Dining with Sherlock
When moving about London, the "Tube" is great. Easy to use and inexpensive. In a city full of "must-sees", it would be impossible to choose a favorite, but whatever your interest, the London Underground will ensure you get there to see it. I am personally very fond of Mme Toussard's, the West End Theatres (you won't believe "the Phantom of the Opera"), walking through St. Paul's Cathedral, crossing the "wobbly bridge"....the list is endless. I encourage anyone to travel. Yes, there are risks to travel today, but don't let them deprive you of the joy and memories travel can offer you. I did get into the Sherlock Holmes pub, just off Trafalgar Square. It is awsome! Great food, atmosphere you won't believe unless you see it. It is expensive, but more than worth it just for the experience. You can order "Bubble & Squeak", "Bangers & Mash", "Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud", and while you're waiting, you can peek in at Sherlock in his study.
Christmas Day in London
I had a flight to London starting on Xmas Eve (photo 5) and landing on Xmas Day (photo 3). I tried to find out on the internet what would be open on Christmas without much success.
My mom said their was ice skating at the Natural History Museum, and our hotel was near to there. We also took pictures with our local paper (photo 2 and 4) in various places.
Cheap London - Easy Internet Cafe
INTERNET FOR 5p!!!
Yes it's TRUE, if you only have 5p in your pocket, you can still log onto a PC and check your mail - I think the going rate is about £1 an hour.
These huge internet cafes are part of the 'Easy' empire founded by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, each one boasts hundreds of flat screen PCs housed battery-like in large premises.
London was the first city to open and now has a total of 11 easyInternetcafés, boasting 2,400 PCs hooked up to the internet! These stores are located at the following places:
Kensington High Street
Toddington Services (M1)
Tottenham Court Road
As you can see, the tourist parts of London are pretty much totally covered... These giant cafes have all the facilities that you would expect of your average IC and the ones I've been past lately have all had an attached Subway franchise with which to refuel your body during a major VT session...! ;-)
To make your money stretch even further, they also do about a dozen different money saving passes, including a whopping 365 day pass if you're thinking of staying in London that long!
Check out the website for maps of the various locations across London:
St Sepulchre without Newgate
London churches often have the most fascinating names and history. This one was built on the site of a Saxon church and is the largest church in the City of London.
There's a lot more info at:
St Sepulchre without Newgate
Take off your shoes to walk on the Zebra
It's become something of a tradition to walk across the famous Zebra pedestrian crossing in Abbey road in bare feet.
For many years, this crossing has held a fascination among fans of popular music.
THE BEATLES , on Friday the 8th of August, 1969, thought they were just photo-shooting a new LP-cover (thats a Long Play record for anyone under 21). Their efforts spawned yet another tourist attraction to London.
If you go to St John's Wood tube, then head south-west down Grove End Road for about a quarter of a mile before you find Abbey road.
The studios were only named after the road when the Album became a massive bestseller.