I've just started planning my trip to London, and I want it to be good. I can't ever remember spending time in our capital city, though I must have been once because I have a photo which I took of mum standing next to a beefeater in full regalia. It's about time I got up close to our important buildings and places of historical interest, instead of just reading about them.
So my bed is booked, five nights in a hostel at a cost of £77, self catering of course. Now I need to book my train ticket, I've been looking for a good deal. It's surprising how quickly the prices change, not sure why that is. Apparently it is cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.
I like to research my outings fully before I go, that way you get more enjoyment out of a trip. I have a book out of the library called, '1000 things to do in London for under £10', and I have gone through every page making notes on web sites to check, for the places I might be interested in. I am getting quite excited, there is so much to see, I'm not sure six days will be enough.
High on my list of priorities is the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, the Barbican, Tower bridge, Thames Barrier, and The Monument, to name just a few. It seems a good way to get around is the Thames Clipper. The fleet of catamarans sail up and down the river and you can get on and off wherever you like and as often as you like, with an all day ticket. Sounds good to me.
I've still got a lot of sites to check out before I make my final choices, one thing I do know is that I will need some comfortable footwear, because I'm going to be doing a heck of a lot of walking. I'm really looking forward to it.
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