London is located on both banks of the River Thames, in the south-east of England. It has an area of approximately 720 square miles, it is together with New York and Tokyo, one of the three largest cities in the world.
The major attractions we visited were: Big Ben which is the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. Buckingham Palace which has been the offical London home of the sovereign since it was built by the first Duke of Buckingham between 1701 and 1705. The British Museum which houses some of the world's finest collections on culture and civilisation. St Paul's cathedral which has stood above the London skyline for almost 300 years, an emblem of London's pride and courage. The Tower Bridge which is the only one of the London bridges that can allow the passage of ships underneath it. The Tower of london which was a prison, a place of execution and even a jewel house. Trafalgar Square which was laid out in the 1820's in memory of the british naval hero, Admiral Nelson. And Westminster Abbey, situated by Parliament Square in the centre of London is regarded as the House of Kings.
We were there in August of 1999. London is hot and humid then.
There are numerous hotels in the London area.
There are several Guided Tour Agencies offering standard city, and historical tours of London and the surrounding area.
After arranging your flight we would suggest getting your hotel and then letting them arrange tours of the area for you. If you call the hotels Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this all the time. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem doing it this way!
Hint: Many London hotels do not have air conditioned rooms. It is hot and humid in August. Make sure your room is air conditioned when you book it.
We have links to Priceline.com on our page so that you can arrange your flight and hotel in the London area.
Special Note - To Arrange Tours:
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It is viator.com. They can do all of the work for you and get you into some awesome tours of the various attractions.
We have placed links to viator.com on this page you can find many special tours in England, or France.
|The Underground At Earls Court||Audrey Buying Our Tickets|
|Waiting For The Train||George's Train|
|Audrey On Double Deck Bus||Audrey And Her Rose|
|George, "Hey, Planet Hollywood"!||Monument To The Great Fire|
|Downing Street||Number 10, Downing Street|
|"The Tower Of London"||The Tower Of London|
|Driving Onto Tower Bridge||London Bridge Monument|
|Tower Bridge On The Thames River|
HMS Belfast, WWII Cruiser
Helped Sink The Scharnhorst In 1943
Buckingham Palace Grounds
|The Guards||Guarding The "Royal Stables"|