It is no surprise that I love London. If you have ever had the pleasure of going, then you probably get it. There is a certain feeling that I get every time I visit the city. The mix of the old and the new is something that I love about traveling. While I did not have much time in London, I think it is important to chit chat about my trip, right?
A super quick tourists guide to London
Alright, now listen. As much as I wish I could share about amazing places to eat, and the best place to drink cocktails, but I can’t! If you have ever traveled with family, or checked out my Ireland post, then you know that I was surrounded by family. Whenever you travel with six people, the price can get outrageous! I’ve mentioned before that I am a huge fan of the Nadler hotels. You get that boutique feel without the price. A few years ago, I mentioned how much I love the Nadler Kensington, and to be honest, it is still my favorite. The Nadler Victoria is a really great location for a quick touristy trip. I mean, The Queen is your neighbor, what could possibly be wrong with that?
My grandparents had a pretty clear vision of what they wanted for this trip. It was my grandmother’s first time in Europe at all. A few years ago, we went on a London Black Taxi Tour with Michael Churchill, and we loved it. He is incredibly knowledgable about London itself as well as the Black Taxi industry which is way more extensive than you could ever imagine! This is a great option for trips when the weather may not be great for walking around, or if there is some mobility issues like my grandparents have. He drives you around to any location that you want, and will drop you off pretty much at the door. All you have to do is call him, and he comes right back! If you do consider him, make sure you book in advanced, he fills up quick!
What we did in London
After half of the group finished with the London Black Taxi Tour, we had lunch at Grenadier Pub which is exactly what you would imagine for an English pub. It is located off of the beaten path, and the food is quite good. I highly suggest the Beef Wellington! Later that evening we went to see Aladdin which I did not feel too stoked about, but it was so much better than I thought. The best thing about the location of our hotel was that anywhere is about a twenty minute walk away. I always love a nice walk, it is a great way to get away from the crowds, and it is good for you as well.
Another thing that I highly suggest if you are trying to hit the tourist spots is the London Pass. This lets you into all of the major attractions (mostly!) for one fair price. We used it at the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, and a few more as well. This pass also let’s you use the boat tour as well as bus tours to help you get around the city. In the past we have used the London Pass and loved it. So, if we are willing to repurchase, it must be good!
I promise next time I go to London I will do cooler stuff, I hope! Anyway, thanks for reading, and Germany posts are coming up soon!