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We flew into London feeling a little flat after Dublin and it seemed like none of us were much in the mood for anything. What we needed was a smack on the arse and a good lie down. The train and underground took longer to get to our hotel than the actual flight and when we finally arrived we were less than impressed by our $260 a night accommodation. Worse than some hostels we’ve stayed in. It was the most we have ever paid to stay somewhere and the good reasons for coming to London were fast evaporating. We needed a lift so after a family conference we decided that we had better make the most of it and do some site seeing. London itself hadn’t changed that much since last we were here but the sheer amount of people that now call it home is unbelievable. I reckon there would be more people in London than in Hong Kong or Beijing. Just moving around the place leaves you exhausted from constantly dodging and weaving through the throngs. We walked a lot and visited most of the tourist sites. The Palace, Tower of London, Picadilly, Tower bridge, Hyde Park, a couple of museums and the National Art Gallery. There is a lot to see in London but we only had about two full days so seeing it all was going to be impossible. We managed to squeeze in a West End show called Blood Brothers. We all really enjoyed that. If I visit London again it would be for a much longer time and it would probably be just Patti and I. We would see a different show every night and visit markets and look for the locals London, but that will have to be next time. It is a vibrant city but ridiculously expensive for visitors which can take a little of the shine off. I think the boys are over visiting the sites of big cities and are more interested in experiencing different culture rather than trying to be cultured. The promise of sunbathing and time at the beach is really pulling us to Spain so the next stop is Madrid.

Posted by mike1967 11:56 Archived in England Comments (0)

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