"Highlights of London in One Day - It CAN be done!" London by Jehcekah
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We only had about 10 hours to spend in London and we wanted to see all of the major sites. Going off of our guide book's recommendations, we made a list of places to visit and the best order to take them all in. This system worked very well. Here is the order that we took everything in: Westminster - Buckingham Palace - Harrods - Lunch - Tower/Thames - Abbey Road - Parliment - Downing Street - Dinner - Home
The other travel tips that follow stops #1-5 are from trips to London throughout the year that we lived there.
Buy a travel book before you go and bring it with you. I recommend Lonely Planet (either the Britain, England or London guides). All of them include precise maps of London and list all sights, good places to eat, and good places to stay. This will help a lot when you have a limited amount of time, as the book will suggest the easiest way to see the sights without waisting a lot of time in queues.
We live in Winchester and took the train into Waterloo from there. It takes one hour to arrive at Waterloo and we were able to pre-purchase our Underground tickets in Winchester. Because we were on a limited time schedule, we used the Underground to get us from sight to sight, which took much less time and effort than trying to walk, although London is a very walkable city.
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