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Summary

This guide offers a curated selection of experiences in London, from iconic markets and historic sites to unique dining experiences. It emphasizes the importance of planning, such as booking in advance and considering travel time between locations. The guide also suggests alternatives to overrated attractions and highlights lesser-known gems, providing a comprehensive overview for a memorable visit to London.

Camden Market

A vibrant area known for its market and diverse culture.

Tips

Travel time between locations like Camden Market and Portobello Market can be significant. Use public transport efficiently.

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Portobello Market

Famous for its antiques and vintage goods.

Tips

Best visited on a Saturday. Other days may not offer the full experience.

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St. Paul's Cathedral

An iconic feature of the London skyline with a rich history.

Tips

Offers a great view of the city. Consider attending an Evensong service for free entry.

Sky Garden

A unique public garden with panoramic views of London.

Tips

Book in advance, especially for sunset views. Weather can be unpredictable.

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National Portrait Gallery

Houses portraits of historically important and famous British people.

Tips

Don't miss the restaurant for a great view over Trafalgar Square.

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The Ritz

Known for its luxurious afternoon tea service.

Tips

Expensive but an iconic experience. Book in advance.

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