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Today, London is a cosmopolitan mix of the stubbornly traditional and the proudly avant-garde. This eclectic combination of cultures and flavors delivers a unique experience - a perfect combination of history and modern day comforts. In this episode of Passport to Europe, Samantha Brown reveals a very modern-day London. The millennium brought a new landmark to London's skyline - it's called the London Eye - Samantha hops on for a ride and a birds-eye view of London. Ever feel intimidated at maneuvering a foreign city's subway system? Well Samantha buys a ticket and goes "underground" to see how easy and inexpensive it is to get around London. Forget Shepherd's pie and fish & chips - surprisingly, London's most popular cuisine is Indian - Samantha takes us to Tiffinbites - the latest rave in affordable Indian food - its fast food with a fresh, home-made touch. And where else can you get up close to royalty, and mingle with Hollywood's A-List? Samantha's got the ticket and the best way to beat the lines at the famous Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.Ever wonder why London remains one of the top destinations for American travel? You're about to find out!

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