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London is packed to the gills with world-class museums, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and neighborhoods that include the hip post-industrial vibe of Shoreditch in the east, the genteel central district of Mayfair, and the tourist magnets that are Soho and Covent Garden. Don't let London's vastness overwhelm you: If you're in need of respite, head for one of the city's 3,000 parks and open spaces, where you can listen to the highly opinionated orators at Speakers' Corner (Hyde Park), catch some open-air theater (Regent's Park), or bike through rolling countryside past prancing deer (Richmond Park). And make sure you spend some time along the South Bank of the Thames, which is lined with fantastic theaters (Southbank Centre) and museums (the Tate Modern).

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Hoxton and Shoreditch, London

The neighborhood of Hoxton, in the city's northeast, has had more influence on cutting-edge art, music, and fashion than its small size and homely appearance...more

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Kensington Palace, London

Members of the cult of Diana need to come here to view where the People's Princess lived (more or less—her quarters are not open to the public), and to...more

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London Duck Tours, London

You could take a double-decker–bus tour; you could hop on a tourist boat at Charing Cross Pier; or you could combine land and water in an amphibious...more

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London Eye, London

The 443-foot-high London Eye, designed by husband-and-wife architects David Marks and Julia Barfield, is the largest observation wheel in the world. Perched on...more

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Marylebone, London

The genteel streets of Marylebone lie just to the north of Oxford Street (and south of Regent's Park)—hard to believe, when you're trapped in pedestrian...more

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Museum of London, London

If you want to learn about the capital, the Museum of London is the place to go (it's free, too). The museum tells the story of the city over the past two...more

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National Gallery, London

Up there with your Louvres and Uffizis, this huge gallery takes you through the history of Western European painting from 1250 to 1900. Botticelli, Leonardo,...more

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Natural History Museum, London

This is just one of the three huge galleries (all free) off Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the V&A. With its...more

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Notting Hill, London

Once the byword for bohemian, Notting Hill is simply posh and aspirational now. It encompasses Portobello Road and its famous market—whose northern...more

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Old Vic, London

The boards of this charming theater, a city landmark, were graced by the likes of Sir John Gielgud and Sir Laurence Olivier. Built in 1818, its exterior is...more

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