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London is a tourist hotspot, brimming with exciting attractions, a dramatic history, and some of the best shopping in the UK. It always has bustling roads and crowds, so it can be easier to take a coach trip to London than to experience it in other ways.

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What can you expect from a coach trip to London?

London is a busy capital and so you can expect there to be a high volume of traffic and crowds of people at the largest tourist destinations. You should be careful when crossing the roads and you should expect there to be some traffic delays when you hit the heart of the city.

You should stick in a group to prevent getting split up and avoid areas where you may feel unsafe. Although London is generally safe, you should keep an eye on your belongings as you would at home, especially in tourist areas such as Trafalgar Square.

Best places to visit in London

  • Oxford and Bond Street: Oxford Street is the best base for shoppers of all ages. As well as the familiar high street names, Oxford Street and Bond Street is also lined with famous brands such as Hamley's, which are easy to spend hours getting lost in.
  • Covent Garden: Covent Garden is your go-to for restaurants, markets and souvenirs as well as luxury and independent shops.
  • Tower of London: The Tower of London, a castle and previous jail to high-profile prisoners such as Queen Elizabeth I, is one of London's most historic, and haunted, buildings.
  • The Natural History Museum: If you want to see dinosaurs and other artefacts of natural history, the natural history museum is one of the most famous museums in London.

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