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London is a huge City with more attractions and more variety than probably any city in the world. In fact there is so much to see, you would need at least two weeks to see just the well-known attractions.
Much can be seen on foot so bring some good walking shoes. If you plan on staying for a few days it might pay to take an open top bus around the City first . This is a 2 hour trip and any bus can be picked up anywhere on the circuit. This will allow you to see the main attractions from the outside first, and afterwards you can decide if you want to see them in detail.
If you want to read up about London’s sights before you arrive, and to avoid walking around with your nose in a book, I would recommend the DK Eye Witness 2018 edition available on Amazon. It’s well written and designed, and just enough information for a short visit. For current entertainment, theatre, film, events etc I would recommend a weekly issue of the magazine Time Out. It‘s very informative but beware, the content can be quite broad-minded .
Here is a recommended list and if you need to know anything more, they all have websites for detailed description, opening times etc.
Apsley House (Duke of Wellington residence)
It might take nearly a month to see all this. The secret is not to do too much and to plan it geographically, so that you are not crossing town, only to have to go back on yourself. If walking is too much, use the Underground (Tube). Traffic is bad during the day in London and black cabs inefficient and expensive, although a good way to see London while you are travelling across town. Uber is also a good alternative.
Covent Garden (beautiful Georgian market place)
There are hundreds of old pubs in London, nearly all have a great welcoming atmosphere, but the more well-known ones are:
Royal Opera House (book well ahead)
Art galleries and museums
Royal Academy (Home of British artists)
London is blessed with hundreds of parks. The central ones, which are huge horticultural delights, are
Military and Naval:
Imperial War Museum