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6 nights in London-what to do, see, go, eat, drink....

I will be staying 6 nights in London, in Clapham Junction area. I was wondering what is the best way to get from Heathrow on my arrival to a hotel in that area. Also, I would be interested in a couple of day trips out of the city, like Stonehenge? Any recommendations or ideas? I have been to London before, but I didn't really do any touristy stuff, I am open for suggestions.
Any pub or restaurant recommendations in that area would also be appreciated, I don't plan on renting a car.
Thank you in advance

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Two routes to Clapham Junction strike me-
1. Piccadilly line to Earls Court, then a District line Wimbledon bound train one stop to West Brompton, then London Overground;
2. Picc Line to Hammersmith or Barons Court (doesn't matter which), District line to Victoria, main line train to Clapham Junction.

Doubtless many others

Posted by
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Before leaving home download Rick Steves app on your phone and take his self-guided walking tours. His London guidebook is more extensive and features these walks too:
In Clapham Junction check out The Falcon for pub food.
Westminster Abbey – rent the audio guide unless you’re fluent in British history.
Churchill War Rooms and Churchill’s Museum
British Museum (good alternative in case it rains).
Tower of London
Victoria and Albert Museum (another good alternative if it rains).
If you’ve never been to London you may want to spend an entire day on a hop on hop off bus but don’t get off. The traffic will be horrendous but you will see London’s top attractions.
Not sure how late the tube runs but the theatre is another great way to spend an evening in London.
Take a direct train to Bath for the day (1h 30m).

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London is a great city, so much to see.
The Hop on Hop off buses are really only as good as the traffic flow. If the streets are full of cabs and cars and bikes the bus goes very slowly. If that suits you then it’s good, if you’re pressed for time being stuck on a bus might not work.

Posted by
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A couple of easy and enjoyable day trips from London (both by train): Windsor Castle, and Hampton Court Palace. With six days you can easily spend just in London, but if you do want to get out, these are good options.

Posted by
3991 posts

Eat at Borough Market, or at any if the markets. Better food.,

Posted by
8866 posts

Eagle Ale House, The Fox and Hounds.

Enjoy the Clapham Common.
Get pasteries at Gail’s Bakery

Find a church to enjoy evensong.

Day Trips:
Hampton Court
Bletchley Park
Richmond Park

Posted by
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Thank you for your great advice. I will take advantage of your ideas. I appreciate it.

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One rec for a restaurant that I loved is St. Martin in the Field's Cafe in the Crypt. It's been awhile since I've been there but it's still there. It's a cafe in the crypt of an old church right off Trafalgar's Square.

The food is cafeteria style, very filling and tasty, and is relatively inexpensive. But the atmosphere is what makes it. You're basically sitting in a crypt with stone tombs on the floors and walls. It's such a unique atmosphere. I loved it so much I kept going back again and again. Here is the website if you want to check it out: