Planning for London has hit a fever pitch. Here's what's cooking so far:
Thursday the 19th- Leave Cincinnati.
Friday AM - Arrive in London.
- Take a Double Decker Bus Tour (and included free boat cruise on the Thames). 16.5 p if booked online. The tickets are good for 24 hours and the buses allow passengers to get off at any of the 90 stops.
- Pubs at night.
Saturday - I may wake up early to check out one of the morning markets like at Portobello Road or Old Spitalfields. I don't know whether D Money or Southern Son will want to join me.
- St. Paul's Cathedral. The same place where Lady Di got married. 9p admission.
- Between 3 pm and 5:30 pm: Afternoon tea at The Strand @ the Thistle Charing Cross Hotel. At $32 American, it's not uber expensive, compared to the $70 at the Savoy/Ritz, etc.
- Authentic London club at night.
Sunday - Daytrip to Dover/Canterbury. Leave at 8:30 am, return around 6:30 pm.
Monday - Harrods. Free.
- Tate Modern Museum (I really want to see the slide exhibit that CBS did a story on yesterday). Free.
Maybe the London Eye millennium wheel. Hours 10 am to 8 pm. 13.5p admission. Supposed to have incredible, sweeping views of the city.
Tuesday - Travel to Edinburgh, Scotland
Wednesday - Return to London
- Jack the Ripper tour. 6.5p admission.
Thursday - Tower Bridge tour. 5.5p admission.
Return to U.S. Friday the 27th
There are still some holes in the trip and I am by no means nailed down to the intinerary (though the producer in me would like to have the vacation planned down to 15 minute increments). I've left out some of the major spots (Kensington Palace, Tower of London, etc.) because I've already been to them and Southern Son hasn't expressed any interest in going to them.
Any suggestions from the Anglophiles out there?