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Feb 25th, 2015, 08:23 PM
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London... 5 Nights

London will be the final stop on our first trip to Europe. We'll be starting out in Amsterdam for 3 nights, travel via rail to Paris for 4 nights and then will have 5 nights in London before departing for home.

I would appreciate any tips on what to see and do, day trips, using public transportation versus renting a car and places to stay.

There will be four of us traveling, two of which are teenagers. I'm thinking I would like to rent an apartment (otherwise I expect I will have to secure two hotel rooms). It would also be nice to have place to do laundry.

I appreciate any suggestions.

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Feb 25th, 2015, 08:37 PM
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You do not want anything to do w/ a car in London.and with 4.5 days you really don't have time for a day trip. Except maybe to Hampton court palace ( which is really in London)

You will be able to get anywhere you want by public transport.

The list of musts is much longer than your 4+ days so what sorts of things do you enjoy? Do you have a guide book?

The short list would include the Tower of London, British museum, Westminster abbey, St. Paul's, a boat ride, Hampton Court, Churchill War rooms, Greenwich, a few other museums/parks/theatre.

Re a flat - what is you budget?
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Feb 25th, 2015, 08:52 PM
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Thanks for the short list of must sees!

As for budget for a flat or hotel...

If we did a hotel and needed to two rooms, I would expect 250 to 300 euros per night per room. So for a flat, I would guess 500 to 550 euros per night. Does that sound reasonable?
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Feb 25th, 2015, 11:29 PM
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For 5 nights with two teenagers a flat would be better in my opinion.

500 euros is about 365 pounds (pound is strong at the moment, which should be fine for a flat. www.onefinestay.com have a few in that price range with 2 bedrooms in central areas.
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Feb 26th, 2015, 01:26 AM
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"I would guess 500 to 550 euros per night"

Euros won't be much use to you in London.
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