12 hours in London - what do do on a slim budget?

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June 16, 2019 / By Annice
Question: Myself (18), my best friend (18), and my younger sister (14) have a twelve hour layover in London. We'll be there from 10 PM to 10 AM, through the night. We'd hate to waste a night in London - does anyone have any suggestions on what can be seen in London during the night? None of us drink and we have a minor with us, keep that in mind. We'd really love to see the sights, but what's worth going to in the middle of the night? We're also vegetarian, so... But I've just found out that we can do a layover in London on the way home too - from 7 AM to 3 PM. Any tips for short daytime hours?
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Xan Xan | 2 days ago
Assuming you're flying into Heathrow, it will take you an hour or so to get to central London by tube. So you probably won't have great deal of time. London is beautiful at night as long as you are streetwise. Stay where there are plenty of people and be wary of anyone approaching you offering to show you around. Don't use unlicenced taxis, black cabs only. Leave your luggage at the airport and make sure that any money etc is secure on your person. Breakfast at Smithfield Market is the obvious one as everything packs up by 8.00 am. http://www.touruk.co.uk/london_markets/s... It's a taste of the old London. As is Borough Market - open 4am-10am http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/ Bermondsey Market - antiques, works of art open 6am-2pm http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_... Use black cabs or the night buses to get around. EDIT. Just to clarify, Smithfield is a meat market, but it's a beautiful building and all the cafes and pubs are open all night to cater for the market workers. We used to go every year at Christmas to get the turkey and have breakfast in one of the cafes. I suggested it (and the other markets) because it is interesting, a taste of traditional London, you can get food and drink, and it's busy, therefore safer than wandering in places like Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square with only the perverts and druggies about.
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Xan Originally Answered: The NFL Superbowl in London ?
Still a really horrible idea. As somebody said itd be like when the World Cup was in the US. when It was nobody here cared and Soccer's popularity in the US didn't grow at all. If they have the Super Bowl in London it's only for money and marketing. It shows the NFL only cares about money and marketing and not the fans if they move it out of the United States. The Super Bowl is an American event and a celebration of American fooball and should'nt be played anywhere else. It would also create more distraction for the teams in the Super Bowl as well. It's already a pain in the @$$ for teams to take an 18 hour flight to London for a regular season game but for the Super Bowl it'd be alot worse. A regular season game in London is one thing but the Super Bowl is different.
Xan Originally Answered: The NFL Superbowl in London ?
No No No No No No No No No They'll care as much about that as the US did when the World Cup was here. A week later and soccer was somewhere behind ice dancing in the level of interest it held for the general public.

Sheamus Sheamus
There are night tours but they do not run that late plus you do not say where you will be landing so you will have to think about transport into london and back out to the airport (tubes here do not run all through the night). I would not suggest sightseeing on your own at that time. Some museums and attractions open until about 10pm so even that's out. Sorry not much help!
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Noah Noah
Girls, What day of the week are you stop-over and with that I can give some more suggestions. Maggie was right about being streetwise and taking BLACK taxis. But Smithfield is a MEAT market.
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Noah Originally Answered: Was that awesome game played at Wembley enough to develop an NFL following in London?
Do you mean an NFL following or American Football following I think the crowd (and lottery needed to allocate tickets) shows there is an NFL following in the UK. The only problem is we will only ever get one game a year live if that. Sadly it will not generate an interest in BAFL the UK league (not sure there are any Welsh or Irish teams, but England and Scotland are both represented) It is a shame over 80,000 will pay a fortune to see NFL at Wembley but won't turn out so see local university or BAFL games I know the standard is poor, but it will never get better unless people take notice and some money & publicity starts to flow into the sport in the UK. A shame a few more people didn't buy tickets for the Britbowl this year at the Keepmoat stadium Doncaster. BTW it was a great game - I hope they have another here next year. Much better than the old American Bowl pre season games.

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