I can’t believe it’s just little over a week until we’re going to London! AAH!
We’ll arrive on Heathrow on Thursday evening (April 11) and our plan home leaves just after noon on Sunday so… that leaves us two full days (Friday and Saturday) + one Thursday evening.
Cathrine warned me of not having enough time to get back to the airport, so I assume most of Sunday will be dedicated to getting ourselves back to Heathrow.
Tate Modern – our hotel is just a block away so we’ll definitely go there.
London is huge so I don’t expect to see even a quarter of what there is to see, and I don’t want to stress.
I rather see just a few things and have plenty of time to stroll around, than rush to see as much as possible. The city has survived this long, I think it’ll last long enough for me to go back later if I want to.
Most of all I just want to be there, to walk along the streets and see the buildings and the people and just explore. That’s what I’m looking forward to most.
It’s difficult to determine how much time you’ll have as I don’t know how much time anything takes. Google Maps tells me most of the main tourist traps are pretty close together and many of those things, like Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, are just walk-bys.
On the other hand I don’t have many “have to”s, the only things I feel like I ABSOLUTELY NEED to see are Tate Modern and Tower of London.
Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast will probably get a visit too since Markus is nuts about military history.
(Love this post by Sarai btw, I feel even more inspired now!)
Tower of London – there’s no way I’ll miss this!
Another issue will be figuring out what clothes to pack. Up here it’s still pretty much winter in the beginning of Apil, but down there I assume it will be more spring-like? An umbrella is a must though, in England rain is to be expected.
So… any last minute tips or advice?