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London's 18 Most Magical Harry Potter Sites

From the iconic Platform 9 ¾ to the lesser-known pedestrian streets, here are the top #HarryPotter sites in #London. #Travel

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East London's Hottest Restaurants

Although East London was once a derelict neighborhood, it is now the place to be and the place to eat. #London #foodie #restaurant

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London's 15 Best New Hotels

London's hotel scene is hot, hot, hot. Here are 15 of the best new London hotels to choose from for your next trip.

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The most colorful spot in London - Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. #fodorsonthego

@fodorstravel on Instagram: “@onmydayoff_ in the most colorful spot in #London - Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. #fodorsonthego #coventgarden”

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Claridges's Bar

Claridge's Bar in London is an elegant Mayfair meeting place remains unpretentious even when it brims with beautiful people.

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Tower of London

Nowhere else does London's history come to life so vividly as it does in this minicity of 20 towers filled with heraldry and treasure, the intimate details of lords and dukes and princes and sovereigns etched in the walls (literally, in some places), and quite a few pints of royal blood spilled on the stones. Don't forget a visit to the Tower of London.

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Westminster Abbey

A monument to the nation's rich—and often bloody—history, Westminster is one of London's most iconic sites.

Buckingham Palace London Review

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Buckingham Palace

When the Queen heads off to Scotland on her annual summer holiday, Buckingham Palace's 19 State Rooms open up to visitors.

Buckingham Palace London Review

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St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral in London is simply breathtaking, especially now that the scaffolding has been removed, after 15 years of major restoration work.

St. Paul's Cathedral London Review

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The globe theater

This spectacular theater is a replica of Shakespeare's open-roof, wood-and-thatch Globe Playhouse in London (built in 1599 and burned down in 1613), where most of the Bard's greatest works premiered.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London Review

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The Stafford London Hotel

The Stafford London by Kempinski is a rare find: a posh hotel that's equal parts elegance and friendliness, and it's in one of the few peaceful spots in the area, down a small lane behind Piccadilly.

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The Blackfriar

A step from Blackfriars Tube station in London, this spectacular pub has an Arts and Crafts interior that is entertainingly, satirically ecclesiastical, with inlaid mother-of-pearl, wood carvings, stained glass, and marble pillars all over the place.

The Blackfriar London Review

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a spectacular renovation of a mid-20th-century power station and one of the most-visited museums of modern art in the world.

Tate Modern London Review

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Hampton Court Palace

The beloved seat of Henry VIII's court, sprawled elegantly beside the languid waters of the Thames, Hampton Court Palace really gives you two for the price of one: the magnificent Tudor red-brick mansion, begun in 1514 by Cardinal Wolsey to curry favor with the young Henry, and the larger 17th-century baroque building, which was partly designed by Christopher Wren (of St. Paul's fame).

Hampton Court Palace London Review

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National Gallery

Standing proudly on the north side of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery in London is truly one of the world's supreme art collections, with more than 2,300 masterpieces on show.

National Gallery London Review

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The Craft Beer Co.

With 37 beers on tap and 300 more in bottles, the main problem at the Craft Beer Company in London is knowing where to start.

Craft Beer Company London Review

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British Museum

With a facade like a great temple, the British Museum in London is filled with plunder of incalculable value and beauty from around the globe, occupying an immense, imposing, neo-classical building in the heart of Bloomsbury.

British Museum London Review

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The Rookery Hotel

An absolutely unique and beautiful 1725 town house, the Rookery Hotel in London is the kind of place where you want to allow quality time to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere.

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Alexander McQueen

Since McQueen's untimely death in 2010, his right-hand woman Sarah Burton has been at the helm, receiving raves for continuing his tradition of theatrical, darkly romantic, and beautifully cut clothes. Can't afford a gala gown? Go home with a skull-printed scarf.

Alexander McQueen London Shopping Review

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Dabbous

It's a triumph of taste over technology at wunderkind Ollie Dabbous's extraordinary game-changer off Charlotte Street in London.

Dabbous London Restaurant Review

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Tom Aikens

While in London, bliss out over Tom Aikens' marinated hand-dived scallops with apple vinegar, his new-found vegetable numbers and his mains.

London Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your London Vacation

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The Vintage House

If whiskey is more to your taste than wine, you may want to visit the Vintage House, which has England's largest selection of single malts

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Philip Treacy

Magnificent hats by Treacy are annual showstoppers on Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot races and regularly grace the glossy magazines' society pages. Be sure to stop here when you're in London.

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Fortnum & Mason

Although F&M in London is popularly known as the Queen's grocer and the impeccably mannered staff wear traditional tailcoats, its celebrated food hall stocks gifts for all budgets.

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ME London

The ME London hotel is a shiny, new luxury spot that has brought a touch of modern cool to the Strand. #Fodors100

ME London London Hotels Review

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