Friday, May 4, 2012

London Calling


I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating.  I'm heading off to the UK soon.  Tomorrow, actually.  It's a  three week business trip to audit one of our global offices, and I'm going to be there for three weeks.  The office we're going to is in a boring little town about 45 minutes outside of London, but we'll still have to two weekends to head into London, see the sights, and get into trouble.

The question I have for you, gentle readers, is what should I do there?  I've got a couple ideas already.  I want to see the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.  You know, the big-name stuff.  I'd also like to see if there's some sort of literary tour or somesuch, but I don't know about anything in specific.  Oh yeah, and the beer.  I want lots and lots of non-pasteurized beer.

So how about it?  Anyone have any good ideas about how to spend a couple weekends in London?

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  1. I'd pretty much park myself in the pub. Happy travels.

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    1. A man after my own heart. Thanks, Ryan.

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  2. I don't know if it is something worth seeing, but there are several Jack the Ripper tours.
    You can also see the Sherlock Holmes house. Looks good in some youtube videos.

    I've never seen any of them myself. I only know about them because I saw them on tv and then looked them up on google.

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    1. I've heard of them too. One of my coworkers did a Jack the Ripper tour a while back and said it was pretty good. I think I'll see about that if I run out of stuff to do that second week. Thanks, Hellen!

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  3. We didn't do Westminster, but we did see the Tower. Impressive. We also went to the National Gallery and did a lot of diving out of the rain and into pubs. Best part. A walk along the Thames is a good way to accomplish both. Also St. Paul's is worth seeing. Mostly we just walked and walked and walked. Got lost. Ate. Drank. Laughed. Rode the tube a lot. Was great. Have fun!

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    1. London by the seat of your pants sounds like a helluvalot of fun. I'm contemplating doing a hybrid approach--a couple of key items, and find out the rest along the way.

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  4. Super jealous! I've only been to London once, but it was such a fantastic trip. I definitely recommend the British Museum if you're a museum buff - one of the best I've ever seen. Also check out the Globe if you're a Shakespeare fan - tickets aren't too expensive, and the theatre itself is amazing.

    Cheers,
    Alyson

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    1. British Museum sounds right up my alley. Putting it on my list. Thanks!

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  5. Have a great time Jonathan. I've never been but when I go you know I'm going to visit 221B Baker Street.

    http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

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  6. How did I not see this post. What's wrong with me? I've been to London I was a kid at the time though so I don't remember much except it was summer and rained the whole time. But that's London I also remember we went to some pub that you had to descend these crazy steep steps to get to like underground and the food was good. Most people say English food sucks those are mostly people who haven't eaten much English food. I'd say the palace stuff, Big Ben, those dudes in the weird hats who never move ( palace guards ) I have a pic of me next to one I think. He's not going to move just fyi worse than a mime they are. Go on the tube it's shockingly clean and easy to understand and will get you around easy. There is a great library there well a lot of them. Oh and Harrods which is expensive but then so is the whole of London so nothing new there. I'm pretty useless as I again was a kid my recommendation is to ask at the hotel you're staying at and have an awesome time. Take pics so we can see when you get back :)

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