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Old 06-10-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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Best side trips out of London:

1. Windsor Castle
2. Stonehenge
3. Bath.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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Harrods no longer has a Royal Warrant. The Royal family withdrew them.

Harrods isn't beloved in London anymore except among tourists. The reasoning are too complicated to get into. But the food halls are still worth a quick stroll through, if just to admire the interior decoration.

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I LOVE books, I went into every old dusty book shop I found. I love odd shops and places where you don't find the touristy stuff but then again I adore Harrods...When I went the first time with my parents we went into every store that we ran across that had a Royal Warrant I believe it was called, meaning the coat of arms of whichever Royal they supply things for is over the door.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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I'd add York and Oxford to the list.

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Best side trips out of London:

1. Windsor Castle
2. Stonehenge
3. Bath.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:03 AM
 
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I'd skip Stonehenge and I live near it.
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I loved Stonehenge. Clava Cairns in Scotland and Newgrange in Ireland are very cool as well.
Each to their own I guess - if you like big looking stones in a circle and a gift shop then Stonehenge is definitely for you.

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I'd skip Stonehenge and I live near it.
Pretty much my thoughts Jezer.


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Old 06-11-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I honestly wouldn't know what to do with 10 days in London.

However I can recommend doing at least a couple of day trips to other cities. Bath IMO is over rated, its a Georgian era tourist trap at the best, the actual Roman baths are very expensive to visit, we did a walking tour which was great if you are a history nerd but way too much information for the average joe.
Oxford is easy to get to by train but much cheaper by using the Oxford Tube | coaches up to every 10 minutes | 24 hours a day between Oxford and London a bus service that runs every 10 minutes or so. In Oxford there are many colleges open to the public also the impressive Ashmolean museum. Along with the usual walking tours and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat including the Eagle & Child on St.Giles where Tolkein, CS Lewis and others (aka The Inklings) hung out. Highly recommend the wild boar burger there.

York is a slightly longer day out but a tour of the city walls and the 12th century Minster make it worth it. Take a walk around the town and look at the original Tudor buildings especially along The Shambles.

Enjoy your vacation !


Oh just another thought, hubby and I did a day trip to Paris on the Eurostar .. 2 hours from London St.Pancras station and you are there.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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If you are able to, I highly suggest climbing the stairs of St. Paul cathedral. The views at the top is AMAZING!

Also I recommend seeing the Tower Bridge, which I think is an awesome bridge, the Thames River walking path, Covent Garden, and the Shakespeare Globe.

Skip the Eye, it's not worth it if you see London from St Paul. Skip Oxford Circus, it's just overcrowded and expensive shops. All my opinion only.
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