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Big Ben & Houses of ParliamentLondon has been a fantasy destination for centuries, with good reason.

High theater, shopping, fine hotels, world class restaurants and ancient pageantry compete for your time on a holiday in The City.

Top attractions for first-time London travelers include a must-see stop at the official royal residence, Buckingham Palace, along with visits to Westminster Abbey and photo ops at nearby Big Ben and Parliament.

Other major attractions include shopping at Harrods dining at Covent Garden, a visit to Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, touring The Tower of London, or strolling through Hyde Park.

DID YOU KNOW? London Travel Fun Facts

london underground train aboveground
London Overground

• Take a Tube trip to Heathrow or a majority of London's outer bedroom communities and you'll be traveling above ground. meaning a full 55% of the London Underground is not underground.

The Shard, a 72-storey skyscraper near London Bridge, is the tallest building in the European Union, standing at a height of 1,016 feet.

• The world's oldest zoo is the London Zoo, opened on April 27, 1828.

• Although still accessible via special tours, the pedestrian walkway across London's Tower Bridge was closed in 1910 due to the pickpockets and prostitutes who loitered there.

Getting Around the London Underground
London Underground map
a.k.a The Tube, London's quick and cheap public transportation is one of the oldest and largest in the world, featuring a user-friendly map that easily lets travelers find London's top attractions at a glance ....
A Guide to Cockney Slang

Cockney slang
As the story goes, sailors and old salts first began using rhyming slang centuries ago, a habit among working class Londoners that survives to this day. Although it can get pretty, um, colorful, here's the more puritanical guide to everyday usage among more polite Londoners ....

UK and London Historic Pub Crawls
London pub
Take the complete tour of the UK's top pubs beginning in London to its suburbs and further beyond on a trek to find the best and most historic public houses in all of England ....

also see -> UK Tourist Attractions | London Marathon | Ascot Week

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More London travel resources around the Web:

Visit London - The Official Website for London - With loads of reliable info on what's happening now and upcoming events around London and environs including photos, video clips, a list of top ten attractions, and recommendations for pubs and bars, restaurants, shopping, hotels.

Londontown - Several editors collaborate to bring you the best of London including reviews of hotels, East End shows, and just about anything else you can think of. The searchable listings of events will also help you to plan your dream trip to London.

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