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  • London bus tour – hop on a cliche red double-decker bus and see the sights! Travelling is about taking as much in as possible, so opt for the upper deck on a nice day
  • Trafalgar Square
  • London Eye – taking the trip up to the top is worth it to get a bird’s eye view of the extensive city
  • Westminster Abbey – truly a beautiful building with many British monarchs just beneath your feet
  • Buckingham Palace – witnessing the changing of the guard is a fantastic experience
  • The National Gallery – spend an afternoon looking at marvelous works of art
  • Shopping in Covent Gardens
  • Astor Museum Inn – this hostel has the BEST location right next to the British museum and right in between two popular tube stations
  • Peggy Porschen – the most instagrammable pastry shop in London
  • Big Ben
  • Natural History Museum
  • The Tea Terrace afternoon tea
  • British Museum – check out the whole section dedicated to the Parthenon
  • Sir John Soane’s museum
  • Covent gardens
  • Milk Train
  • Cutter & Squidge
  • Sketch – the pinkest afternoon tea with the trippiest bathrooms in London
  • B bakery afternoon tea – have to let them know 24 hrs in advance
  • Tipsy tea at Mr Fogg’s residence
  • Sherlock Holmes Pub
  • Yolkin – Macaron ice cream sandwiches
  • Gordon’s Wine Bar
  • Neal’s Yard – a hidden gem off the beaten path with colorful buildings and cafes
  • Cahoots underground bar
  • Tate Modern
  • Sky Garden
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Duck and waffle
  • Tower Bridge
  • Bermondsey Street
  • The Shard
  • Millenium Bridge – seen in the Harry Potter movies!
  • Bea’s of Bloomsbury – posh afternoon tea right by Astor Museum Inn
  • Borough Market – the coolest and HUGE market underneath the train tracks in East London
  • One New Change – head up to the rooftop bar called Madison’s for a fantastic view
  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – If you are around for Christmas, make sure to check out this HUGE Christmas market in this historic park
  • Coppa Club rooftop bar – the best and coziest view of the Tower Bridge
  • Oxford street/Regent’s Street – the ultimate spot for shopping
  • Leicester Square
  • Piccadilly Circus – best to view at night when the lights are vibrant; it is very easy to get lost so hold on to loved ones tight
  • Tower of London – go back to childhood dreams of being royal and see the crown jewels up close and personal
  • Thames River Cruise – a fantastic activity to get another perspective of the city and save your feet
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral – tour it with a local guide and even stay for the Evensong
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon – visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and see the roots and inspiration for some of his best stories
  • The Globe Theater – experience the theater which was home to Shakespeare’s plays. Tours and shows are variably available.
  • Take a trip to Grasmere and visit William Wordsworth’s hometown





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