Reasons to live it large in London, England.

37 reasons to live it large in London, England.
Added 49 months ago by RobinB

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The O2
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The O2
Might not be obvious on most people's lists but the O2 is an amazing venue. If you've time you should definitely head there - by river, that's easily the best way to arrive.

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The Natural History Museum
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The Natural History Museum
Amazing collections of animals - from prehistoric to current and everything in between. Sometimes it's easy to forget that you're looking at bones of a creature that was extinct hundreds of millions of years ago!

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The Houses of Parliament
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The Houses of Parliament
History, democracy and wonderful architecture! "Parliament at Sunset" by Mgimelfarb - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - #/media/File:Parliament_at_Sunset.JPG" title="Click to open in a new window or tab" target="_blank">http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parliament_at_Sunset.JPG#/media/File:Parliament_at_Sunset.JPG

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Black cabs!
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Black cabs!
Iconic and the best way to travel around town!

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Harrods
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Harrods
World famous and upmarket - definitely worth popping in.

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The National Theatre
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The National Theatre
The riverside forecourt of the theatre is used for regular open-air performances in the summer months. The terraces and foyers of the theatre complex have also been used for ad hoc experimental performances. The decor is frequently dynamic, with recent displays of grass turf as 'outside wallpaper', different statues located in various random places and giant chairs and furniture in the forecourt. The National Theatre's foyers are open to the public, with a large theatrical bookshop, restaurants, bars and exhibition spaces.

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The National Gallery
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The National Gallery
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. Enjoy free entrance 361 days a year. http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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The Royal Albert Hall
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The Royal Albert Hall
It's beautiful to look at, and even more beautiful on your ears when inside and watching/listening to the Proms. A wonderful place to while away the time. "Royal Albert Hall, London - Nov 2012" by Diliff - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - #/media/File:Royal_Albert_Hall,_London_-_Nov_2012.jpg" title="Click to open in a new window or tab" target="_blank">http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Royal_Albert_Hall,_London_-_Nov_2012.jpg#/media/File:Royal_Albert_Hall,_London_-_Nov_2012.jpg

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Foyles bookshop
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Foyles bookshop
An iconic London bookshop and a maze of books over many floors.

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Nelsons Column
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Nelsons Column

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Leicester Square
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Leicester Square
Leicester (Pronounced Lester) square is a great place to go to the cinema or catch some celebs on the red carpet (I personally saw Julia Roberts here once while passing through....)

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St James Park
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - St James Park
Absolutely stunning must see Park - basically the Queen's front garden and the PM's back garden!

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Sculpture
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Sculpture
London is full of sculpture just look around, it's easy to find...

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London Eye
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - London Eye
Fourth highest viewing point in London but easily the best located - right opposite the Houses of Parliament. Gorgeous views and well worth being there around sunset - the view is epic. "London Eye Night Shot" by Yoga Balaji

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Hidden Parks
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Hidden Parks
There are the big parks which are all worth checking out, but there are lots of little ones nestled all over the city...

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Tower Bridge
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge from Shad Thames" by © User:Colin / Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons - #/media/File:Tower_Bridge_from_Shad_Thames.jpg" title="Click to open in a new window or tab" target="_blank">http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tower_Bridge_from_Shad_Thames.jpg#/media/File:Tower_Bridge_from_Shad_Thames.jpg

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The British Museum
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The British Museum
The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. http://www.britishmuseum.org

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China Town
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - China Town
A piece of China in the centre of London.

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London Theatre
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - London Theatre
London has the best theatre scene in the world. It attracts the best in acting talent so don't be surprised to see a few famous faces on the London stage. Take your pick from long-running musicals, classic plays, or brand new works making their West End debuts.

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Kings Cross Station
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Kings Cross Station
It's gorgeous since the renovations for the Olympics - and you can pretend to be Harry Potter too. Worth heading into the area behind Kings x too by Regents Canal...

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St Pancras Station
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - St Pancras Station
Great architecture outside and fantastic sculptures inside, the St Pancras Station (and renaissance hotel) are worth checking out. Can couple with a view of Kings X too.

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Tate Modern
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Tate Modern
Housing brilliant collections and huge exhibitions, in a most stunning old industrial building. "Tate Modern viewed from Thames Pleasure Boat - geograph.org.uk - 307445" by Christine Matthews.

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Famous Red London Buses!
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Famous Red London Buses!
Hopping on and off is a great way to travel around London!

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Madam Tussads
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Madam Tussads
A wax museum in London. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud and was formerly known as "Madame Tussaud's". Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks.

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Selfridges
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Selfridges
Biggest department store in England. Shopping Mecca they have everything under one roof. An experience.

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Beer!
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Beer!
Delicious ales from the crown bearer 'London Pride' brewed in Chiswick on the banks of The Thames to the hundreds of micro-breweries dotted about the city - you could drink a beer every hour for a year and never drink the same one!

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Hyde Park
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner.

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Borough Market
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Borough Market
It's a fantastic market full of fresh food and produce from across the UK just on the South side of the River - and especially good to check out at the weekend (don't let that stop you going during the week though!). It is a haven for anybody who cares about the quality and provenance of the food they eat - chefs, restaurateurs, passionate amateur cooks and people who just happen to love eating and drinking. http://boroughmarket.org.uk

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Great Pubs!
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Great Pubs!
There are so many to chose from and www.inapub.co.uk is a great place to find one that suits your tastes!

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A shop for everything
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - A shop for everything
Whatever your interest you're almost certain to find a niche shop that caters completely for it!

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Shaftesbury Avenue
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Shaftesbury Avenue
Full of great Theatres and on the edge if soho and China Town, it's a must see!

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The Science Museum
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - The Science Museum
It's just a fantastic museum, tons to see, very interactive, stunning collections and extremely engaging in parts - like the world shown in the picture. A must see place - and next to the Natural History Museum, so there's a day worked out!

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Piccadilly
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Piccadilly

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Highgate Wood
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Highgate Wood
Highgate Wood is a 28 hectare area of ancient woodland in North London, lying between East Finchley, Highgate Village, and Muswell Hill.

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Oxford St
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Oxford St
Britain's high street, if you like to shop head to Oxford Street...

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Buckingham Palace
Reasons to live it large in London, England. - Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year. For visitor information, please visit the Royal Collection website.

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Amazing view at London from SkyGarden
The famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Street is dedicated to three storeys of exquisitely landscaped public gardens and London's most exclusive social spaces, including observation decks and an open air terrace
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