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London attractions and transportation

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London attractions and transportation

First time visitor in London for 4 days coming from Canada.

From all great attractions and historical sites which are the "must see" for a first timer ?

Is the London Pass worth the money ? London Pass with Transportation sounds good for me but want some other opinions about it.

Need suggestions about good restaurants and pubs. Some clubs ? nightly entertainment.

Better to use cash in London or Credit Cards?

Appreciate all the help.

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1. Re: London attractions and transportation

There are no 'must see' sights in London.

The beauty of London is the variety of what is on offer.

There is no point in traipsing around 'must see' sights as prescribed by tourist guides and travel writers if you have no natural interest in the underlying subject matter.

Your best option is to describe what kind of things interest you personally and I'm sure you'll get a host of tragetted replies that meet that interest.

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You might want to get hold of a good guide book on London to see what it has to offer, then you decide what you want to see and what interests you. One person's 'must-sees' are another person's 'must avoids'

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Thanks for the replies.

I am interested in history / historical sites / places, a bit of art and generally what is specific for London / England. Don't want to visit attractions that can be found in other places of world.

London Pass includes many attractions and I wanted to hear other people's opinion if it is worth to buy one.



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for art you can go to the Tate museum,national portrait gallery,national gallery of art tate modern. history,well,pretty much everything around you is of some historical significance.

which era are you most interested in? you could start with the Museum of London and the British museum and also the Victoria and albert to whet your appetite.

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When considering what value the London Pass might offer, do bear in mind that the major museums and art galleries are free to enter.

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A number of attractions that are listed as free with the London Pass athttp://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/index.html are free without the London Pass, the pass offers only an audio guide or perhaps a special exhibit in a free attractions. Imperial War Museum, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Air Force Museum, Hunterian Museum, National Maritime Museum, and Southwark Cathedral are just such attractions. Do not buy an expensive London Pass to get a £3.50 audio guide to the free National Gallery. Their misleading presentation is enough to turn me off the London Pass.

The London Pass offers are also padded out with a number of attractions that cost about £5, not the most economical use for a London Pass. Chislehurst Caves, Fan Museum, Jewel Tower, London Canal Museum, The Monunent, Pollock's Toy Museum, Guards Museum, and Wellington Arch are cheap London Pass attractions.

For a first time visitor I would recommend the British Museum, Imperial War Museum, National Gallery, St. Paul's Cathedral*, Westminster Abbey*, Hampton Court Palace* or Windsor Castle*, the National Gallery, and the Tower of London*. (* London Pass attractions) String together the attractions you want to visit and see if they are cheaper with the London Pass. This link with its referenced spreadsheet should help you with price comparisons: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186338-i17-k42168…

And if the "I" that is visiting London is a "we", ask us about two for one offers.

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