1. David has never been to Europe so I feel like spending a few days in London is a good starting point.
2. I have been to London twice but haven't done hardly anything there.
3. We speak English and since we'll be struggling through the rest of our trip with Danish everything, it would be easier to get around.
1. 1 British pound = $1.60 right now. Yikes! Who knows what it'll be like in May 2013 but I don't see it going down anytime soon.
2. There's a lot to see and do and we only have three days there. It's not London's fault but it's still a problem. :)
So, dear friends in the UK or friends who have been to London, can you please give me your two cents (or rather, two pence)?
- I'm planning on us going to the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Victoria and Albert Museum. Anything else that's a "must" for us tourists? I can't decide on the British Museum.
- What can we do at Portobello Road on a week day? I'm just sick that we won't be there on a Saturday for the antique flea market but I'd still like to go! Is it worth it?
- What shows are playing right now that are worth seeing?
- Westminster/St. Paul's: YES or NO (I've been to both but I can't remember enough to know if we should go back for David's sake)
- Because I have been to London a couple of times (and have seen a few things already) I'd love to go outside of the city. I've always dreamed of seeing the white cliffs of Dover and I would love to see the Cotswolds, the countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, maybe Devon and Cornwall but since we only have three days in London, I don't know how to swing that. Also, how much travel is required to get to those areas? Do we take a train? Rent a car?
- What area should we stay in? Any hotel recommendations or does anyone know of a great vacation rental?
- What are your favorite British foods and restaurants in central London? I want to try traditional English food (we mostly ate Indian food when we were in London the last time) but my only real point of reference for food is from Harry Potter. Ha!
If any of you have tips, I'd love to hear them! And if you know a bit about London and want to share your thoughts and advice in an e-mail then please do: email@example.com