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These Three Things – London

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, These Three Things | on September 17th, 2010

I had an idea for a recurring blog on 1-800 Fly Europe.  Today, These Three Things will be making its debut.  Each post will cover a particular city and three exciting/interesting/unusual things to see or do while visiting.

Today, let’s take a trip to London and see what kind of fun can be had.

Portobello Road – I have touched on this before, but can we just give it a little more attention?  Portobello Road is located in the Notting Hill district in western London.  The quirky shops located along this winding avenue are open 6 days a week; on Saturdays, it is home to the Portobello Road Market – one of the largest antiques markets in the world!  There are almost always produce stalls out so if you don’t want to stop at the store for your fruits and veggies before heading home, you have a variety of fresh goods to choose from.  And if you feel hunger pangs and/or are in need of wetting your whistle, a few pubs are sprinkled around the area.  Stop in for some fish and chips and a pint!

The London Eye -  Fancy a ride on a gigantic Ferris Wheel?  Then head on over to the South Bank of River Thames in central London and hop on the tallest Ferris Wheel in Europe!  This wheel has 32 egg shaped passenger cars (also known as capsules) which are sealed, air conditioned and can hold up to 25 people. It moves very slowly at 0.6 mph; each rotation is about 30 minutes. Once you reach the top at 443 feet, the beauty of London is at your feet in a breathtaking, panoramic view. Don’t forget your camera!

Ghosts and Sinister London Tour -  Sure to spook the living daylights out of you, this tour takes you all around the most infamous spots of London.  Your creepy guide will regale you with tales of horror as you walk through the city’s dark streets and alleys.  You will go to the house in Berkeley Square – known as the most haunted house in London, learn about the Sweeney Todd the (fictional) demented barber of Fleet Street and tread in the footsteps of London’s most gruesome killer, Jack the Ripper.  The tour lasts around three hours and ends near Trafalgar Square.

Of course, there are plenty of activities in and around London, too many to name. These are just my top three – for now!

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