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Anyone from or know London well?

kerri_<3_bargain Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Looking to go to London again for the day
Last time we got the train from Birmingham To London Euston
Got the bus to Oxford St and did some shopping. Had a really nice day
this time we are looking to do some sightseeing
Tower Bridge / big ben / Buckingham Palace.
Are they all near each other?
which would be the closest train station to these,
or is there a way we could get around, buses?
will rep helpers, thankyou in advance. x
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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banned#1
Have you heard of this thing called... the tube.

Seriously I do feel for the people who literally wouldn't survive without asking tedious questions about every single aspect of their life on HUKD's misc forum.
#2
vibeone
Have you heard of this thing called... the tube.

Seriously I do feel for the people who literally wouldn't survive without asking tedious questions about every single aspect of their life on HUKD's misc forum.


lalalala

*MUST EDIT QUICK* I thought of something really funny :/

lol you crack me up!
in b4 EDIT - oh too late
#3
vibeone
Have you heard of this thing called... the tube.


she wants to know about places in London not some 80s music program :?
banned#4
kerri_<3_bargain
lalalala

*MUST EDIT QUICK* I thought of something really funny :/

lol you crack me up!
in b4 EDIT - oh too late


inb4 terrible attempt at comedy. Oh.

Keep living your life through a deals forum love. Oh and I didn't edit something funny, I just edited because I felt I hadn't given you the abuse you deserved in the first version
banned#5
scoff
she wants to know about places in London not some 80s music program :?


My mistake... but don't give her ideas!
banned#6
vibeone;7783623
Have you heard of this thing called... the tube.

Seriously I do feel for the people who literally wouldn't survive without asking tedious questions about every single aspect of their life on HUKD's misc forum.

I have to agree with you for once. Why do people jump straight to misc to ask the most mundane questions when google would give them the answer in seconds?

http://tinyurl.com/ykxjx6r
#7
vibeone
My mistake... but don't give her ideas!



why do you always comment in my thread, you never have nothing nice or helpful to say!
1 Like #8
Best thing to get is a one day travel card last time i got one it was £7.50 this lets you go on the underground and buses all day and the kids go free if they are under 16 which will make it easier sightseeing, Most of the places you want to see are in easy reach via public transport the museums are a good place to go as well,But be careful some places are expensive to get into,Best to plan and route your day out,
#9
csiman
I have to agree with you for once. Why do people jump straight to misc to ask the most mundane questions when google would give them the answer in seconds?

http://tinyurl.com/ykxjx6r


i tried google, it doesnt answer my question as someone who nows london could,
e.g how far is tower bridge from big ben, best stations from birmingham what buses to get to get there
#10
mark060457
Best thing to get is a one day travel card last time i got one it was £7.50 this lets you go on the underground and buses all day and the kids go free if they are under 16 which will make it easier sightseeing, Most of the places you want to see are in easy reach via public transport the museums are a good place to go as well,But be careful some places are expensive to get into,Best to plan and route your day out,



thankyou will look into museams xx
#11
have you looked at mega train for your train prices.... can usually get Brum - London for £2-£5 return.
banned#12
kerri_<3_bargain
why do you always comment in my thread, you never have nothing nice or helpful to say!


That's a double negative.
#13
Everything will be only a short walk from a tube station.

http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/detail/593028
1 Like #14
The centre of London is huge and if you only have one day there it is better to concentrate on one area rather than rushing back and forward all over central London,

So it is perhaps best to concentrate on one smallish area, and stroll around that.

My choice for the one area to concentreate on, which gives you the most bang for the buck, is Westminster (particularly if you have not been to London much before)

If you start around Wesminster underground station and then walk roughly North and finish in Trafalger Square you pass:

* River Thames
* Houses of Parliamant / Big Ben
* Westminster Abbey
* 10 Downing Strret
* The Cenotaph
* Horse Guards Parade
* St James Park
* Trafalger Square
* The National Gallery
* The Mall (where the London Marathon ends)
* Buckingham Palace.

All these things are within a about mile of each other. You could EASILY spend a day strolling round this area, and plenty of places to sit and have a rest, or a bite to eat.

With this stroll you get to see Londons major river (the Thames) - why London is there in the first place

Plus the home of our Government (Houses of Parliament), a major religious centre and the burial place of many famous people (Wesmintster Abbey), where our prime minister lives (10 Downing Street), where we remember our war dead (Cenotaph), where our Queen lives (Buckingham Palace), where we remember Lord Nelson and the battle of Trafalger (Trafalger Square), and one of the best collections of paintings in the world (National Gallery).

I think for a first time visitor to London you are unlikely to see much more of interest in such a small area.

Here is a web site that gives a suggested walk for Westminster, although of course you dont have to stick to it (but it may give you an idea of what there is to see in that area).

http://www.londontoolkit.com/walks/whitehall_walk_westminster.htm
#15
vibeone

Keep living your life through a deals forum love


Pot, kettle, black :roll:
#16
>e.g how far is tower bridge from big ben

Tower Bridge is EAST of Central London (next to Tower of London).

Quite a long walk to Big Ben, But only a couple of stop on the tube.

See my append above for a suggestion which gets you to see Big Ben (but save Tower of London for a later trip).

>best stations from birmingham what buses to get to get there

Only TWO routes you can get from Birmingham to London by train.

New Street to Euston. Arrives at Euston

Moor Street to Marylebone. Arrives at Marylebone. Slower route but cheaper.

Both Euston and Marylebone are outside the main tourist areas, but you can easily get the the centere with one or two stops on the tube.
#17
guilbert53
The centre of London is huge and if you only have one day there it is better to concentrate on one area rather than rushing back and forward all over central London,

So it perhaps best to concentrate on one smallish area, and stroll around that.

My choice for the one area to concentreate on, which gives you the most bang for the buck, is Westminster (particularly if you have not been to London much before)

If you start around Wesminster underground station and then walk roughly North and finish in Trafalger Square you pass:

* River Thames
* Houses of Parliamant / Big Ben
* Westminster Abbey
* 10 Downing Strret
* The Cenotaph
* Horse Guards Parade
* St James Park
* Trafalger Square
* The National Gallery
* The Mall (where the London Marathon ends)
* Buckingham Palace.

All these things are within a about mile of each other. You could EASILY spend a day strolling round this area, and plenty of places to sit and have a rest, or a bite to eat.

With this stroll you get to see Londons major river (the Thames) - why London is there in the first place

Plus the home of our Government (Houses of Parliament), a major religious centre and the burial place of many famous people (Wesmintster Abbey), where our prime minister lives (10 Downing Street), where we remember our war dead (Cenotaph), where our Queen lives (Buckingham Palace), where we remember Lord Nelson and the battle of Trafalger (Trafalger Square), and one of the best collections of paintings in the world (National Gallery).

I think for a first time visitor to London you are unlikely to see much more of interest in such a small area.

Here is a web site that gives a suggested walk for Westminster, although of course you dont have to stick to it (but it may give you an idea of what there is to see in that area).

http://www.londontoolkit.com/walks/whitehall_walk_westminster.htm


thankyou for this, repped
would i have to get two trains from birmingham to london westminster as from searching it isnt saying westminster xx
#18
Sugest you buy this book.

London Eyewitness Travel Guide

Fantastic guide to London with details of all the places to go in London, and some suggested walks.

Less than £10, but could make your weekend in London

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-DK-Eyewitness-Travel-Guide/dp/1405347023/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265630530&sr=8-2
#19
vibeone

Keep living your life through a deals forum love


Considering the OP has a 5/post day average and you have a 10/post day average I'd say you should take some of your own advice since you're so good at giving it.
#20
>would i have to get two trains from birmingham to london westminster as from searching it isnt saying westminster xx

There are MAIN LINE trains and the UNDERGROUND / TUBE.

The main line trains get you TO London (From Birmingham to Euston or Marylebone).

The TUBE gets you ABOUT London (from EUSTON to WESTMINSTER for example).

To be honest you are never more than about half a mile from a Tube station in Central London, and trains come every few minutes so you never have to wait long..
1 Like #21
the museums are definantly a good place to go as they are free. National history museum usually has a good theme going but not sure they'd have anything special at this time of year. There's also a few places near the wheel as well as the wheel itself
#22
tuuuuuuuuuuuuuube theres free maps in everystation also so its hard to get lost
#23
Here is a map that may help you, showing London attractions

http://www.londondaytours.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/london-map-tourism.jpg

If you look at the orange squares at the top, these are the MAIN LINE line stations that come into London from various places. The 2 that come in from from Birmingham are Marylebone (on the left) and Euston (at the top).

As you can see, they are both outside the main tourist area of London.

If you look in the middle you can see the places I mentioned: Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalger Square etc etc.

If you look on the far right you can see Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral etc.

This is why I suggested that area in my append above.

Maybe if you do a second trip you can go to East of the centre and see Tower Bridge, Tower of London and St Pauls (and the Monument where the Great Fire of London started).
banned 1 Like #24
kerri_<3_bargain
why do you always comment in my thread, you never have nothing nice or helpful to say!


Nah, he's not giving you any special treatment. He's just seeing how far he can push it until his next holiday. (Plus he's probably never been to London - despite supporting Manchester United!)

Yes to the places mentioned. London Eye is quite expensive - so check the prices. But the area its in is always worth a visit - ie South Bank. (Its about 4 minutes from where I work - so you could say I know it well!)

Houses of Parliament is 5 minutes from the London Eye and Tower Bridge / Tower of London about 25 minutes walk. You could also try a boat trip down the Thames from this location - which is also a decent way to see a few things.

Buck Palace you'd need a short tube trip to Green Park.

Make sure you buy a one day travel card for the tube - which without an oyster card will be the cheapest way to travel around the tube or buses.
1 Like #25
Buy a open top bus pass, this will take you to most of the attractions and you can hop on and off throughout the day. It also covers you for trips on the riverboat too :thumbsup:
#26
thanks guys repped helpers, just looked at madame tusards (dunno how to spell it) would thaat be easy to get to looks good?
also the tube from euston to westminster, price / how long does it take?
thanks x
banned#27
kerri_<3_bargain
i tried google, it doesnt answer my question as someone who nows london could,
e.g how far is tower bridge from big ben, best stations from birmingham what buses to get to get there


Try google maps.
#28
moofin
Considering the OP has a 5/post day average and you have a 10/post day average I'd say you should take some of your own advice since you're so good at giving it.


hahahaha. I was about to post a similar response
#29
kerri_<3_bargain
just looked at madame tusards (dunno how to spell it)


The queues can be HUGE so unless you have tickets in advance then dont bother.

Try to get tickets in advance if you really want to go.

It is right next to Baker Street station (near both Euston AND Marylebone).
#31
guilbert53
The queues can be HUGE so unless you have tickets in advance then dont bother.

Try to get tickets in advance if you really want to go.

It is right next to Baker Street station (near both Euston AND Marylebone).


Tussauds is definitely not worth the money. Unbelievable how anyone can fork out £25 odd to look at wax models that need a card in front of them telling you who they're supposed to be. :roll:

Go to the Science or Natural History Museums - vastly better days out and free!
#32
tony_s1
Tussauds is definitely not worth the money. Unbelievable how anyone can fork out £25 odd to look at wax models that need a card in front of them telling you who they're supposed to be. :roll:

Go to the Science or Natural History Museums - vastly better days out and free!


Agreed. British Museum is nice and free as well. :w00t:
#33
tony_s1
Tussauds is definitely not worth the money. Unbelievable how anyone can fork out £25 odd to look at wax models that need a card in front of them telling you who they're supposed to be. :roll:

Go to the Science or Natural History Museums - vastly better days out and free!


£25 i thought it was£12

not paying £25 lol xx
#34
kerri_<3_bargain
£25 i thought it was£12

not paying £25 lol xx


£25 odd "at the door". You can buy in advance for £12.77. Still not worth it though. Any of the museums are much better and all free - although you can pay to see extras.

Most of the museums are in South Kensington. You could probably do two in a day if you just want a quick look at things although I've spent all day at the Science Museum with my children and we only saw less than half of it! There are online guides to what's at each museum and where everything is in the museums.

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