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3 days in London

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3 days in London
When you have limited time you want to see the best a place can offer so here's how to get the most out of London in just a few days.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Changing of the Guard
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Changing of the Guard

A must see in London, outside Buckingham Palace, but check out the schedule as it only happens daily from May to July, otherwise on alternate days

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Harrods
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Harrods

Harrods' Food Halls Located right outside the Knightsbridge tube station, Harrods has long been a bastion of style and taste in London.  It's a... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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Victoria and Albert Museum

The world's greatest museum of art and design.The V&A's collections are unrivalled in their diversity. Explore historical and contemporary art and design, including works of art from many of the world's richest cultures. Admission free.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Billy Elliot
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Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot has been dazzling London's West End since 2005. Set in a mining town in the north of England during the 1984/'85 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream of becoming a dancer, not a boxer, come true.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
Tower of London
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Tower of London

One of London's most famous landmarks, the historic Tower houses the Crown Jewels, the prison cell of Sir Walter Raleigh, known as the Bloody Tower, and the Chapel of St. John and the Royal Armories.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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St. Paul's Cathedral
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St. Paul's Cathedral

Rebuilt by Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666, St. Paul's has been the site of many historic state occasions, including Winston Churchill's funeral and the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Millennium Bridge
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Millennium Bridge

With a modern design giving a unique tubular effect, London's Millennium Bridge is a 330-meter pedestrian bridge linking the City of London at St Paul's Cathedral with the new Tate Gallery at Bankside.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Tate Modern
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Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is one of the most intriguing and interesting museums in the world.  It is a must see, both for its setting (along the Thames... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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South Bank
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South Bank

Experiencing the South Bank is a must-do in any London itinerary. Travel... will be visiting the cultural heart of London, an eclectic and creative... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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The London Eye
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The London Eye

Tickets for the London Eye are typically £20.  You may want to avoid the queues by prebooking online (and saving 10%!) and collect tickets quickly... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Day 3
Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square

A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions, marks the spot considered the center of London.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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National Gallery
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National Gallery

The National Gallery, London houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free. The National Gallery's permanent collection spans the period from about 1250 to 1900 and consists of Western European paintings.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Oxford Street
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Oxford Street

London's Oxford Street spells action where you can shop 'til you drop along England's most famous shopping street, drop into one of the many pubs for a tasty ale or catch the latest musical at the theater.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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British Museum
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British Museum

On entering the British Museum it is a little daunting, vast spaces, lots of people.  Take a few minutes to orient yourself and then collect a map... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Vista at the Trafalgar
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Vista at the Trafalgar

Exceptional in style, iconic by nature – taking London to all new highs. Vista at the trafalgar is a rooftop bar boasts an unrivalled backdrop of the London landscape. The Gallery has fantastic views of the city, perfect for cocktails or sipping on champagne with indulgent views. The Bar and lounge is the ultimate alfresco dining spot, with a delicious Mediterranean menu, including our... More

Exceptional in style, iconic by nature – taking London to all new highs. Vista at the trafalgar is a rooftop bar boasts an unrivalled backdrop of the London landscape. The Gallery has fantastic views of the city, perfect for cocktails or sipping on champagne with indulgent views. The Bar and lounge is the ultimate alfresco dining spot, with a delicious Mediterranean menu, including our signature seafood specialities,the height of sophistication starts here. Less

Cost: 23 $ - 93 $
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