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Kim Cattrall's 3 Rules for Visiting London

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Kim Cattrall knows her way around London.

Not only was the Sex and the City star born there and spent a fair chunk of her childhood living in the area, but she's currently scooping up rave reviews for her starring role in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth at the city's Old Vic theater.

We caught up with Cattrall in-between performances to get her three rules on what you should do when visiting the U.K.'s capital city.

1. Visit a National Trust Property: "Go to their website and see what's happening in one of their many incredibly cared for estate homes with beautiful gardens to relax in," Cattrall says. Some fine examples include the 74-year-old but very modern 2 Willow Road and the Sutton House, a Tudor mansion from 1535 that includes—get ready for it!—London's oldest bathroom.

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2. Eat Up: Make a Saturday visit to Borough Market in SE1, a wholesale and retail food market. "Have fun exploring the many food stalls while stopping for lunch or a snack at the Tapas Brindisa café," Cattrall says.

3. And, of Course, Go to the Theater: "Step outside the usual commercial theatre venues in London and see a show at The Old Vic, The National Theatre, The Royal Court or the Almeida," Cattrall says. "These are brilliant theatres to discover new plays or revivals with terrific productions."

Sweet Bird of Youth runs through Aug. 31.

 Check out the trailer for Sweet Bird of Youth below.

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