Destination England

Our journey from debt to England…and everything in between!

Trip to England (Part 2)

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As I mentioned in my last post, we’re headed off to England in June. We’ll be there for three and a half weeks, and are going to try to cram as much in as we possibly can!  This also includes meeting up with friends and family, which haven’t seen Sarah for quite a while, and also haven’t met Connor (or me for that matter).  So what do we have on the itinerary?

  • Revisit London – it’ll be over a year and a half since I was there and over a year for Sarah.  We need to become reacquainted with a place that both of us love. 
  • Explore new sites in London – there are quite a few other places I would like to see and that Sarah would love to show me.
  • Connor’s ¾ Birthday – Since most of our family and friends are in England and cannot make it for Connor’s 1st birthday, we are doing a ¾ birthday party for him
  • Cornwall – We’re planning a two day trip down to see some areas of Cornwall with Sarah’s brother and his girlfriend
  • Glastonbury – We’re taking a family trip to Glastonbury to perform a naming/blessing ceremony for Connor.
  • Cambridge – Well this one isn’t set in stone, but I really, really want to go to Cambridge.  We went to Oxford last time, and I loved it! Time to go see their rival!

London Pass

A great way to save money if you’re going to be in London for a few days is the London Pass.  This pass allows you access to over 55 attractions in London.  Some of which can have a hefty price tag. The passes can be given out in one to six day increments, and essentially the more you see the more you save.  This also can be purchased with travel cards to help cut back on the cost of transportation in London.  It also allows you to skip the lines.  A six day pass will set you back £80 (roughly $120), but it boasts saving up to £122 based on visiting three sites per day.

London Museums and Parks

A great way to save money and still see the sites is take in a museum or royal park.  Admission is free to most museums (though they appreciate donations!) or a small fee.  I absolutely love the parks there. The Royal Parks are absolutely beautiful.  The museums are full of art, culture, and history.  You can definitely lose yourself in these fantastic places.

Transportation

I’ve been to New York City, but London transportation seems to be some of the most efficient I have been on.  The “tube” (subway) can get you practically anywhere.  The buses run every 15 minutes during peak times, and if you can’t find a taxi, you’re blind.  If you have internet access Transport for London will help you plan your route, list to you of any closures for your tube lines, and a whole host of other features.  You can even find cycling guides.  Be prepared to walk!  As an American, my first time over was a bit of culture shock.  My recommendation is to invest in a good pair of walking shoes!

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Written by Jas

March 28, 2010 at 1:06 pm

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  1. Guess who lives near Cambridge and has lots of spare bedrooms!! 😀

    louise

    March 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    • Oh awesome! I may have to speak with the Mrs. about this! Thanks for looking out!

      Jas

      March 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm


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