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London weekend city breaks are a popular way to take in what the city of London has to offer. Tourists from all over the world are drawn to this buzzing metropolis to experience the fascinating combination of history, culture, fashion and flare that emanate from its once cobbled streets. What's more, the effective public transport system and tourist friendly attitude within the city ensure that the main sights can easily be explored in just a couple of days.

London is seeped in history and no weekend break would be complete without visiting at least some of the ancient landmarks scattered throughout the city. Take a trip to the Tower of London to view the crown jewels and stand in the spot where the wives of Henry VII lost their heads, or wander through Westminster Abbey and see the tomb of the ruthless king himself. Other historical attractions throughout the city include St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

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London museums and galleries are renowned throughout the world, and there is something to satisfy and delight everyone. The city's museums and galleries are unbelievably diverse, housing everything from army tanks to historical paintings to West End production sets and new scientific inventions. The Victoria and Albert museum holds artifacts dating back three thousand years, while the Tate Modern is a world famous modern art gallery housed in a unique old building that was once a power station. Other famous museums and galleries in London include the Imperial War Museum, the British Museum, the Science Museum and the London National Gallery.

If it's a distinctive cultural experience that you are after, then seeing a theatre performance in London is an absolute must. The West End is overflowing with theatres that stage everything from famous musicals to lesser known comedies, to pantomimes and dance spectaculars. Actors from all around the globe are drawn to the West End to show what they can do in theatres such as Shakespeare's Globe, the London Palladium and the Prince of Wales theatre.

London by night is a sight that few will be able to easily forget. Enjoy a river cruise down the Thames or take in the electric atmosphere of one of the many clubs scattered throughout the city. Should hunger pangs threaten, the city is overflowing with restaurants that specialise in everything from traditional, hearty British hospitality to exotic Mediterranean cocktails and charm. The melting pot of European and Asian culture in the city has resulted in its streets being lined with all sorts of restaurants, ensuring that you will always be able to find something to satisfy your palate.

High tea or pub lunch, Harrods or Petticoat Lane, Chicago or Shakespeare the choice is yours. A London weekend city break gives you the opportunity to get a taste of this incredibly diverse city where royalty meets salt of the earth, old meets new and Europe is right on your doorstep.