 2007, 08:51 PM
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49. Walk in a park

50. Cabinet War Rooms

51. See the Turners at Tate Britain

52. Westminster Abbey

53. Tower of London

54. Walk the South Bank

55. Ride the London Eye
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May 28th, 2007, 10:44 PM
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56. Sir John Soanes house.
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May 30th, 2007, 02:27 PM
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1)Get an overview of the ciy in the London Eye
2)Go to a musical
3)Take one of the London Walks
4)Walk (& sit!) through any of the city parks
5)Go to the Churchill Museum & appreciate this great man
6)Soak in the history!
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May 30th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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63. Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants. Wonderful!
64. Westminister Cathedral. Fabulous. (different from Westminister Abbey.)
65. St. Paul's Cathedral
66. Victoria and Albert Museum. I could spend all day there!
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May 30th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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1. visit the Imperial War Museum. Great and with a good bookstore.

2. Have lunch outside overlooking the Thames at Anchor Bankside on the south side near the Clink Museum and Borough Market.

3. Walk through the city and visit as many of Christopher Wren churches as you can. Don't miss St. Magnus Martyr.

4. Attend a luncheon concert at one of many churches, for example, St James on Picadilly.

5. Have a meal at the Grenadier pub on Wilton Row not far from Hyde Park corner.

6. If you visit from May to September go to the Proms, a concert at least three times a week at Albert Hall.

7. See Dirty Dancing if you can get a ticket.

8. Visit the book stores on Charing Cross Rd, near Leicester Square and St. Martins Lane.

9. At least once take a black taxi.
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May 30th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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I would definitely recommend visiting the Courtrald, seeing what is on at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and exploring a part of the National Gallery.
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May 31st, 2007, 02:02 AM
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Don't know what number we've go to but -

Visit Spitalfields market on a Sunday, check out this whole area that is rich in history, visit Brick Lane market, buy bagels, visit Columbia Road flower market, then have lunch in one of the many Indian restaurants in Brick Ln and in the side streets.

Take a boat to Greenwich from Westminster Pier. It's v. sad that the Cutty Sark was burned (hopefully it will still be fully restored in the next couple of years) but there's still lots to see - a wonderful park, the Maritime Museum, market, etc, etc. Then take the Docklands Light Railway to Canary Wharf for a totally different experience of modern London.
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May 31st, 2007, 02:25 AM
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This is a fascinating glimpse of what gets people excited (if that's not too unEnglish a term).

Different folks, different strokes, and this thread's really not for challenging. But if punkiesmum is still with us, it'd be really interesting to hear what makes her describe Wstminster Cathedral as 'fabulous'. It's not the first word that'd come into most of our heads - though from the outside, it certainly breaks the monotony in a street that's among London's worst examples of late 20th century brutalism.
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May 31st, 2007, 02:56 AM
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I suspect it's the old Westminster Cathedral/Westminster Abbey confusion.

A few others:

Go to a football match - you'll never think the english are reserved again.

Go and watch the deer in Bushey Park, then go to Hampton Court (or vice versa).

Drink at least one glass of proper english beer.

Try and see a Parliamentary debate.

Go on the "hidden london" walk.

Eat one from the following: Jellied eels; spotted dick; snake and pygmy pud; mushy peas.

Go for a curry in an old style curry house

See soho at night

If available, go to a pantomime (rowdier than the football)

Someone mentioned the Curzon in Mayfair - on similar lines is the Renoir in Bloomsbury, the screen on the green in Islington and the Electric cinema in Portobello rd.

Visit one of the villages - Kew, strand on the green, wimbledon village etc.




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May 31st, 2007, 03:01 AM
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May 31st, 2007, 03:32 AM
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Go up Tower Bridge.
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May 31st, 2007, 04:33 AM
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Explore the antique shops along King Road.

Enjoy a free concert at V&A on a Wednesday night.

Visit the london Silvervaults.

Get a takeaway lunch and eat in the park area behind Brompton Oratory.
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May 31st, 2007, 04:34 AM
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Oops! London.
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May 31st, 2007, 05:40 AM
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Buy an Oystercard to use on the Tube and buses!
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets/oysteronline/2732.aspx
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Jun 2nd, 2007, 11:12 AM
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1. go to the London Museum, free and almost a full day of historic adventure.
2. eat your big meal of the day at a local pub, cheap and can be very good.
3. take a walk around hyde park.
4. explore Harrod's and find something unusual for lunch or dinner.
5. Get a good tour book and walk the streets of London.
6. See the Tower but go early and best off season, less crowded.
7. Take the subway to Kew Gardens and spend the day, beautiful place.
8. Go to the National Gallary and take in the history of British royals, plus it is free.
9. Walk the Strand from St. Pauls.
10. visit the neighborhoods and try the local places...
11. Visit all the beautiful churches.
12. Go to Belgravia and Knightsbridge and see how the other half lives.
13. Check out the royal palaces and see which ones are open.
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When you go to Kew, go across the street and have tea at the Maids of Honour Tea Shop (closed on Sunday).
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