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SITEMAP. See the best of London with The Original London Sightseeing Tour. Board the famous open-top buses and enjoy entertaining live-guided commentaries in English or digitally recorded multi-lingual commentaries in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Japanese. You will receive a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket that can be used on all 5 of their tour routes and will also include a fantastic free Thames Cruise as well as the unique Kids' Club which provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds. The Original Tour operates daily from 9am to 5pm except Christmas Day. The buses run every 20 minutes LONDON LINKS. A flight on the London Eye, the world's highest observation, is an unrivalled experience. As you rise to an incredible 135 metres above the River Thames, the 30 minute rotation provides stunning panoramic views of the city and reveals parts of London which are simply not visible from the ground. For a truly stunning view, visit at sunset or after dark and see the city awash with colour and famous landmarks floodlit. Each capsule is fully enclosed, air-conditioned and holds up to 25 passengers with bench seating provided. Enjoy a 40 minute sightseeing cruise on the Thames with fascinating live commentary presented by trained guides. Audio commentary also available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Japanese. Highlights include the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare's Globe, HMS Belfast, the 'wobbly' Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern. The cruise departs from Waterloo pier at the London Eye. The boat has both in-door seating and a sun deck and is fully wheel chair accessible. Toilets are available onboard. 1st TIME 2 LONDON. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged and modified by successive sovereigns, today the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses and home to the Crown Jewels Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and place of execution, mint, arsenal, menagerie and jewel house. CONTACT W2L. Enjoy fast track entry to Madame Tussauds. At Madame Tussauds you will experience what it is like to be famous as you join a host of the world’s hottest celebrities with a range of interactive experiences. We’re giving you a VIP pass to join the celebs in Blush to sing, dance and perform with Beyonce, Britney, and Kylie and make J-Lo blush, Or can you put twinkle in Robbie Williams’ eye or give Brad Pitt’s bum a squeeze without him having you escorted off the premises! Have your say on international politics at a press conference with Tony Blair and George Bush and join the Queen for a private audience. Welcome2London Home.  Tourist Information
London is the place where the historic past and the vibrant present come alive. A blend of history, ground-breaking architecture and culture has created an amazing and constantly evolving city. TOURIST INFO. London is a very accessible city; it has five international airports, an efficient road network and extensive Underground, train, bus, and taxi services. The city is famous for a wealth of history and culture. Home to Britain’s national art collections, the Royal family and a host of major attractions, London’s rich history, striking architecture and over 200 museums offer a unique cultural experience.
LONDON SIGHTSEEING.  London is one of the world’s most remarkable and exciting cities. It has something to offer every type of traveller. This vibrant metropolis embraces the diverse cultures of its population, reflected through cuisine, shops, music and colourful festivals.
LONDON ATTRACTIONS. London is home to some of the world's most famous landmarks. Take a personal driver/guided seven hour tour around this ancient city taking in some of the most magnificent sights you can imagine. The gothic towers of London Bridge, the awe and splendour of the Houses of Parliament with its famous Big Ben tower, to the majesty of the Queen's home, Buckingham Palace and the lights and sounds of London's centre of nightlife, Piccadilly Circus.
LONON SIGHTSEEING TOURS -Windsor Castle was described by Samuel Pepys as “the most romantic castle that is in the World”. Established in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, it has been remodeled by successive kings and queens. A visit to the Castle includes the magnificent State Apartments, lavishly furnished with treasures from the Royal Collection; St George’s Chapel, the Drawings Gallery, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and from October to March, Georges IV’s sumptuous private apartments. LONDON TRANSPORT -Kensington Palace has been a royal residence since 1689 and part of the palace remains a private residence for members of the Royal Family today. Visitors can explore the magnificent State Apartments and the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, which includes dresses worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales. Package includes multilingual sound guide in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. LONDON ACCOMMODATION -Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the World. At the Tower Bridge Exhibition you can enjoy breath-taking views from the high-level walkways and learn about the history of the Bridge and how it was built. You can then visit the Victorian engine rooms, home to the original steam engines that used to power the bridge. LONDON THEATRE - Enjoy fast track entry to the London Dungeons. A unique combination of real history, horror and humour bring gruesome goings-on back to life in the 21st century. The London Dungeon invites you to a unique feast of fun with history’s horrible bits. Live actors, a ride, shows and special effects transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough to delve into the darkest chapters of history.
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» First Time Visitors to London - Before You Leave Checklist

General Home Preparation
* Water plants and mow lawn before leaving home or arrange for a neighbour to care for them while you're away

* Unplug any appliances sensitive to power surges, such as computers, microwaves, and television sets
* Dial your thermostat up or down to match the temperature of the season
* Stop all home-delivery services (mail, newspaper, milk, diapers, and so on) or arrange to have items picked up by a neighbour
* Arrange for pet care at a kennel or in your home

International travel starts before the plane leaves the ground. Follow this pre-departure advice to help make the trip abroad as smooth as possible.

* Lock all windows and doors securely and remove any keys hidden outside the house
* Tell neighbours that you'll be away and how they can reach you in an emergency
* Turn on your telephone answering machine. You may want to change the message on your answering machine at work to
let your business contacts know you are out of town
* Set lights and a radio on timers. Turn up the radio loud enough so it can be heard outside
* Close blinds and curtains

* Store food in your freezer to prevent having to run to the grocery store as soon as you return home
*Remove perishable items from your refrigerator
*Empty all waste baskets & run the garbage disposal to eliminate the possibility of unpleasant odours
*Wash the dishes (You'll be sorry when you come back if you forget this!)

Getting Your Car Ready
* Check your spare tire and jack to ensure they are both in working order
* Check oil level, tire pressure, and coolant level, and all other fluid levels
* Pack a first-aid kit into the trunk

Personal Preparation
* Schedule a medical check-up before the trip. Ask your doctor about necessary vaccinations, and have any medical
procedures done before you go
* Update any personal identification so that it contains current information and a photograph
* Pick up cash, change, and traveller's checks at the bank
* Get a telephone calling card and take it with you
* Fill out and send in your tax return form if you will be out of town at the deadline
*Fill out an absentee voter form if you will be out of town at election time
* Tell your friends where they can write to you at your vacation or out-of-town address
* Pay the rent and other bills. If you’ll be gone for an extended period of time, arrange for a friend or relative to pay the bills
* Wash clothes that you’re not packing so that you’ll have a clean set of clothes at home when you return from your trip
* Break in new shoes to prevent blisters

Sanity Savers
* Make a "fun bag" for each child and include games, books, toys, a tape player with headphones, and snacks
* Print address labels of people to send postcards to. It’s much lighter to carry a sheet of labels than your address book

Your vacation in Britain
* England is effected by 'typical oceaniac island weather' which means ever changing weather patterns. Please prepare for ocasional cold and wet patches. To make the most of your stay in England, Astral Travels reccommend bringing 'all weather' clothing inc. fleece overcoat. waterproof jacket, walking shoes and sun-cream.

Enjoy your trip (hoiday)...........




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The city that is presently known as London has gone through a variety of names during its history. At the time of the Roman Invasion, it was called Londinium. In Saxon times, it became known as Lundenwic. And during the kingdom of
Alfred the Great, the city was known as Lundenburg.

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