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1. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

I will have four days in London in August 08. What should I do? I have a couple of things that are of personal interest:

1. Victoria & Albert
2. RAF Museum Hendon
3. Thames Cruise
4. Imperial War Museum
5. Australian War Memorial
6. The usual famous buildings

I would welcome suggestions

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Cplford:)

Hang out at Covent Garden and Hyde Park.

Mel

3. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

British Museum, even it is for a quick visit to see the Rosetta Stone. (it's for free), Also free is a visit to the Tate Modern.

The Campden Lock Market or the market at Portobello Road is good for a visit. Also the South Bank is a great place for hanging out, with a lot of things to see.

4. Posted by Ronnie1a (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

The Thames River cruise is nice but make a last second decision on that because of the weather.

5. Posted by Ladymacwil (Full Member 170 posts) 9y

If you are interested in history, (which I'm guessing you may be...), I found taking the Docklands Light Rail from the Tower station to Greenwich rather fascinating. (You witness part of the "backs" that Great Britain was built on to afford all those nice palaces and cathedrals.) Really makes one think when the narative describes the life of your typical working sap in Jolly Old England back when.

Greenwich has the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum, (and I'm guessing they are still restoring the Cutty Sark from recently being nearly burnt to cinders.) The area was also the old hunting grounds of Henry the VIII. It is really a lovely day trip though with lovely open areas and quaint map shops and pubs, etc in the village.

LadyMacWilly ^..^ ~

6. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone. Yes you are right - I am a history buff and I will really enjoy the history of Europe and especially England and Ireland, homes of my ancestors.

7. Posted by Ladymacwil (Full Member 170 posts) 9y

cplford,

You will have such a great time! Just please...let us know how your trip goes.

So many people post on this site, then we never hear from them.

London is such a wonderful city. I'm dying to hear what you did and what were your favorites.

My friend, living in London, had the best advice. "Choose your absolutes and go there. Then choose your "optionals" and go there as well, if one has the time. Then allow yourself enough time to just sit back...at a pub...whatever...and ENJOY the experience of simply being...in such a great place. (Isn't that what travel is really about?)

Cheers!

LadyMacWilly ^..^ ~