Have u travelled to London?

India
July 25, 2010 6:13am CST
I had a great experience in London. I was travelling back from Boston to India via London. In Heathrow airport there was a delay and we came late and could not catch the connecting flight. As it was due to BA delay, we got a day staying n Renaissance hotel with food. We were stranded for a day there. So we decided to roam around london for 4 hours in a BMW car. We took it and paid 100 pounds for for which came to 50$ each. I saw Buckingham palace, London bridge, Big Ban and many more places in that 4 hour. It was very good. Share ur thoughts on the same.
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@katiesueg (259)
• Italy
27 Jul 10
I went to London many years ago on a tour of Europe organised for University students. I only stayed there three days but it was very nice and a lot of fun. we went to see the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the British museum, etc. While I was in London, I also went to the theatre one evening and saw Evita. At that time the city was getting ready for the Royal Wedding as Prince Charles had gotten engaged to Lady Diana and there were pictures of the couple all over as I recall. I remember how much she was admired.
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@karen1969 (1788)
4 Aug 10
Yes, our Royalty is a big attraction too and Buckingham Palace is beautiful (though I have only seen it from the outside).
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
31 Jul 10
I've been to London 3 times, once as a mere child of 14, but the other times since I've been an adult. I've been to shows, done some "day trips" out of the city and some tours in the city. I've been to the British Museum, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, and other fun things. Honestly I would like to go back to England, but maybe go to someplace other than London the next time (like THAT's going to happen!)
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@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
xorticanz, I have been to London several times and I will usually put up at the Millenium Knightsbridge which is very central and close by to most of the designer brands like Gucci, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger and many more. It is also walking distance to the renown Harrods. The Knightsbridge Tube station is also very close by which has direct access to and from London Heathrow airport. I think most of the members who have been there have covered the essential sightseeing attractions already but knowing that there are quite a number who enjoys shopping I just like to mention the some nice spots for shopping. * Petticoat Lane Market located on Wentworth Street and Middlesex Street in East London, for clothing. * Portobello Road Market located in the Notting Hill area of West London. Opens on Saturdays only, it is very famous for antiques and nice decorative souvenirs. * Old Spitalfields Market located in Crispin Place in East London. Spitalfields market is London's busiest market on Sunday's which has hundreds of stalls specializing in fashion, art and design with restaurants and food all under one roof. Opening hours: Tuesdays-Fridays - 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. I can assure you that you will find the wares here value for money and because it is relatively crowded during certain hours, please remember to take care of your personal belongings.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I have never traveled to Europe before. London is one city I would love to visit. There is so much beauty and history to this city. It would be awesome to see Buckingham Palace and perhaps catch a glimpse of royalty. London Bridge and Big Ben are places i would like to see too. Perhaps someday this dream will come to life.
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
25 Jul 10
I used to read alot of Harlequin novels and most of the scenarios wsre in London. I think this is a place that I wouldn't mind visiting. Also Greece. I imagine these cities to be very nice with well rounded people.
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@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 10
Hi, London..such a nice place to visit. So far, I never been to London yet. really hope I will have a chance to visit London one day. I saw from Tv....showing LOndon such a beautiful country and it makes me feel like visiting this country one day. But I guess the standard of living in London is pretty high.And so the things there must be expensive too. So far, I only been to Singapore,Australia, Hongkong and Macau for holiday. I also been to Star Cruise twice,Star cruise virgo and Leo. My cruise trip was excellent....so fun and I feel like bringing my son for cruise trip one day.
@malihat (216)
25 Jul 10
Hello. Just wanted to clarify, London is not a country, it is a city. London IS very expensive, however, the standard of living is very varied. There are some people who are rich and do have a high standard of living and then there are also people who are not very well off and have a moderate/low standard of living. It is a wonderful place to visit though.
27 Oct 10
I've been a few times. Mostly to the Old Wembley stadium where I watched my favourite football team play in play-off finals and other minor cup games. I've been through on the way to france too, I don't really like the city as it's far too busy and with football many thugs live down their which makes it very unsafe for a support of different club. Most thugs don't like other cities fans walking within their area, although I'm sure the city can be nice I just dislike the hustle and busyness.
@karen1969 (1788)
4 Aug 10
I live two hours away from London by train, so we go there maybe 4 or 5 times a year. I like London a lot and enjoy going to the theatre there especially. I like all the mix of different cultures too. It is busy and expensive, but the sights are great. I like being near the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and all the famous places.
• Indonesia
28 Jul 10
Yes, I've been there once for a training, staying in apartment at Pimlico which is located near Stamford Bridge, Chelsea. I stayed there for about a month and really enjoyed living there. I go around the city, from Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, Big Ben, and many others, also take a tour to Bath, Stonehenge by bus, watching the musicals. The only thing that was not good is the living cost. It's awfully expensive to live there because the poundsterling rate are so expensive than my local currency. If not that expensive, I would love to stay there
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
27 Jul 10
In fact, my first trip abroad was to London. That was when I accompany my sis on the trip and arrive at the airport in the middle of the night. The trip was enjoyable despite the cold wind and the constant fear of safety nagging at the back of our heads. Each morning we will face with some road blocks and the suspicions that there are bombs.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I have not been to London but I recently had the opportunity to travel to Spain from the U.S. I was there for 12 days and saw a significant portion of the country.
• United States
26 Jul 10
I've been to London several times. It's a great city to visit. There are so many things to see and do there and for the most part the people are really nice.
• Malaysia
26 Jul 10
London is great :)
@geopinky (21)
• United States
26 Jul 10
no unfortunately i have never been to london, but i sure hope one day can share a similar if not a better experience :P
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
26 Jul 10
wow!! I love to visit that place someday. I never have been to London. I've heard that place is nice.Good for you, you had the experience. I wish I could have mine someday.
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
25 Jul 10
Hi there friend. Last year i have visited England with my girlfriend for about 2 weeks. We stayed at her sister place, 3 hours far from Heathrow airport at that time. We visited London 2 times, and the total time we had to visit was about 7 hours in our first trip and about 3-3.5 in our second trip. We visited St James Park - a lovely place, full of birds that you can even feed, full of flowers, trees and other animals (squirrels for example. We also saw Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and London Bridge, as well as Trafalgar Square and the London Aquarium. There are still places left for us to visit in London, but this will happen on another visit to England. We are actually thinking of moving in England to live there, and when we do, London will be, hopefully easier to visit and explore.
@alex21 (1)
• Romania
25 Jul 10
no i never travel to london , but i wish i could
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
25 Jul 10
You drove a car around in London? Crazy man ;-) I love London, I've been there about 10 times and I'll definitly going back as I've got several friends there and the city is so big, you never finish exploring it. Last time I was there I went to the London Wetland centre with a friend, for a different day out. She lives there and I've done most of the major sights before, but we wanted a day to wander around and see something completly different. Bird watching with skyscrapers in the background was quite funny really. I've never tried driving in London though, I always use public transport. The traffic is so busy I suppose I'll be stuck in a queue for most of the day.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
25 Jul 10
Yes, I agree, I have been there too, and I absolutely love the city! There is always more to see and explore, and the atmosphere is lovely as well. Not to mention the shopping!
• United Arab Emirates
25 Jul 10
I was in the UK for a year and i have travelled to London. I have been to the Trafalgar square, the london bridge, buckingham palace, the london eye and through the tube. i didnt travel a lot in the UK. one year of stay and it was only work work & work.