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What to do in London, UK?
I will spend one week in London. Where should I buy stuff? Where to dine? Entertainment? etc?
and where to go? big ben? and?
best way to travel around? do taxis use meters? how much would it cost?
- Ken AdamsLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Shopping: A must is a visit to Harrods, and also Hamley's (the toy store) and Selfridges. You will also find many designer names along Oxford and Regent Street. For food shopping just visit Tesco or Sainsbury's - which are dotted around the city.
Dining: London is now overrun by chain restaurants, but independent restaurants can be found - for a price. Marco Pierre White's Criterion and Jamie Oliver's 15 are excellent.
Entertainment: Visit a West End show, such as Les Miserables or Blood Brothers. Visit Covent Garden to see the legendary street performers. A great thing to do is go behind the scenes at the theatres - the National Theatre does an excellent tour.
The Sights: A trip on the London Eye will set you back around £12, but provides spectacular views of the city. Many museums and galleries are free (such as the Natural History Museum, Tate Modern and National Gallery). In Westminster you will find Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and much more. The parks (Hyde, St James and Regents) are excellent - a surprising amount for a large city. May I suggest heading to the suburbs and spending a few hours in Kew Gardens, near Richmond.
The best form of travel is the tube - you can buy an all day travel card for a relatively cheap price and see the entire city.
Hope this helped,
A frequent visitor to London
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Get an Oyster card so you can have cheap travel on the tube, trains and buses. You can then put some money on the card and pay as you go, or buy a weekly ticket on the card. Either way, an Oyster card is essential.
Taxis are of three types - black cabs, private hire and minicabs. Black cabs and private hire are metered, insured, regulated, etc, and minicabs are not and should be avoided.
Tube, train and bus are much cheaper than cabs.
Buy a London travel guide book from a bookshop and plan from there what you want to do. We have all the attractions of a major city, including a zoo, loads of museums, historic places, the royal family residences, theatres, shops, restaurants, parks, etc, etc. as well as some more unusual attractions like the London Eye.
In a week you could easily burn off Â£1,000 a day if you let money be no object - London is one of the most expensive cities in the world ! I would allow Â£100 a day with an emergency fund of Â£200 just in case ....
- LadyMertonLv 71 decade ago
There is lots to do- depends on your interest
Tons of History like the Tower of London,the Globe theater,Westminister Abbey
many Mususems ( many are free) from Art to Theater to Cartoons to Toys
Great Parks- if the weather is ok
Great shopping ( if you love books go to Charing cross road- there are seveal book shops both modern and vintage) Oxford street and Regents street
some of the Best Theater in the World- from drama to comedy to Musicals
** getting around- the Underground or the Tube ( subway) is easy to use as are the buses- you can get Visitor's Passes or just load an Oyster card Pass- also London is very WalkableSource(s): visited london for th 6th time last october and ready to return!
- silvermistLv 51 decade ago
Go to the bookstore and get the POPOUT map of London.
Also go get the London Pass- you will save A LOT !
Hop on Off Tour was cool..
Tower of London
Stonehedge ( a bit far, bit worth going.)
the Tower of London is
Piccadilly Circus (London's version of Times Square)
Pic. Circus is next to the Chinatown (small)
Oxford Street- shopping.
Tower Bridge (London Bridge)
Trafalgar Square- tourist attraction w/ statues.
Notting hills (like the movie- cool shopping)
- carinaLv 71 decade ago
there's endless places to shop and to eat ... don't worry about that !!
I'd recommend you start with one of the open top tourist buses, there are several companies such as
no need to buy the ticket in advance, it's easy to buy one when you're ready ... the tickets last 24 hours so you could, for instance, buy a ticket at midday on the first day and go on using it the following morning ... if you use the bus to see the outside of places and get a quick idea of what's available then you can go back afterwards on public transport to see those places that have interested you ... the buses have more than one route and can include a river trip too ... public transport is very easy, most tourists use the tube because it's difficult to get lost on there, here's the map
yes taxis use meters, you pay for both distance and time so it keeps on ticking up if you're stuck in a traffic jam ... although they're very useful (obviously) it's a very expensive way to get around
here's a web page with information on tube tickets, prices etc
- Anonymous1 decade ago
well i think you better go to soho which is near china town i found it really wicked there is a bow bar as well where you can play bowling, casino, cards and even you can shag
- 1 decade ago
see the big ben. my advice for shopping is to just stick to downtown.
- 1 decade ago
camden town. hampstead heath. chinatown, there's a really good dimsum place there... i forgot what it's called but it's red. and it has floors. oxford street. queen's park.
- 1 decade ago
Have sex with people who live in london. Best thing to do.