London clichés that every tourist should experience

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You can only visit London for the first time once

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Riding high

The London Eye Ferris wheel is 443 feet [135 m] tall. You can see the entire city from the top.

 

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Let your inner Hamlet out

A visit to the Globe, an exact replica of the theater where William Shakespeare staged his plays, is worthy of a midsummer night’s dream.

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside

 

Cheers!

You can’t get more English than having a pint at the end of the day. London has hundred-year-old pubs – Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, for instance, dates from the mid-1660s.

145 Fleet Street, Temple 

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Lazing on a Sunday afternoon

Hyde Park, Green Park, Queen’s Park, Regent’s Park, Richmond Park. Pick one of the many green areas in the city and find a place on the grass to lay down and forget about everything.

 

Last call

Such musicals as Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King are performed in the West End region. Look for cheap last-minute tickets – you can get excellent seats without spending too much.

 

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Fish + potato

The traditional fish and chips comes wrapped in newspaper. But if this is too extreme for you, you can try London’s most famous dish at the restaurant Hook Camden.

63 Parkway, Camden

 

Notting Hill

The colorful houses, cute shops, and cafés in Notting Hill should be explored leisurely. Can you imagine running into your Hugh Grant 

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Come together

It’s a crime to leave London without pretending to be a member of the Beatles (ok, it’s not a crime, but it should be! =P). The classic zebra crossing picture was shot on Abbey Road. And you can have your photo taken there!

 

About-face!

Queen Elizabeth has her own show – the Changing of the Guard, which her subjects can watch. It takes place every day from April to July and on alternate days the rest of the year. Punctually – as expected – at 11:30 a.m.