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About London Attractions
It's not for nothing that London is the most visited city in the world. Things to see, history, and contemporary design abound, and everything is interspersed with beautiful green parks, and of course the long lazy river Thames. If you feel like being educated, pop into one of hundreds of museums, art galleries and visitor's centres. Feeling a bit more sporty ? Hire a bike and take a tour along the river or on one of London's many new cycle lanes, through parks and gardens, from the centre of town, right out to the Olympic site and beyond. Need refreshment, then stop off at one of the many food stalls, cafes, restaurants and bars which have popped up all over the place, most in the summer with seating outside too. And of course, you can't miss the big sites, like Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. And after you've seen the Crown Jewels, you can crown your day off with a trip on the London Eye, the big wheel which allows you to spot a new destination for the next day too. You can jump on tourist buses, or just get a bus map and take your chance with the frequent and efficient red london buses, to cover a bit more distance in a day. But don't forget to get off and walk round some of London's historic neighbourhoods or take a walking tour with an experienced guide, to get the lowdown on the history and culture that trod the pavements before you.
About Emma Wallis
London gives Emma a warm fuzzy feeling every time she gets back to her home city. As a writer and broadcaster she travels extensively round Europe and the world, but is always happy to return to London town. All that travel means she knows what she looks for as a visitor to a new city: insider knowledge, tips, and the feeling that she's found... Read more »
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