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Most of London’s spec­tacular sights are historic buildings, but standing on the opposite bank of the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament, is a huge Ferris wheel more than 442 ft (135 m) tall ... read more

Despite what you may have heard about London fog, often the skies are clear and blue and the giant wheel of the London Eye affords fantastic views all over the city. Situated on the south bank of t... read more

The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes and gives you an ever-changing perspective of London. Within each capsule, interactive guides allow you... read more

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One of many historic Royal palaces to be found in London the Tower of London offers lots in the way of history and there's lots to see and do; The Crown Jewels, the White Tower, Yeoman Warders, the... read more

One of the world’s most famous fortress, used by Royals over the years as a refuge and powerbase. The Tower is still home to her Majesty’s Crown Jewels, on display for visitors to see. If you’ve go... read more

Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world's most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arse... read more

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Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. The tower holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world (after Minn... read more

16-storey Gothic clock tower and national symbol at the Eastern end of the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminste... read more

The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell. The Elizabeth Tower, which stands at the north end of the Houses of Par... read more

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You may enjoy just seeing it from outside, but a paid tour is available. St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of Lond... read more

St Paul's Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point...1... read more

St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill, the highest point of the City of Lon... read more

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At height of up to 800ft or 244m, the Western Europe’s tallest building offers a spectacular view over London. The view from the Shard is open daily from 9am to 10pm. Winter hours, starting in Octo... read more

The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower,is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, London, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter ... read more

The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe's tallest building, and London's newest landmark, The Shard. Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Sha... read more

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Enjoy a wide range of shopping, theatre, bars, restaurants, hotels, and culture in Central London's Covent Garden district. Covent Garden in London's West End is a popular destination for visitors ... read more

The market halls of Covent Garden are only the beginning of the neighborhood, which encompasses the shops and restaurants of Long Acre and other adjacent streets, those of Neal's Yard and Seven Dia... read more

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central sq... read more

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Visit the Royal Observatory Greenwich to stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the World, see the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), explore your place in the universe at London’s only planetariu... read more

The Royal Observatory is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation and is the home of Gree... read more

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is an observatory situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames. It played a major role in the history of astronomy and navigation, and is best... read more

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During the summer for the fountains on the upper deck, beach below. Winter for the twinkling lights and street markets. Concert Halls, home of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hayward (ar... read more

The Southbank Centre is a riverside titan of arts and entertainment and is one of the most attractive cultural hotspots in London. Caters for the widest spectrum of people and interests, peddling v... read more

Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames offering a wide range of cultural events. See music, dance, art, performance and spoken word. Take part in free activi... read more

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Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England, 11.7 miles (18.8 kilometres) south west and upstream of central London on the River Thames. Redevelopment be... read more

2 Historic Palaces built back to back - from King Henry VIII th's time - offering tours and pageantry. Indoor 'real' tudor tennis courts. Ancient grapevine. Tudor kitchens. Hedged maze. Restaurant/... read more

The former residence of Henry V111 - incredible palace and amazing gardens including a maze which children love. Beautifully situated alongside the Thames. An unforgettable day out. The palace is... read more

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At the end of Queensway is Kensington Gardens, which also is the location of Kensington Palace (ticketed entry). Princess Diana used to live here, as did William and Kate, before they moved outside... read more

Kensington Gardens is home to the Serpentine gallery, the round pond, Peter Pan statue, Albert Memorial and Princess Diana adventure playground. It adjoins Hyde Park so you can walk for hours. It's... read more

A lovely park to stroll around, no matter what the season. Beautifully kept, with lakes, swans, geese, a palace where Diana used to live. Squirrels and now we seem to have green parrots! A great pl... read more

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Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a l... read more

Take a ordinary river-bus Boat RB1 to Greenwich Pier from the London Eye Pier (12 or 148 bus to St Thomas hospital) boat journey about 40mins. Taking in sailing ship the Cutty Sark, sweet Georgian... read more

Launched in 1869, Cutty Sark is one of the world's great sailing ships, a “clipper” that sailed at record speeds from London to China (to pick up tea) and Australia (for wool). Since 1954 it has be... read more

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The People’s Palace is yours to enjoy, the 7 acre Palace is surrounded by 196 acres of beautiful parkland, and grounds that boast a pub & restaurant, ice rink, boating lake, pitch & putt course.

Great venue for shows, music, exhibitions, ice-skating or having a drink with a fantastic view over London. Alexandra Park has a small boating lake and also a deer enclosure. Also a beer garden/pub.

Alexandra Palace, or Ally Pally as it's lovingly known, first opened in 1873. The grounds of the Palace are stunning and the Palace itself boasts easily one of the best panoramic views of London!

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A nice little area (gets really busy around lunch time) with cafes and restaurant, perfect for a coffee in the sun, overlooking all the fancy yachts and old boats in the dock.

St Katherine's Dock is a beautiful marina sitting adjacent to the Tower of London and just 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by train. Great views of Tower Bridge and the Thames River. Stop off for some... read more

A few lovely places to eat all situated around a private harbour area, great in the sun for a coffee or dinner. It is right next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London if you wish to do some sight... read more

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Recording studios where the Beatles recorded. Have your photo taken on the crossing, just like the album cover ☺

It seems every tourist in world wants to see this...the world famous Abbey Road album cover for George, Ringo, Paul and John. Zebra crossing intact and you're allowed to graffiti your thoughts on wall

Iconic recording studios. The Beatles album cover was photographed on the zebra crossing outside. Graffiti your name on the wall, and take photos with your family! A must for a music lover.

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Set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is truly one of London's hidden gems! This majestic Villa is within walking distance of East Finchley Tube.

''On the edge of Hampstead Heath surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is one of London's hidden gems. The breathtaking interiors and stunning world-class art collection are free for e... read more

Set in Hampstead Heath, Kenwood is one of London’s secret gems. An 18th C villa with a beautiful art collection, the house & estate are free to enjoy all year.

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8 Hoxton Square is a casual, neighbourhood restaurant with a daily changing, seasonal menu, relaxed but informed service and an exciting wine list with low mark-ups, and a broad range of style.

Serving great food and wine this ‘Modern European’ restaurant has more than just burgers and beers on the menu. The informal, unrushed atmosphere, friendly staff and the fact that they take reserva... read more

Best farm-to-table: 8 Hoxton Square This place is made of a great mix of ingredients: comfortable tables, reservations, reasonable pricing, and -- above all -- delicious food. With laid-back serv... read more

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The Palace is one of the centres of political life in the United Kingdom; "Westminster" has become a metonym for the UK Parliament, and the Westminster system of government has taken its name after it

HisWestminster Abbey is in the heart of London - next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Closest tube stations are St James' Park and Westminster.Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Colleg... read more

Iconic parliament buildings on the river Thames. History, architecture, intrigue, scandal and the heart of the British political world. A must-see building for photo opportunities as part of your w... read more

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For those who love shopping, there is no better place to go than Oxford Street, Bond Street etc. 2 stops on the Victoria Underground Line and you are on the doorsteps of Prada, Burberry, Tiffany's etc

This is London's shopping street. Nike Town, H&M and many other big brands have their outlets here. Distance 15-20 mins via the Bakerloo subway line.

The longest road in London full of shops for you to wander into, whether its to check out the Nike store or two floors of Abercrombie & Fitch. Thursdays is late night shopping!

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Visit the Queen's home, (has been home to monarchs for the last c.1,000 years.) Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and is the Queen's favourite weekend home... w... read more

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. Walk across the footbridge to Et... read more

This is a beautiful castle and the Queen's residence. Seasonally the interior appartments are open to view as is the beautiful collection of gifts presented to the Queen from visiting dignitaries, ... read more

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For the South Africans and dried meat lovers, inside London bridge train station has a shop selling Biltong and all things South African

Hop on a 21 / 141 from Newington Green to London Bridge, walk along the river, taking in the Globe, Tate Modern,and the South Bank Centre, then get the 341 back from Waterloo Bridge to Newington Gr... read more

Christmas Market under the bridge full of original and hand made gifts in 40 twinkling huts and a riverside bar for a steaming glass of glühwein!

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Abney Park cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries in London, England. Abney Park in Stoke Newington, in the London Borough of Hackney, is a historic parkland originally laid out in th... read more

One of our favourite places. Beautiful, romantic and slightly eerie; Abney Park is one of the ‘magnificent seven’ C19th garden cemeteries of London. It's also a woodland memorial park and Local N... read more

One of the original big seven London cemeteries (including Highgate and Nunhead). Built in the 19th century, probably its most famous occupant is William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, but h... read more

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Amazing shopping location. From Peter Jones in Sloane Square all the way down the road is shop after shop. Great for clothes and accessories in particular.

Sloan square and High Street Kensignton provide a wide range of high street stores, bookshops, clothes stores and restaurants. Sloan Square provides some of London's most selective stores.

One of the most famous squares in London a 10 minutes drive from the flat. Shopping, food, drinks, music, art, theatre, architecture.... this area has everything. Well connected by public transpor... read more

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With the boutique shops, bars and restaurants on Upper St, and the antique shops on Camden Passage - Angel Islington has it all.

One of the loveliest neighbourhoods in London. Get lost down Camden Passage, wander aimlessly through Chapel Market, and meander your way along Upper Street through all the shops and restaurants

Walk the whole of Angel (down Upper St from Highbury & Islington Station to Angel Station) for dozens & dozens of beautiful restaurants, shops, & more. There are daily antique street stalls & craft... read more

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The London Dungeon is a London tourist attraction, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style aimed at younger audiences. It uses a mixture of live actors, sp

The London Dungeon is a tourist attraction in London, England, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effect... read more

The London Dungeon is a key tourist attraction in London, which recreates various gory and macabre historical events in a gallows humour style. It uses a mixture of live actors, special effects and... read more

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The Gherkin! Norman Foster iconic building is worth a look.

30 St Mary Axe is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London. It was completed in December 2003 and opened in April 2004.

Designed by Norman Foster and affectionately, and understandably, dubbed "The Gherkin" thanks to its unique bullet-shape tower

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A major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London. During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate in the outdoor ice rink. Also home to London Fashion Week

Somerset House is a major cultural centre in the heart of London. During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on London's favourite ice rink.

London's 9th most popular attraction. Somerset House is a major arts and cultural centre in the heart of London. An inspiring space for art, culture and creative exchange.Read More Website PARTN... read more

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Nunhead Cemetery is one of the seven Victorian cemeteries in London (and second largest!). It is now partly a nature reserve and it's a fascinating and peaceful place, perfect for a walk.

The second largest of 7 Victorian cemeteries in London. Nunhead Cemetery's history, architecture & stunning views make it a fascinating & beautiful place to visit. Restored May 2001. 10 minutes walk.

A beautiful Victorian neo-gothic cemetery in a crumbling state of disrepair, with winding forest paths to get lost in if you don't mind the macabre decor.

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Beginning of the biggest Shopping area in London - Oxford Street with high end and high street brands- Browns, Selfridges, HMV (media)..London Big Bus/Hop on Hop off Tours also start there.

This is the magnificent Marble Arch, originally erected as the gateway to Buckingham Palace when it was rebuilt by John Nash in the 1820’s. It was moved to this spot in 1851.On the corner of Oxford st

Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch and London landmark.

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London Underground (Zone 1) Northern Line. It's about a 13 minute walk to Angel from here. Or get bus numbers 73, 476, 38, 56 from Essex Road to Angel (3 mins). It takes 6 mins to walk to Essex Roa... read more

This tube station is about a 5-10 minute walk from our flat. It's the best place to go for getting about wider London. (If you're sticking to our local area or to East London, just ask us for bus r... read more

The northen line in Angel will take you to Kings Cross - Saint Pancras station, Euston station, Camden Town, but also in London Bridge Station or in the city of London (Bank station).

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The Tallest Free Standing Stone Column The World. The Monument has an enclosed observation deck at the top permits a stunning view over London. Lots of stair climbing!

The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument. 311 steps to the top on the spiral staircase, great value at £3.

The Monument was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London which started in nearby Pudding Lane in 1666. You can climb 331 steps to get to the top and some panoramic views of London.