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London Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom

With its exciting mixture of tradition and contemporariness London has something to offer everyone. London’s ancient heritage ensures that there are many historical hotspots in the city that offer a wealth of cultural richness but the city is also one of the most developed and modernized places in the world offering a truly international multiculturalism that will delight aficionados of popular culture. Some of the must see locations in this charismatic city include no less than four World Heritage Sites: Westminster Palace and Westminster Abbey along with St. Margaret's Church; the historical hotspot of the Tower of London; the Greenwich settlement; and the Royal Botanic Gardens. For theater buffs the Royal Court is a surefire hit which features established as well as up and coming artists from all over the world. The London Zoo and Madame Tussaud’s wax museum are situated close to each other and are popular destinations on any tourist’s agenda. West End is one of the most well known entertainment centers and includes Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus as well as being home to local as well as international premieres. For a truly international shopping experience don’t miss out on Oxford Street which is almost a mile long and the longest market in the world. Bond Street has some of the most upscale markets in terms of designer shopping. Don’t miss out on the world renowned Harrod’s which is located in Knightsbridge. London is also culturally diverse in its cuisine and offers a vast array of dining experiences. Find authentic Chinese cuisine in the ethnic restaurants at Chinatown and South Asian gourmet delights at Brick Lane. Continental cuisine from other European countries like Italy and Greece can be found at Soho. There are also numerous carnivals and music festivals that run seasonally so don’t forget to check out what’s on when you’re visiting London.

London offers many choices in terms of transport and it is easy to get around in the city. An increasingly popular choice is cycling which allows you to save on fuel and also explore the city in a leisurely way. The famous Underground is also worth the experience even if you aren’t planning to use it as a regular means of getting around. For a very classy railway experience consider the Eurostar rail links to Paris and Belgium if those are on your agenda. London’s trademark buses have been recently revamped to include audiovisual aids for those who have disabilities and form one of the largest bus networks in the world.

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  • Guinevere1988Traveling around in London
    review by Guinevere1988 posted more then 30 days ago
    London is one of the greatest cities of the world and not just in the "geographical" sense of the word. For the first time there I was very confused, but after the third visit I got used to the taste of the city. Before going I phoned the people from Great Western (Railway) and they...
  • danpopThe third day of my London trip
    review by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    It was another night with a small amount of sleep. It wasn’t because of the striking beauty that I saw during the day, in London, it wasn’t even because I didn’t felt comfortable with another 12 souls in the same room. It was Samuel’s fault. Yes, the French colleague...
  • danpopA short trip to London from Lille
    review by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    It was way back in 2007. I was a fellowship student in Lille, France, along with three other colleagues from Oradea, Romania: Ioana, Csilla and Daniel. One day, at the end of March I think, we heard about a really interesting offer for a trip to London. The trip was organized by a nearby...
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  • eratoMillenium Bridge
    travel tip by erato posted more then 30 days ago
    The Millennium Bridge is just the perfect place for walking, I would say. It is a pedestrian bridge that links the Tate Modern Gallery with St.Paul's Cathedral on the Thames. The view from there onto the city is amazing, you wouldn't...
  • danpopTelephon boxes
    travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    In London, you can see the popular red telephone box, despite the reduction of their numbers in the past years. Even if they are not only exclusively made for London, here you can see many of the reminding booths. The red design is since...
  • eratoWestmindster Abbey
    travel tip by erato posted more then 30 days ago
    Westmindster Abbey is the traditional place for the coronation of the English monarchs since William the Conqueror in 1066. The gothic cathedral is 170 m long, 25 m wide and 34 m high. Many of the country's kings and queens, artists and...
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