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    Anyone from or know London well?

    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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    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.

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    vibeone;7783623

    Have you heard of this thing called... the tube.Seriously I do feel for … 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

    vibeone;7783623

    Have you heard of this thing called... the tube.



    she wants to know about places in London not some 80s music program :?

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    kerri_ lalalala *MUST EDIT QUICK* I thought of something really funny :/lol you crack me up!in b4 EDIT - oh too late

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    scoff;7783643

    she wants to know about places in London not some 80s music program :?



    My mistake... but don't give her ideas!

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    vibeone;7783623

    Have you heard of this thing called... the tube.Seriously I do feel for … 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?

    tinyurl.com/ykx…x6r

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    vibeone;7783660

    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!

    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,

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    csiman;7783669

    I have to agree with you for once. Why do people jump straight to misc to … 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

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    mark060457;7783678

    Best thing to get is a one day travel card last time i got one it was … 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

    have you looked at mega train for your train prices.... can usually get Brum - London for £2-£5 return.

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    kerri_ why do you always comment in my thread, you never have nothing nice or helpful to say!

    Everything will be only a short walk from a tube station.

    visitlondon.com/att…028

    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).

    londontoolkit.com/wal…htm

    vibeone;7783655

    Keep living your life through a deals forum love



    Pot, kettle, black :roll:

    >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.

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    guilbert53;7783851

    The centre of London is huge and if you only have one day there it is … 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 placePlus 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

    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

    amazon.co.uk/Lon…8-2

    vibeone;7783655

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    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.

    >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..

    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

    tuuuuuuuuuuuuuube theres free maps in everystation also so its hard to get lost

    Here is a map that may help you, showing London attractions

    londondaytours.com/wp-…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).

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    kerri_ why do you always comment in my thread, you never have nothing nice or helpful to say!

    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:

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    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

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    kerri_ 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

    moofin

    Considering the OP has a 5/post day average and you have a 10/post day … 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

    kerri_ just looked at madame tusards (dunno how to spell it)

    guilbert53;7784947

    The queues can be HUGE so unless you have tickets in advance then dont … 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!

    tony_s1;7785172

    Tussauds is definitely not worth the money. Unbelievable how anyone can … 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:

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    tony_s1;7785172

    Tussauds is definitely not worth the money. Unbelievable how anyone can … 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

    kerri_ £25 i thought it was£12 not paying £25 lol xx

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