Anyway, without further ado, here are the things we have planned, aware that with mice and men such things are bound to go awry.
Our flight leaves at 6:17pm on Friday and we land at 7:40am on Saturday. This is an image of a 767-400 which is the type of Boeing jet we'll be taking. This is my first time flying for so many hours so I am not sure how I'll handle it so this will be a grand experiment.
Because we land so early, I am not expecting our room to be ready for us. But this is where we'll be staying: the Taj at 51 Buckingham Gate. When we went to New York, I didn't get a "before" picture of our room because Rob had food poisoning and had to lie down upon our arrival. Hopefully this time I'll have an opportunity to get a pretty picture or two before we start unpacking.
Even if our room is ready, we'll probably dash over to Buckingham Palace to see The Changing of the Guard. (Or we may decide it's not worth the bother. I think a lot will depend on how much we want to walk around or how very tired we feel because, if our room is ready, we may prefer to just take a quick nap.)
Assuming we are eager to walk around a bit, about a mile away from Buckingham Palace is the oldest Irish pub in London. Rumor has it, they serve wonderful bangers and mash so we hope to head over there for a little bite to eat before wandering back to our hotel and settling in for the evening. No specific plans for dinner at the moment. But with all the walking around we'll probably do and such, we are bound to spot a tempting eatery somewhere along the way.
And if we do go to the pub, here is what we'll pass along the way there and back:
- Victoria Memorial
- Charing Cross
- Trafalgar Square
- King's College
- The Thames
- Inner Temple Gardens
- The Victoria Embankment Gardens
- The Whitehall Gardens
- Big Ben & Parliament Square