I know I have several friends in England who read my blog and several other friends who have visited there. IF the British government and TSA have no problem with me, I’ll be visiting London in about eight weeks. Over the course of a week I’ll have about 3 days to do whatever I want. One day I plan to go to Paris. The other two I have no plans for yet.
I’m hoping that some of you with local knowledge of London would, in the comments, give me some suggestions of “must see” things in London and the easiest way for me to do Paris in a day.
Thanks! Any help would be appreciated!
If you just want to see things (rather than paying entry fees to attractions) you can get round Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, The Gherkin, Tower of London and Westminster Abbey in two to three hours on foot.
Of those attractions, the Tower of London is the best to actually visit and tour inside, as you get a lot of history and you can see the Crown Jewels.
Getting to Paris you have two options – fly or Eurostar train from St Pancras station in Central London.
Thanks Jock. I’ll put Tower of London on my list. I was planning to take the Eurostar unless flying is cheaper.
Phil, what dates exactly (if you don’t mind saying so online)? I’m off to Australia in two weeks but might be back when you’re here.
Hey Sean, I’ll be there the first week of May.
Ah OK. I think I might be back by then. We can communicate nearer the time.
Maybe I can buy you a pint and interview you in person about your book.
London Eye is a must, but get there early to buy tickets.
In Paris, buy a ‘carnet’ – a book of tickets for the metro. It’s really easy to use and will save you a massive amount of time.
Thanks Suzie! If I take pictures half as good as yours I’ll be happy.
Thank you Phil!
What’s the cheapest, fastest way to go from London to Paris and back?
Eurostar is cheaper but you need to book in advance. However, a flight takes 40 mins…
I’m just here to express my jealousy that you get to go over there 🙂
I’ll post pictures and write about my adventures so you can enjoy vicariously. I’m lucky to have a job that is making me go.