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    London Attractions to visit

    Hi everyone!

    I'm after something - so no change there then!

    Me and my better half (have to be nice as she's currently right next to me! :thumbsup: ) are going to London on the 24th of August for 2 days (coming back on the Saturday evening - just to be clear!) and I'm wondering what we could do, from any recommendations from my fellow HotUKDealers!

    We're seeing "In Celebration" (a show staring Orlando Bloom if you didn't know, and I'm pretty sure you'll all now know why we're going!) so that's Friday evening taken up, but we should be in London by 1pm so we'll have a few hours to spend before hand as well as the whole day (until 7ish) on Saturday.

    We're planning on going to the following on Saturday:

    The London Eye and River Cruise at 11:45 til 2ish.
    The London Dungeon from 3:30 til 5 then head home.

    Just looking for a few ideas to do on the Friday as we'll have a few hours to kill.

    Does anyone have any ideas at all please?

    MTIA!

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    The Aquarium is real close to the London Eye if you interested going to that as you could get a hour in there or so.

    Aquarium is good, Expensive but good!!

    I've only been to the one in London Zoo and Brighton Sealife.

    London Zoo another suggestion but does take more than a few hrs to get around.

    Depends what you're interested in mainly...........there is lots to cater for all tastes. Too many things to list.

    Madame Tussauds

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    Look for places you can get tickets for in advance if you're looking at the Eye, Madame Tussaud's, London Dungeon or potentially factor in (sometimes) hours worth of waiting/queuing times.
    (The Aquarium is kinda costly but you don't have to queue for any major length of time - I've taken the maniacs a couple of times & they've always had fun)

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    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    Look for places you can get tickets for in advance if you're looking at … Look for places you can get tickets for in advance if you're looking at the Eye, Madame Tussaud's, London Dungeon or potentially factor in (sometimes) hours worth of waiting/queuing times.(The Aquarium is kinda costly but you don't have to queue for any major length of time - I've taken the maniacs a couple of times & they've always had fun)Check out my thread for ]20% discounts at a wide variety of attractions



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    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    Yeah I was kinda occupied posting that/my deal trying save (hopefully) … Yeah I was kinda occupied posting that/my deal trying save (hopefully) loads of people (hopefully) loads of money...my deepest & most heartfelt apologies for the delay & any inconvenience or embarrasment caused by the slight delay.......



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    Brixton

    ryancs

    a written apology will acceptable:giggle:


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    London Aquarium is pretty good, you even get to touch a real live stingray

    sam2007

    London Aquarium is pretty good, you even get to touch a real live … London Aquarium is pretty good, you even get to touch a real live stingray


    RIP Steve Irwin....

    Original Poster

    Many thanks for your input guys and gals!

    As for Brixton, I love going to gigs, but even if my fave band/group/artist (say the Spice Girls.......*ahem*...) were there, I would pass!

    The Aquarium looks good. I was worried that the price would be sky high with what people had been saying, but compared to a few other things I had been looking at, it wasn't too bad!

    Luckily enough, as it's not really my thing, the other half has already been to Madame Tussauds recently, so she won't want to go again!

    Thanks to both CHARLIETHIRTYTWO and ryancs for the 20% off London Attractions!I'll have a look into it.

    I'll leave everyone rep in the next few days!

    Imperial war museum is interesting ... mainly as it was the former location of Bedlam.

    Natural history museum is good too.

    V&A ... boring.

    which is the best

    london zoo or marwell zoo
    london Aquarium or Bournmouth Aquarium

    we are planning next 19th

    never visited London before, please give some suggestions

    Gaia

    Imperial war museum is interesting ... mainly as it was the former … Imperial war museum is interesting ... mainly as it was the former location of Bedlam. Natural history museum is good too.V&A ... boring.


    The Imperial War is pretty good & easily accessable if you're stopping in central london (just south of the river....long walk or short bus ride from Westminster Bridge/The Eye/The Aquarium).
    Natural History is & also has the Science museum within walking distance.
    Would probably have to agree about the V&A but I guess it depends on your tastes & on that score you've got a host of Galleries in or around central London too.

    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    Would probably have to agree about the V&A but I guess it depends on your … Would probably have to agree about the V&A but I guess it depends on your tastes & on that score you've got a host of Galleries in or around central London too.


    Wow ... and I thought I was the only heathen :-D

    Portebello market is worth a visit ... buzzing ... but i think only open at weekends??? Also Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is a nice stroll and such a lovely statue :-D! Speakers corner in hyde park is interesting but again people only get on their soap box at specific times.

    Have you considered purchasing the London Pass, i bought it for me, the gf, her son and 3 of her friends about a month ago for her sons birthday and they all loved it.

    This basically gives you unlimited access to around 60 attractions in london including the london bridge, london aquirium, tower of london, cruise down the thames and much more.

    We had a fun filled day going to Tower of London, London Acquirium, used the cruisers a couple times like a river taxi, then we went to pizza hut for a lunch buffet £5.99 for adults and £2.99 for kids and finished the day off at Namco (they give you £3 in tokens for free with the pass), which is right next to the london eye and includes all the latest arcade machines, bowling, a nice bar, pool and the fastest bumper cars in europe, so it was a fun packed day for all the kids and us adults.

    They also have loads of exclusive offers, such as buy 1 get 1 free at Wagamamas, half price massages, loads of offers at Harrods, Planet Hollywood etc and they supply you with 2 booklets to let you know what's free and what they offer an exclusive discount with.

    If you want any further information, i'd be more than happy to help and i'll help you get a good deal on this as well, as they're normally £34 per adult, but we purchased it for 2 adults and 2 kids for £76.

    26th - 27th August is Notting Hill Carnival. You will be there on 26th August, which is Children's Day. The Parade on the Sunday is a smaller version of the main Parade which is held on the Bank Holiday Monday. All the people in the Sunday Parade are under 21.
    Google "Nottinng Hill Carnival" for full details.
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