Follow the guy in pink
When in London, you shouldn't miss the gay scene, even if you have no link with any gay community whatsoever. To explore London with one of its member is really the most amusing experience ever. (Shall we go into this nightclub, Jossi?)
London, u gotta love it
Twix chocolate, no seriously i loved the way the city is preserved with its ancient buildings n architecture intact. London takes u right back in the past. All the lanes n all the museums are worth a look. Best of all, London is the kind of place you will want to visit again and again, and each time you return, it will have something new to offer. I miss the crowd in the tube. They are so stiff lipped and will never talk to the next passenger. Watching them stare at all the silly things n trying to avoid zoomin in someone else's eyes is fun. They respresent all the diff cultures of the world.
July/August 2004 itinerary
My husband laughed at me as I was doing up an itinerary for this trip but it helped my keep my thoughts organized and combine sights that were close together. Here's what we did:
Day 1 arrived around 11, picked up London Passes on Regent St., walked over to the Imperial War Museum, dinner at Tas, went up to the viewing gallery OXO tower
Day 2 took the train out to Warwick Castle, dinner at Pizza Express
Day 3 Tower of London, walked to Leadenhall Market, Guildhall, St. Paul's, lunch at Wagamama, Parliament, Blood Brothers, dinner at Mr. Kong
Day 4 Portobello Road, canal trip, Camden markets, lunch at Belgo, London Zoo, Caffe Uno for dinner, Sweeney Todd
Day 5 Kensington Palace, lunch at Cafe Kebab, Catamaran cruise, London Walk, dinner at La Creperie de Hampstead (S. Kensington location)
Day 6 husband went home, Kew Gardens, sausage roll for lunch, London Walk, Wellington Arch, Woman in Black
Day 7 Buckingham Palace, Royal Mews, Queen's Gallery, Apsley House, Courtauld Gallery, Wagamama for dinner, We Will Rock You
Day 8 Windsor Castle, Eton, lunch at West Cornwall Pasty, London Aquarium, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bella Italia for dinner
London has many famous churches and cathedrals, in a density unmatched anywhere else in England. Before the Great Fire of London in 1666, the City of London alone had over 107 churches in an area of only one square mile (2.6 km²). Of the 86 destroyed by the Fire, 51 were rebuilt along with St Paul's Cathedral.
London's churches are extraordinarily numerous and diverse. Most lie in the Diocese of London to the north and the Diocese of Southwark to the south. There are still some two thousand churches across the capital, of every age and style, to the design and evolution of which at least six hundred different architects have made contributions. Although many were lost entirely or in part to 19th century demolitions and bombing in the Second World War, London's churches are still renowned worldwide for their historical and architectural value.
More American Observations in England
When someone says they are on the blower, it means they are on the telephone.
A teller is the cashier at any shop, not just a bank teller, as in America.
A game of Bat is known as Table Tennis or Ping Pong in the US.
A game of Rounders is a baseball game.
A public school in England is known as a County Counsel school.
If a student offers you glue, he or she is referring to chewing gum.
English are taught maths, as Americans learn math.
A tap is the faucet, (hot and cold) and also, a tap is used for dispensing fine ales and such, like Guinness, served in pubs everywhere in England. In America, there is usually only one tap with hot, cold or warm running water. In England, I noticed there are mostly two. There is no warm water, because there are mostly either hot or cold taps.