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canaria
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Jan 15, 2006

Can anyone suggest any fun things that you can only do in London and nowhere else?

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Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
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London Eye Jan 15, 2006

There's only one!

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The theatah, etc! Jan 16, 2006

I agree about the London Eye. Go early to avoid the queues. If possible, book your tickets online first. It saves a lot of time.
http://www.londoneye.com/

You can catch one of the musicals or plays in the West End. A good musical is Queen's "We Will Rock You".
http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/shows

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum: http://www.madame-tussauds.co.uk/

If you like jazz, go and catch a show at the world famous jazz club: Ronnie Scott's.
http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/

Visit the houses of Parliament, Big Ben, etc.

Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London...

All the Museums... the British Museum, V&A, Natural History, Science

Art galleries: National Gallery, Tate...

Go for a stroll and shopping in Covent Garden... Portobello Road... Visit Harrod's, Selfridges, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer...

Kew Gardens...

Churches: Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral

This is my favourite sushi restaurant: http://www.itsu.co.uk/

And you have to get a curry...

I could go on and on!

http://www.thingstodo-london.com/brochure/content.jsp?FIELD=Must_See


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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Visit the Swaminarayan Temple... Jan 16, 2006

"A great aspect of London - and Londoners - is the ability to import customs, cultures and even religions from across the globe. A huge Hindu Temple might not be what you would expect to see just off the North Circular Road, but the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden presents a spectacular sight. It rises out of its grey urban surroundings like a surreal wedding cake. The temple is made, in traditional style, of limestone and marble - much of it carved in India but assembled in north London by a voluntary labour force."

From "Trees, tea time and temples" at

http://www.londontown.com/London/Trees_tea_time_and_temples


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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
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There are so many things to do in London... Jan 16, 2006

that one can never be bored.

As the poet said "when a man is tired of London he is tired of life". That's so very true!

I spent 2 months there 10 years ago and felt I didn't visit everything. Even the things I visited I could have visited them more than once. I've never felt like that in another town, excepting my home town.

I hope you have a nice time in London, at least so nice as I did.

Best,
Ivana


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canaria
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This is a great suggestion. Jan 16, 2006

Balasubramaniam wrote:

"A great aspect of London - and Londoners - is the ability to import customs, cultures and even religions from across the globe. A huge Hindu Temple might not be what you would expect to see just off the North Circular Road, but the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden presents a spectacular sight. It rises out of its grey urban surroundings like a surreal wedding cake. The temple is made, in traditional style, of limestone and marble - much of it carved in India but assembled in north London by a voluntary labour force."

From "Trees, tea time and temples" at

http://www.londontown.com/London/Trees_tea_time_and_temples

I am asking this question because I have lived in London for many years and as we all know, when you live somewhere you often fail to take notice of the things that are on your doorstep. I have however been to the theatre and on the London Eye several times, so I'm not altogether sad.


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