Must see's/to do's in London?

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    My husband is going there for work soon and won't have a lot of time to sightsee since it's a work related trip. I haven't been there since I was a kid so if anyone has been there recently, what were some of the things you recommend? Maybe list just a few and if something stands out, I'll let him know! :)
     
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    Ride the Eye! The view is spectacular!

    I really enjoyed the Globe and was very bummed that we couldn't get into Westminster on our very short trip, but that might just be because I am an English teacher.
     
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    Definitely ride The Eye!! If you want to hit Westminster, be there before 3:30 since that is when they close the sighseeing tours. We got there too late and were bummed. The Tower is amazing, especially if you know some of the history behind it. Try to eat at the Prince Albert one night if you can, great food! If you can get out to see Windsor, that's great too, Buckingham Palace is good, but it was very crowded when we were there. Oh I can't wait to go back!!!!
     
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    Get (free) tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London!!! It's tne nightly closing ceremony at the Tower, when the Queen's keys are passed from the day shift (Yeoman Warder I think???) to the night shift. It's complete with ghost stories and the tale of the one time during the Blitz that the ceremony was late. It's absolutely fabulous. The tickets are easy to find online.

    If you don't want to see the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, see the Changing of the Horse Guard... sorry, I forget where. Churchill's Cabinet War rooms were incredibly interesting-- they're the underground bunker he used when it wasn't safe to be above ground. Likewise, the Imperial War Museum was incredible if you're a history geek the way we are.
     
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    Alice~is Changing of the Horse on Downing Street?
     
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    THat sounds right, stg. But it's been a long time. I'm sure that a little time on google would find it.
     
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    Never been, but have fun!
     
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    London has always been on the top of my travel wish list... One day I will get there... Have fun!
     
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    We didn't see the actual Changing of the Horse, but our tour guide mentioned it when we passed the place. I know we were near Downing Street at the time.

    I cannot wait to go back!
     
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    Second... or is it third, the Globe and the Tower of London.

    I am a history buff though, so I might be biased. There is also the British Museum which is AMAZING. It is what you've always imagined a museum to look like.

    Definitely hit up some Cornish Pasty shops and really nice pubs as well. I spent most of my time in Canterbury rather than London though so I didn't spend too much time in the food venues in London.
     
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    Thank you for your recommendations! I'm not going on the trip since it's his business trip but he is excited about the advice on here so far esp the Churchhill war rooms, etc...he loves history. This will be his first trip to Europe!
     
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    Any certain bus tours?
     

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