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Spring Break in London

An April 2006 trip to London by CUL8R

Quote: I've been to London many times, and am always looking for new places to visit and new sights to see. One constant is the theatre, I never visit without seeing a live show. Learn about some unconventional things to do.

Le Cafe Du Jardin

Restaurant

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This is a small French bistro on a corner with lots of windows to people watch. You can order off the set menu or you can order á la carte. My friend enjoyed pea and sweetcorn risotto, and a grilled breast of chicken with couscous. My son had creamy broccoli soup and a half order of sage gnocchi with marscapone. I dined on buffalo mozzarella with sun blushed tomatoes and a half order of thin pasta with smoked chicken, chili & roasted peppers. Whoever said English food was terrible?!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 8, 2006

Le Cafe Du Jardin
28 Wellington Street
Covent Garden, London
+44 020 7836 87690

Imperial War Museum London

Attraction | "Imperial War Museum"

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This museum is not as popular as the Cabinet War rooms, but is equally as interesting. It covers the conflicts involving Britain from WWI to present day. There is a sobering Holocaust Exhibition that uses historical material to trace the rise of the Nazi party to the amazing stories of perseverance from actual survivors. This exhibit is not recommended for children under 14 however, my 11-year-old son was fine. We could have spent all day here.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 8, 2006

Imperial War Museum London
Lambeth Road
London, England SE1 6HZ
+44 (20) 7416 5000

Prince Edward Theatre

Attraction | "Mary Poppins"

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This is not a Disney version, nor is it as fun. The 1st act drags rather slowly and most kids were getting antsy. The 2nd act was much better—more lively and faster paced. Overall it wasn't very supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 8, 2006

Prince Edward Theatre
Old Compton Street
West End, London W1V 6HS
+44 20 7447 5400

London Duck Tours

Attraction | "London Ducktours"

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This was so much fun! Our tour guide was full of life—funny and very knowledgeable. The tour starts out on land and visits such sights as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Then there is a dramatic launch down into the Thames for a whole new perspective. The whole tour lasts about 75 minutes. Reservations should be made in advance, however, the day we went there happened to be some no-shows so they let us on.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 8, 2006

London Duck Tours
55 York Road
London, England
+44 020 7928 3132

Hever Castle & Gardens

Attraction | "Hever Castle"

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Anne Boleyn may have left her head at The Tower of London but she left her heart at Hever Castle. So did I after spending a glorious sunny day at this childhood home of Boleyn. The castle is located 30 miles south of London in the picturesque Kent Countryside. The grounds surrounding the castle are spectacular, and the gardens contain sculpture and statuary dating from Roman times to the Renaissance. When you tour the castle you will find a superb collection of Tudor portraits, two rare prayer books signed by Anne herself, and an exhibition of elaborately costumed figures from the court of Henry VIII. You will also see how the purchase, and subsequent restoration by William Waldorf Astor, changed the ...Read More

Hever Castle & Gardens
Village of Hever
Edenbridge, Kent

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CUL8R

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Carlsbad, California

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