The next meeting in London was with loyal reader Chris, who heard my call for London folks to come out and meet me.
Chris is from the US, but has been in London for the past 15 years. He came out here on a lark, when he called up a friend asking around for a job. The friend called back 30 minutes later and asked him,
“Do you have a passport?”
We went to lunch at a great Thai place and then went to Starbucks, where he showed his great knowledge of London and the surrounding areas by suggesting some great day trips…and even telling me what train to take.
From Waterloo Station to Salisbury and then a bus from Salisbury
From Waterloo Station to Windsor
From Waterloo Station
From Victoria Station
Greenwich Observatory, National Maritime Museum
If you look at a world map, this is where the GMT timezone run through in the United Kingdom
DLR to Cutty Sar
There is also suppose to be a foot tunnel under the River Thames. Didn’t check that out yet.
Chris you are an amazing resource. Please write that book you were thing about. I’m sure it will be extrememly insightful on whatever topic you pick. Thanks for lunch and the info.
Speaking of things to do in the London, the city has a wealth of museums and cultural attractions that are free.
National Portrait Gallery
National Science Museum
Natural History Museum
Tate Modern Museum
Before you say just reading that list is making me sleepy, trust me, you will find at least one of these places interesting. And if it isn’t, you didn’t pay anything. When in London drop by.
For any Americans in London next Tuesday the 20th, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London is offering free admission if you can prove you are American. The reason: They are unveiling a wax sculpture of Barack Obama in a replication of the Oval Office on Inauguration Day. If you’re not in London, pass it on to any Americans you know that are here.