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5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

I'm going to be spending 5 days in London in late October. So far I have the following sights on my to-do list:

Buckingham Palace

Westminster Abbey

Tower of London

Big Ben

London Eye

Camden & Camden Markets

Ministry of Sound Nightclub

What else would you recommend? As of yet, I do not have enough to occupy my time in 5 days. I am not really interested in any museum's or galleries. What am I missing and why? What would experienced London traveler's recommend?

Thanks in advance :)

Essex
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1. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

River trip?

Greenwich?

Walking around??

Pubs?

Riding on Buses?

Taxi Ride?

Beautiful green Parks?

Theatre?

Cinema?

Live music?

Live Comedy?

Great Restaurants?

Londinium born and...
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2. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

A late night stroll along the Southbank, stopping for a drink and watching the world and his wife go by. There is always something going on around there and if you want to end the night with a bit of a blast, head to one of the clubs in Vauxhall. Choose wisely though. ;)

Nottingham, United...
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3. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

St Paul's Cathedral

Covent Garden

Fortnum & Mason

London, United...
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4. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

Use a day for the beautiful parks. You will definitely love them.

london
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5. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

You are not interested in museums and galleries. What are you interested in?

London, United...
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6. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

> What would experienced London traveler's recommend?

That you buy a guidebook and read it. There are month's worth of things to do in London and nothing can replace personal research.

Atlanta, Georgia
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7. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

Another vote for St. Paul's. It was our favorite stop when we spent a week in London last year.

Liverpool, United...
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8. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

Shopping on Oxford Street and Carnaby Street and around Covent Garden.

Chinatown and the West End, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and the Mall, Green Park, St James's Park, and Hyde Park......

All very easy to get around on foot - or take an old Routemaster bus on the #15 route from Trafalgar Square to the Tower of London.

A ride on the Emirates Airline: http://www.emiratesairline.co.uk/

Edited: 8:30 am, September 09, 2013
UK
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9. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

I am convinced you'll desperately miss the Lace Museum and Madam Tussauds

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10. Re: 5 Days in London, what will I be sorry to miss?

Serious question. If you cannot fill 5 days in London, should you be visiting London at all?