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IFLY tipsLondon Dungeon (2 hrs)
The London Dungeon brings London’s horrible history to life with 12 shows, live actors, special effects and 2 scary rides. There are attractions like ‘Boat Ride to Hell’, ‘Bloody Mary Killer Queen’ and the ‘Jack the Ripper Experience’.
The Dungeon is not for the faint hearted! A unique combination of real history, horror and humour bring gruesome historic events back to life in the 21st century.
The London Dungeon is situated in London Bridge, just seconds from the station and tube at 28-34 Tooley Street. Just 100 meters from London Bridge Station - British Rail and London Underground (Northern and Jubilee Lines).
A normal ticket costs £22.50. The London Dungeon is open 7 days a week, excluding Christmas day. For the exact closing times click here.
Sightseeing by speed boat (1 hr)
The best way to see London’s sights is from the river Thames. And of course you can do an ordinary river cruise, but you can spice it up a bit as well. Why not take a RIB to go sightseeing?
RIB’s (Rigid Inflatable Boats) are usually used by the Special Forces of the World and other Police Agencies. These boats are designed to be used in extreme conditions and therefore are extremely robust, stable and safe!
You can experience more of London’s historical sights in one hour than on any more conventional tours. Passengers can choose from two trips taking in the historical sights of London to the heart of the financial district Canary Wharf or venture further down river to The Thames Flood Barrier, enabling passengers to see wonderful historical Greenwich (where the world of navigation began) from the River and also on to some of the modern wonders of this fantastic City – The O2 and The Thames Flood Barrier.
Thames RIB experience is located on Embankment Pier in Central London, directly opposite Embankment Station. You can buy your ticket there or you can book online. They will provide wet weather clothing as well as life jackets; therefore you are able to travel whatever the weather in complete safety and comfort.
West End Theatres (3 hrs)
London’s West End is a wonderful neighbourhood. It is the entertainment centre of the UK with the largest shopping district in Europe, the home of the UK theatre and film industry as well as numerous up-scale bars, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs.
This area in Central London contains many of the city's major tourist attractions, businesses, headquarters and the commercial and famous West End Theatres.
Along with New York's Broadway Theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. So when visiting London, you have to visit one of the popular musicals or other theatre shows.
There are many theatres in this area. You can buy a ticket online or at one of the booking agencies, but you can walk around yourself as well and see if they still have a ticket for the evening. In that case a ticket is much cheaper.
You can also purchase all of your tickets at tkts with confidence and be sure that you're getting a genuine bargain. The tkts booth in Leicester Square (founded in 1980 as the original Half Price Ticket Booth) and tkts at Brent Cross are the only official half price and discount theatre ticket outlets in London operated by the Society of London Theatre, the industry body that represents London theatres. More information about tkts can be found here.
Supperclub London (3 hrs)
The original trendy concept of Supperclub is from Amsterdam in The Netherlands, but now you can experience this way of dining and clubbing in Supperclub London as well. It is one of London’s coolest new venues in a hot neighbourhood, Notting Hill.
It’s a great experience. As they say it themselves: Don’t come to Supperclub if you’re in search of a traditional restaurant, have lazy taste buds or are scared of new experiences. However if you are looking for an unusual dinner experience in an unexpected place and are not afraid to discover the creative corners of your personality, then knock on Supperclub’s door.
Supperclub London is located at 12 Acklam Road in Notting Hill. Go to their website to make a reservation or call: +44 (0)20 8964 6600.
Best Burgers (½ hr)
If you’re looking for the best burgers in London, you have to go to Gourmet Burger Kitchen. They’ve got great and affordable hamburgers made of 100% Aberdeen Angus. And they’ve got vegetarian burgers and burgers with chicken as well.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen was found in in 2001, when three Kiwis came together to create a burger restaurant like never before. They wanted to take the humble burger and treat it with the respect it had back home, with quality ingredients and fresh as a daisy.
There are many shops around London. For a full list, click here.
Thames Path (1 hr - 14 days)
The Thames Path follows England's best known river for 184 miles (294km) as it meanders from its source in the Cotswolds through several rural counties and on through the bustle of the City of London. It is a long distance walking route only for most of it is a public footpath, which cannot be cycled.
On its way the Trail passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and many lovely villages, finishing at the Thames Barrier near Greenwich.
The whole trail will take you approximately 14 days, but you can do parts of it as well. If you like to stay in London, you can walk the path from Battersea Bridge to Richmond for example. But there are many more short walks. A good website to find the trail is this one. And on this page you can download some walk leaflets.
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Language of the world
Of course you like to speak a few words of the local language onboard the plane or at your destination. Here you find some simple basics of the main language spoken in London.