I'm a 30 year old guy from Singapore. In London now for the rest of this week, have a day or 2 to spare and was wondering where I should go? I have been here on transit here before and took one of those London buses to the many places of interest. Have been to Westminster Abbey. Any other places to recommend? Thanks a lot!
You will see the open topped "BIG BUSES" driving round, take one from anywhere, you get a 24 hour ticket and it is a hop-off - hop-on trip round London which gets you to most of the attractive sights where you can get off at any one, visit the sight and the get on to the next Big Bus to continue the tour. This saves the problem of finding the places and then how to get there with just a couple of days could be the best way o get to know London.
Enjoy your trip and if you want more help please get back to me.
There is loads to do in London. I dunno what you´re interested in but here´s a few places.
In the center there are the usual sites like the Tate Modern art gallery, the London Eye, the aquarium, London Dungens, Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, the Imperial war museum, and the many parks in London
Outside of the center you could visit Walthamstow in the North East of London (victoria line tube) for an east London experience. Go there for the longest market in Europe (they sell more fruit and veg than touristy stuff), traditional london pie and mash lunch, the William Morris museum, and the nearby Epping Forest.
Also if you like curry head to Brick Lane (Aldgate East tube) for a street full of Indian, Bangladeshi, and Pakistani restuarants. There is also the nearby Spitalfields craft market.
In the north you could visit Hampstead town center to see the richer side of London and Hampstead Heath. Also Angel and Old Street (on the northern tube line) are great areas for restaurants and bars.
In the south Clapham has many bars and restaurants and the Clapham common.
I don´t know the west very well as I´m from the east of London.
If you fancy a day trip out of London head to Brighton on the south coast (1.5 hour from Victoria Station), Windsor, Oxford (take a train from Paddington) or Cambridge (from Liverpool Street Station)
There´s a few options anyway, hope you enjoy your stay!
the tate modern art gallery rocks, this is on the other side of the thames, get off at bank, walk over the bridge and towards the millenium bridge. st pauls is right opposite as well at the other end of the millenium bridge. these are my top all time favs.
Free-TATE MODERN, Bankside SE1
Housed in a disused power station the Tate Modern opened in 2000 to display international and local modern artworks in a 34,500 sq m space. Open 10am-6pm Sun-Thu, 10am-10pm Fri and Sat.
Free-SCIENCE MUSEUM, Exhibition Road,SW7
Excellent hands on and interactive displays to bring out the kid in everybody. Open 10am-6pm daily.
BA LONDON EYE - Jubilee Gardens, South Bank
No better way to see London on a clear day. The giant bicycle wheel provides an excellent viewpoint to look out over central and west London from 135m up in the air. One ‘flight’ lasts 30mins and tickets can be ordered online to beat the queues. Admission from £11.70 adult. Open 10am-8pm (Oct-May) 10am-9pm (June-Sep).
Excellent advice from everyone, just one more things to add Greenwich.
The meridian and the observatory, Really good view over London.
A stroll in the city ( financial district ) could be good too.