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A November 2006 trip to London by MilwVon

David on the Bus Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: As part of our two weeks in the UK, we took a two day side trip down to London.

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View from Parliament Photo, London, England
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Our itinerary called for a four hour drive from Thirsk down to London, for a day and a half of sightseeing around the capital city. We booked a B&B near Heathrow Airport, to use as our home base for our two day whirlwind in London. Arriving around an hour later than our original estimate, our host Dean Harrison was awaiting us with hot tea. This was a perfect welcome after the 250 mile trek south. With something warm in our tummies, it was off to London!We took the local bus about two blocks from the B&B, catching the tube at the Richmond Station into Tower Hill, the location of our afternoon destination: The Tower of London. The journey took just about 90 minutes; not bad considering ...Read More
Big Ben at Dusk Photo, London, England
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Many people believe that if you have a short period of time to see and learn about a city and its history, a cyclic tour such as The Original Tour is the best way to see the most in the least amount of time. Here in London, this is especially true given the layout of the tourist attractions, severe traffic congestion and lack of parking, not to mention the challenge of driving on the opposite side of the street for those from outside the UK. For us, this was a logical choice for our second day in London!You can buy your tickets through their Web site at www.theoriginaltour.com, saving a couple of bucks. If you buy them from a vendor or other means in London, the price is £18 per person. ...Read More

Tower of London

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Attraction | "The Tower of London"

Tower of London Photo, London, England
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The Tower of London is known as London’s Castle, even today holding significant importance in England’s monarchy as the place where the Royal Jewels are housed and protected. The medieval history of perhaps the most famous prison in the world, the place where even queens were beheaded and the place where folklore and superstition are still believed, is one of London’s top attractions. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-1067, here you can explore over 900 years of English history and heritage.As you enter through the main gate you will be greeted by a Yeoman Warder or Beefeater as they are more popularly known as. These generally friendly chaps are the guards of The Tower of London, also ...Read More

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Tower Bridge

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Tower Bridge at Night Photo, London, England
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Perhaps one of the most famous bridges in the world, the Tower Bridge is a London landmark that should not be missed. The massive blue and white structure with its unique appearance is one that cannot be mistaken. It overshadows the Thames River as it spans across it at Tower Hill.If you are able to plan your trip to allow you time after dark, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view and great photos. For us, we took a few photographs around midday, which were actually very nice too. After touring The Tower of London, we were able to snap some additional shots right after sunset. With the contrast of early evening clouds and the shimming water below, the bridge was really set off nicely....Read More

Heathrow Bed & Breakfast

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Our Room Photo, London, England
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We located the Heathrow Bed & Breakfast via a website for London B&B’s. Wanting to get close in to London, but not too close, the Heathrow Airport area seemed to be a perfect landing spot to park the car and take public transportation into the city to tour. We were not disappointed! With the three of us, we opted for a single room with three single beds and a small 12" television. While not spacious by any standards, we had all the room we needed for sleeping. The beds were clean and comfy so we really had no complaints. Our room was one of five in the house, all of which being used for guests. Upstairs there were three sleeping rooms with a full bathroom and shower. Downstairs wer...Read More