In the spirit of our Great Getaway Giveaway Sweepstakes, we’re celebrating Great Getaways. Our second destination: London, England and the surrounding area. Grab a cuppa and cozy up with 10 of our Community picks!
The Ultimate London Guide "One of the world's undisputed Alpha cities, London provides the endless bustle of a New York or Tokyo, but with a distinguished English character all its own. From the posh and refined blocks of Kensington and Chelsea to the hip up-and-coming neighborhoods on the East Side, London neighborhoods are packed with character around every corner."
Something for Everyone in London "Visited London for 6 days in July 2014 with husband and two kids, 14 and 12. Definitely too short... Such a beautiful city with easy to use subway system, easy to understand the language and so much to do you can't possibly be bored. One of my all time favorite destinations."
Borough Market - Don't Go Hungry! "I was staying with friends and this was a great alternative to eating out. The market is located on Southwark Street and Borough High Street. It’s easy to get to and it’s is in close walking distance to several other great places to visit."
The British Invasion - Reversed "The hop on hop off double-decker bus is a smart way to see the city, we explored the Tower of London, did a boat tour too as both were discounted as we purchased the hop on bus ticket that same day."
Fresh Air "Kew Gardens is the perfect mini escape, as it's a quick tube ride from the city. Once you're ensconced in the greenery, flowers, fresh air, sun, and wildlife it feels like you've escaped the hustle and bustle without having to commit to a full day trip." Do Not Miss This While in London "London has so much to see and do that you will need, at a bare minimum, 3 days, but 4 or 5 would be better so you would not feel too rushed."
Tower Bridge at Night "The view on the bridge is good but the best views are when you can see the entire bridge. There are many restaurants along the river as well (opposite the Tower of London) so it is a great place to walk and eat."
Mind the Gap "The city is beautiful, well maintained, and everyone seems friendly. Most of the must see areas are close to the Buckingham Palace and everything is accessible by public transportation."
Merry Ol England "My fiance and I went exploring all over London... Since I'm a major Harry Potter geek, we went to Leavesden Studios where it was filmed to check out an exhibit there."