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The W in London is (map) perfectly located truly at the center of London in Leicester Square - all of the sights, museums and gay nightlife! Check out this overview of the city. If you're ready to go when you arrive - and the weather cooperates - book a London Eye ticket. Explore Buckingham Palace & Westminster area on your way or if not check out one of the many museums. You've got a couple days, so take a look and see what you really might enjoy!


Allow 1-2 hours:  London Eye (map) - 5 min cab, 10 min Tube, 20 minute walk (across the Thames)

  • Book when you arrive or the next day, through the W Concierge
  • 30 minute ride with picturesque views of the London Skyline
  • Open 10am - 9pm everyday

Allow 2-3 hours:  Buckingham Palace (map)/Palace of Westminster/Westminster Abbey/Big Ben (map) - 5 min cab, 20 minute walk 

Allow 1-2 hours:  National Gallery (map) - 5 min walk (also on the way to Buckingham & Westminster)

Allow 1-2 hours:  Museum of London (map) - 10-15 min cab, 40 min walk

Allow 1-2 hours:  British Museum (map) - 8 min cab, 15 min walk

Allow 3-4 hours:  Tower of London (map)/Globe Theater (map) - 15 min cab, 25 min subway (20 min walk from Museum of London)

Allow 2 hours: Wimbledon (map) - 30 min cab, 50 min Subway ride

  • July 6th is the last day of Wimbledon, so it might be easier to get close to the location on the 7th, however the shops and museum are still inaccessble.
  • This is what you will expect to see from outside since is Wimbledon wrapping up.

Nearby Food


  • Sunday, July 6:  G-A-Y (map)  - a few blocks north - Open 12pm - 12am, attend between 8-11p
    • Get a flyer for entry later to G-A-Y Late (map) (10 min walk) for more fun after midnight
  • Monday, July 7:  Popcorn at Heaven (map) - 10 min walk - "Prism" party from 11:30pm - 5am (busy at 1am, last entry at 3:30)

Other bars to drop by for a drink (around 8pm onwards)

  • Ku Bar (map) - 5 min walk - Popular club-style, DJ-driven basement bar; youngish crowd; Sunday: Drag night with 8:30pm start time, Monday: DJ from 10pm 
  • The Yard (map) - 5 min walk - casual bar with two distinctly different spaces, including the outdoor and garden-like Courtyard; Afterwork-crowd (until 1am Monday, until 11:30 on Sunday)
  • Tons of other bars if you want to go bar hopping in preppy So-Ho or dirty Vauxhall

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