A December 2000 trip
to London by Steve S.
Quote: London is one of those cities that I will always look forward to visiting again. An eclectic blend of culture and history make this a favorite place to be when travelling abroad.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2001
Restaurant | "Galileo"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 12, 2001
London, England SW1Y 4RW
+44 20 7839 3939
Restaurant | "Hard Rock Cafe - London"
If you've had a bit too much to eat and need a little after dinner exercise, it's a good walk from here but head down to Harrods, several blocks away!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2001
Hard Rock Cafe
150 Old Park Lane
London, England W1K 1QZ
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 22, 2001
Hanger Lane Underground Stop
Attraction | "Tate Modern Art Museum"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 15, 2001
London SE1 9TG
+44 20 7887 8000
Attraction | "London Aquarium"
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 15, 2001
Sea Life London Aquarium
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road
Southbank, London SE1 7PB
+44 20 7967 8000
Attraction | "St. Paul's Cathedral"
Remember when visiting that they don't allow cameras inside and that they are quite addept at chastising you when you even so much as take your camera out of the bag, but don't let this discourage you from visiting.
Gorgeous on the inside, you could spend a day or more merely reading the inscriptions of the various sculptures, memorials and tombs that reside within this famous landmark. To me, some highlights include the very ornate hand carved choir stalls, the memorial to Sir Christopher Wren which if you stand directly under the dome, you can't miss on the floor below you, and the dome itself. Take the time to climb the 400 some steps to the dome. They may seem endless but there are a couple nice break points along the way. The first landing that you arrive at is the infamous "Whispering Gallery" where you can sit along the wall of the round inner dome and whisper along the stone and be heard perfectly by someone on the opposite side. Continue your climb on up to the "Stone Gallery" which is the outdoor observation deck with a nice view across the Thames to the new Tate Modern Art Gallery and it's new pedestrian foot bridge as well as nice views and an opportunity to take some photos of the Tower Bridge to one side and the new British Airways London Eye farris wheel in the opposite direction. If you're not too tired, continue the climb to the "Golden Gallery" which was unfortunately closed the last time I was there (early January 2001).
This is one of those attractions that if you've never visited London you shouldn't leave without seeing.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2001
St Paul's Cathedral
The Chapter House
London, England EC4M 8AD
+44 (20 7) 236 4128
Attraction | "The Tower of London"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 14, 2001
Tower of London
London, England EC3N 4AB
+44 (207) 709 0765
87-135 Brompton Road
London, England SW1X 7XL
+44 (20) 7730 1234
near the St. John's Wood Underground Station
20 Dean's Yard
London, England SW1P 3PA
+44 (20) 7222 5152
Buckingham Palace Road Pall Mall
London, England SW1A 1AA
+44 (207) 321 2233
Attraction | "Phantom of the Opera"
Her Majesty's Theatre
London, England SW1Y4QL
+44 (207) 494 5400
Attraction | "The British Museum"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 13, 2001
Great Russell Street
London, England WC1B 3DG
+44 (207) 7323 8299
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