London Calling

I’ve pulled the trigger on my next trip. Well, not quite. I haven’t booked any flights, hotels, or tours, but today I bought a ticket to the Monty Python reunion concert in London this July, so now I get to organize a trip around it. I had been planning to take this year off from overseas travel, but when I heard that Python was reuniting, it seemed like the perfect excuse to make my first ever visit the UK.

I’ve been a pretty voracious consumer of British pop culture since I was a kid (at least in terms of television, music, and movies). Hell, I watch almost as many shows on BBC America as I do on any other channel . . . and probably drink even more tea than the average British citizen 🙂 , so I am very much looking forward to immersing myself in the culture while in London, and of course visiting the famous landmarks (“Look kids: Big Ben, Parliament!”).

I also want to see as much of the UK as I can while I’m over there, so if anyone has any suggestions about things to do, places to see/eat/stay, or anything else I should know about traveling to the UK (any stories you’d like to share about your travel experiences), I’d be most grateful. I’m hoping to book a tour of some sort that will take me to places like Stonehenge and Bath, and into Scotland for the second half of my stay. But if I can’t make a tour work around the Python concert, then I may just head over there and wing it.

Well, that’s it for now. Lots of planning to do.  Look out, England, here I come!

Writer, traveler, photographer, hiker, film/TV addict, amateur chef, casual gamer, and occasional tennis & saxophone player . . . in real life I do web design.

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4 comments on “London Calling
  1. Kipp Matalucci says:

    Very happy that you’re going to London. I was first there for a week in the summer of 1979. Our group spent a week there before getting on a plane and flying into Moscow for a a six week study tour, three weeks in Moscow and three weeks in Leningrad. I have two friends there, a former student and his wife and family, and a young woman in my group when I studied at Moscow State University. She’s quite the scholar and is a teaching fellow at Cambridge, her first post-doc job. London is an easy city to get around in, and, of course, there are tons of things to do. More later on.

  2. Sue says:

    Chunnel to Paris (day trip), Tower of London, Buckingham Palace open certain times of the year, Windsor Castle (bus ride to get to), lots of plays,

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