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Travel

London

A few days strolling around London.

[ 2010 ]

The London Eye and Big Ben, taken from the Golden Jubilee Bridges

The London Eye and Big Ben, taken from the Golden Jubilee Bridges

If you have a few days in London, simply walking around the city is amazing. As an American, I really could see and feel the connection between the two countries. The influence was very visible. London is a gorgeous city though, and it had more of a quaint feeling than I expected. That is where its charm lies.

Transportation was split between The Tube and taxis. If you have more than a few people, taking a taxi may be the better deal as The Tube can be quite expensive. The system itself is old - the trains cars are rather small, and you'll find some stations with uneven floors and winding tunnels. There was even one where we had to wait for cargo-sized elevators to take everyone up. They make for great "I'm in London" pics and will get you to where you want to go, but if you have a few others with you, consider the taxi.

The Stonehenge is a marvel and I recommend going to check it out, however, do keep in mind that it takes a few hours to get to by tour bus, so it'll likely take up a huge portion of your day.

The Stonehenge.

The Stonehenge.

True to the stereotype however, the food wasn't a highlight. I'm sure I could've tried harder to check out some delicious spots, but overall, the general feeling wasn't anything out of the ordinary.

The feeling of just being in London was great because like I said, there's such a connection to my own country. I definitely wouldn't mind a few more days at least to spend there.


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