Copy of Tour London - Day 1



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Get to know London with a flashy bus tour then explore the South Bank for stunning views of London. Take in the Tower of London, Tate Modern, Big Ben & Parliament and ride on the London Eye.

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National Portrait Gallery

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Saint Martin's Place
(Trafalgar Square)
WC2H 0HE London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7306 0055
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Hunterian Museum

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35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Royal College of Surgeons
WC2A 3PE London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 (0)20 7869 6560
fax: +44 (0)20 7869 6564
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National Gallery

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Location:

Trafalgar Square
N. side of Trafalgar Sq., WC2
WC2N 5DN London, England

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tel: 020/7747-2885
fax: +44 20 7747 2423
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Admiralty Arch

Location:

The Mall
WC2 London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)
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British Library

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Location:

96 Euston Rd., NW1
St Pancras
NW1 2DB London, England

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tel: 020/7412-7332
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Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column

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Location:

Trafalgar Square
WC2N 5DX London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7983 4750
fax: +44 20 7983 4137
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British Museum

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Location:

Great Russell Street
Great Russell St., WC1
WC1B 3DG London, England

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tel: 020/7323-8299
fax: +44 20 7323 8616
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Borough Market

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Location:

8 Southwark Street
SE1 1 London, United Kingdom

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tel: 020 7407 1002
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Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

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Location:

West Carriage Drive
W2 2UH London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 (0)20 7298 2100
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Trader Vic's

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Location:

22 Park Lane
(Hilton Park Lane, Lower Ground Floor)
W1Y 4BE London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: 44 20 7208 4113
fax: 44 20 7208 4050
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London Transport Museum

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Location:

Covent Garden Piazza
Covent Garden Piazza
WC2E 7BB London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7565 7299 / +44 20 7379 6344
fax: +44 20 7565 7254
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London RIB Voyages

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The London Eye Millineum Pier
Riverside Building, Waterloo Millennium Pier
SE1 7PB London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 0207 928 8933
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Portobello Road Market

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Location:

Portobello Road
W11 London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7229 8354
fax: +44 20 7243 3419
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Covent Garden Piazza

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Location:

Covent Garden
WC2E 8RF London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)
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Westminster Abbey

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Location:

20 Dean's Yard
Broad Sanctuary, SW1
SW1P 3PA London, England

Contact:

tel: 020/7222-5152
fax: +44 20 7233 2072
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Buckingham Palace

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Location:

Buckingham Palace
At end of The Mall (on the road running from Trafalgar Sq.)
SW1A 1AA London, England

Contact:

tel: 020 7766 7300
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Oxford Circus

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Location:

Oxford Circus
Regent and Oxford Street
London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)


Changing of the Guard

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Location:

Wellington Barracks
(Buckingham Palace)
SW1A 1AA London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 783 9137
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Victoria and Albert Museum

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Location:

Cromwell Road
Cromwell Rd., SW7
SW7 2RL London, England

Contact:

tel: 020/7942-2000
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The Guards Museum

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Location:

Birdcage Walk
(Wellington Barracks)
SW1E 6HQ London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7414 3271 / +44 20 7414 3428
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Piccadilly Circus

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Location:

Piccadilly Circus
W1V 9LB London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
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Day 1 - London


To shake off that jet leg and become familiar with one of the world's famous cities...take a tour. Yes, it's touristy but it less than 3 hours visitors can view the highlights of the city and then decide which attractions warrant further exploration. Try a hop on, hop off style double decker bus tour with www.bigbustours.com or www.theoriginaltour.com departing from several locations. Tickets are good for 24 hours and usually come with an optional Thames river cruise. Make sure to get a bus with live commentary over the headphone tour. For the afternoon session head east for The Tower of London, one of most interesting historical spots for the entire family. The 1,000 year old site has been a palace, a prison, an arsenal, and even a zoo! Make sure to tag along with a Yeoman Warder for the 60 minute guided tour and visit the jaw-dropping Crown Jewels. The view towards Tower Bridge is a perfect photo backdrop. Kids will get a kick out of trying to make a Royal Guard laugh or watching the ravens who also help keep watch over the Tower. For lunch try one of the tasty cafes on site or try a cafe picnic to be taken on the lawn. Family activities and trail guides are available from the Information Center. Hint: Book online to avoid the crowds. Still have energy? Every visitor needs to stand along the Thames and take in the iconic landmarks of Big Ben & Parliament. I never tire of this sight, day or night, but there is something special about this dramatically lit spot in the dark. The BA London Eye offers night flights for a bird's eye view as well - book online to avoid the queue. Walk from the London Aquarium down the South Bank to the Tate Modern (open late on Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm) and over the Millennium Bridge to St. Paul's taking in street entertainers, skateboarders and the river itself. On route are plenty of places to eat: Wagamama, pizza at Gabriel's Wharf, and OXO Tower, to name a few. Should daytime hours be of more interest, go early (before 10am) to get the place to yourself.


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Big Bus Tours

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Location:

48 Buckingham Palace Road
SW1W ORN London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7233 9533
fax: +44 20 7828 0638
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Tower of London

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Location:

Off Tower Bridge Approach
Tower Hill, EC3
EC3N4AB London, England

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tel: 0870/756-7070
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Tower Bridge

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Location:

Tower Bridge
At Tower Bridge, SE1
SE1 2UP London, England

Contact:

tel: 020/7403-3761
fax: +44 20 7357 7935
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Tate Modern

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Location:

Bankside
Bankside, SE1
SE1 9TG London, England

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tel: 020/7887-8888
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Big Ben

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Location:

Parliament Square
House Of Commons
SW1A 0AA London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
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Houses of Parliament

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Location:

Parliament Street
SW1A 2AN London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7219 4272
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London Eye

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Location:

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
(Riverside Building County Hall)
SE1 9TA London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 870 500 0600
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