Four days in London is not enough for one who is visiting. I was there for 5 days about this time last year and it simply was not enough. In order to cover everything that we wanted to see/do, I figure an additional 3-5 days would have been required. Once we were there, we decided that it was best to make our plans as we went along - aside from being concrete about some things, such as the "Imperial War Museum" for myself - but otherwise, go with the flow.
Do all the touristy stuff and don't be bothered by the wallet. It really wasn't any more expensive in London than elsewhere in the U.K. - although I was forewarned that it would be. Buy an Oyster pass though; it will save you a lot of headache.
Shamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
The London Eye is amazing but the weather for Wednesday is you guessed it....rain! The weather is expected to clear up after that and should be sunny possibly foggy after the rain but also cold for the rest of the week.
I live in London but I still love going on the sight seeing busses they can be pretty cool.
Quoting BNE (Thread starter): Also looking at a map of UK, I had no idea that the Isle Of Man was stuck in the middle of the Irish Sea. Why would anyone live there the weather must be crap most of the year.
It's quite nice there! Well in the summer just forget about the winter.
JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
Quoting Kazzie (Reply 10):
Im sorry but this the most BORING invention ever....
remember that for you London is nothing special. For visitors it is something special. Like the 'Keukenhof' (a big display of flowers) which is close to my house. I couldn't care less, but Japanese love the place.
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and ther
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
Quoting Kazzie (Reply 10): Im sorry but this the most BORING invention ever....
I'd have to disagree. I've been to London many many times, but until I went up in the Eye, I didn't have an appreciated for the lay of the land, nor how beautiful London from a close aerial-ish view. A bit pricey, but I thought it was great. Especially because it was early in the morning when I went and the skies were crystal clear.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2347 times:
Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 14): That means travelling to Slough... and NOBODY wants to travel to slough...
Urghummm Mr Kaddyuk, Slough is not that bad. Windsor has a Slough post code don't you know - that means HRH Queen Elizabeth II's weekend home has a Slough postcode (can Crawley claim that) !!. Also some of the most expensive places to live in the country fall under the "Slough" area.
Granted the town centre and some parts are shyte holes, but every town in the UK has those - even Creepy Crawley !!.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
I use the tube, DLR, and buses exclusively for travel in London. I tend to purchase one-day Travelcards. Since I'm a late riser, even on holiday, I buy zone 1-6 off-peak cards for £6.30 a day. It seems easier than using an Oyster card. Tell me if I'm wrong.
Take a long, beautiful walk through Hyde Park and check out the Princess Diana Slip & Slide.
Spend a day at the British Museum.
Take the Tower of London tour hosted by a Yeomen Warder.
While there, you have to see the crown jewels. It's overwhelming.
Take the tube to St. John's Wood station. Walk southwest on Grove End Rd for about 500 meters. When you reach the end of the road, stop and take off your shoes and socks. Give your camera to one of the loitering bystanders. Ask him to take a photo of you as you cross at the best-maintained zebra crossing in the UK.