schreech wrote:Jersey Girl wrote:-snip-
Awesome write up, holy cow. Im back in London saturday and you have inspired me to spend some non-work realated time in the city this weekend before heading off to eastern europe for the rest of the week. I probably spend a month of each year in London and forget how amazing that city is so thanks for the reminder!
I'm happy that my descriptions inspired you! Please, for the love of all that is British...eat Fish n' Chips at the Sherlock Holmes and visit Borough Market to eat anything!
I just need to know someone is living it!
This was our first shot at London (and Scotland). I had great help from two posters here and of course, I spent hours upon hours (months) researching--I had a 15 page list by neighborhood of various points of interest and places to eat, and the map basically memorized in my head--visual person right here. ;-) I couldn't memorize the tube map on a dare!
We never intended to hit every location, we just had that 15 page list to draw from if we found ourselves enjoying an area. My sis was very happy with the trip, that we made plans on the fly. She appreciated how we were able to cluster things together because I knew what was around.
The Shard is behind us, the river is in front of us and Borough Market should be in between, this isn't the original Globe Theater because fire, Shakespeare isn't buried in Westminster Abbey's Poets Corner, there's a pub around there where Jack the Ripper (and two of his victims) was/were known to frequent, Charles Dickens is mentioned in almost every pub description. I mean, I knew all sorts of little tidbits by the time we got there.
So, you have yourself a great time and would LOVE to hear what you did and saw on your trip!
p.s. The have a Charles Dickens Pub Walk Tour!
https://www.dickenslondontours.co.uk/di ... b-walk.htm