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Tate Modern

Its building used to be a former power station; now it's a critically acclaimed museum of modern art.

Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom

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London Eye

One of the first places to visit in London is also one of the city's newest attractions, the London Eye, the world's largest observation wheel.

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

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Leicester Square

Leicester Square is a main meeting place for visitors. It has an entertainment district, mega-movie complexes and big restaurants.

Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom

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Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus' big neon signs and swirling traffic bring people out in droves. They're caught up in the vitality and spectacle of being in one of the best cities in the world.

Piccadilly Circus, London, United Kingdom

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Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum

One of the most popular attractions in London is Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR, United Kingdom

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Portobello Road Market

The Portobello Road Market is held every Saturday, and is one of London's most popular open-air markets.

Portobello Road, London, United Kingdom

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National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art is on Trafalgar Square, and if you want to see masterpieces, they've got 'em.

Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom

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Buckingham Palace

The Changing of the Guard takes place at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen.

Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA, United Kingdom

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Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

The clock tower is connected to the Houses of Parliament, where the British government meets.

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom

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Westminster Abbey

This London landmark is down the street from Big Ben. Given the vast, important history of Westminster Abbey, it's best to go on a tour or get an audio guide.

20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom

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Harrods

Harrods isn't just a department store, it's an extravaganza. There are hundreds of departments throughout its 7 floors.

87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom

Sleep

Athenaeum Hotel

The lovely Athenaeum is an ideal hotel because it's close to an Underground station, and because it overlooks Green Park, so you can go for an evening stroll.

116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ, United Kingdom

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The Stafford

If you want a quintessentially English experience, visit the Stafford. The lounge has charming sitting areas, which are set up for tea in the afternoon, and all the rooms are decorated in an English countryside decor.

St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ, UK

Eat

Tiffinbites

Indian cuisine is widely regarded as Britain's most popular food. At Tiffinbites, you can get good Indian cuisine without breaking the bank.

22-23 Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf,London, E14 5NY, United Kingdom

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Vinopolis

Vinopolis invites visitors to take an interactive tour of the history and geography of wines and wine-making.

Vinopolis, No.1 Bank End, London, SE1 9BU, United Kingdom

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Oxo Tower

Oxo Tower has a lovely rooftop restaurant bar, brasserie and public viewing gallery from which you can gaze across the Thames.

OXO Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH, United Kingdom