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Dont worry, Im not a sad act. Just done my GCSEs so in that big period of weightlessness afterwards. Dad's going down to work for a few days and asked if I wanted to join him, although I'll have to entertain myself.

Where would anyone recomend going? Baring in mind im 16...Ive only been a couple of times...and I dont want to look/feel like a Billy.

Cheers...
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Tate Modern - I think the giant slides got taken away in April, so it'll be significantly less fun, but it's still very worth going to see - on the plus side is that galleries are always full of people on their mono, so you're not going to look conspicuously on your own, and St Pauls and the City are just across the river, along with many choice Starbucks and Pret a Manger branches. You could also just take a bus ride around the centre and to Waterloo and look for the Anthony Gormley sculptures perched on landmarks - they caused various 999 calls when they first went up, because callers thought that they were real people about to jump.

Also: Greenwich is good, as is Camden Market.
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I agree- the Tate Modern is great. I also like the British Museum and the V & A for browsing alone. I never feel strange being alone when i'm in a museum- i actually think i prefer to go alone. I also agree with cajunmoon on Camden Market- great way to spend an afternoon.
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Tate Modern
National Gallery
V&A
Natural History Museum ()
Science Musem ()
Camden Market (Go to Cyberdog- the shop alone is an experience!)
Covent Garden (check out all the street entertainers!)
St Pauls Cathedral
Imperial War museum

Stuff that cost a bit of £££:

Madame Tussauds! It's awesome, go!
London Eye
London Aquarium
London Zoo
London dungeons, near Tower of London. Pretty good.

Erm, that's everything off the top of my head for now! Have fun
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Gotta go to the dungeons theyre mental!
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London zoo is truly amazing - check out Rajah the Komodo dragon. I always find Mme Tussauds a bit scary... :eek:
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Trip down oxford street for some shopping, another day can go to the science museum thats decent fun, boating at hyde park/regents park, convent garden etc
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London eye
visit houses of parliament (if it's still allowed)
British museum, galleries and other museums etc
Maybe even go to the theatre in the evening if theres something on you like
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http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/
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Go to Oxford Street and go shopping. And Hamleys on Regent Street, you could kill a few hours in there!! Go to Harrods and have a look, went there with a friend a couple of weeks ago and we managed to spend 3 hours in there just looking, they have amazing things!!
Walk around Covent Garden and look at the street entertainers.
Go to the museums/ galleries, a lot of them are free and a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
Markets- Camden market is good for clothes and random bits. Borough market is really nice for some good food (one stall has a brownie tower, it's huge and super yummy!). Portobello market is apparantly nice though I haven't been there.
Wander round Westminster- you can see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, Downing St, Trafalger Sqaure, Horseguards Parade, walk through St James's Park to Buckingham Palace. Photo opportunities galore!!
Even if you are on your own you'll have a great time, there's so much to do in London you won't be bored.
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Nah. Forget the tourist attractions, forget the shopping, the best and cheapest entertainment in London is to dance.

I used to go dancing during the week at my local pub in Caterham (http://www.rocknroll.vc) - £5 to get in, £5 for a couple of drinks and bobs-your-uncle, I could dance, chat, exercise (and flirt if I wanted) all night long for £10.

Absolutely fantastic way to spend an evening, especially when I had already spent a lazy hour or so getting myself all togged up to the nines!

If you learn to dance properly, then there just aren't enough evenings in the week! So many places, so little time. And if you're a great dancer, well, people will actually come in their cars to pick you up from your room!!

And you know what, it stops you thinking about the boring things: like what's for dinner, like what's on the tv, like waiting in for someone to ring, and then going to bed disappointed cause they didn't.

There are so many great dances: modern jive (leroc & ceroc), salsa, rocknroll, swing & jitterbug, argie tango, flamenco and khattak. It's an absolute joy. Just like the thrill you got the first time you could swim, or ride a bike. Just great! And the people are fantastic too - no couch potatoes (they're all at home watching telly and eating crisps).

So, if you wanna have a good time, meet people, make new and varied friends, and never be lonely in any city in the world, then slip on your dancing shoes on and get down to your local dance class!
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Nah. Forget the tourist attractions, forget the shopping, the best and cheapest entertainment in London is to dance.

I used to go dancing during the week at my local pub in Caterham (http://www.rocknroll.vc) - £5 to get in, £5 for a couple of drinks and bobs-your-uncle, I could dance, chat, exercise (and flirt if I wanted) all night long for £10.

Absolutely fantastic way to spend an evening, especially when I had already spent a lazy hour or so getting myself all togged up to the nines!

If you learn to dance properly, then there just aren't enough evenings in the week! So many places, so little time. And if you're a great dancer, well, people will actually come in their cars to pick you up from your room!!

And you know what, it stops you thinking about the boring things: like what's for dinner, like what's on the tv, like waiting in for someone to ring, and then going to bed disappointed cause they didn't.

There are so many great dances: modern jive (leroc & ceroc), salsa, rocknroll, swing & jitterbug, argie tango, flamenco and khattak. It's an absolute joy. Just like the thrill you got the first time you could swim, or ride a bike. Just great! And the people are fantastic too - no couch potatoes (they're all at home watching telly and eating crisps).

So, if you wanna have a good time, meet people, make new and varied friends, and never be lonely in any city in the world, then slip on your dancing shoes on and get down to your local dance class - six months and you'll be flying!
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http://www.fortnumandmason.com/Our-R...estaurant.aspx

If you go by yourself, you don't have to worry about other people stealing your food :p:
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HAHA @ Fortnum and Masons.
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Look around online for some gigs that might be happening while you are there. Smaller venues like the Camden Underworld and Kingston Peel have fairly obscure but pretty good gigs that are likely to not be sold out etc.
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