Oh! What to see and do in Merry 'ole UK?

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  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Sometime in the future, perhaps next year, I and Wifey may wish to travel to the UK. We would like to combine sightseeing and 'touristy' things with perhaps a meet-up with a few of our apostate brethren.

    Would any who live there like to give us advise as to what to see, where to stay, mode of travel, etc? No better source than those who have 'been there, done that', IMO.


  • Mum

    I went to London in 2003 to meet someone who used to post here and deliver a couple of lambs to the Watchtower House for Silentlambs.

    My hotel was on Cromwell Road in Kensington - ideal location! I was within a couple of blocks of two supermarkets, a laundromat (with drop-off service that cost very little more than do-it-yourself), an Italian restaurant and several other decent restaurants, a "tube" (underground/subway) station, and the city bus, not to mention the British Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Harrod's was a 20-30 minute walk from my hotel. I recommend all of these. In front of Harrod's, you can get tickets for a tour bus that takes you all around the city. There's even a boat ride down the Thames included.

    Mr and Mrs. nightwarrior met us and took us to a pub and Covent Garden. They were a lot of fun and very kind and generous to us.

    We took a train to Paris through the chunnel. It was great to see some of the English and French countryside out the window. The food and service were excellent.

    I'm sorry I didn't have time to take a tour of the Lakes District. That'll be on my next trip.

    I just want to go back. I LOVED it!



  • nicolaou

    Come during the footy season. We'll all get down to a real pub for a pint, then go watch the match. Later we'll grab some fish 'n' chips or if you want something truly british - a curry!

    Be nice to meet you and the Mrs,


  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff


    Sounds perfectly lovely. Thanx for the tips.


  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Nic - How fun would that be - as you brits would say - real football at last. You would have to explain the rules - but the pint and fish and chips would be wonderful. Who can go to England without F&C's?

    BTW - when is the football season in full swing? See how ignorant I am of such things?


  • greendawn

    There are lots of things to see in London and most sights of interest are in the centre and can be covered by a couple of hours of walking, Buckinham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, the Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus etc. Also the British Museum, Madam Tussauds the wax museum, the science museum etc

    Not that far from London are the cities of Oxford, Cambridge and Bath.

  • purplesofa

    hey Jeff,

    can you hide me in your luggage......I wanna go!!!!!


  • OnTheWayOut

    Great to hear this. I can't advise you on this trip but wanted to say "Great."

    Also, you have the advantage on this trip of somewhat sort of speaking the same language
    as that of the people you will encounter. That's not a bad way to ease into foreign travel.

  • Mulan
    Also, you have the advantage on this trip of somewhat sort of speaking the same language
    as that of the people you will encounter.

    Yes, the languages are similar at best. Hahahha. By no means the same.

    I recommend Bath, Stonehenge, Avebury, York, Blenheim Palace (absolutely breathtaking) owned by the Churchills (Duke of Marlborough).

    We loved England and plan to go back soon (in a year or two)

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