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Make Your Way Across the Pond

London is certainly one of the world's hippest and most dynamic cities, filled with the intrigue of the royal family, theaters and pubs galore. But take time to explore the UK's other jewels, such as mysterious Stonehenge, Scotland's whimsical castles and Highlands (the alleged home of the Loch Ness monster), and the fantastical villages of Wales.

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Hyde Park
Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park maintains its idyllic charm down every path traversing its 350 acres. Because of its vast nature, the royal park offers a wide variety of entertainment options, from playing football, Frisbee and cricket — among other sports — on the open pitches to cruising around the Serpentine Lake on a rowboat. 960 1280

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Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Just steps away from the famed Tower of London, the Tower Bridge broke ground in early 1886, eventually opening up for use on June 30, 1894. The bridge, that connects the north bank of the River Thames with the south bank, measures in just under 800-feet long. 960 1280

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St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

Still in use today, this 17th-century work of art known as St. Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most recognizable sights in all of London. It has played a major role in English history, serving as the funeral site for Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, the wedding site of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and many more memorable events. 960 1280

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Historic Pubs

Historic Pubs

Most people know about the historic pub scene in London, and it definitely does not disappoint. No matter where you go, from the Black Friar (pictured above) to the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, there is always a cold (or, sometimes, room-temperature) beer waiting for you. 960 1280

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Big Ben

Big Ben

Located in the Elizabeth Tower and officially known as the Great Bell, Big Ben is situated on the north end of the Houses of Parliament and was completed in 1859. 960 1280

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Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

Once part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens is now a royal park in itself and is loaded with notable attractions, such as the Albert Memorial (pictured above next to London’s most famous music venue, Royal Albert Hall), as well as "The Arch" by Henry Moore and, of course, Kensington Palace, the residence originally occupied by King William and Queen Mary. 960 1280

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British Museum

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over 2 million years of human history, with more than 13 million pieces in its collection, including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. 960 1280

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London Underground

London Underground

Perhaps the most famous form of public transportation in the world, the London Underground, also known as the Tube, is considered the world’s oldest rapid transit system and traverses all of greater London and its surrounding home counties (including Buckinghamshire, Essex, Surrey and more). 960 1280

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Theatre District

Theatre District

Situated in the West End, London is one of the most highly regarded cities in the world to see commercial theater. Primarily located on the Strand, Drury Lane and Shaftesbury Avenue, London’s main theater district, also known as "Theatreland," contains over 30 venues. 960 1280

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Queen's House

Queen's House

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of this iconic royal residence in Greenwich, London, commissioned for the wife of King James I. Architecturally brilliant, the Queen’s House was the first classical-style building constructed in the UK. 960 1280

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Abbey Road

Abbey Road

Taking a photo as you walk across the street in front of Abbey Road Studios is surreal — and a no-brainer for any Beatles fan. 960 1280

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London Eye

London Eye

In a city filled with historic landmarks, the London Eye is one of the more recent attractions opened in the year 2000. Standing at over 400 feet tall, the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe, offers up spectacular views of the city. 960 1280

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Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern Museum

The Tate Modern is very impressive, including the building that houses the collection, which is a contemporary work of art in itself. The exhibits range from abstract art from the early 20th century to British art dating back to the 1500s to acquisitions from all over the world, including the likes of Dali and Picasso.
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Steeped in history, Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Monarch. Witness the Changing of the Guard or explore one of the 19 state rooms where the monarchy entertains visiting dignitaries. 960 1280

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Red Telephone Boxes

Red Telephone Boxes

Although several thousands of them no longer work and have been removed from the streets, these classic red telephone boxes still remain all over the United Kingdom as a nostalgic symbol of days gone by. 960 1280

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Statue of Eros

Statue of Eros

Considered by some to be one of the more famous works of art in London, the statue of Eros, the Greek god of love, was originally erected as the centerpiece of Piccadilly Circus, eventually being moved to its current location, on the southeastern side of Piccadilly Circus, after World War II. 960 1280

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Borough Market

Borough Market

Just a short walk along the River Thames from the Tate Modern lies one of the best and oldest fresh-food markets in the world, let alone in London. Supplying many of the city’s best restaurants with produce and other assorted treats, Borough Market is a food lover’s heaven. 960 1280

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Located within a short walking distance of Big Ben and the British Parliament building, Westminster Abbey is a historic Gothic-style church formerly known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter. 960 1280

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Downtown Architecture

Downtown Architecture

From 17th-century churches to contemporary structures like the egg-shaped "Gherkin" (pictured above), London blends the old with the new seamlessly, creating an impressive variety of architectural stylings. 960 1280

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