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1. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

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I have been to London before and I will be back in August but only for ONE DAY. There are many sights that I missed in my frist visit and I want to visit this time. What is the easiest and more convenient way to visit in only one day in London; The Buckingham Palace (if it is possible to visit the palace), The Parliament (once again, if it is possible to go into it) and the Madame Tussauds Museum? Apart from the Madame Tussauds - because I will be in a hotel near Paddington Station - which one should I visit first? What is the quickest and easiest way to arrive to these attractions?

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Hi Audry - you can visit the state rooms at Buckingham Palace in August - details here. Your best bet is to get the tube to Green Park station - Buckingham Palace is a 2 minute walk across Green Park.

From Buckingham Palace I think the best way is to walk across St James's Park - it's about a 10 minute walk to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey which are right next to each other - I reckon you could take in Buckingham Palace, St James's Park, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey in about 3 hours.

3. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

Thank you! Do you think that a sightseeing bus tour would be a good option too? If so, which one would you recommend?

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Audry

Buy a bus and underground day pass, which covers the central zone, of the city. Then u will easily be able to get the underground, to near those attractions u want to see. The underground is fast and convenient, so it does not matter which u choose first. Choose the one u want to see the most, in case u run out of time.

Mel

5. Posted by bob flinn (Full Member 173 posts) 9y

Try the "Big Bus" hop-on and hop-off £20 one day ticket to get round the sight seeing places, hop off where you want to visit and get the another bus to continue the journey, much better than trying to rush up and down underground escalatorts and the commentry adds to the trip for someone short of of time. web site is www.bigbus.co.uk

6. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

Thank you. Do you think I will have time to visit at least three attractions? Considering I buy the tickets with the Big Bus Tour Company,...

7. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

Quoting bob flinn

Try the "Big Bus" hop-on and hop-off £20 one day ticket to get round the sight seeing places, hop off where you want to visit and get the another bus to continue the journey, much better than trying to rush up and down underground escalatorts and the commentry adds to the trip for someone short of of time. web site is www.bigbus.co.uk

Althought he tubes are easy to use and super frequent, I'd agree with bob... as you only have one day - the "Big Bus" may be the way to go. Plus as you're travelling above ground you'll get to see a lot more of London.