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Free event in London at Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 
Houses of Parliament

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Houses of Parliament Enjoy a Saturday tour of Parliament, and then enjoy a special afternoon tea on the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.
O2 Arena

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O2 Arena Climb up The O2's roof and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the London skyline from the viewing platform at the top.
 
Childrens event in London at Medieval Banquet

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Medieval Banquet Come and enjoy a medieval banquet alongside English knights, singing minstrels, and the great King Henry VIII himself.
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.
 
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
Art exhibition at Tate Britain

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to Tate Britain Tate Britain will be putting on a comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney's work, drawn from the last sixty years.
 
Houses of Parliament

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Houses of Parliament The Houses of Parliament opens guided tours on most Saturdays of the year, when the MPs return to their constituencies.
Childrens event in London at Royal Observatory

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Royal Observatory The Royal Observatory's daily "Sky Tonight" show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.
 
Guided tour in London at The City

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The City If you don't fancy spending 25-30 pounds on a sightseeing bus, then there's a much cheaper alternative... the No.11 bus.
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
The Ritz

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The Ritz Dress up in your Sunday best and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel, in the luxurious surroundings of the Palm Court.
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
Childrens event in London at London Eye

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London Eye Every tourist should spend an hour riding the London Eye at the start of their break, as it gives a great overview of the city.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
 
Highgate Cemetery

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Highgate Cemetery Have a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
 
Talk in London at Houses of Parliament

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Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
Musical in London: The Girls at Phoenix Theatre

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to Phoenix Theatre Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have got together and created 'The Girls', based on the much-loved movie 'Calender Girls'.
 
Childrens event in London at The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car)

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The Emirates Air Line (Cable Car) This cable car offers fantastic views as it carries you across the Thames from The O2 to the ExCel Centre in five minutes.
St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul's Cathedal has got three domes that you can climb up -- the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Star Wars at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
Musical in London: Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

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to Lyceum Theatre Based on the Oscar-winning Disney movie, "The Lion King" tells the story of Simba and his adventures in the jungle.
 
 
 
 
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