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What to do when you have an hour to spend in…London?

On a business trip, before you go rushing into the Eurostar or dashing off to Heathrow, you have an hour to kill. Take the opportunity to use it to your advantage and discover some parts of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, immersing yourself in its energy and pace…Follow the guide: an express course.

Capture the historic spirit of London along the River Thames

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What better point of view than the banks of the Thames to take in the city from its centre of activity? Developed for walking, the river banks allow you to connect many museums and tourist and historic landmarks in just a few minutes’ walk.

The perfect itinerary for a short walk: get out of the car in front of London Bridge, and end your discovery with a relaxing ride on the London Eye: located in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, across the Thames, the great observation wheel offers a panoramic view of the whole city from 443 feet up.

Taking a break for tea time

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Don’t forget traditional tea time in a cosy spot, for a truly successful London trip. Pair your steaming cup of tea with some scones and other British treats, total comfort guaranteed. Topolski, an artsy tearoom by day and disco at night, embodies the bit of British madness that we love so much. (Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road SE1)

Wander through the paradise of “so British” goodies in the temple of shopping

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Leaving with a sample of English humour in your luggage is strongly recommended seeing the many objects of this type available to you in the capital: crazy fashion accessories, goodies with pictures of the Royal family, colourful cooking items… The melting pot of mainstream English culture remains the temple of affordable fashion: the Oxford Circus Topshop store. You’ll find everything to delight young and old in this huge eclectic store that covers four floors. What a way to profit from having all your shopping done in one central location.

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