London Journals

A Trip to London

A November 2005 trip to London by amber02

Madame Tussauds Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: London is a very happening city. I was there for a short while and here are some places that I think are definitely worth mentioning!

A Trip to London

Overview

Quote:
London is a very beautiful and historic city. There is so much to see and do in London. The best thing I found here was looking at the historic structures and getting a feel for all the history behind this great city.

Quick Tips:

London can be pretty expensive. Do your research before you get there. You can book online for hotels and such and get good deals. Also print out money saving coupons before you come.

Best Way To Get Around:

The tube is by far the best way to get around here. Get a day pass and you can get pretty much anywhere you need to be!

Madame Tussauds

Attraction | "Madame Tussaud's Museum of Wax"

Madame Tussauds Photo, London, England
Quote:
I've been to both Madame Tussaud's Wax Museums and I would have to say the one in London is the better one! This place is so much fun and always a pleasure to visit. You start off in the main forum, where you get to mingle with many super stars, including Brad Pitt, Madonna, Hugh Grant, and many more. As you walk through this spacious museum, you will get a chance to get a nice little scare through the chamber of horror. But don't worry, after the chamber of horror, you are given a relaxing ride on a cute trolley that takes you through a brief history of England. End your experience by mingling with historical super stars like Neil Armstrong and Galileo and watch a nice little education film abou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2006

Madame Tussauds
Marylebone Road
London, England NW1 5LR
44 (870) 999 0046

Buckingham Palace

Attraction

Buckingham Palace Photo, London, England
Quote:
I think everybody is familiar with the Queen's residence in England, also better known as the Buckingham Palace. No matter how many photos you have seen of this place, seeing it in person is amazing. It's a beautiful architectural structure, and the gardens surrounding it are amazingly green and very pleasant to take a walk around in. It is a lot of fun to sit by the fountain and watch the seemingly frozen guards safe keep the palace, and a fun place to come take pictures and stroll around. You can even take a guided tour of the castle.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 30, 2006

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road Pall Mall
London, England SW1A 1AA
+44 (207) 321 2233

Tower Bridge

Attraction

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Quote:
The Tower Bridge is a really beautiful structure in England. Just like most things in London, it is an ornate and old structure whose design and architecture is really amazing. You can see it from afar and if you get nearby, it is fun to take a walk along the this beautiful and large bridge. I have also taken a cruise that passes under the bridge and gives some spectacular and cool views of the bridge. It is definitely worth taking one of these cruises if you have the time and budget!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2006

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

Trafalgar Square

Attraction

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This is one of the most beautiful places to be in London. It's located very central, close to many little cafes, shops, and museums. It's easy to access right off the Tube. The square itself is a nice place to just hang out. There are some nice fountains there where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the scenery. The scenery here includes many people, a bustling road, and a bunch of pigeons!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 17, 2006

Trafalgar Square
Northumberland Avenue
London, England WC2

Harrods

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Attraction | "Harrod's"

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If you love to shop, then go to London. Even if it is only to visit Harrod's. Harrod's is the worlds largest shopping mall. It is extravagant and really magnificent, boasting so many different levels of designer clothing, accessories, make-up, jewelery, furniture, home goods, and so much more. The entire store literally sparkles and everything is so inviting. If you are going to Harrod's, plan to spend a good amount of time here—this is not your average store. There is a lot to look at and many different levels to visit. The customer service here is excellent and there are people around every corner to help you in any way. If you are a girl especially, make sure to visit the make-up counters! They h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 19, 2006

Harrods
87-135 Brompton Road
London, England SW1X 7XL
+44 (20) 7730 1234