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Looking for things you love about London

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Looking for things you love about London

Hello all.

I'm going to spend a week in London at the end of August and though I've made quite a list of things to see (including the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, 221B Baker Street, Hyde Park and many more), I'm looking for that thing that gets you, the specific places that you loved when you were there (or are there right now).

Looking forward to walking a lot and since I'm going alone, I get to make all the decisions. :-)

So go on, share with a nervous traveler.

What was the thing you love most about London?

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1. Re: Looking for things you love about London

Personally my highlight was Westminister Abbey, but it all depends on your tastes and preferences :) enjoy your trip

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2. Re: Looking for things you love about London

Views of Big Ben. Made me smile, and soar inwardly every time.

Ease of use of buses.

Any view across the river that took in the Eye.

View from the tower of Westminster Cathedral (Cathedral, not Abbey)

Tate Britain

National Gallery (Sainsbury wing)

Trafalgar Square fountains

Traf. Square lions

Concert at Royal Albert Hall

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3. Re: Looking for things you love about London

Night time view from the Golden Jubilee footbridge

Walking in the Royal Parks & having a picnic lunch

Sunday roast

Day out in Dulwich at the Dulwich Picture Gallery & the Hound & the Greyhound pub

Visiting pubs we haven't visited before

Abundance of classical music concerts...Festival Hall, Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall etc. etc.

The theater

Walking & exploring with no plan in mind

Being greeting by name by the staff when we check-in o our favorite hotel

Selfridge's Food Hall

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4. Re: Looking for things you love about London

Of the major sights, Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral. Big Ben too, but you can't really miss that.

Museums, the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.

Off the beaten path, tour of Charterhouse (they have a website), and a self guided garden tour of London from www.london-footprints.co.uk

Monza, Italy
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5. Re: Looking for things you love about London

I love:

- Regent's Park and the view from Primrose Hill

- St. Katharine Docks

- The walk from Big Ben to Tower Bridge

- To eat in the pubs

- Covent Garden (day time)

- Musicals

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6. Re: Looking for things you love about London

A bit bizarre but... Getting squashed on a tube train is a must at least once :)

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7. Re: Looking for things you love about London

Seeing Parliament always gets me :-)

The National Portrait Gallery

Walking by the Thames

Tate Modern

Covent Garden

Hyde/Regent's Park

Trafalgar Square

And... when it is Christmas time sitting on a double-decker bus and seeing the lights of Oxford Street!

London, United...
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8. Re: Looking for things you love about London

The view from Greenwich Observatory.

Strolling around Borough Market with a glass of Prosecco.

Regents Park and the canal.

The river cruise from Parliament to Hampton Court.

Having a glass of wine at the back of the Clipper as it does 35knots past Docklands.

Upstairs and front row of a No.15 Routemaster bus travelling from Regents Street to the Tower of London.

Just strolling around the backstreets, away from the traffic and the crowds.

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9. Re: Looking for things you love about London

The Houses of Parlaiment tour was one of the highlights of my trip. The House of Commons was on the news this week and I was like 'I stood there!!!(you are not allowed to sit down)'

Kew Gardens was wonderful too, nice break from busy London. The view of Buckingham Palace from the bridge in the lake @ StJames Park, StPauls(I dare you not to go 'wow' when you see the interior), Churchill War Room, the ceiling of Banqueting House, Covent Garden is always a favourite and I also always plan a day @ Hampton Court Palace.

Enjoy!

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10. Re: Looking for things you love about London

The saxophonist in Piccadilly Circus tube. As my usual hotel was there the music always made me feel I was 'coming home'