How to see England if you only have two weeks? Well, you can’t so we decided to divide our time between London, Bath and the Cotswolds, and Cornwall. Even then, we could have spent lots more time in each place but feel we got a good sampling and were left with the desire to go back for more. So here is Part 1; London.
Nice to live so close to an airport with a direct flight to London Heathrow.
Our home for five nights was the Hotel Baglioni. Great staff and right across from Hyde Park.
After checking into our hotel, we headed over to the London Eye for the Champagne Experience. The nice thing about booking this activity ahead is: (1) a private guide, (2) with Champagne, who (3) takes you to the front of the queue.
Meanwhile, back at the Baglioni we run into one of the world’s best bartenders.
There were a lot of fine places to eat within walking distance of our hotel. Here is one.
Next day, our first morning in London. I had to try it at least once.
Out to master the Underground and explore London.
Learned to ‘mind’ a lot of things, but especially ‘the gap’.
One day, we took the train over to Canterbury.
The Christ Church Gateway is the visitor entrance to the Cathedral.
During the Reformation, vandals attempted to destroy what remained of Catholic influence.
There is also an interesting museum in Canterbury with artifacts from the Roman era.
Hyde Park provides a relaxing spot away from the crowds at all of the tourist sites.
One night we had theater tickets but I wasn’t feeling well so we decided to give them to the concierge, Tadas, who gave them to one of the hotel staff. I’m not sure that that had anything to do with it but the morning we were checking out, we asked Tadas to call a taxi to the train station. When we went outside for our ride, this is what was waiting…
Next stop: Bath and the Cotswolds.