If you’ve got 12 hours in London and you’re not sure where to start, the Tube will be your best friend. Leaving from King’s Cross Station, you can see everything from medieval churches to the latest fashion using the Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern, and Circle lines. Keep in mind that security in London is particularly tight at all the main attractions, so you may want tofind luggage storage in London with Stasher while you wind your way from Kensington to Westminster and on to the City of London proper.
London is unique among world destinations in that most of the art and history museums are free for general entry (special exhibits being an exception). Spend one of your 12 hours at the National Art Gallery in Trafalgar Square and see the works of Da Vinci and Monet firsthand.
- Landmarks: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace & Gardens, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Tower of London and Tower Bridge
- Shopping: Oxford Street, Covent Garden covered market, and Leadenhall Market
- Pubs, bars & clubs: Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square for bass-pumping discos, Southwark and Brixton for cozy gathering places
Cross the Thames at the Millenium Bridge for views of Tower Bridge, the Shard and the Sky Garden, plus Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern museum on the other side. If you can’t stay late for a Southwark or West End pub crawl, at least grab dinner and a pint at a historic pub like the Fitzroy Tavern or George Inn.
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