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Tour UK - Start in London

Updated on October 13, 2014

Heathrow Airport

Are you planning a trip to over the UK for a holiday or planning on visiting London for the 2012 Olympics and are looking for cheap flights to Heathrow Airport London'sbusiest airport ?

Heathrow Airport is an amazing place to start your adventure in the UK and if you look up your needed information on where to catch a taxi or bus or find a train before you leave home even though Heathrow airport is one of the busiest in the world, you should have a smooth start to your holiday and hopefully beat the rush

The Underground is a great way to get where you want to go fast around London however to get to know London you need to experience one of the many red buses for sightseeing around Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and the river Thames.

The first time I returned was with my parents in 1979 & we caught a train from Reading to Newport where we were met by relatives .

Last time we arrived in Heathrow my Uncle drove to Heathrow Airport to pick us up !

However I am hoping to return with my new husband and we will spend some time exploring London before heading out of the city to explore Cornwall & more of England , Wales Scotland & the Irish countryside as I only made it as far as Dublin last time .

Thames River City Cruise

Best way to see a  city
Best way to see a city

Tower Bridge London

we walked across here !
we walked across here !

London

When Visiting London , the capital of England and the United Kingdom,and  the largest metropolitan  take your time to appreciate and enjoy the history everywhere and imagine what it would have been like living there in the 1800s before all of the mod cons we have today ..

Visit Museums that share the past with you , While having a drink at the old pubs enjoy a yarn with the older locals who have stories to share .

Map Of London

Plan your days with a london Map
Plan your days with a london Map

Buckingham Palace

We walked through here just after Diana died & saw all the flowers in tribute.
We walked through here just after Diana died & saw all the flowers in tribute.

Royal Wedding 2011


if you are in London this week most likely you will be planning on being by Buckingham Palace on April 29 for the Royal wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton with your mobile phones to share photo's with your facebook & twitter followers .

Make sure you have water & snacks to keep you going for the long day .

 

travel_man1971 6 days ago

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Hyde Park London

Just southwest of the Serpentine is a memorial installed in honor of princess Diana.
Just southwest of the Serpentine is a memorial installed in honor of princess Diana.

Marble Arch

At the north-east corner of Hyde Park is the Marble Arch.
At the north-east corner of Hyde Park is the Marble Arch.

Must Do in London

1.A Thames River Boat Cruiseas it is always good to see a city from the water

Boats depart from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Hill Pier and Greenwich Pier.

Highlights of a Thames river cruise include the site of the Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the retired battle-cruiser - HMS Belfast; St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern. From the boat you get a closer view at Millennium Footbridge, controversially built for the turn of the new century; and of course Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, both recognized worldwide as iconic buildings of London.


Have a ride on the London eye ! It was foggy the day I was on it so i hope you get a sunny day !

Walk over the Tower Bridge and have a look inside..

Have a picnic in Hyde Park by the Serpentine , have a horse ride while thereJust southwest of the Serpentine is a memorial installed in honor of princess Diana. The modern fountain, which resembles a small river rather than a fountain, was inaugurated in 2004 by Queen Elisabeth II

Diana Memorial Fountain

Visit Buckingham palace and see the changing of the Guards

Walk around Windsor Castle

Visit the Borough Market , Portobello Road markets

See the London Sea Life Aquarium

Have a stroll through Harrods early as it gets scary when there are too many in there at once.

Visit Madam Tussuad's and Baker Street

Walk down Oxford street , Trafalgar square , Visit some museums etc

A red bus tour so you really get to see London

Big Ben London

Buy A London Pass

Save money on your London trip by purchasing a London Pass before you leave home .This will give you free entry into 55 attractions as well as

No waiting in long queues - skip lines ,

Free 120+ page guidebook

Over 40 extra special offers

Free public transport*

* Free public transport included only when the London Pass with travel is purchased. Potential savings based on one adult visiting three top London Pass attractions per day.

Jobs in London

 If you are wanting to spend longer in Britain you might want to have a year working in London if you are the right age !

There is always jobs in London if you have the right attitude and look in the right places .

I worked as a nanny in London for a while which was great as I was paid to go to Switzerland , France , on the London Eye , in the Millenium Dome etc!

Check out Tnt or The Lady magazine , Gumtree.com for starters.

Olympic Stadium

London Underground Station & City

London Hotels & Accommodation

Acccomodation can be expensive in London and elsewhere on your travels .

Look out for Bed & Breakfasts as you travel as you can get some really nice places to stay.

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Snowdonia

 wildlife and some of the finest scenery in Snowdonia. My Mum used to go climbing here.
wildlife and some of the finest scenery in Snowdonia. My Mum used to go climbing here.

Exploring the rest of England

I recommend buying a National Trust Card before you leave home as we found we explored so many more Castles & Museums because we had the card .

I can't put everything I would like to in this hub as It would be too long , however here is a list of places & activities we enjoyed while in the UK with our 3 daughters.

Visiting Castles & Bodiam Castle in East Sussex was my favourite with the moat !

A canal trip through the locks in Wales.

The cliffs in Cornwall & beautiful villages , love to go back there !

York Museum

Barry Island

Driving through the Welsh Countryside ( I was born in Wales !)

Porthdinllaen-

Bodiam Castle

My Favourite Castle
My Favourite Castle

What are your favourite day trips from London ?

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit Hope you get there as it is a great place to visit !

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      mts1098 5 years ago

      great review of London - I hope to get there one day...cheers

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