I won't even try to show you everything we did and every place we went. We squeezed as much into each day as we could and made the most of our time there. We decided to stay in London the entire time rather than spend our time moving from hotel to hotel, and I'm glad we did. Even with two whole weeks, there were still places we didn't get to.
One of my very favorite aspects of England was the continually happening upon historic sites and monuments that were not part of our planned itinerary. Everywhere you turn there is something to see, some plaque marking the spot of a historic event or a memorial to someone or something.
We used public transportation the entire time, mastering the Underground and becoming familiar with the bus and rail systems. We rode on the top of a double-decker bus and now we know where J.K. Rowling got her inspiration for the Knight Bus! (By the way, did you know there really are night buses in London?) We took trains in order to spend a day each in Oxford and Cambridge. It was so much fun to see the places mentioned in favorite books such as To Say Nothing of the Dog and Doomsday Book (Oxford) and to go punting on the River Cam (Cambridge).
I'll share some highlights, and they really are just highlights. This post would be too long to share everything we did!
Westminster Abbey is truly awe-inspiring. Rich with history and beauty, it is one of the most glorious buildings I have ever been in. We attended two services there because we were going to church somewhere, so why not?
|The area between Platforms 9 and 10|
|The store is off to the side near Platforms 9 and 10|