A May 2000 trip
to London by heh3d
Quote: I went to London for two weeks all by myself with no set plans whatsoever, and had the best time of my life.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2001
14 Noel Street
020 7734 1618
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2001
77a Charterhouse Street
London, England EC1M 6AA
+44 (20) 7336 8898
Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
37 Kew Green
London, England TW9 3AB
Attraction | "Shakespeare's Globe Theater"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2001
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, England SE1 9DT
+44 20 7902 1400
Attraction | "Travelling on the Tube/Underground"
London Underground/the Tube
Greater London, parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex
Other tourists aside, if you take it upon yourself to be good and quiet, you can have a nice moment in the Abbey. There is a plethora of famous Brits buried there, and history aside, there are lots of cool sarcophagi and the such to look at.
One thing that a fellow hosteler pointed out, is that there is a lovely prayer room, which is on the far side of the poets corner. I went in there, and it was me and one other man, who left after a minute, leaving me alone. It was absolutely dead silent, because it is a huge stone room with an extremely thick door. Again, don't go in here if you're going to be loud, but if you're looking for a nice quiet spot, most of the tourists ignore this room.
When you walk through, be sure to pay attention to the floor, because there will be names of famous people all over the place, and since there is so many, they're not terribly noticeable. (I almost missed Charles Darwin, although I don't think he's actually buried there.)
All in all, it's a lovely place to go. I think they recommend a several pound donation to get in, and there is usually a short line, but it is worth it for the history, and so you can say you've been there.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 25, 2001
20 Dean's Yard
London, England SW1P 3PA
+44 (20) 7222 5152