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UK Capital – London 

Big Ben  Our Top 10 Recommendations:

   1     Big Ben
        - This is what we think of when we think London
        - You get a great view from Trafalgar Square
        - See Big Ben up close from Westminster (yellow or green)
        - Trivia fact: It is the bell, not the clock that is called Big Ben
 

   2     Double Decker Bus Ride
        - Take the regular city buses and sit upstairs  
        - Take the 'Official London Sightseeing Bus' for narration, get on/ off at your leisure

   3     The West End
        - Take a walk from Covent Garden to Leicester Square. to Piccadilly Circus
        - Take a detour anywhere that looks interesting (Soho, Chinatown)
          The areas are safe
                         

   4     Afternoon Tea St Paul's Cathedral
        - For a break from the tourist sites stop for
"Afternoon Tea"
        - Our favourite is clotted cream and jam on scones!!

   5     Shopping
        - Harrods: Knightsbridge (blue line) or walk! 
 Closed Sundays
        - Oxford Street: Hyde Park Corner to Oxford Circus (red line)
        - Regent Street: Oxford Circus (red line) - many shops 
        - Covent Garden: Covent Garden (blue line) An upscale flea market
        - Portobello Road (Sat.): Notting Hill Gate (red, yellow or green) 

   6     Parks
        - Hyde Park: Speakers Corner a must on a Sunday morning
        - Kensington Palace Gardens: connected to Hyde Park,   
        - Regent's Park: Our favourite, flowers even in the winter

          
      Palaces                                                                                                                           
        - Buckingham Palace: Nice walk from Trafalgar Square 
        - Kensington Palace: Located in Kensington Palace Gardens
        - Windsor: A day trip from LondonCovent Garden

   8     Churches 
        - St. Paul's: St. Paul's (red line)
        - Westminster Abbey 
          (yellow or green line)                                                                                      

   9     Museums, Museums, Museums                                                                        
        - British Museum: Russell Square Tube (blue line) 
        - Victoria & Albert: walking distance 
        - Natural History: walking distance, charge until 4:45pm (closes at 6)
        - Science: walking distance, charge until 4:45pm (closes at 6), good for kids
        - And many more......

  10    Tower Of London 
        - Tower Hill Tube (yellow or green line)
        - Look around the outside for free, for £8 go inside to see the Crown Jewels