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London Tour

London is a city full of things to see and places to visit.

Even if you spend about 15 days there, activities in your script will not miss.

And the offerings appeal to all tastes, whether you’re a lover of culture, history, nature, consumerist or even duty balladeer.

I will leave here a script that I made when I visited the city. The program lasts for whole four days, not counting the day of arrival and departure city.

We arrived in London the day before in the evening, at Stansted Airport. Took a bus (www.terravision.eu), we landed at Victoria Station and went to the hotel booked (www.belgravehousehotel.com).

Londres1º Day Script 1 day (Buckingham Palace , Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, Covent Garden and the London Eye)

We wake up, take a cafe not so rich at the hotel (toast with butter and jam, coffee and tea) and headed toward Buckingham Palace.

We witnessed a change of guards which takes place from Monday to Saturday at 11: 30h and Sunday at 10am. During the winter, it happens every other day and on rainy days, the exchange just does not happen.

The event lasts approximately 30 minutes and is recommended to arrive about 20 minutes before, especially in summer, to be able to see the ceremony.

Visit www.changing-the-guard.com to confirm day ceremony.

I not visited the palace inside, but it is possible. Some rooms are open to visitors during the summer (July to September) and in them you can see some pieces of the royal treasury, paintings, sculptures and furniture.

For more information, visit www.royalcollection.org.uk.

After seeing a change of guards, we strolled through Green Park and went to Westminster Abbey (www.westminster-abbey.org).

This is where most of the kings and UK queens were crowned. And the latest real event was the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April 2011.

Besides the activities of a normal church, you’ll see tombs of famous personalities such as Isaac Newton, Henry III of England and Charles Darwin.

Leaving the abbey, we walked to the Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to take some pictures.

Tourists can watch the committees, go to the archives Monday through Friday and take a tour by parliament on Saturdays and during the summer. Check out more information on www.parliament.uk

At that point, we were hungry and decided to eat at one of many Mc Donald’s spread across London. This was in Whitehall Parliamente Street, the way the National Gallery, we visited later.

The visit to the National Gallery is free. The audio guide, you pay what you want. A 2 €’re of good size.

We have not seen the entire gallery by time account, these English are well-off. 18h were already all on the street, but the works that most interested me were seen: some of Monet, Van Gogh, Degas and Renoir. See information at www.nationalgallery.org.uk.

After the quick visit, we went to Covent Garden, a district / region of the city of London.

There you will find a kind of market, formerly used to sell fruits and vegetables. Currently there work a few bars, souvenir shops, flea market and more (www.coventgarden.uk.com).

Besides the market, the region boasts many shops, entertainment and even street performers.

A cool place to grab a beer and have a rested.

Later in the day, almost at night, we went to the London Eye. A huge Ferris wheel and one of the postcards of the city ( www.londoneye.com ).

The ride is through affection, but worth it. The view of the city is wonderful.

Then we return to the hotel.


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map of London Day 2 Day 2 (Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Natural History Museum and Science Museum)

After breakfast at the hotel, we took the bus and went to Hyde Park where we walk a little and then visited Kensington Palace before residence of Diana and today is open to visitors.

The palace is located within the park. Visitation for information on the site www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace.

Leaving the palace and the park, follow the street Queen’s Gate until the Natural History Museum (www.nhm.ac.uk).

Admission is free and has a number of interactive and playful exhibitions. No doubt pleases adults and children.

The Science Museum is nearby, just behind the Museum of Natural History. Admission is also free (www.sciencemuseum.org.uk).


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map of London Day 3 Day 3 (British Museum, London Tower and Tower Bridge)

We started the day in the most important museum of the city, the British Museum (www.britishmuseum.org) .

This comprehensive collection makes you not even notice the time go inside: the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus parts, parts of Egypt, Etruscans and more.

Admission is free, you only pay for the audio guide, which between us is indispensable.

Lunch at a Burger King and then went to the London Tower (www.hrp.org.uk).

It is a mandatory tour in London. Here the ticket is not free, but worth every penny.

The visit is divided into routes of different themes already programmed into the audio guide is available in several languages.

Leaving there, you will be very close to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, the famous London Bridge (www.towerbridge.org.uk).

It can be visited internally. Inside, you’ll get information about its construction, understand its operation and have a panoramic view of the city.

On this day, I had the opportunity to see the bridge in operation. It opened so that a boat could pass. It was very nice.

Then we went to the The Queen’s Walk. A kind of promenade on the banks of the River Thames where are the town hall, the Restaurant Dim T and where it is common to see people walking, talking and the kids skateboarding.

Perfect place to take some pictures with the London Tower and London Bridge in the background.


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map of London Day 4 Day 4 (Madame Tussauds, Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus)

This was one of the most fun days. We went to Madame Tussauds and took several funny pictures (www.madametussauds.com).

Wax statues are very well made and many of them seem very real.

After visiting the museum, we walk down Regent Street, a street lined with trade and Oxford Street as well.

We finished the walk in Picadilly Circus, a mini Times Square of London.


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Other places to visit

.Harrod’s (luxury department store) – www.harrods.com.
.Imperial War Museum – www.iwm.org.uk.
.St. Paul Cathedral – www.stpauls.co.uk.
.Tate Modern (Modern Art Museum) – www.tate.org.uk
.London Dungeons (acabre tourist attraction that recreates historical events) – www.thedungeons.com.
.Shakespeare Theatre – www.shakespeares-globe.org.
.Hampton Court Palace – www.hrp.org.uk.
.Londres Museum – www.museumoflondon.org.uk.
.Sherlock Holmes Museum – www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk
.Sea Life (London aquarium) – www.sealife.co.uk.

Posts that we wrote

.museum Madame Tussauds ( www.dicaseturismo.com.br/museu-madame-tussauds).
.London Eye ( www.dicaseturismo.com.br/london-eye ).
British .museum ( http://www.dicaseturismo.com.br/museu-britanico -british-museum ).

Tip

If you have student card, lightweight. For many London attractions give discount for students.

External Links

www.visitlondon.com


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