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I'm planning a trip to London, England. What should I see?

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1. Posted by Fredder (Budding Member, 5 posts) 30 Oct '05 15:18

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Hey all, I 'm going to London in February and was wondering what you could tell me.

What are some must sees?

I'm looking at staying at the Astor Leinster Inn. Does anyone know if it's a good place? I'm looking for quieter places w/ little partying.

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4123 posts) 30 Oct '05 18:50

According to http://www.astorhostels.com/leinster.htm their bar is "open every night until 4am to guests and their friends.
Regular parties and competitions and DJ's playing music into the night"

You might want to reconsider this place if you are after something quiet.

As for "must-sees", well there are a heap in London that any travel book can direct you to. My only comment is that, the more popular the attraction, the longer the queue to get in.

3. Posted by wooster (Budding Member, 2 posts) 31 Oct '05 01:03

Hi Fredder,

Well I'm afraid I can't advise you on accommodation being a Londoner myself, and I'm not that familiar with that area of London as I live in North London rather than West.

What kind of things would you like to do when you are over here? Are you into Art, Film, historical days out? There are loads of things to do and see, it just depends on what you are interested it.

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/ is a good listings web page for ideas on days/nights out.

Also there is a weekly magazine called Time Out which I recommend you buy when you get here as.

Word of warning - Bring waterproof clothing. February is quite a wet month so be prepared to do your sightseeing in the rain!

Cheers
Wendy

4. Posted by georgep (Respected Member, 201 posts) 31 Oct '05 08:03

Maybe this page can help you get an idea of what you can do in London
http://www.ghptravel.com/htm/place/uklon.htm

I would say do the London Eye it's fun to do (at least once)

Greetings,
George

5. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru, 1108 posts) 1 Nov '05 02:35

somuch to see.

For a the first time tourist - Big ben, Parliament (look kids)
West Minster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral are maginificent.
And Tower London is worth the price (10£) I think?

For shopping
Carnaby Street and Camden Town.

For Clubbing
dnb - Fabric
Turnmills is good and alot of clubs behind Kings Cross Station are quite good.

For the Macabre :)
Jack the Ripper Tour of Whitechapel!

6. Posted by mim (Travel Guru, 1276 posts) 1 Nov '05 13:37

Hey, have you tried to do a forum search on this yet because I'm sure there was a thread recently on this topic that had some helpful replies!!

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7. Posted by Fredder (Budding Member, 5 posts) 1 Nov '05 15:21

I was also wondering about a London Pass. Is it worth it? We're looking at being there for a week.

8. Posted by Pink (Budding Member, 10 posts) 6 Nov '05 05:40

Hey Fredder
I would recomend taking a cruise down the themse (wear a warm coat) from Embankment to Historic Greenwhich. You can see the Cutty Sark, there loads of little shops and some good pubs. At the weekend there is a market selling food and bits and pieces. Also you can walk through the park and up the Royal Observatory and stand on the GMT line. On a clear day you get a really good view over the eastend into central london
Enjoy your trip

9. Posted by GretaGarbo (Full Member, 48 posts) 6 Nov '05 11:13

I must have been in London twenty times or so. I still have to do a lot of the "must sees", like the Tower castle, a footie match, High tea in a posh place, the Jack the Ripper walk....

But there are some really odd museums if you're into that kind of stuff. Bramah Tea and Coffee museum is awfully cute.
http://www.bramahmuseum.co.uk
I must say the Greenwich observatory was a high for me - but I'm a mapomaniac.
Doing London Eye with my lovely ten year old niece was absolutely divine - but we queued for two hours, then had to hang around for another hour before we got there. (School break, so more visitors than normally, but you'd be smart to do that a regular school day rather than a sunday.

10. Posted by Tolemak (Full Member, 75 posts) 7 Nov '05 00:31

Hi. Probably going to london this weekend. Any one that wanna join up for some pints?