Just got back from the County Hall, and it is a GREAT place! Try to get a room on the Thames side looking at Big Ben. The "Big Red" bus comes right by every 15 minutes and is a great way to see the city.
Pub wise, The Grenadier (Close to Harrod's), is great as well as my all time favorite for London is The Audley,( By the US Embassy on Audley Stree) is a great food and fun place to go. Other good places, Blackfriers (By Blackfiers Bridge) and Drawn, Hung and Quartered (By the Tower of London)
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