Indagare member JM recently returned from a trip through the UK. Here are her impressions from the trip.
We began our trip with six days in Edinburgh, where we had some great tour guides, but very rainy and windy conditions. They were very informative and very knowledgeable of the area. We had some fun lunches at the Café Royal (www.caferoyaledinburgh.co.uk), The Outsider (44 131 226 3131) and the Old Mill Inn (www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk), and my most memorable dinners was at Angels with Bagpipes (www.angelswithbagpipes.co.uk).
The train from Edinburgh to England was great. We were very busy in Scotland, so this was a very pleasant way to relax and gear up for our next adventure!
We stayed at the Four Seasons Hampshire (www.fourseasons.com/hampshire) before heading into London, where we went to a delicious restaurant, The Gamekeepers (www.thegamekeepers.co.uk), which the concierge recommended.
Once in London, we were able to visit most tourist sites, and saw The Book of Mormon one night, which was great. We had some pretty fantastic meals in London, my favorite of which were The Wolseley, Le Boudin Blanc (www.boudinblanc.co.uk), 34, Benares and The Guinea Grill (www.theguinea.co.uk).
I loved seeing the changing of the horse guard, and would recommend it over the popular changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. We also visited the Churchill War Rooms, which was absolutely fascinating. If you’re interested in history, it is a must-do.
I would also recommend anyone visiting London to take a trip to Greenwich twenty minutes outside the city. What an awesome experience to stand on the Prime Meridian. Fran had a compass on his phone and it registered 0° longitude—how fun is that!!!
Thank you, we had a great trip!