2.25.2006

Yes! Vacation!

It's official: I'm going to London for Spring Break. I leave on Tuesday the 14th and come back on Sunday the 19th. Ya'll have NO IDEA how badly I need a treat after this week.

Yay- something to look forward to!

If you've been, or live there, or whatever- what should I do/see? I've never been to England before and am desperate for suggestions.

11 comments:

Beverly said...

You'll have so much fun! Have you been there before? Make sure to go to the Globe for a tour, even if there aren't any shows running!

Ramona said...

Have a great trip!

§putter said...

I envy you
I need one of those vacation thingies. H says hiya!

jen said...

Congratulations! Last time I went was when I was a kid, so I don't remember much.

But I have used World's Best Bars for every foreign locale I have visited and never been disappointed!

http://www.worldsbestbars.com/city/london/index.htm

Beverly said...

If you like Blake or the Pre-Raphs, make sure you go to the Tate. You don't want to miss Harrod's--in fact I suggest putting a picnic together from the food court (that will never mean the same thing to you again) and if the day is nice, eat in Hyde Park. Day trips to Stratford or Oxford might be fun, too.

Marie-france said...

There are loads of sights to see. The best way is to take a tour bus with an open air top which takes you round all the sights. You can get off wherever you like and hop back on later on another one to continue the tour. If you want to meet some knitters, the Rowanettes usually meet in Liberty's I think it's the 1st and 3rd Thursdays evening in the month which would tie in with your visit but I would have to check on that as I'm not in London. I can provide you with a lot more info if you want to contact me.

TrevorKane said...

Go to the nearest bookstore and invest in a good guidebook for London. Frommers or the like. Don't miss Hyde Park, the Brit Museum for the Rosetta Stone and the Elgin Marbles, etc. Take the tour on the bus, of course, getting on and off at the places you have researched in your book. Be sure to eat in a pub, find a "local" to enjoy. Give yourself some time to compose a great photo of the Parliament buildings. Crown Jewels of course. I have enjoyed the William Morris museum, but it is kinda far out from the city center.

Pam Boxall said...

For craft inspiration: the Victoria & Albert Museum; Liberty's; Loop (a tiny yarn shop in Islington - a short tube ride from the centre of London). For yarn purchases: Liberty's or Peter Jones (a pleasant walk from Harrods along Sloane Street past all the swanky designer boutiques!). For lunch: the Art Bar Cafe in Liberty's - can't be beaten for food or comfort and you don't feel awkward eating there on your own. You can check out all these places on the internet before you go!

Rebecca said...

That's great news. I'm sure you'll have a blast!

jeannie said...

You GOTTA do the Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels! Knitting inspiration -colors and patterns (remembering from my 9 yr old mind). There should be some fine day tours that would ge you lots of Sights inone day and leave you feeling like you knew your way around somewhat. Stratford to see Shakespeare's digs and Anne Hathaway's house would be cool, the Globe Theatre for sure and knitting with the Rowanettes would be pure bliss. What fun -you DESERVE IT.

Anonymous said...

the own tour buses are great...but take time to wander the streets and enjoy the moments of London. I was there last July and really enjoyed the moments wandering the streets getting to know the enviroment.

enjoy every moment!

Lisa