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1. Posted by callier1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hey, im heading to London in a few weeks for three days, any ideas on the best places to go and see while there?!?! Want to pack in as much as I can!

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

What are you interested in? There are museums (most of which are free!), galleries, public parks, old buildings, Royal Palaces, theatres at West End, shopping at Oxford St, etc. Check out the London travel guide to get some ideas on what's available. :)

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

I had 3 days to visit as well, and took a long walk along the Thames. There's a nice path there and you get a good view of the city. I believe I started around Parliament and walked until the Tower of London. We also fit in Abbey Road and a stroll around that shopping district... err.... the name escapes me now. As Hien says, there's lots of museums so you could spend a day touring a few, too.

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 7y

Shopping..Carnaby Street maybe?
I prefer around Camden Town (Kings Cross area)

Take a Jack the Ripper tour.
Westminster Abbey
Trafalgar Square

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting coldwarspy

Shopping..Carnaby Street maybe?
I prefer around Camden Town (Kings Cross area)

Hmm... it was more like a big, open-air market. A marché aux puces, we'd call it here. Lots of stalls and cafés. Maybe it was Camden Town. I seem to remember it started with "C".

6. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

1 day along the river thames - gherkin, st pauls cathedral,millenium bridge, tate modern, southbank, tower of london etc all within walking distance
1 day in camden - market, punks, cool cafes, great shopping, one of the trendiest places in london
1 day either in docklands (skyscrapers and ultra modern) or 1 day around oxford street, covent garden, leicester square which are all within walking distance of each other

London is an incredible city and only matched in my book by new york, tokyo and paris

there is so much character you could just arrive and see what you see and you won't be disappointed.

my suggestions above tick of all the must see's in my book.

Joey
born in London and a frequent visitor to the worlds greatest capital city ;)

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8. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 7y

dont try n take pics of the punks in camden tho... they get mad at you!

9. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

Quoting coldwarspy

Shopping..Carnaby Street maybe?
I prefer around Camden Town (Kings Cross area)

Hmm... it was more like a big, open-air market. A marché aux puces, we'd call it here. Lots of stalls and cafés. Maybe it was Camden Town. I seem to remember it started with "C".

Yes, that sounds like Camden to me

10. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 7y

Personally I loved the permanent collection at the British Library. This includes Shakespeare's original folio, the Magna Carta, may illuminated manuscripts, and all kinds of other historic ephemera. It's free and completely amazing! They also have a rotating exhibit, which I believe is free as well. Another place I really enjoyed was the Courtauld Galleries (this did cost, though I don't remember how much) which is a nice, but not overwhelming museum. They have some very nice works by Cezanne and Seurat among others.