OK, not really. It was replaced with a sturdy structure, devoid of personality. I’m off to London this week for a visit. I have a friend who is working there for a few months, complete with company-provided digs, so I’ll be visiting her, sight-seeing during the day, and meeting other friends for lunch or a nice pub visit.
Since I’ve been to London four times before, I’m not going to visit the more famous attractions, since I’ve seen them all at least a couple of times: St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Churchill’s War Rooms, the Globe. I’ve also made excursions to York and to Down House, which is the home of Charles Darwin, a highly recommended trip if you’re ever in the area. As I mentioned in a previous post, I also took my sons to the original Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and to a somewhat cheesy London Dungeons exhibit.
This trip, I’m going to focus an seeing more unusual and lesser-known spots, including some old pubs I’ve been told about, an exhibition about grave-robbing (seriously), in search of a giant yarn shop for my knitting habit, and a trip to Bath. My friend is also taking me to see Les Miserables for my birthday. During this time, beginning on Thursday, I’ll frequently post pictures of where I’m at via my HipGeo account, which links to my twitter account (@goddessgeek) and Facebook. I’ll also be blogging about interesting things I see, complete with mini-histories.
The only way this trip would be more fun is if my great travel companions (Kitty and Chris and Jeff and Susie and…you all know who you are….) were there as well.
I hope you will enjoy!
- London with the Boys (twodifferentgirls.com)
- Take a Royal Sightseeing Tour in London (jasonstravels.com)
- Nine hours in London. (jessicabethtravels.wordpress.com)
- Travel Review: London (andersbore.com)