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What to do in London with someone whos already been there?

I'll be travelling to London for a couple of days with my aunt this summer. However, she has already been there on several business trips, so walking around and seeing stuff like the Big Ben isn't optimal. Got any tips on what to do?

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  • Mary Smith

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    So....has your aunt visited:

    Hampton Court Palace

    Greenwich

    the Tate Modern

    Windsor Castle

    Kew Gardens

    etc etc?

    Or the hundreds of off-the beaten path places in London such as Sir John Soane's Museum, Postman's Park, the Wren churches, the Japanese garden in Holland Park, Chelsea Physic Garden, Fulham Palace ?

    Has she visited Winchester, Canterbury, Brighton , Oxford ,Salisbury & Stonehenge, Cambridge (England) , Bathor the many other places which are an easy daytrip by train from London? Even York is a possibility. Oxford is also easily accessible by bus (National Express, Oxford Tube, Megabus).

    www.nationalrail.co.uk for all train times, details and fares.

    You really are spoilt for choice. :-)


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    I'm just back from London where I go every year and a thing I had never done is seeing London from a skyscraper. In the City, the Walkie Talkie has a wonderful view all around and it is free! You just have to book. https://skygarden.london/

    Bon voyage with your aunt!

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  • Susan Ferrari

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    As I'm a North London girl, I would suggest checking out Ally Pally (Alexandra Palace). They always have special events on http://www.alexandrapalace.com/park/. Sticking to the 'norf' London theme I would recommend visiting Highgate Village Market As a kid I spent many hours roaming Highgate Cemetery (Karl Marx is buried there). Kenwood House is right on the border with Hampstead Village and offers wonderful summer concerts on the grounds (you can order traditional hampers to be delivered there from Harrodsand other places). My home town is Mill Hill, lots of places to walk and see some older buildings http://www.millhill-hs.org.uk/walk.html, and some nice pubs (Adam & Eve and Rising Sun). Close to Mill Hill (Colindale) is the Royal Air Force Museum London

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    I've been to London 20+ times and I always find something new to do. The Sky Garden is an excellent suggestion, you really should book ahead, I think it's roughly three weeks in advance.

    Eltham Palace and Gardens is just a short train ride outside the center, it's a beautiful art deco palace. Hampton Court dates back to Henry VIII and is an easy daytrip from London, 1/2 hour by train, as is Windsor Castle.

    Inside London there are all kinds of off the beaten path museums, the Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising is one of my favorites, the The Wallace Collection, Kenwood House, Leighton House Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum are also lovely.

    In addition to the daytrip options already listed there's Hever Castle & Gardens and Hatfield House and Warwick Castle

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    No matter how many times I visit London, I know I'll find something new on a West End theatre stage. A visit to tkts.co.uk and to timeout.com could help you find what's playing and how to save money on tickets. The Globe Theatre and National Theatre sites will also be helpful.

    Other reviewers offered excellent responses to your question. The Tate Modern regularly presents new exhibits.

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    On a recent visit, I went to the National Gallery, walked through China Town, explored Primrose Hill (great view of London skyline) and took a boat trip up to Hampton Court Palace (the boat also goes to Kew Gardens, which I'll do next time....)

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    Take a day trip toBrighton Beach

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    I would take one of the many walking tours from Jack the Ripper to Abbey Road Musical Mystery Tour to whatever. I have loved them all!

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    Drop Auntie off in a pub, and go see London! You haven't been, so see as much as you can. The The Tower Of London (Stop TL) is my personal favorite, but... Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses Of Parliament Shop, a walk through Hyde Park... museums if it rains (most are free!), Speakers' Corner if you're there Sunday morning... the hop on- hop off buses will give you the lay of the land.

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