|Subject: RE: London info needed|
- our favorite place to visit in London is The Tower of London. Be sure
you go for the day as there is MUCH to see and do NOT miss the
Beafeaters Tour. We would also STRONGLY urge you and your wife to go on
the Eye Wheel. You must arrive early and ride then or make reservations
for later in the day. We LOVE a pub called Bag of Nails near
Buckingham Palace Royal Mews. Just for the sake of Rock &Roll
tradition, you could go to the Hard Rock Cafe on Park Lane near Hyde
Park Corner and ask for a waitress named Rita. She has worked there
since they opened their doors in June, 1971 and she is without a doubt
the MOST entertaining, interesting person. There are many places to
name, but these are on the top of the list along with all the obvious
places of notability.
- there is a musical that I simply cannot remember the name of but is
about Buddy Holly. It's wonderful!
- our favorite restaurants would be Langan's, Morton's for drinks,
Belgo, The Grenadier Pub in Belgravia, The Rotisserie in Harrod's, and,
of course, The Bag of Nails for sticky toffee pudding!!!! These are
again, in addition to the notable places. Be sure and try toad in the
hole and bubble and squeek. Fin and haddie is interesting as is
spotted dick. If you really wish to enjoy a posh high tea, two places
come to mind, The Ritz (no white trainers) with reservations, and/or
the Conservatory at Kensington Palace. That is one of the most beautiful
places one could enjoy high tea. Portabello street is very near there
and the street market is incredible.
- February is usually when we are there and it has been unseasonably
cold and not much rain. I don't think that is the norm so I will let
others respond to this directly. We were very comfortable with layered
dressing. I usually wear Birkenstock's with wool socks, closed toe, of
course, because of the rain. I would also say that prepare for the rain
and don't let it stop you from doing what you planned.
I hope this helps you some. I know you will get many very valuable responses and you will have a wonderful time there.
Sara Wetegrove Corpus Christi, Texas