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Robert Yaeger

10 Days Ago

Traveling To London. What Do You Recommend?

Planning a trip to LONDON. I thought it might be interesting to see what those of you who know the city would recommend doing. Does not have to be art related, food, discovery, fun, must do, etc. What do you suggest?

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Phyllis Beiser

10 Days Ago

Meet up with Abbie if possible. She is a sweetheart! :)

 

Jack Torcello

10 Days Ago

Go to Camden Market; SoHo; Piccadilly Circus; The Shard; Tower Bridge; Trinity Buoy Wharf; The Thames Barrier; Greenwich Park & Observatory; Regent's Park; Portobello Road; Borough Market; Covent Garden; The Millenium Wheel ...

 

James Canning

10 Days Ago

Westminster Cathedral, Temple Church, and anywhere Jack mentioned above. Enjoy!

 

Mike Savad

9 Days Ago

a bowler hat and a fake accent, because they love that there.




----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Philip Preston

9 Days Ago

If you are planning some photographs of Parliament and Big Ben, be aware they are covered in scaffolding and look like a building site.....and will do probably for the next few years. Apart from that, make sure you walk from Westminster Bridge along the south side of the river to Tower Bridge, preferably at twilight/evening time and you will see why London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

 

Georgia Mizuleva

9 Days Ago

I could spend many months in the museums... love the British Museum, Courtauld Gallery, National Gallery, Sir John Soane's Museum, V&A... many, many more. Also the Royal Parks are wonderful and easy to wander through on the way to somewhere. Up and down the banks of the Thames + cruising the river... the architecture everywhere...

Good for you! Have a great trip and enjoy the fabulous energy of London.

 

T-S Photo Art

9 Days Ago

For "fun", take one of the "Jack the Ripper" nighttime tours. The tour of the city at night on its own is worth it. If you have a fast lens and your camera body controls digital noise well this is a great tour for after dark street photography. Damn, I'd love to get back over the pond again :)

 

Edward Fielding

9 Days Ago

British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum, Tate Modern.

 

Rudi Prott

9 Days Ago

Buy a Oyster Card for public transport first.

When You take the boat instead a tube/train to Greenwich You have a nice view not only to the Tower Bridge but also to all the new buildings of the 'Thames architecture'. Don't take the tour boats. There is a line You can take with the Oyster Card.

Madame Tussault's is a absolutely must.

A beautiful one day walk (when photographing all the interesting points around) is: Trafalger Square - passing the gate to Downing Street - Parliament - Westminster Abbey - Horse Guards - Buckingham Palace - Green Park - Piccadilly Circus - Trafalger Square

Be aware: most entrance fees are horrible !

 

Philip Preston

9 Days Ago

If you like gardens, then Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are definitely worth a visit. There are 300 acres to explore and all the buildings have Listed status (special architectural merit). Oh, and it's a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

 

Conor Murphy

9 Days Ago

I suggest Robert that you skip London altogether and come to Ireland instead, visit the beautiful lakes of Killarney in Kerry, visit the Guinness brewery in Dublin and have a half dozen pints of the Black Stuff and after that go to Dingle or the Mizen Head in West Cork.

 

Abbie Shores

9 Days Ago

Have a wonderful time

Get TripAdvisor. Put in where you're staying and it will give you wonderful details, with reviews, of the best places to go and events in whilst you're there.

 

Robert Yaeger

8 Days Ago

Thanks to each of you for sharing some great tips!
(Note to Conor; will have to save that one for my next trip!)

 

Diana Angstadt

7 Days Ago

Take a short train ride from London to Kent, England and visit Leeds Castle.... great photo op... it is stunning!

 

Western Exposure

7 Days Ago

I'm with Philip Preston: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. They are stunning. But then it all depends on your interests. I always head to the Botanic Gardens first in any major city.

 

Lois Bryan

7 Days Ago

Oh if you can, take some time out from London and skip over to the Cotswolds. Castle Coombe!!! When we were there it rained (boo hoo) but I'd go back in a heartbeat if I could!

 

Rebecca Harman

7 Days Ago

Mayfair for galleries, National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square, The Mall (the red road to Buckingham Palace) and St James Park! The last three are all connected and Mayfair's not far off. Great on a sunny day! Enjoy

 

Jack Torcello

6 Days Ago

Blickling Hall if going further abroad ...

 

Abbie Shores

6 Days Ago

Kew gardens in Kent if you can visit. Hyde Park where 'get off your soapbox' comes from. It depends what you like. See, i go for all the green spaces

 

Philip Preston

6 Days Ago

Abbie - Kew Gardens in Kent? If you mean Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, location is Richmond, Surrey (ie, Outer London)

 

Rebecca Harman

6 Days Ago

Yes Hyde Parks fabulous (had no idea you were London based Abbie, thought everyone was Stateside except me maybe we'll meet one day!). And if you, Robert, like people watching and more funky spaces perhaps Bricklane or Brixton on Saturdays are for you.
Enjoy

 
 

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