First trip into London
Trip Start May 25, 2008
32Trip End Jul 04, 2008
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Went back several more times over coming weeks, between cricket game days (won't separate out those day trips, instead listing off everything we can think of that we saw on this one "London entry"), for more shopping (had a brief look thru Harrods....that place could seriously jeopardise the remainder of this tour if we had been tempted to part with hard-earned money!).
We booked way ahead via the internet to make sure we took in "Phantom of the Opera" at Her Majesty's Theatre (2nd oldest in the city) which was absolutely spectacular and the old theatre interior was really something to behold....Andrew Lloyd Webber's score for this always brings me to tears, I find it that emotional; made sure we found & walked all over & thru the "Golden Hinde" replica of Sir Francis Drake's famous sea-going ship (no idea how sailors of old spent best part of a year at a time on the ocean in one of these little things....and the height between decks does not allow for your average 5ft-something tall person!; "Tutankhamun" exhibition at the O2 Arena was a major eye-opener, and the three of us agreed it was worth the effort & planning to make sure we got to see this one-off exhibit before it returned to Egypt (another spectacle where photography was not allowed, to my very deep regret...the book we bought will have to suffice); had a look up & down the 5 x levels of the Science Museum (needed much more time for a decent browse though).
Had to see the infamous Tower of London which our daughter thought was the best; London Eye was worth it for the unmatched 360 degree views across the city; Thames lunchtime cruise gave us a liesurely and different perspective on many of the wonderful buildings along the riverbanks; Madam Toussauds Waxworks had some sections we really liked; St Paul's Cathedral architecture impressed; wandered along Fleet Street, etc....there is enough to see & do in London itself to keep one going for 3 months I reckon!