London Journals

Loving London!

A November 2005 trip to London by Kate06

The Albert Tavern Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: I recently made a jam-packed weekend trip to London. During this trip, I mostly stayed on the beaten path and explored historic London.

Loving London!

Overview

Quote:
Take a guided tour of London and a tour of Westminster Abbey. Try to catch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace--you must find out when it occurs (usually every other day at 11am). When visiting the Tower of London, sign up for a tour with one of the Beefeaters--they are fantastic!

Quick Tips:

I recommend taking a tour with Golden Tours. The packages offered are excellent, as are the tour guides.

Best Way To Get Around:

I suggest taking the Underground to get to the historic district. The Underground is user-friendly and has an all-day pass that is worthwhile. It is easy to walk around the historic areas.

Marriott Lon Grosvenor Square

Hotel | "London Marriott at Grosvenor Square"

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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The hotel blends modern and contemporary style with classic London. The hotel caters to business people as opposed to tourists. You will not find many families staying here. The hotel staff is well aware that business travellers have little time, so they are very efficient and ready to help make your stay go smoothly. The accommodations are very modern and clean. The location is in a very upscale part of London, with easy access to the rest of the city.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2005

Marriott Lon Grosvenor Square
10-13 DUKE STREET
London, England
44-207-493-1232

The Albert Tavern

Restaurant | "Albert Pub"

The Albert Tavern Photo, London, England
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This is a great lunch spot for tourists. It is conveniently located right near Westminster Abbey and Parliament. The menu consists of traditional English Pub food. I highly recommend the shepherd's pie. The interior and exterior have a great traditional pub feel.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2005

The Albert Tavern
52 Victoria Street
London, England SW1H 0NP
44 (0)20 7222 5577

Golden Tours #1

Attraction

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Quote:
This is a wonderful guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertained us with her witty humor. Tour #1 is a complete full-day tour of historic and modern London, covering Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Buckingham Palace, Thames River Cruise, Tower of London, London Eye, and more. The price is extremely reasonable, as it includes lunch at a pub, admission fees to the various sights, and the ability to bypass lines. If you only have one day for sightseeing in London, this is the tour to book!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 5, 2005

Golden Tours #1
123-151 Buckingham Palace Road
London, England

Tower of London

Attraction

Quote:
A guided tour by the Beefeaters is a must at the Tower of London. The Beefeaters are witty storytellers whose booming voices relate tales of this house of horrors. Following the tour, cue up on the People Mover (moving sidewalk) to see the Crown Jewels. The magnificent jewels deserve at least one repeat trip on the People Mover. Afterwards, stroll around the grounds for amazing photo opportunities, particularly of the Tower Bridge.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 6, 2005

Tower of London
Tower Hill
London, England EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765