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41 Perfect Moments You Experience Your First Time In London

There's no place like London.

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1. Purchasing your first oyster card and clutching it with pride.

2. Riding the tube and marveling at how sleek and CLEAN it is.

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3. Posing in an iconic red phone booth to appease all your friends and family.

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4. And snapping a necessary photo of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster.

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5. Only to be topped by an ideal aerial view from the London Eye.

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6. Strolling down the Thames as the sun sets and illuminates the water.

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7. And watching in wonder as the Tower Bridge lights up as the sun descends.

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8. Questioning your eyes when you see a fox casually prance through traffic.

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9. Feeling overwhelmed from the sheer magnitude of Buckingham Palace.

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10. Same goes for Westminster Abbey.

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11. Inspecting every ornate inch of Royal Albert Hall.

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12. Actually, craning your neck from all the architecture around you (in the best way possible.)

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13. Stumbling upon traditionally dressed men on horseback, which puts you in a surreal time warp.

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14. Ducking into a stunningly antiquated bookstore for a quieter afternoon.

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15. Rushing to the higher level of a double decker bus, every time.

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16. Boarding your first train from Kings Cross, just to get a glimpse outside the city.

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17. Spotting the Platform 9 3/4 cart by Kings Cross and posing for a photo, diehard fan or not.

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18. Admiring the fact that museums are a.) FREE and b.) look like this.

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19. And paying a visit to the more modernly designed British Museum, which is equally stunning.

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20. On multiple occasions, being reminded of all the incredible figures who lived and worked in the city.

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21. Getting lost in the middle of Piccadilly Circus and not minding at all.

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22. Feeling positively stuffed and indescribably satisfied from your first full English breakfast.

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23. Which only serves to prep you for the beautiful bombardment of food that is afternoon tea.

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24. For a change of scenery, brushing past the pastel-hued houses in Notting Hill.

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25. Literally smelling the roses at the Columbia Road flower market.

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26. Examining every idyllic corner of Covent Garden.

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27. Paying £5 to get an authentic Shakespearean experience at the Globe.

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28. Going to the London Zoo and being amazed at how close you can get to the penguins.

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29. Popping into a darkened, atmospheric pub for an afternoon beer.

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30. And taking your first flaky bite of the best fish and chips you've had in your life.

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31. Walking by St. Pancras and suddenly feeling so small, but not in a bad way at all.

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32. Taking some serious weight off your wallet upon your first visit to Camden Market.

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33. Attending a famous club (whether it's your scene or not) because you've heard too many great things to pass.

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34. Developing an entirely new standard for Indian food.

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35. Purchasing endless treats and gifts at the manmade miracle that is Harrod's.

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36. Buying and wearing one of the superbly eerie cardboard masks at the gift shops.

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37. Becoming fully in-sync with real Londoners as you join in on an annual outdoor event.

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38. And taking a peaceful, destination-less walk, despite having a detailed itinerary.

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39. Watching the sunlight bounce off every gorgeous, new sight in your path.

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40. Yet also embracing the rain, spectacularly beautiful on its own.

41. And remembering every exhilarating moment in flawless detail, as it rightfully deserves.

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