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slaphappy
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re: Potential trip to London- Any info is appreciated.


I would suggest taking the bus tours around the city that are hop on/hop off on the first day. You get a lay of the land and see what you'd like to see closer. Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, British Museum are great. Changing of the guard is overrated because you are so far from the action. If you can travel a bit, I loved Warwick Castle and Stratford upon Avon. Also, Cambridge and Oxford. So much to do and see. Like others said, pub food is the way to go!





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Greengirl
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No, I used to work with children at a rehabilitation facility. I taught them to talk, or to use pictures and augmentative devices if they were physically unable to talk.





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TulaneUVA
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Frick. I feel like a jackass now





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Kraut Dawg
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The suggestion for a Hop On/Off bus tour to get a lay of the city & that's a good option. Just "consider" a London Pass. It's expensive, but you can get tube travel & some "fast track" admissions. You don't want to waste all your time waiting in line. You can also take the train out of town & visit a few attractions on that card. You pay for options & convenience.

Don't waste your time going to Stonehenge. For shopping/food, we liked Liecester Square. The first Hard Rock Cafe is at the corner of Wellington Arch & Hyde Park if you're into that.

I've stayed at the Novotel at Tower Bridge. It's a 60 second walk to a train station but it's on the east side of town & a 50 minute tube ride from LHR.

I'm going back in three weeks for the weekend & staying at the Heathrow Sofitel. Wife's ticked that I'm going, but that's her problem. She goes home for two weeks to go to the beach. What am I supposed to do, sit in Germany alone w/ these miserable Huns?






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LSUzealot
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We had fun in London but enjoyed Edinburgh 100x more. It's basically the best of London bottled up in a small city. Go there instead.





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TigerPanzer
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Jesmond Hotel, Gower Street, Bloomsbury. B&B: small, clean rooms; great location across from University of London, a block or two from the British Museum. Walking distance to the British Library and St. Pancras Station; Gooch St. tube will take you everywhere else. Check out the Churchill War Museum and a session of Parliament across the street.





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saz_1
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Lived there for 21 years

1) buy a travelcard
2) fish and chips
3) doner kebab

Yw.






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OKTiger83
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Mind the Gap





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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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Trafalgar Sqaure is a good spot...close to alot of things. Covent Garden has cool nightlife.





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LSU London
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Looks like these guys have this covered.

Depends how long you are going to be here and what type of stuff you want to do. I can suggest some less touristy places if you like. What are you interested in? Cultural experience? Partying? Both?






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jmarto1
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If I go I'll be there for 5 days after travel time. I definitely want to hit the cultural stuff up. Partying is always on the schedule but I can find my own trouble.





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JB14
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Imperial War Museum -- If you're at all interested in military history, this is an absolutely first-rate spot. Allow at least three hours.

Speaker's Corner -- Always worth a laugh or two.

For a short day/overnight trip, Oxford (40-minute train ride) might be worthwhile.






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Jake88
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Maybe it's gauche, but in addition to the major stuff, I found that the walking tours offered outside or near the various tube stations were an enjoyable part of my time there.


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