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24-hour London - What is a must?

By Traveller November 19, 2017
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24-hour London - What is a must?

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By Camilla Traveller November 19, 2017

So going to London soon, first time, what is a must if you are only staying there for 24 hours?

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London landmarks photo sessions :)
Local November 19, 2017
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to be honest, you'll see very little in a day. I would head straight for the hop on hop off bus to see a lot in a short time. even then there are two bus routes. or hire one of us to take you on a double decker tour and maybe one decent stop somewhere special. it also depends on what you live to do. as for eating, stay away from anywhere in the tourist areas or tell us where you're staying. London is very large and dense. so what DO you like doing?
Local November 19, 2017
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you can see the typical tourist sites that you can see from internet or just walk in the central London and enjoy the atmosphere. London is walking and feeling the streets. There is no end and no beginning. Start walking from Hyde Park corner passing Buckingham Palace, crossing St James Park towards Leicester Square onto Trafalgar Square along the Strand and into Covent Garden. You could also walk south side Queens Walk from London Bridge towards west and will see London like a princes.
Local November 19, 2017
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Visit Covent Garden area in the day and take a stroll down the Southbank at night, lots of beautiful sights to see from there!
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Local November 19, 2017
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take a free walking tour, is the best investment of your time:
www.guruwalk.com/london
Traveller November 20, 2017
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It really depends on your interests, with winter - ice rinks are being assembled together, cinema shows at convent garden, theater at holborn, museums between victoriaa - kensington, sports matches- o2- wembly - Bars camden- shoreditch, landmarks- along the river thames - parks- zoo at regents park, aquarium on the other side off the river, design museum-as everyone advised the hop on and off can be picked up at st pancras, euston and other places near Trafalgar square.
Local Ambassador November 19, 2017
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I agree with Janice, you'll see very little in only 24 hours, but a hop-on hop-off bus tour would be a good start, to see the main attractions from the outside. Browse through a guide book before you leave home to see if there's anything that particularly appeals to you. www.timeout.com/london is full of ideas and, if you have the time, is a good place to find theatre shows, restaurants of all types and prices, things to do, etc. Although travelling on the underground is quick, buses will give you a good view of the real life hustle and bustle of London, especially from the front seat on the upper deck, and they're cheaper too. After a stroll along the River Thames and a visit to a London pub for a 'swift half' (a quick half pint of non-bottled beer), you'll definitely be planning a return visit to see more!
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Local November 19, 2017
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It does of course depend on what you like, but two things suggested I would disagree with. First, Covent Garden is not the ' best ' of London necessarily. Secondly, you will find good eating places everywhere, including ' touristy ' areas - I could name endless great places to eat near Leicester Square and Covent Garden. I do agree the walk down the South Bank is good - why not take a boat from Westminster Pier - after seeing the Houses of Parliament / Big Ben area - to Greenwich, then a boat back to Bankside and walk along the South Bank ? You'll see a lot of London that way.
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Local November 19, 2017
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London Walks are a great way to see London. There's one for everyone, but I particularly enjoyed the Jack The Ripper walk.
http://www.walks.com/

The London Museum is also very interesting, as are all the museums.
Local November 19, 2017
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Where you coming into, what time and what day will it be?
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Local November 19, 2017
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Where are you coming into, what time do you arrive and what day is it you're here?
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Local November 19, 2017
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Oh gosh,
Depends what you like:
Culture? British museum and national gallery.
Forget tate modern, way overrated!
A stroll along the thames path from tower bridge to westminster
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Local November 19, 2017
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