We love London
Hi! My husband and I will be in London from 10/17 – 10/27. You have a wonderful site. Thank you for such detailed info about the area. We are staying at a hotel on Hyde Park Sq. In 1995 we visited with friends in Winchester and would take the rail into London. We fell in love with the city and decided this time we would spend as much time as possible trying to see London. I have bookmarked your site. Thanks again for your information.
No reservation necessary
One time we flew to London on 24 hour notice and arrived with no English money, no hotel reservations and no transportation arrangements. When we exited the customs gate in Heathrow we walked 50 feet to our right and found a cashpoint (the same as our ATM). We carry a debit card in order to avoid credit card fees and used our debit card to obtain £150. We then walked downstairs and found a counter advertising B&B Lodging. We told the women what we wanted, which was, something safe, clean, in a quiet area, near a tube station, with a full English breakfast (not continental) and we had no discomfort using a shared bathroom. Something under £50 for a double. She found several B&Bs and reserved the one we selected. It was a 10 minute walk from Victoria Station in a comfortable neighborhood. After getting our room we walked 5 steps to the London Transportation counter and bought 2 one week passes for the inner circle. Most of our traveling was in the inner circle and it was an unnecessary expense to purchase anything else. The pass required a photo of my wife and I but that was easy enough since they had a photo booth only feet away. So, you don’t need a lot of reservations.
We had a great time
Grazie, Anna. Thank you for mentioning the Station Tavern in W11 and the Blues program. We had a great time there. Big Joe Louis and his band are first class. We went for the next two evenings to the same place and listened to different groups, also good. If you wish for any informations on Milano, let me know.
Anna, we had a great time doing your Princess Diana walk and saw places we would have normally missed. Thanks again!