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1. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

JJforever has indicated that this thread is about England

Okay so we want to go from waterloo(where our hostel is) to these places:

1)Westminister Abby
2)Tower of London
3)London eye
4)Buckingham Palace
5)Keneston Gardens
6)Big Ben
7)Trafalgar Square
8)Hyde park.

Just wondering which places we can easily walk to(we are fit and young) and which places it would be wise to travel to. Also which mode of transport is best to these places. One more question is which places can i all see in one late afternoon and evening??

Again thanks so much guys!!! I appreciate it alot

2. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

im also wondering if it would be a better and cheaper idea to go on the hop pn and off bus tours of london?http://www.365tickets.com/prodhubs.cfm/productId/64

What are your thoughts on that? also thes places i mentioned, they cost alot to see, should we go in all of them and pay the ticket price or just looka nd take pics?? tjhanks

3. Posted by honeythief (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

the tower of london is well worth seein . from there i would go to picidilly circus, grab a beer and head up soho. travel wise your best bet is a one day travel pass . you can get it at any tube station and gives you access to all tubes and all bus's all day for about 5 quid . be lucky.

4. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 10y

I would recommend Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill Fields. Stunning views over London, beautiful walks (and a lido if you fancy swimming!) and Hampstead has lovely places to eat and sit outside for a beer or two! I would use this as an alternative to the London Eye - amazing view, no queues and costs nothing - except for the beer!

You could take a walk along the South Bank (of the Thames) east from Waterloo to Borough. This walk covers sights such as Houses of Parliament, Millenium Bridge, the Eye and the Tate Modern (gallery) is also en-route. End up at Borough Market (it is open on Saturday mornings) - fantastic if you love food and great atmosphere. If you walk a little further east-wards from Borough, you get to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. St Katherine's Dock is worth a look - this is near Tower Bridge too. Good way to get in all the sights and see a bit of Londener's London.

Columbia Road Flower market then Spitalfields market(near Liverpool street) makes a good Sunday morning if you are around. And, if you're going to Trafalgar Square - make sure you take the short walk to Covent Garden.

Hope this helps a little :-) Enjoy London, any other questions, let me know!

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

I enjoyed St. Paul's Cathedral and the Barbican centre. The Barbican is good for theatre and films - they had Patrick Stewart (aka Cpt Jean-Luc Picard) playing Hamlet there one night. Got my trekkie knickers in a twist!

6. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 10y

The British museum is also well worth a visit (particularly if it's raining which isn't uncommon in London).

7. Posted by Namaste (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

Hey,
-I liked Westminster cathedral also. The finished wals and ceilings are very beautiful.
-You didn't mention any musea? If you do like it, you should visit Madam Tussauds.. It's quit expensive but I think it is really a must do. If you can, book a ticket in advance, it will safe you a lot of waiting.
-The museum of Sherlock Holmes is my favourite. You make a tour in his small house in Bakerstreet, absolutely charming!
-Buckingham Palace: changing of the guards! It's round 10/11h am. But go early (at least 30min in advance)if you want a good spot 'cause its crowded. Check out the dates also because there are often special ceremonies.
-And in The British museum you can of course linger around for hours...
grz,

8. Posted by J-wal (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

For me the British Museum was awesome. There was some things from the B.C. that you don't get a lot of chances to see in Arizona, USA so I was very happy. Also the Great Reading room or whatever its called was superb. Huge room just put a smile on my face. The best part is, its FREE!!! Unless, of course, you want to donate.

9. Posted by JJforever (Full Member 114 posts) 10y

Quoting stayhungry

Okay so we want to go from waterloo(where our hostel is) to these places:

1)Westminister Abby
2)Tower of London
3)London eye
4)Buckingham Palace
5)Keneston Gardens
6)Big Ben
7)Trafalgar Square
8)Hyde park.

Just wondering which places we can easily walk to(we are fit and young) and which places it would be wise to travel to. Also which mode of transport is best to these places. One more question is which places can i all see in one late afternoon and evening??

Again thanks so much guys!!! I appreciate it alot

Thanks alot for the kind replies guys. MY question though is that im only going to these sights and im wondering which ones are the best to go to and should i walk most of them from waterloo and which mode(train,bus,walk)is best to see these. Also if i have time to see all of them in one late afternoon and evening? Thanks so much for the help so far guys!!!!

10. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 10y

To see all of those things in one late afternoon / evening is definitely pushing it. Big Ben is literally just over the river from Waterloo, so that won't be a problem. London Eye is right near Waterloo too, but the queues tend to be long, so not good if pushed for time. Last time I went on the eye, we went at 10pm and got straight on though, so if you really want to have a look, go later. Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Trafalgar Sq are fairly near each other so could be done in a few hours. Tower of London is a bit out of the way and not much to see unless you go in (although Tower Bridge is nice).

Nicest way to travel is walking or bus, but easier to get lost!! Tube is easy and gets you to the door step of each place. Other modes of transport aren't applicable in central London.