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London - The Greatest City in the Western World

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London is a destination that you can continue to come back to again and again and continue to enjoy its delights.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller

42 Places

5 City Tips

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42 Places

The Chesterfield Mayfair

Hotels

Tower of London

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Buckingham Palace

Castles, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites

The Queen's Gallery

Art Galleries, Art Museums

Royal Mews

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites

The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

Restaurants

Le Boudin Blanc

Restaurants

Simpson's in The Strand

Restaurants

The Mayfair Chippy, Fish and Chips

Restaurants

The Gun

Restaurants

The Market Tavern

Restaurants

Churchill War Rooms

History Museums, Historic Sites, Military Museums

Sarastro

Restaurants

Roast

Restaurants

Luna Nuova

Restaurants

V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum

Art Museums

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Theatres, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Trafalgar Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Piccadilly Circus

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Hyde Park

Parks

London Underground

Mass Transportation Systems

Westminster Abbey

Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings

Thames River

Bodies of Water

The British Museum

History Museums, Speciality Museums, Art Museums

St. Paul's Cathedral

Churches & Cathedrals

Oxford Street

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Westminster Cathedral

Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals

National Gallery

Art Museums

Regent Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Kensington Gardens

Gardens, Parks

Greenwich

Neighbourhoods

Nelson's Column

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Observatories & Planetariums

National Portrait Gallery

Art Museums

Greenwich Park

Parks

Paddington Station

Points of Interest & Landmarks

British Library

Libraries, History Museums

ZSL London Zoo

Zoos

Green Park

Parks

Kensington Palace

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gardens, Castles, Historic Sites

Mayfair

Neighbourhoods

Little Venice

Neighbourhoods, Historic Sites

CarpeNox's City Tips

  • Museums are, for the most part, free. Take advantage of them.
  • London has gone from a food wasteland to a foodie's delight. Be sure to sample its international cuisines, including the explosion in fresh, local British cooking.
  • Don't be surprised when your hotel room is quite small. Space is at a premium in London.
  • London can be very expensive so make sure you allocate your money carefully.
  • London has an excellent public transportation infrastructure that makes traveling around its large area manageable. Take advantage of the Underground, buses, London taxis, etc. But London is also a very walker friendly city.
  • The Chesterfield Mayfair
    Hotels
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The Chesterfield Mayfair has some of the best service we have ever received at any hotel globally.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 1,085 Hotels in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • After pleasant stay huge disappointment with response to issue 14/12/2018
    • Delighful Hotel with Impecable Service 12/12/2018
    • The Chesterfield Mayfair
    Address:
    35 Charles Street
    Mayfair
    London W1J 5EB
    England
    Phone:
    011 44 20 7491 2622
    Other:
  • Tower of London
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Every visitor to London should go to the Tower at least once to understand its importance to the history of the city.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Go early to beat the crowds.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Interesting...Depends 15/12/2018
    • Never enough time to see it all! 14/12/2018
    • Tower of London
    Phone:
    +44 20 3166 6000
    Price range:
    US$39 - US$39
    Hours:
    Sun - Mon
    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tue - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Buckingham Palace
    Castles, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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    CarpeNox Says:

    A tour of the interior of Buckingham Palace is better than watching the "Changing of the Guard" along with crowds of others.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Book your tickets on their web site for a timed entrance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice but busy 13/12/2018
    • Visited the Romanov Exhibit at the Queen's Gallery 13/12/2018
    • Buckingham Palace
    Address:
    Spur Road
    London SW1A 1AA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 303 123 7300
    Other:
  • The Queen's Gallery
    Art Galleries, Art Museums
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The Queen's Gallery is adjacent to Buckingham Palace with a rotating series of art exhibits. They are always well displayed, curated and worth seeing.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Check what special exhibit is on before you go.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #290 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fascinating Romanovs 03/12/2018
    • Interesting visit 01/12/2018
    • The Queen's Gallery
    Address:
    Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1A 1AA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 303 123 7301
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Royal Mews
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Visit the Royal Mews to see carriages and cars used to transport the royal family.

    Good for
    • Family
    • History Buff
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #184 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Educational for Kids 10/12/2018
    • Would only go with London Pass 02/12/2018
    • Royal Mews
    Address:
    Buckingham Palace
    Buckingham Palace Road
    London SW1W 1QH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 303 123 7302
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon
    Restaurants (British)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason is one of those London delights that you have to experience.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Book early as they tend to sell out the best times.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,182 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Too tightly packed in 12/12/2018
    • Memory of a lifetime! 11/12/2018
    • The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon
    Address:
    181 Piccadilly
    Fortnum & Mason
    London W1A 1ER
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7734 8040
    Price range:
    US$57 - US$69
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Le Boudin Blanc
    Restaurants (French, European)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Le Boudin Blanc is a little piece of Paris in the Shepherd Market.

    Good for
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Ask for a downstairs table, if possible.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #829 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A quirky restaurant with excellent food 15/12/2018
    • Consistently Amazing!! 06/12/2018
    • Le Boudin Blanc
    Address:
    Mayfair 5 Trebeck Street
    London W1J 7LT
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7499 3292
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Simpson's in The Strand
    Restaurants (British)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Tradition reigns at Simpson's. It may be old fashioned but they still know how to cook and present a roast.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • It is had to resist the roast beef carved at your table.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #341 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Business Christmas Party 15/12/2018
    • Beef of the Gods 14/12/2018
    • Simpson's in The Strand
    Address:
    100 Strand
    London WC2R 0EW
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7420 2111
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$53
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Mayfair Chippy, Fish and Chips
    Restaurants (Seafood, British)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The Great British is a comfortable Mayfair neighborhood restaurant.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • They are switching their menu to feature fish & chips.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #497 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fish and chips 14/12/2018
    • Great fish & chips!! 13/12/2018
    • The Mayfair Chippy, Fish and Chips
    Address:
    14 North Audley Street
    Mayfair
    London W1K 6WE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7741 2233
    Price range:
    US$16 - US$38
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
    Other:
  • The Gun
    Restaurants (British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The Gun is a comfortable gastropub with good food and a charming ambiance.

    Good for
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Hard to find but worth the trip.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,689 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    • Nice Sunday lunch in a modern pub now restaurant 14/12/2018
    • Dinner was excellent 14/12/2018
    • The Gun
    Address:
    27 Cold Harbour
    London E14 9NS
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7519 0075
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$86
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Market Tavern
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The Market Tavern is a pub in Shepherd's Market with above average food.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Comfortable.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3,926 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • First Class All Round!!! 04/12/2018
    • Was not that impressed to be honest 03/12/2018
    • The Market Tavern
    Address:
    7 Shepherd Street
    W1J 7HR
    London W1J 7HR
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7491 0910
    Price range:
    US$18 - US$33
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Churchill War Rooms
    History Museums, Historic Sites, Military Museums
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The Churchill War Rooms are preserved exactly as they were on VE day. This is where Churchill and his staff executed their WW II strategy from.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Visit the adjacent Churchill museum to learn more about his life.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • For History Buffs; Very Interesting 15/12/2018
    • Very Impressive 15/12/2018
    • Churchill War Rooms
    Address:
    Clive Steps
    King Charles Street
    London SW1A 2AQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7930 6961
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sarastro
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Turkish)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Sarastro is eclectic in its décor and its food. Several nights a week they have live entertainment with dinner.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Combine with a trip to a nearby theatre.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,212 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A fantastic experience 15/12/2018
    • Fabulous 11/12/2018
    • Sarastro
    Address:
    126 Drury Lane
    Covent Garden
    London WC2B 5SU
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7836 0101
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$44
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Roast
    Restaurants (British)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Roast has some of the best food we have had in London, not just the roasts featured in their name.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Upstairs at the Borough Market.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,240 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    • SUCH A GREAT PLACE TO EAT 15/12/2018
    • Good for breakfast in Borough Market 13/12/2018
    • Roast
    Address:
    Stoney Street
    The Floral Hall
    London SE1 1TL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 3006 6111
    Price range:
    US$38 - US$103
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    Mon - Fri
    7:00 AM - 10:45 PM
    Sat
    8:30 AM - 10:45 PM
    Other:
  • Luna Nuova
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Luna Nuova serves outstanding genuine Italian food. It is worth finding.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Take the underground to Fulham.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #173 of 19,105 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Go...lovely local restaurant! 11/12/2018
    • Excellent 10/12/2018
    • Luna Nuova
    Address:
    773 Fulham Road
    London SW6 5HA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7371 9774
    Price range:
    US$13 - US$44
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Mon - Thu
    6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
    Fri
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    Art Museums
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The Victoria and Albert Museum has some many different collections that there is something for everyone.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Free, like all London museums, but special exhibitions have a fee.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Outstanding exhibition 15/12/2018
    • Wonderful 15/12/2018
    • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    Address:
    Cromwell Road
    London SW7 2RL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7942 2000
    Other:
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Theatres, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Shakespeare performed in a faithful reproduction of one of his theatres? What more could one ask for?

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • The daily tours are led by actors.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #96 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unique history and an insight into history 14/12/2018
    • My Fathers Theatre 13/12/2018
    • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Address:
    21 New Globe Walk
    London SE1 9DT
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7902 1400
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Trafalgar Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Trafalgar Square with Nelson's column in the center is a London icon.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #147 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always something going on here 15/12/2018
    • Meeting Point 14/12/2018
    • Trafalgar Square
    Address:
    Centre of the City
    London SW1A
    England
    Phone:
    0473344937
    Other:
  • Piccadilly Circus
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Piccadilly Circus seems to be the center of activity in London - theatre, shopping and food.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • It is said that you will meet someone you know if you wait long enough.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #260 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • It is what it is, and its Nice. 15/12/2018
    • Large crowds 12/12/2018
    • Piccadilly Circus
    Address:
    Piccadilly Circus
    London W1J 9HS
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7183 6797
  • Hyde Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Hyde Park is an island of tranquility within busy London.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't trip on the sun bathers on the grass.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I asked my wife to marry me in this park 15/12/2018
    • Calm. Fresh. 15/12/2018
    • Hyde Park
    Phone:
    +44 300 061 2000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • London Underground
    Mass Transportation Systems
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    The London Tube is a miracle of getting from one place to another. It can get crowded and you should learn how to use the iconic map to find you way from place to place.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Get an Oyster card instead of buying individual tickets.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brings you everywhere, you want to go 15/12/2018
    • Great way to get around 15/12/2018
    • London Underground
    Phone:
    +44 343 222 1234
    Other:
  • Westminster Abbey
    Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Westminster Abbey and the adjacent Houses of Parliament should be on your initial tour of London

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Really Interesting, but Get Your Tickets! 15/12/2018
    • 5pm service: hear the choir & bells 15/12/2018
    • Westminster Abbey
    Address:
    20 Dean's Yard
    Broad Sanctuary
    London SW1P 3PA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7222 5152
    Hours:
    Mon - Tue
    9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Wed
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Other:
  • Thames River
    Bodies of Water
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    In many ways, the Thames River defines London with so many of its landmarks along its banks.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Take a boat tour.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #130 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The London Eye abd Thames river cruise. 02/12/2018
    • coca-cola londen eye river cruise 02/12/2018
    • Thames River
    Phone:
    +44 20 8891 1411
    Other:
  • The British Museum
    History Museums, Speciality Museums, Art Museums
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    The British Museum has some of the world's art and archeology treasures.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Too big to see everything in one visit.
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good 15/12/2018
    • Worth a visit 15/12/2018
    • The British Museum
    Address:
    Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7323 8299
    Hours:
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Sat - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
    Churches & Cathedrals
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    St. Paul's and the story of its building by Christofer Wren after the Great Fire seems like a work of fiction, but it is true.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Climb us to the Whispering Gallery
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Interesting; A lot of History 15/12/2018
    • Just amazing 14/12/2018
    • St. Paul's Cathedral
    Address:
    St Paul's Churchyard
    London EC4M 8AD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7246 8350
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • Oxford Street
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Oxford Street and close by are where many of the well known shops are located.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Visit some of the smaller shops, not just department stores.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #231 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lots of shops !! 12/12/2018
    • Busy Busy Busy 🤣🤣 11/12/2018
    • Oxford Street
    Address:
    Oxford Street
    London W1W 8LG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7240 7701
    Other:
  • Westminster Cathedral
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Westminster Cathedral is part of the complex including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #91 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • History comes alive 12/12/2018
    • Charming and Attractive Church 04/12/2018
    • Westminster Cathedral
    Address:
    42 Francis Street
    London SW1P 1QW
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7798 9055
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • National Gallery
    Art Museums
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The National Gallery has, without question, the best collection of fine art of all periods in the United Kingdom.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Free admission.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing art collection 15/12/2018
    • Time required to enjoy fully 15/12/2018
    • National Gallery
    Address:
    Trafalgar Square
    London WC2N 5DN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7747 2885
    Hours:
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat - Thu
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Regent Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Regent Street intersects Oxford Street and contains more of the most important shops.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #156 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Street in Longon 14/12/2018
    • Great Christmas decks 12/12/2018
    • Regent Street
    Address:
    London W1
    London
    England
    Other:
  • Kensington Gardens
    Gardens, Parks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Kensington Gardens is adjacent to the Palace and is most enjoyable on a fine day.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Gardens large enough to stroll around for hours. 12/12/2018
    • Beautiful Peaceful Gardens 08/12/2018
    • Kensington Gardens
    Address:
    The Magazine Storeyard
    Magazine Gate
    London W2 UH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7298 2100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Greenwich
    Neighbourhoods
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Greenwich houses the Royal Observatory with the international data along with a fine maritime museum.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Don't miss Wren's naval hospital dining room.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Greenwich foot tunnel 13/12/2018
    • lovely Greewich 11/12/2018
    • Greenwich
    Phone:
    +44 870 608 2000
    Other:
  • Nelson's Column
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Nelson's Column and the nearby lion statues are symbols of London's historic strength.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #268 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Original plan was to be taller 03/12/2018
    • Amazing 07/11/2018
    • Nelson's Column
    Address:
    Trafalgar Square
    London
    England
    Other:
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Observatories & Planetariums
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Have your photo taken with one foot on either side of the international data line.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #242 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow! 15/12/2018
    • Interesting exhibits in an historic setting 12/12/2018
    • Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Address:
    Blackheath Avenue
    London SE10 8EJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8312 6608
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • National Portrait Gallery
    Art Museums
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The National Portrait Galley is next to the National Gallery and features paintings and photographs of famous people of all walks of life.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • My favourite gallery in London!! 13/12/2018
    • Good history lesson 13/12/2018
    • National Portrait Gallery
    Address:
    Charing Cross Road 2 St. Martin's Place
    London WC2H 0HE
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 7306 0055
    Hours:
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat - Thu
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Greenwich Park
    Parks
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Greenwich Park is a large green space that you cross from the river up to the Observatory.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Where time begins! 13/12/2018
    • Beautiful park 11/12/2018
    • Greenwich Park
    Address:
    Greenwich Park
    London SE10 8QY
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8858 2608
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Paddington Station
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Paddington Station is where the Heathrow Express drops you off to London for other transport connections. Make sure you see the statue of its famous bear namesake.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #289 of 1,872 things to do in London
    • Paddington bear and trains 13/12/2018
    • Possibly the cutest station in all of London 13/12/2018
    • Paddington Station
    Address:
    Praed St
    London W2 1 HQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 845 711 4141
    Other:
  • British Library
    Libraries, History Museums
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    CarpeNox Says:

    The British Library has two of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta and that is just the start of its treasures.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Listen to some of their recordings.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • KPM All-stars - British Library musicians at the British Library! 15/12/2018
    • Great as always 12/12/2018
    • British Library
    Address:
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1937 546060
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • ZSL London Zoo
    Zoos
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    The London Zoo is a great place to take children and adults like it too.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #376 of 1,872 things to do in London
    • Disappointing Light Light Show 14/12/2018
    • Mr Lee 14/12/2018
    • ZSL London Zoo
    Address:
    Regents Park
    Outer Circle
    London NW1 4RY
    England
    Phone:
    +44 344 225 1826
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Green Park
    Parks
    See more photos
    CarpeNox Says:

    Green Park is one of London's largest green spaces and convenient to many sights, like Buckingham Palace.

    Good for
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #197 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT LISTENING TO A PODCAST ... 04/12/2018
    • Amazing walk and view 03/12/2018
    • Green Park
    Address:
    Piccadilly
    London W1J 9EJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 300 061 2350
    Other:
  • Kensington Palace
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Gardens, Castles, Historic Sites
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    CarpeNox Says:

    A tour of Kensington Palace provides insights into some of its residents from Queen Victoria to Lady Diana.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Prince William and his family live next door.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #338 of 1,872 things to do in London
    • Loved it 11/12/2018
    • Verify interesting 10/12/2018
    • Kensington Palace
    Phone:
    +44 20 3166 6000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Mayfair
    Neighbourhoods
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    CarpeNox Says:

    Mayfair is one of London's most posh neighborhoods with high-end hotels, restaurants and shops.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • Don't be alarmed by the armed guards outside of the embassies.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #131 of 1,872 things to do in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Desirable 12/12/2018
    • Very nice place 19/11/2018
    • Mayfair
  • Little Venice
    Neighbourhoods, Historic Sites
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    CarpeNox Says:

    A boat tour down the Little Venice canal allows you to see the back side of London neighborhoods and gives you an entirely different perspective.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • You can disembark at the London Zoo.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #319 of 1,872 things to do in London
    • Little Gem 11/12/2018
    • Canal walk and pub from Camden Lock to Little Venice. 18/11/2018
    • Little Venice
    Address:
    Regent's park
    London W2 1TH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 7957 706086
    Other:
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