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London Bucket List - Top 3 Things To Do

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by Tina Maria (subscribe)
Freelance writer based in Helsinki, Finland.
Published August 10th 2012
London's Heights, Hogwarts and Icebars
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I have to say that I am a huge fan of London town. I know this perhaps sounds somewhat biased but there is just something about the variety and abundance of things to do in London that makes me want to rave about it.

Therefore, I would like to share with you some of the places I am yet to visit but which have made it to my London Bucket List*. I should point out that I have a list for almost every city in every country which would explain why I still haven't managed to get round to these ones.

1 - Harry Potter Studio Tour, Watford.

Excited is not a word that covers strongly enough how I feel about this epic London attraction! Having been a fan of J.K. Rowling's work since she released the first book I can honestly justify this fairly new attraction making it right to the top of the Bucket List page.

With places like Diagon Alley, Privet Drive, Hogwarts and the Great Hall along with the Gryffindor Common Room and Professor Dumbledore's Office to see I feel that this is a must for any fan.

At only 28 it is, in my opinion, a very reasonable price and seems like a fantastic way to spend a day.

To read some in depth reviews of the tour from those who have already been lucky enough to go and visit it then click here and here and prepare to be super envious! I think this will be going on most people's Bucket Lists.

2 - The London Eye, South Bank, River Thames.

The London Eye has been an attraction in the big city for as long as I can remember. It was opened in 2000 and I am still to experience the amazing panoramic views it has to offer of many of London's top landmarks due to my lack of time, money and a serious fear of heights!

I appreciate that this might make you question why I intend to go on the 135m tall contraption in the first place but it is a question I have no answer to, other than "How could you not want to?! It looks A-ma-zing".

As this is a very popular attraction there is usually a long wait to get tickets which in turn can be quite pricey if on a low budget. I, like many others, always tend to think "I'll do that next time..." which is why it has yet to happen. However, despite these minor details it has made it to number two on my Bucket List because I think "Next time" really should be next time (after Harry Potter) or else I fear I will never get round to doing it and that would be a shame.

It is easier and cheaper to book attractions such as The London Eye online directly from their websites or by looking for good deals online.

My favourite places to look for cheap deals are discount and public transport (train) websites where people can often find and enjoy 2-4-1 deals on attractions and sights.

To read a review from someone who has already been there and done it then click here and decide if it should make its way onto your London Bucket List!

3 - ICEBAR, London.

Well what can I say here?! This particular entry appeals to me on many levels. I think the whole concept is great and although there is a time limit for staying in the bar (40 mins), and it is super cold (below freezing) and a bit pricey compared to your local pub (around 16), it is one of those fun experiences which you will remember and, I'm assuming, enjoy a lot.

My main need to go to the ICEBAR comes very much from my need to go and, one day, stay in an ICEHOTEL. Hence why it has made it onto the Bucket List at number three. This is kind of like testing the water by dipping your big toe in but not totally jumping in feet first just yet because, let's face it, they sound COLD!!!

Here is a cool (pun intended) review of the ICEBAR in London for you to enjoy and see if its your cup of tea, or cocktail. If so, put it on the list!

These are all just a few ideas of things to do in London which are a little different to the usual weekend activities and will hopefully provide you with a fun story for Monday morning in the office when people ask what you did this weekend!

Enjoy and let me know what your top 3 London attractions are!

*Note: Bucket List = List of things to do before you die. I.e. Top 10 places to visit.
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