London Journals

Things to Do in London - Part 8

An August 2013 trip to London by Essexgirl09

Westminster Abbey Photo, London, England More Photos
Quote: Some more ideas of places to visit whilst in London

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

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Attraction | "Lazy Tudor Hunting"

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge Photo, London, England
Although I have lived in near the area for most of my life, I had yet to visit this Tudor Hunting Lodge, so whilst on a walk with my hiking group, we stopped off here for lunch and had a mooch about.The lodge is situated on Rangers Road, Chingford, East London which is also the edge of Epping Forest . On one side is the Royal Forest a large pub-hotel that caters for family meals in their chain ‘Brewer’s Fayre’ restaurant. On the other side is the Butler’s Retreat tea rooms (of which I hear only good things about their cakes). There is plenty of parking opposite, but the lodge is just a 5 minute walk from Chingford railway station. The lodge was built is 1543 for King Henry VI...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 3, 2013

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
8 Ranger's Road
London E4 7QH
020 8529 6681

Westminster Abbey

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Attraction | "Calling all History Geeks."

Westminster Abbey Photo, London, England
I visited Westminster Abbey one Saturday afternoon. Opening hours are restricted, so please check online before coming. Admission for adults is a staggering £18 which included a one hour audio tour narrated by Jeremy Irons (other languages are available). Prices are reduced for concessions and older children. Under 11s are free.There was a Benedictine monastery here in the 19th century, but Edward the Confessor expanded it to build an abbey in the 1060s and the first royal coronation was that of William the Conqueror in 1066. It has been expanded several times since and some of the original Norman architectural features can still be seem amongst the more predominant gothic style....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 10, 2013

Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
London, England SW1P 3PA
+44 (20) 7222 5152