A trip from November 13, 2007 to December 24, 2007, travelling to London, Atlanta, Birmingham, Salisbury, Dover
Our 2nd big trip to Europe! It included: tours, a river … More
Our 2nd big trip to Europe! It included: tours, a river cruise, chocolates, pastries, Nutella, trains, castles, museums, Christmas markets, wine and great foods as well as more once-in-lifetime experiences for two soulmates.
With a population of just under eight million, London is Europe's largest city, spreading across an area of …More
London, United Kingdom
Wed Nov 14 12:30am
After landing, we asked for handicap assistance for Kathy. We had to spend some time with a plesant British chap who worked for BA. We were forced to wait for a contractor airport employee, this was a timely wait for people who had just endured an Atlantic crossing.
The contractor arrived, another pleasant and helpful chap. We were able to ride a golf cart from point to point. He helped us to clear customs, stop at the money exchange, get our bags and eventually to transportation transfer.
We rode in to the city on a commuter train. At the central train station, we hailed a taxi to our hotel.
London Underground Limited was formed in 1985, but its history dates back to 1863 when the first world underground …More
55 Broadway London, SW1H 0BD UK
Wed Nov 14 1:00am
We mostly rode the Tube while in London. It is fast, timely and will deliver one very near to wherever one needs/cares to go. Then a bit of a walk sometimes, supplemented by taxi rides from time to time.
Ladure located inside Harrods, is the place to go when you want to taste the best macaroons, cakes, pastries and oth …
Brompton Road London, ENG SW1X 7 United Kingdom +44 20 3155 0111
Wed Nov 14 11:00am
Harrods is a famous department store where you can find almost anything under the sun. Ultra-luxe items and an incredible selection make this a fun place to browse for hours.
The best thing about Harrods is the food hall. You can find absolutelly everything you ever wished to have for cooking and maybe even stuff that you never even considered. Everything is fresh and displayed exquisetly. The candy section is expansive and stocked with many brands from around the world. They even have a Krispy Cream store! The "Hot Light" happened to be on when we arrived...!
Oh, the prices? Well, if you have to ask, then I guess that you probably can't afford them...!
Finally, Mr. Al Fayed has created a couple of shrines to his son as well as Diana. They are located in prominent places in the store. Definately a must see for those who are into that subject!
If you like American burgers or rock memorabilia this will be on your tourist route, so don't resist. And anyway …
150 Old Park Lane London, W1K 1 United Kingdom +44 20 7629 0382
Wed Nov 14 1:00pm
Neat to visit the original Hard Rock again! This allowed me to buy another tee shirt to add to my collection. Funny, since this was the location where I started my tee shirt collection in the first place back in the 1980s.
They now have a new attraction. It is called the vault. They have a very NEAT collection of rock memoribillia there, to include Jimmy Hendrix stuff (I got to hold one of his guitars!), Elvis stuff, Stevie Ray Vaughn stuff. It all is housed in a real bank vault (from I don't know where).