Big Ben/Houses of Parliament

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It's hard to miss these shiny, golden buildings that overlook the Thames. Snap some photos, or watch Parliament in action from the Visitor's Gallery.

Westminster Abbey

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Contains more dead people than you would think possible, and houses the tombs of Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I. Bring a student ID and pay 12 pounds.

St. Paul's Cathedral

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Admission is £ 8.50 for students. Check out the Whispering Gallery that wraps around the inside of the dome. If you stand on one side of the dome and whisper, your friend on the opposite side of the dome will hear what you said.

Tower of London

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Students pay £ 14.50. Latch onto a guided tour because the tour guides are hilarious and very knowledgeable. While at the Tower, make sure to check out where Anne Boleyn was beheaded.

London Eye

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A standard flight on the eye is £ 17.50. Catch glimpses of landmarks like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Buckingham Palace

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Changing of the Guard occurs each day at 11:30 a.m. from May until the end of July.

Tower Bridge

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Walk across and catch glimpses of the Thames and the Tower of London.

Harrods

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Probably the biggest store you'll ever step into. It houses a memorial to Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed. The food court of Harrods is also incredible. It offers a wide variety of dining options.

Covent Garden

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A market with stalls selling food, clothing and knick knacks. Some of the best cherries I ever tasted came from a market stall in Covent Garden. It also has a variety of restaurants. The Royal Opera House is located here.

Piccadilly Circus

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A hub for tourists. Piccadilly Circus houses street vendors selling souvenirs as well as huge stores and shopping hot-spots.