A magnificent house of splendor. That's perhaps the best way to describe Westminster Abbey: tt houses hundreds of monuments and memorials to queens, kings, conquerors, knights, sirs, and countless other notable and important people in English history. These royal memorials are enormous...more
This enormous museum is home to some of the most fascinating exhibits I've seen in my museum trips around the world. It's 250 years old and filled with an expansive walk through human history - from the Greeks and Romans to the ancient Egyptians to the Middle East influence. I particularly...more
It's worth stopping at the original Hard Rock Cafe, the first of the ever-expanding chain, which opened in this former Rolls Royce dealership in the 1970s. To any rock fan, this is a pilgrimage. It has an extensive memorabilia collection, the same great American diner-style food, and the...more
I absolutely loved this museum! It's small, but so much fun to walk around the "home" of the fictional detective and immerse yourself in the air of 19th century mystery. Victorian decor, dim (to recreate the feeling of a candlelit interior), and filled with mannequin characters...more
No visit to London is complete without several things: an evening pint in a back alley pub, a visit to Big Ben, an attempt to make the palace guards laugh, or a tour of the city on a double-decker bus. Among other things. I particularly enjoyed getting around this vast cosmopolis in the iconic...more
A simply glorious cathedral - holy and sacred with wondrous architecture and decor. The Great Dome imitates the entrance to Heaven itself, laden with gold and intricate carvings of angels and saints. Plush red velvet, ornate columns and archways, and majestic monuments decorate the ground...more
Something for everyone and everything for someone. International cuisines, fresh food markets, name brand indulgence, jewelry, music and instruments stores, kids and baby toys and furniture...this place has it all. We literally went in about four times in the week we spent in London - and every...more
Beautiful and somehow modern - Buckingham Palace is the city residence of the Royal English Family. Aside from beautiful grounds and perfect photo ops, the changing of the guard ceremony is always an enjoyable show to witness.