DFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
Say that you are spending only one day in London and on previous stops through had already seen things like Harrods, Westminster, Tower Bridge, St Paul's, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, and other major things that could be considered "postcard London". What would you recommend doing/seeing that is often overlooked or a bit off the beaten path in the city?
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1352 times:
A few years back, there was an article in Airways or Airliners (I forget which) that was called "A Day in Aviation Book Heaven" about the best aviation shops in London.
In the summer of 2002, I took the Eurostar to London for the day and went around to some of these shops and I had a fantastic time. If you want to look at or buy some fantastic aviation books, you would love this tour.
I will be away for a few days, but if you email me I'd be happy to mail or fax you a copy of the article.
Worldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1326 times:
If its a nice day, try something like Kew Gardens, or Hampton Court Palace.
If the weather is crap (you can bet on it), I think that the Imperial War museum is a good choice, particularly the Cabinet War Rooms. Having said that, they only take a couple of hours at most.
For a flavour of London, you could try and get up early and go to one of the markets like Portobello or Camden Loads of bargains and great fun.
If you don't want to stray too far from LHR but want to see some "olde Englande" stuff, try Osterley Park as there is a National Trust stately home there and in summer the park is beautiful. Only about 6 stops on the Underground from LHR. You can see the aircraft of finals too if the wind is right - hehehe. The other alternative is Windsor, about 30 mins bus from LHR and again, is a great site to see. As well as being a nice little town with some great shops, pubs, and the Thames flowing through it, a visit to the castle could take up a good day. Plus, you can also stroll across the river into Eton and see the famous school where Harry and William (as well as many others) went.