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1. Posted by ghgh (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 24 Feb '08 10:52

has anyone been to london since last summers bombing ? have the tourists sites lines been lengthened , does security make the time to get to the site bearable or unbearable. I am not one for waiting and do not wan to spend most of my vacation time on line.

ghgh

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 24 Feb '08 22:07

I was there after the bombing and it seemed no different to me than earlier trips!

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4. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member, 418 posts) 25 Feb '08 04:39

Wasn't bombing in summer 2005

I've been there twice since (June 2006 and April 2007) and it seems fine. The only annoying place is Heathrow.

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 25 Feb '08 06:48

No worse than usual, you use the tube during rush hour and it will be manic. Tourist sites queues have never been that bad that l noticed previously. If you dont like queues most places will let you "fast track" the sites or buy your tickets online so you dont have to hang about in lines.

Yes the bombings were 3 years ago almost in July 2005. There were security threats but they were foiled. And then there was the alerts at Heathrow in summer of 2006.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 25, 2008, at 6:49 AM by Purdy ]

6. Posted by Wardsan (Travel Guru, 14 posts) 26 Feb '08 03:02

London is a very big city and there are lots of tourists here. The numbers don't seem to change very much. The major tourist attractions in the UK are visited by millions of people each year, so queues are inevitable at some places. There are always long queues outside Madame Tussaud's, for example (I have no idea why it is a tourist attraction).

Passenger numbers on public transport have increased markedly since the congestion charge for vehicles was introduced. The Tube is usually packed.

Outside airports, there is only one place I can think of where a change in security measures is obvious: they check every bag at the Imperial War Museum in Kennington. Last time I went, this delayed entry by maybe 40 seconds. But you can walk straight into the British Museum or National Gallery, for example.