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LGW (Gatwick), LHR (Heathrow)

An August 2002 trip to London by panda2

Regent Palace Hotel Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: London was my first time actually visiting the UK (not just changing planes in Heathrow).

LGW (Gatwick), LHR (Heathrow)

Overview

Underground Photo, London, England
Quote:
Take an overview tour of London. Visit the British Museum, British Library, Dali Universe, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Gardens, London Aquarium, and the Houses of Parliament. Quick Tips: Take a shower available at the train station after the long plane ride from the Pacific coast before continuing the trip by rail.Resources: MD Travel HealthBest Way To Get Around: The Lon...Read More

Regent Palace Hotel

Hotel | "Regent Palace"

Regent Palace Hotel Photo, London, England
Quote:
Regent Palace is centrally located next to the Underground Piccadilly Circus station. It was very humid inside without any air-conditioning. There's a window that opens up, but it doesn't stay open without something holding it open, so it didn't help because there was no breeze. Toilets are shared and located next to the shower facilities. To use the shared shower facility, you call on the phone and wait for housekeeping to knock on your door, provide you with a bath towel, and then escort you down the long hallway to unlock an unused shower. We waited what seemed like 20 to 30 minutes and called again before someone showed up. We tried to circumvent this afterwards by saving our towels and ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 21, 2003

Regent Palace Hotel
Glasshouse Street
London, England W1B 5DN
+44 (870) 4008703

Quote:
Majestic Hotel is a moderate priced hotel with 83 guest rooms for the value-minded traveler, found using Hotels.com, with a lounge, restaurant, elevator, children under 3 stay free, adjacent to a Tesco supermarket, 500 meters away from Earl's Court or Gloucester Road Underground stations.It's nothing great, the room just meets the minimum, the room is clean, decent but we found the room way too warm, leaving the window opened brought the temperature to a cool, comfortable level for us.Area attractions: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Royal...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 15, 2007

Majestic Hotel
160 Cromwell Road
London, England SW5 0TL
+44 (1) 71-373-3083

Court Restaurant

Restaurant | "Court Restaurant, The British Museum"

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Court Restaurant is a wonderful way to end the visit of The British Museum. It has a pleasant light, airy, and comfortable atmosphere provided from the steel and glass roof overlooking the round Reading Room with white-tablecloth service. The staff is courteous and professional. We arrived and were seated shortly before the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2003

Court Restaurant
The British Museum
London, England WC1B 3DG
+44 207323 8990

Original London Sightseeing Tour

Attraction | "The Original Tour"

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The Original Tour, established in 1951 and owned by ARRIVA plc, has tours in English as well as several other languages via headphones onboard the open double-decker buses. Board at any of the bus stops throughout the three separate routes and change buses to cover all of the tour. Feel free to board and get off at any of the 80-plus stops to explore. The tour gives a brief overview of all the major sights to see. Tickets are good for 48 hours from the time issued. The included Thames Cruise on the water was disappointing, went on too long, and was not very interesting for the most part. I was gla...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 18, 2003

Original London Sightseeing Tour
Various departure points including Baker St Station
London, England SW18 1TB
+44 20 8877 1722

British Museum

Attraction | "The British Museum"

Quote:
The British Museum is one of those places to visit when you come to London. Admission is free to all, but there may be a charge for temporary exhibits. View the events calendar or exhibits calendar or call the Information Desk on +44 (0207) 323 8299. Be sure to visit the round...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 10, 2003

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London, England WC1B 3DG
+44 (207) 7323 8299

The London Eye

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Attraction | "British Airways London Eye"

Quote:
We went to British Airways' London Eye, a variation on the concept of a Ferris wheel. We went later in the evening, when it was almost closing time and the lines were low - it seems like the lines could be quite lengthy otherwise. There's two separate queues. The first line is to purchase your boarding passes. They'll also try to increase their sales by offering visual aids. If there's more than one in your party, have one go for the tickets. The rest may wait in the second queue to board.Capsules slowly turn around the oversize circumference, giving you a big view of the area. It can get hot in t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 21, 2003

The London Eye
South Bank of the River Thames
London, England SE1 9TA
+44 (870) 500 0600

Chariots Shoreditch

Attraction | "Chariots Shoreditch (aka Chariots Roman Baths)"

Quote:
Chariots Shoreditch (aka Chariots Roman Baths) is promoted as the largest and friendliest gay sauna, with a large heated pool, 50 rooms, a giant cruise room, videos, Internet access, a café, two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, qualified masseurs, a sun shower, a full gym, a chill room, and a 500-locker changing room. There are multiple floors.

Admission: £14
Open daily 12pm to 9am
Tel: +44 (0)20-7247 5333

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 7, 2005

Chariots Shoreditch
1 Fairchild Street
London, England

Tower Bridge

Attraction | "Tower Bridge Exhibition"

Tower Bridge Photo, London, England
Quote:
Tower Bridge Exhibition offers a history of the bridge.

Current machinery and control cabins are available for view only if pre-booked on "Behind The Scenes Tour."


Underground - London Bridge, Fenchurch Street or Tower Gateway DLR stations.


Bus 15, 25, 40, 42, 47, 78,100, D1, P11, RV1.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2006

Tower Bridge
Tower Hill
London, England SE1 2UP
+44 (207) 403 3761

Quote:
LGW - London Gatwick International Airport - consists of two terminals, a North Terminal and a South Terminal.

In the North Terminal, the ground floor is for arrivals and the first floor offers shopping. The second floor is where you check in for departures. The South Terminal handles both arrivals and check-in, with departures on the same level.

Ground transportation is available via train, shuttle, bus, and taxi (including Checker Cars). Gatwick railway station is close to the South Terminal. Gatwick Express to and from Victoria Station, in the center of London, is available.

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