I would suggest taking the bus tours around the city that are hop on/hop off on the first day. You get a lay of the land and see what you'd like to see closer. Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, British Museum are great. Changing of the guard is overrated because you are so far from the action. If you can travel a bit, I loved Warwick Castle and Stratford upon Avon. Also, Cambridge and Oxford. So much to do and see. Like others said, pub food is the way to go!
Kraut Dawg Mississippi St. Fan Member since Sep 2012 242 posts
re: Potential trip to London- Any info is appreciated.(Posted by Kraut Dawg on 5/24/13 at 6:23 am to jmarto1)
The suggestion for a Hop On/Off bus tour to get a lay of the city & that's a good option. Just "consider" a London Pass. It's expensive, but you can get tube travel & some "fast track" admissions. You don't want to waste all your time waiting in line. You can also take the train out of town & visit a few attractions on that card. You pay for options & convenience.
Don't waste your time going to Stonehenge. For shopping/food, we liked Liecester Square. The first Hard Rock Cafe is at the corner of Wellington Arch & Hyde Park if you're into that.
I've stayed at the Novotel at Tower Bridge. It's a 60 second walk to a train station but it's on the east side of town & a 50 minute tube ride from LHR.
I'm going back in three weeks for the weekend & staying at the Heathrow Sofitel. Wife's ticked that I'm going, but that's her problem. She goes home for two weeks to go to the beach. What am I supposed to do, sit in Germany alone w/ these miserable Huns?
TigerPanzer LSU Fan Orlando Member since Sep 2006 8387 posts
re: Potential trip to London- Any info is appreciated.(Posted by TigerPanzer on 5/24/13 at 7:39 am to jmarto1)
Jesmond Hotel, Gower Street, Bloomsbury. B&B: small, clean rooms; great location across from University of London, a block or two from the British Museum. Walking distance to the British Library and St. Pancras Station; Gooch St. tube will take you everywhere else. Check out the Churchill War Museum and a session of Parliament across the street.