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How to see the best of London, whether you have half a day or a full week
Saving yourself from sightseeing overload
A surefire method to make sure you get to see and do everything on your list
Online ticket prices can be cheaper than buying them on-site (and will also save you time waiting in line)
Vacation blueprints for your trip to the U.K. so so you can get the most out of your trip, no matter where you want to go and how much time you have to see the best of Britain
All about the ReidsEngland.com itineraries: How they work, how to schedule your days, when to book things, tips, hints, and foolish assumptions we have made
Everything you need to do (and when to do it) when planning your trip
What makes ReidsEngland.com patented "Perfect Itineraries" different from others
A few basic assumptions that help these itineraries fit most (but certainly not all) needs and styles
A "week" in travel time actually last longer than 7 days
Make a plan, but do not stick to it slavishly
Take your seat on the beautifully restored double-decker bus and marvel at all of London’s highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Have your cameras ready as you stop for photos at Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral, which contains impressive mementos and monuments to many of Britain's heroes including Nelson, Wellington and Churchill.
Next, sit back, relax and enjoy the London scenery en-route to the Tower of London. Built nearly a thousand years ago, this imposing building has been a palace, fortress and prison. Learn about the Tower’s famous Beefeater guards who are protecting its current treasure, the Crown Jewels and your guide will take you to see Traitors Gate where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time.
Henry Liddell, the Dean of Christ Church College from the 1850s to 1891, had a duaghter in 1852 he named Alice Pleasance Liddell. The Liddell family struck up a friendship with a mathematics professor named Charles Dodgson, who would regale the Liddell sisters with elaborate fantasy tales on their boating trips down Oxford's rivers. Little Alice begged Dodgson to write some of them down, and he did, using the pename Lewis Carroll, casting a precocious seven-year old girl named "Allice" as the protagonist, and eventually publishing Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.