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What $50 Gets You In London

London Eye

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The London Eye is one part Ferris wheel and one part observation deck that allows you to see London from a bird's-eye view.

Currency: United Kingdom Pounds
Exchange Rate: $1.00 USD =£0.61 GBP

Hit the Heights: The London Eye // Part Ferris wheel, part observation tower high above the River Thames, this moving structure gives you a bird’s-eye view of London. The ride is extraordinary, the view spectacular. You ride in an enclosed capsule during your 30-minute trip. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and more. One adult ticket is £17.50; kids are £8.75; children
under 4 ride for free.

Tour Shakespeare’s Theater // See this incredible replica of Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, which produced his masterpieces beginning in about 1594. The exhibition is fascinating, but the tour highlight is the theater itself, with three tiers in the round and a roof open to the sky. Located Bankside, near the London Eye. Adult tour is £10.50.

Singular Shopping // Bring home something quintessentially English, like a replica of Sherlock Holmes’ hat for £25 from the Victoria & Albert Museum on Cromwell Road. Or hunt through the more than 25 shops of the famed London Silver Vaults on Chancery Lane in London’s legal district for your own shiny treasure.

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