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11. Posted by Bwaybaby10 (Budding Member 17 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Although I don't always like to be the typical tourist, I really did enjoy the hop-on hop-off tourist buses in London. You don't really get outside of the city center, but the guides are very friendly, you get to look at things as you travel from sight to sight (instead of emerging from a tube station like a gopher all discombobulated), and you get running commentary and pass things you may not have known you wanted to see. The buses will serve all of the places on your list, but it's true thay might take a little longer to get from place to place due to frequent stops and traffic, but I found that after a day on the bus I was much better able to find my own way along the winding streets of London AND understand where I was for the most part when I exited a tube station. You are perfectly able to go inside Westminster Abbey etc. while using the buses. Since a lot of your destinations are pretty far away from each other, it's a great way to get the "long and winding road" experience and still get from place to place pretty effectively. Most of the buses also include a short cruise on the Thames (perfect photo op).

12. Posted by emmabro (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Joey ! the best way to see london is the "hop-on-hop-off" buses ...organised tours are dear and very busy :( the bus above mentioned is ideal for getting round at your own pace..Trafalgar square won't take you a day but a short walk will get you to Covent Garden ..A great place for oprtune photo's with lot's of street entertainment going on Try and do the London Eye early evenin as the photo opportunities are great :)hope you have great time in London and you and your wife enjoy Paris and Rome Too

13. Posted by super_ev (Budding Member 18 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,
I was just in London and only for a SINGLE DAY (crazy, I know). The hotel manager where I was staying recommended one of theses hop-on-hop-off buses (I think called the Original Tour of London?? not sure). Anyways it was expensive at 20 pounds, but it basically gives you any time within 24 hours of your first stop to use the bus most of which have nice tour guides and open tops of course. They stop at a lot of places in the centre and they come every fifteen minutes. For me since I only had the afternoon left it was perfect. ALSO, I didn't have time to take advantage of this, but the price included a Thames River cruise, and the option to join any of a number of the walking tours (within your 24hours however). I would highly reccommend it if you have time constraints like I did.


14. Posted by Trupioneer (Budding Member 35 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Take the Ferry from the London Eye to Greenwich.

For good photo oppurtunities Waterloo Bridge provides one of the best views over the Thames. Really nice at night time, but you need a good zoom.

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