London Pocket Guide

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Covering over 600 square miles, London is by far Europe's largest city. But don't let this put you off - many of its most famous landmarks are within walking distance of each other. From Big Ben and Westminster Abbey you can wander the streets only to find yourself at the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus. The English capital is also perfect for those who enjoy living life at a fast pace. With 47% of the city's population between the age of 16 and 44, there are fewer places on the planet with as much energy as London.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Where's good for 'sausage and mash' and other traditional favourites.
  • Neighbourhood Watch A breakdown of the English capital's coolest areas.
  • Budget Tips Ways to save money, what's to do for free and more.
  • A Day in London... We give you our ideal day, complete with a trip up the London Eye and an evening in the West End.

London City Reviews

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    There is always something fun going on around Southbank. And Tate Modern and the Globe are always great stops too.

    Insider Tip:Wahacca is the best place for burritos and a beer along the river. Amazing!!

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    World class museums. My favourite is the Victoria and Albert Museum. So many amazing pieces throughout this beautiful museum.

    Insider Tip:The museum is free but some of the special exhibits have a charge. They are beautifully done exhibits and if it is something that interests you, it is probably worth the extra cost.

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    Take in one of the many markets throughout the city. There is lots to choose from that will satisfy everyone. From vintage to food to alternative. Always a great day out and a wonderful way to see what the locals do on a Saturday.

    Insider Tip:I love Borrough Market for lunch filled with fresh fruits and cheese or even one of the many stalls with international cuisine. A picnic in front of Southwark Cathedral is my favourite place to stop and eat and people watch or sit with friends.

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    Explore the city at your own pace. There is a lot going on in this city that sometimes it can feel overwhelming, so be sure to take a breather and do it at your own pace. There is nothing better than wandering around Southbank earlier in the morning or in the evening. A nice afternoon along Southbank can be nice, but high tourist season it can be awful. There is always a great atmosphere along the Thymes and performers about-- one of my favourite locations in London.

    Insider Tip:Listen for performers on a nice day when the river is low along the riverbank

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    Spend a day getting lost in a museum. There are a ton of free museums to so it is easy to choose one that suits your interests. If you are going to the Natural History Museum, be there early to avoid lines.

    Insider Tip:The tubes are probably the easiest way to get around London, but I recommend getting to know the bus system. It may take a little more work to figure out, but you get an amazing tour around the city if you ride up top and it's a bit cheaper. Plus you can always feel more like a local if you master the bus system.

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