London: The Trip of a Lifetime

London is the city of all cities. It's the third most expensive city in the world. You can never be bored, and there's so much to see!


London: The Trip of a Lifetime

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 18, 2005

London is such a great city. Even though it can be pricey, it is worth every pound you spend!

The London Eye is a great place to visit, costing about £13. That would be around $27. The London Eye is a remarkable experience where you can see the whole city. The ride is about 30 minutes, and it's a 300-foot ride! The best way to get around is the awesome red double-decker buses and the Tube, or subway.

Don't miss the chance to see Big Ben. The best time to see it is around nighttime. It's big, bright, and beautiful!

There are so many museums and places to catch up with major history. They have animal museums, gypsies, and World War exhibits. Don't miss a chance to catch up on history.

One thing you have to do in London is go to the Buckingham Palace. There you can see the queen if its her birthday or just have a glimpse of the British guards! If you go there at the right time, you can see the changing of the guards, when they all march away and new ones come!

The Globe Theatre is a MUST! Go see a Shakespeare play to experience TRUE Shakespeare!

One play you have to see in London is the Broadway musical "The Lion King." The full-out costumes and makeup take them up to 8 hours! It's one heck of a show!

There's so much to do in London, so don't miss up on this opportunity of a lifetime! ${QuickSuggestions} Restaurants can be pricey. Try any local store or corner shops for your food and drinks.${BestWay} The Tube and the red double-decker buses!


The Blakemore Hotel

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 18, 2005

The hotel rooms are very nice. There's plenty of space, and the beds are really comfortable. Each room has two windows to view the city from. They have breakfast each morning that is included in your hotel price. You have many choices, and they make you feel right at home. The lobby has lots of couches, tables, and even a bar to relax at after a day’s travel. There are two telephone booths to make any calls you'd like. It's a very nice hotel!
Blakemore Hotel
30 LEINSTER GARDENS
London, England
44 20 72624591

China House Restaurant

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 18, 2005

The Chinese food here is so wonderful! The service is great, and you can never run out of any food or water. The rice, I would have to say, is the best part. They also have very good orange chicken. The food is so great, you'd think you were in China!
China House Restaurant
51 Marchmount Street
London, England
(020) 7713-0866

The Lion King

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 18, 2005

Fabulous!! This is definitely the TOP show out of all the ones I've seen. Full-blown costumes and makeup can take up to 8 hours!! The movement is so lively, the set changes right before your eye, and the singing and dancing is amazing! If there's one thing you have to do in London, go to the Lyceum Theatre to check out “The Lion King!” You can rent binoculars for only 50 pence right in front of your seat.
Lyceum
Wellington Street
London, England, WC2E 7DA
+44 870 606 3441

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 18, 2005

It's truly amazing being in the Globe Theatre. Even though it's not the original because of all the wars, they built it exactly how you've always dreamed it to be. There's an open roof, and they have such great marble on the stage. The acting is fantastic. Even though you have to stand for a couple of hours, I suggest you buy the cheap tickets and be right next to the stage to experience Shakespeare right up close! It's a must!!
Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, England, SE1 9DT
+44 20 7902 1400

A Walk Through History

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 18, 2005

This is a great museum to catch up on your history. It also has a great library. Inside this museum, you have great views from the building being so well lit. There are many statues, which makes this one of the best museums I have been in. There's always something interesting to look at!
London Walks: Old Westminster - 1,000 Years of History
Westminster Tube Stop
London, England
+44 (020) 7624 3978

Hard Rock Cafe

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 18, 2005

The Hard Rock Cafe is a MUST! It's the original Hard Rock Cafe dating back to 1971. There are two separate areas, one to eat in and one to shop in. It's very expensive, so come prepared! You can even go downstairs to The Vault and see a whole bunch of guitars, Elvis costumes, Jimmy Hendrix gear, and much more! An awesome tour guide will take you down and show you what London music legends used, wore, and had!
Hard Rock Cafe
150 Old Park Lane
London, England, W1K 1QZ
020-7629-0382

Anne Hathaway's House

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 19, 2005

Anne Hathaway was one of Shakespeare's wives. Her home was one of the biggest and most beautiful back in the 1500s. The beautiful thatched roof and the lovely gardens outside bring such a great atmosphere. With a walking tour of the home, you get to see everything, from the kitchen to all the bedrooms!
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Shottery
Stratford-upon-Avon, England, CV37 9HH
+44 1789 204016

Shakespeare's Grave

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 19, 2005

Here you can visit Shakespeare's grave for yourself. Find the church he's buried in and away you can go. You have to pay an extra 50 pence to see the grave, but going inside the church is free.
Shakespeare's Grave
Stratford-upon-Avon
London, England

Tower of London

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on July 26, 2005

For over 900 years, the Tower has dominated the city of London and today is still one of the capital's most prominent landmarks and a world-famous visitor attraction. Throughout its long history, the Tower has served as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, an arsenal, royal mint, menagerie, and jewel house. Discover its long and eventful history and its buildings and collections, including the Crown Jewels and Royal Armouries.
Tower of London
Tower Hill
London, England, EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765

Buckingham Palace

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by ReachForAStar on August 5, 2005

Besides being the official London residence of the Queen, Buckingham Palace is also the busy administrative headquarters of the monarchy and has probably the most famous and easily recognisable façade of any building in the world. Although Buckingham Palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection, one of the major art collections in the world today, it is not an art gallery, nor is it a museum. Its State Rooms form the nucleus of the working palace and are used regularly by the Queen and members of the Royal Family for official and state entertaining. Buckingham Palace is one of the world's most familiar buildings, and more than 50,000 people visit the palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions, and Royal Garden Parties.
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace Road Pall Mall
London, England, SW1A 1AA
+44 (207) 321 2233

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