London Journals

London in One Day

A September 1999 trip to London by IsabelleTravels

Big Ben Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: I've taken several one day trips to London. Here's an account of those trip for people who don't have a lot of time.

London in One Day

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Overview

Big Ben Photo, London, England
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London belongs to the world. It is an international city surpassing all others. For Americans, it is considered a Gateway to Europe. Just enough cultural changes for it to be completely different from what we are used to, but a language close enough to "American" to make it easy to communicate. London is amazing because it so different yet so similar to everything I love. Truly international cities have a way of really accepting people. They allow people to be as normal or as odd as they want. I feel London embraces all types of people, so if you are a person, London is for you.Must sees and dos include:Strolling around Piccadilly: There's a lot of people thereGo on...Read More

Rubens at the Palace

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Hotel

Rubens at the Palace Photo, London, England
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Rubens at the Palace starts at 150GBP. It is conveniently located near Victoria station which meant is was close to the Subway, restaurants and pubs. It is also on Buckingham Palace Road and some rooms have views of the palace. The lobby is small and dark. There is a doorman and a little restaurant off to the side that I did not get a chance to go to. We were upgraded to a room in the Royal Wing which was absolutely amazing.We took the elevator up to the floor and had to use a key to access the Royal Wing. Once entering the wing, the hallway walls are all mirrored. Each of the 8 rooms in the wing are named after a British King or Queen. We had "Mary Queen of Scots". The only bad side t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2006

Rubens at the Palace
BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD
London, England
44-207-834-6600

Henry VIII Hotel

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Hotel | "Henry VIII"

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Henry VIII hotel is a comfortable hotel located in the popular hotel area of Bayswater. The prices are typically between $100-$200, depending on the season. It is a very nice hotel for the price with some ups and some downs. Because of the number of budget hotels in the area, there are a large number of fairly priced restaurants and pubs. It is close to Hyde Park, and the Bayswater and Paddington underground stations. The rooms are very small. There is just enough room for the bed and to walk a little bit on one side of the bed. If you plan to spend a lot of time in your hotel room, this might not be the hotel for you. The rooms have private bathrooms and a television. The bed is comfortable, ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 18, 2006

Henry VIII Hotel
19 Leinster Gardens
London, England
+44 20 72620117

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In the late 1880s a serial killer in London's adjacent Whitechapel, brutally murdered 5 prostitutes. This unsolved case had many of London’s high-profile and unknown citizens as suspects. Jack the Ripper walking evening tours visit the former seedy area. The guide describes pre-streetlights Whitechapel: the 1800s prostitutes (who aren't the glamorized beauties Hollywood hires.) Instead they were poor, dirty, and hoped to make enough money to afford an evening's drink and bed. By walking to locations where murders occurred. He gives insight into the murders and why Jack the Ripper got away with them: the lack of cooperation between Scotland Yard, the Royal Family and the media. He mentio...Read More

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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Through the streets of London
London, England