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10 Things You Need To Do in London
The first thing worth doing as well as repeating doing in London is drinking five o'clock tea. The special conditions are: it has to be 5 o'clock, the tea must be black with milk. The ideal place to do this would be the Ritz Hotel.
Visiting Baker Street
Visiting Baker Street 221b and seeing the home of the legendary Sherlock Holmes is the second thing to do. Of course, Mr. Holmes did not live there. Moreover, during his "lifetime" there was no house with that number. The numeration only went as far as 100. And this is not the end of disappointment yet. Now there is a museum in the house of the detective. It's worthwhile mentioning that it's quite interesting, but the address is not Baker Street 221b. Instead, you should go to Baker Street 239 but you will see the sign-board with number 221b. This cannot prevent tourists from visiting the legendary place and enjoying it.
What is the first thing you would do in London?
You can attend Parliamentary Debates. The truth is, they are open to the public from Monday to Thursday and on Sitting Fridays. In both Houses. So anyone can see them sitting on a bench just behind the Members of Parliament.
Traditional English Pubs
Next you can visit a traditional English Pub. The best place to do it is in Hampstead which is a historical district. Quit your hotel early, so you have enough time to observe strange ancient houses of this district. It is here that you will find real English pubs with low ceilings and original decorations. Just choose the one you like most of all and have a good time.
Shopping in Westfield
You can do some shopping in Westfield. Although traditionally Oxford street and Soho district are shopping areas, it is worthwhile shopping in Westfield. You will see just the same shops there, but just assembled in one place. It is the biggest shopping center in Europe and there is no crowd there. And by the way, don't forget to buy something from Burberry.
You may try one of the following cuisines: Indian, Italian or French. Traditional British cuisine is not something you'll want to hunt for, but you can find a good place to eat out deliciously. Today, all of the three above mentioned cuisines are considered traditional in Great Britain.
Remember everthing you learned at school about London sights and visit the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Madame Tussauds.
Another great activity would be visiting Portobello Market, which is a famous street market, most popular among tourists and Londoners. So loosen your purse-strings and buy something antique or a work of art.
Having a full view of London
You can see London in all its splendor from the roof of London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel or Natwest Tower. Both have bars with wall-wide windows. You get a great view of the city.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
If you want to get access to the world of Harry Potter, go to King's Cross railway station. Then find platform 9 3/4. This is not an easy thing to do, but you'll make it. You will see that there is a baggage cart embedded in the wall just in the middle of the station. You can see a sign saying "platform 9 3/4" also. Grab the cart handle and smile as a picture of you is being taken.
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London’s wealth of historic splendor draws millions of visitors every year, while its diverse cultural dynamism charms all who come to this most international, but intrinsically British city.” – Damian Harper, Lonely Planet Writer