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The IFCPC Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming you to London in May 2014.
London provides the perfect combination of tradition and history mixed with a vibrant and innovative modern twist. If you are looking for a thriving music scene or you are a culture buff, the city offers entertainment and culture that suits your needs.
With a population exceeding 8 million London’s influences as a multi-faceted, comsopolitan global city are incomparable. London is a centre for international trade and finance; a dynamic media and artistic hub; a seat of professional learning and a centre of excellence in the fields of fashion and technology.
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We do hope you take time to explore the wonders of London. We therefore thought it would be useful to suggest our top 10 recommendations to do in London:
1. Big Ben
- Big Ben is the most iconic landmark in London, accessible from Westminster Station.
- Walk around to enjoy the sites of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye and the River Thames.
- Trivia fact: It is not the clock, but the bell that is called Big Ben.
2. Double Decker Bus Ride
- Take the regular red city buses and sit upstairs to enjoy the view.
- Take the ‘Official London Sightseeing Bus’ for narration and get on/off at your leisure.
3. The West End
- Take a walk from Covent Garden to Leicester Square to Piccadilly Circus
- Take a detour anywhere that looks interesting (Soho, Chinatown)
4. Afternoon Tea
- For a break from the tourist sites, stop for a traditional British “Afternoon Tea”
- Enjoy your luxury Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, The Dorchester or Grosvenor House
- Harrods: Knightsbridge Station
- Oxford Street: Hyde Park Corner Station to Oxford Circus Station
- Regent Street: Oxford Circus Station
- Covent Garden: Covent Garden Station: A beautiful large indoor market with street performers and many places to eat
- Portobello Road (Saturday antiques street market): Notting Hill Gate Station
- Borough Market (Friday and Saturday food market): London Bridge Station
- Columbia Road (Sunday flower market): walking distance from Old Street Station
- Hyde Park: Visit Speakers Corner on a Sunday morning
- St James’s Park: Offers one of the best views of Buckingham Palace
- Kensington Palace Gardens: connected to Hyde Park
- Regent’s Park
- Buckingham Palace: watch The Queen’s Guard change in the Forecourt at 11.30am every day in the summer
- Kensington Palace: Located in Kensington Palace Gardens
- Windsor Castle: A day trip from London
- St. Paul’s Cathedral: St. Paul’s Station
- Westminster Abbey, venue of the recent Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate
9. Museums, Museums, Museums
- All of the following museums and art galleries are free to the public:
- British Museum: Russell Square Station
- Victoria & Albert, Natural History and Science Museum: South Kensington Station
- National Gallery: Opposite Trafalgar Square and walking distance from Charing Cross Station and Leicester Square Station
- Tate Britain: Pimlico Station
10. Tower of London
- Look around the outside for free, buy tickets and go inside to see the Crown Jewels: Tower Hill Station
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We look forward to welcoming you to London for IFCPC in 2014!