A June 2000 trip
to London by suewho
Quote: This was a getaway to London that included an Elton John concert at Chatsworth in Devonshire.
I recommend getting the room service. The scrambled eggs are to die for. Cheers!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 24, 2004
Attraction | "Elton Jon Concert"
The tour of the house was amazing and to experience the history of the estate. The late Princess Diana is a relative to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It was a wonderful history lesson.
Elton John Concert
Attraction | "Trooping of the Colors"
According to the Guards’ website: "The official birthday of the sovereign is marked each year by a colourful and historic military parade and march-past, known as Trooping the Colour. It takes place each June on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, in front of crowds of onlookers and, thanks to television, is enjoyed by millions world-wide. The troops participating in the parade are drawn from a military organisation which, though a part of the Army and therefore composed of fully trained, operational troops, is a national institution."
Trooping the Colour
Horse Guards Parade
London, England SW1
+44 20 7414 2479 (ti
Attraction | "Shopping at Harrod's"
I was most impressed by their offer to hold my packages until I was finished shopping and then I could pick them up at the door on the ground floor. Why are there not more department store in the States doing this? Harrod’s know what it takes to keep the clientele base happy.
Oh, and the tack shop on the seventh floor is fun, especially because I purchased a pair of riding chaps and gloves. I'm dying to go back. Also, do go see the Princess Diana memorial in the basement – it’s interesting and creepy at the same time.
87-135 Brompton Road
London, England SW1X 7XL
+44 (20) 7730 1234
Attraction | "A Walk Through History"
Across the street from the museum is a comic book shop (a favorite of the husband). I would quote the name of it if I could remember. Again, it’s another great place to hit.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 29, 2004
Original London Walks
PO Box 1708
London, England NW6 4LW
+44 20 7624 3978
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2004
The BBC Experience
Attraction | "An afternoon of sitting and reading"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2004
Sitting and Reading
Close to Buckingham Palace
Attraction | "Riding in Hyde Park"
If you do this, buy the sweatshirt. They provide helmets if one is needed, so there’s no need for you to carry along on the trip. They do require boots, so I recommend packing those. It was a memorable experience and I would go back in a heartbeat.
For those who have grown up riding horses, it’s different to be on a strange horse in an even STRANGER city. Large cities have a rhythm and each is different. London's is like no other. So dealing with that and being on a horse I had never ridden before made for an interesting experience. For the experienced rider, it’s a skill sharpening opportunity. So pack your riding gloves and boots, and have a blast.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 6, 2004
Hyde Park & Kensington Stables
63 Bathurst Mews & 11 Elvaston Mews
London, England W2 & SW7
+44 20 7723 2813
Attraction | "Shopping in Covent Garden"
Another place to go see in Covent Garden is the Transportation Museum. It chronicles the evolution of mass transit within London. There have been attempts to tunnel under the Thames and to go over the Thames for centuries and that also is documented at this museum. One can walk around and sit inside the old horse pulled trolleys. There is much to see and experience, so I truly recommend this.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2004
London, England WC2
+44 20 7836 9136
Attraction | "The National Portrait Gallery"
National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin's Place
London, England WC2H OHE
44 20 7306 0055