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West Hampstead
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London bed and breakfast alternative- Charlotte Guest House being situated in London there are a great many sites and attractions to see while visiting.  So for convenience the Charlotte has put together a few tours that will take you round London.

tour 1

Take the 139 bus from just outside, across the road in West End Lane. This passes Madam Tussaud's, Oxford St. (main shopping street) - Selfridges, Liberty - Regents St. (Carnaby St. is located just off Regents St.), Piccadilly Circus to Trafalgar Square (where the National Gallery is located). From there you can walk under Admiralty Arch and down the Mall to Buckingham Palace, then along Birdcage Walk to Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Then up Whitehall (the center of government), past Scotland Yard, Downing St. ( and the Cabinet War rooms), and the Horse guards, back to Trafalgar Square.

tour 2

2 minutes walk to West Hampstead Underground station (Jubilee Line), then take the train to Charing Cross. From there take the number 15 bus to Tower Hill. This passes through the city - financial and business district - St Paul's Cathedral, the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange and finally the Tower of London. From there it is a short walk to Tower Bridge, with it's viewing gallery giving a superb view up and down the River Thames. Almost under the bridge is moored the World War 2 cruiser HMS Belfast, which is open to visitors. From the same pier, take the river bus back to Charing Cross pier (just behind Charing Cross Underground station), from there you can return to West Hampstead.

to extend this tour for a 2nd day...
From Tower Gateway station take the Docklands Light Railway (elevated rail line) to the Docklands, including Canary Wharf, the tallest occupied building in Europe, past London Arena, down to Island Gardens. From there take the foot tunnel under the Thames to Historic Greenwich, and the Cutty Sark sailing ship, Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich Observatory (the boundary between western and eastern hemispheres), Queen's House and Old Market. From Greenwich pier you can take the river bus to Westminster or Charing Cross, from where you can get the Jubilee Line back to West Hampstead.

tour 3

Take the Silverlink (2 minutes walk from the Charlotte) to Kew & Kew Gardens (the oldest botanical gardens in the world). From the station it is one stop to Richmond, with it's historic center and riverside pubs. From Richmond you can take a train to Windsor, with it's castle. From Richmond you can also take a bus, or in summer a river bus, to Hampton Court Palace (residence of King Henry VIII and his 6 wives) and return by train to West Hampstead

interesting london links

London Theatre London Eye River Cruises Buckingham Palace
National Theatre Madame Tussaud's Walking Tour of London Kensington Palace
London Guide London Zoo Tower of London Hampton Court Palace
British Tourist Authority Cabinet War Rooms Westminster Abbey Windsor Castle