Dienstag, 27. August 2013

London Calling

Two years ago during our honeymoon, my husband and I fell in love with London. I am actually a country girl in many ways but still there are some big cities that I really could picture myself living in - and London's one of them (or rather on top of the list). 
Consequently,  we went to London again last year. And this year.

One thing I like about London is the tube - it's so easy to travel even for tourists and you feel soooo cosmopolitan when you pass the ticket barrier with your oyster card and a "I don't give a fuck" attitude or when you roll your eyes because somebody stands on the left at the escalators (no offence, Marina *g*).

Another thing is its multiculturality.
And that the city is vibrant with activity. 
And its interesting history.
And Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
And ... I really could go on like this forever!

So here are some of the things we did this year:

We stayed at a very nice hotel called "The Royal Horseguard" - it had a TV in the shower. I watched Scooby-Doo on it. However, the bedroom was somehow more comfortable for watching TV. But then again, I am just a commoner.

We visited Dr. Johnson's House - a real gem and definitely recommendable! Johnson's ideas about the imagination were part of my master thesis - I really think that he was a genius.

This year we finally went INSIDE the Tower of London. The last times we didn't because of the extremely high price for the tickets. I still think they are expensive but you really get something for your money. You can easily spend several hours there.
We went to the theatre to see "Ladykillers" - very funny though the second act wasn't as hilarious as the first one.
We also met Marina and Matt in London. Their hotel even featured gadgets that our hotel didn't: a bottle opener!

We attended the Even Song in Westminster Abbey - to hear the choir in this gothic cathedral really was a sublime experience!

After we joined the Jack the Ripper tour near the Tower on our last evening we had dinner at the Dicken's Inn at the St. Katharine Docks. A nice ending to a nice holiday. Next year we're planning to visit Edinborough - but then again I heard London's nice, too. Who knows?

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