1. Part with a few pounds at Wolf & Badger Boutique, the Notting Hill shop that’s full of tempting fashion finds from both established Brit brands like Georgia Hardinge to up-and-coming “sustainable” designer Lu Flux. 2. Climb aboard the Cutty Sark, a clipper ship renowned for its speedy tea excursions to China in the 19th century. It recently received a £25 million facelift and is dry-docked at the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. 3. Catch a tennis match at Wimbledon. If you miss the famous grass tourney (June 25 to July 8, 2012), you can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the All England Lawn Tennis Club by booking a walking tour. 4. Quench your thirst at Vista, the rooftop bar at the Trafalgar Hotel in Trafalgar Square. Let the Pommery flow while you take in panoramic views of London’s most famous sights.5. Discover the world of Harry Potter on a new tour of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, where the Harry Potter films were made. Experience sets and props first-hand, like Hogwarts’ Great Hall and Harry’s Nimbus 2000 Broom.6. Head to Buckingham Palace and see Queen Elizabeth’s diamonds on display in honour of her 60th “Diamond” Jubilee, as well as her incredible personal collection of jewels. 7. Experience a novel high tea, like the “Mad Hatter’s” at the Sanderson Hotel. It has an Alice in Wonderland theme, replete with vintage crockery and colourful cakes that say “Eat me.”8. Brush up on your Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre – view one of the celebrated plays, or take a tour to get acquainted with life in Elizabethan England.9. Witness London’s most famous landmarks, like London Bridge and Big Ben, high above the city via the London Eye – an observation deck meets Ferris wheel. The tour has extra appeal at dusk when city lights sparkle on the River Thames.10. Explore the more than 760 species at London Zoo. Penguin Beach, England’s largest penguin pool, is not to be missed!
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