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Three girls tackle London

Destination(s): London

Two of my girlfriends and I had a 8 day vacation in London...and we made the most of it. We kept the days full of sightseeing and shopping and went out every night. Because we stayed at a friend's flat, I can't vouch for the lodging in London, but if it's anything like the rest off the city it is, as they say, brilliant. read more about Three girls tackle London

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

  • West Carriage Drive
  • tel:+44 (0)20 7298 2100
  • Visit website
  • London, W2 2UH
Big Bus Tours

Big Bus Tours

  • 48 Buckingham Palace Road
  • tel:+44 20 7233 9533
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1W ORN
London Eye

London Eye

  • Westminster Bridge Road
  • (Riverside Building County Hall)
  • tel:+44 870 500 0600
  • Visit website
  • London, SE1 9TA

Many Londoners were none too happy when in this Millennium Wheel as was first known was erected to commemorate the "turning of the century". Now known simply as the London Eye, locals have softened and have even taken a ride or two in one of the 32 capsules which hold up to 25 people each. Views up to 25 miles can be observed on a clear day and evening rides are available to see an illuminated London. Weddings, private events and children's birthday parties are held within the London Eye's pods. Even with pre-booked capsules expect lines; however, entertainment in the area is abundant with street performers, a playground and a carousel. Grab the camera because the best part of the London Eye is the most breath-taking view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament across the Thames at ground level. read more about London Eye

British Museum

British Museum

  • Great Russell Street
  • Great Russell St., WC1
  • tel:020/7323-8299
  • Visit website
  • London, WC1B 3DG
Savoy Grill (The)

Savoy Grill (The)

  • The Strand
  • The Savoy
  • tel:44 20 7592 1600 / 44 20 7592 1373
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2R 0EU
National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

  • Saint Martin's Place
  • (Trafalgar Square)
  • tel:+44 20 7306 0055
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2H 0HE
Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

  • 13 Buckingham Palace Road
  • At end of The Mall (on the road running from Trafalgar Sq.)
  • tel:020/7766-7300
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 1AA
St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

  • St. Paul's Churchyard
  • St. Paul's Churchyard, EC4
  • tel:020/7246-8350
  • Visit website
  • London, EC4M 8AD
Big Ben

Big Ben

  • Parliament Square
  • House Of Commons
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 0AA

Think of London and  probably the very first image that comes to mind will be that of the clock tower holding the bell known as Big Ben. Unfortunately, as much as it beckons, only UK residents are allowed to tour Bog Ben and even this has to be arranged well  in advance by their MP. The good news however is that next to the famous clock tower, the Houses of Parliament - which are made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons - can be toured by overseas visitors. The building which is home to both "houses" is the (former royal) Palace of Westminster, once home to the British monarchs. Every year in England, November 5th is commemorated with fireworks and bonfires which celebrate the foiled gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes in 1605. read more about Big Ben

Tower of London

Tower of London

  • 202-203 Grange Road
  • Tower Hill, EC3
  • tel:0870/756-7070
  • Visit website
  • London, EC3N4AB
Asia de Cuba

Asia de Cuba

  • 45 St Martins Lane
  • St Martins Lane Hotel
  • tel:44 20 7300 5588
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2N 4HX
Fabric

Fabric

  • 77A Charterhouse St
  • EC1
  • tel:020/7336-8898
  • Visit website
  • London, EC1M 3HN

Fabric has been in the vanguard of electronic dance music, dominating the London club scene for over a decade now, and shows no signs of fading. Its playlists are dedicated to cutting-edge house, techno, electro, disco and dub-techno. The club occupies an awesomely huge space in a former meat-packing warehouse space in the old Smithfield meat market complete with vibrating dance floor. And the power surge is such that when they turn on the underfoot subwoofer, lights dim in parts of the adjacent East End! Casual dress is the code ("no fancy dress, business suits or any day glow wear"). Students can get in for just £10 and early morning party people (after 3am) pay only £7. Saturday night/Sunday morning (10am-7/8am) is the big one. read more about Fabric

St. James's Park

St. James's Park

  • Horse Guards Road
  • tel:+44 20 7930 1793
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1A 2BJ
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

  • Trafalgar Square
  • tel:+44 20 7983 4750
  • Visit website
  • London, WC2N 5DX
Black Friar

Black Friar

  • 174 Queen Victoria St
  • Blackfriars, EC4
  • tel:020/7236-5474
  • London, EC4V 4EG
Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

You're looking at London's oldest outdoor monument. This 3400-year-old, 68-ft (21-m) tall pink granite obelisk was quarried from Aswan c 1475 BC and was erected in Egypt around 1500BC by Pharaoh Thotmes III. It stood outside the palace in which Cleopatra had died in 30 BC – hence its name. In 1819 it was offered to the British government as a thank you for defeating the French at the Battle of the Nile. It took 5 months to ship this 68-ton monster from Alexandria to the Embankment, London. And yes, the sphinxes that now face inwards, should of course be facing outwards, "guarding" (as opposed to staring at) the obelisk. So why did no-one say that to the cleaning contractor before he repositioned them back to front? Buried beneath are two "time capsules"; earthenware containers enclosing objects which might be dug up by future generations and regarded as "typical" of the time. They contain bibles in various languages; a box of hairpins; a box of cigars; a hydraulic jack; copies of an engineering magazine and portraits of 12 of the most beautiful Englishwomen of the day. read more about Cleopatra's Needle

Oxo Tower Restaurant

Oxo Tower Restaurant

  • 22 Barge House St, S31
  • South Bank, Oxo Tower Wharf
  • tel:020/7803-3888
  • Visit website
  • London, SE1 9PH
Queen's Theatre

Queen's Theatre

  • 51 Shaftesbury Avenue
  • tel:44 20 7494 5041
  • Visit website
  • London, W1D 6BA
Oxford Circus

Oxford Circus

  • Oxford Circus
  • Regent and Oxford Street
  • London
Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

  • 109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue
  • tel:44 870 895 5579
  • Visit website
  • London, W1V 8AY
Goat in Boots (The)

Goat in Boots (The)

  • 333 Fulham Road
  • Fulham
  • tel:44 20 7352 1384
  • Visit website
  • London, SW10 9QL
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

  • 20 Dean's Yard
  • Broad Sanctuary, SW1
  • tel:020/7222-5152
  • Visit website
  • London, SW1P 3PA
Kabaret

Kabaret

  • 16-18 Beak Street, Soho
  • tel:44 20 7287 8140
  • Visit website
  • London, W1F 9RD
The Edge

The Edge

  • 11 Soho Sq
  • W1
  • tel:0044/207-439-1313
  • Visit website
  • London, W1D 3QE