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The Tips For Travellers podcast helps you make the most of your precious vacation time and money with first-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips from travel expert, author, blogger and YouTuber Gary Bembridge.

Jul 6, 2015

Gary Bembridge of Tips for Travellers shares observations, tips and advice for visitors to his home town of London

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London is the best city in the world! Though, I am biased as this is my home. But, after having visited many cities around the globe over the last few decades, London remains the one that excites me the most. It has the right balance of size, buzz, history, tradition, significant sights, mash-up of cultures, entertainment and greenery to set it aside from so many others. As the saying goes "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life"

This show covers among other topics:

  • Observations
  • History
  • General tips for visitors
  • Best time to go
  • Getting there and getting around
  • Must-do things to see and do including:
    • Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard
    • Tower Bridge and Tower of London
    • Houses of Parliament and London Eye. Also Aquarium. Can buy combined Eye and river trip tickets worth doing as see lots of London
    • The Shard - visit Borough Market before or after
    • Madam Tussard's
    • British Museum
    • Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street and Cabinet War Rooms
    • Harrods (with nearby Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street and King's Road)
    • Kensington Palace with Hyde Park
    • Other great museums: V&A, Natural History Museum and Science Museum in South Kensington, Tate Britain and Tate Modern

This episode is spionsored by DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cruise Guide to Europe and the Mediterranean. Click on the link to find out more or buy it.