Trip Preparation, what to do in London and beyond

I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the past few weeks preparing for my trip to England and Scotland.  Since It’s a Contiki trip I have spent most of my time preparing for London.  Though I should probably be spending a bit more time preparing for my 2 days in Edinburgh at the end of the trip.  So what have I done?

As I write this I’m watching Braveheart, for some historical perspective on the trip.  I might have to do a bit of research on the real William Wallace, at least check out what wikipedia says, you know how Hollywood can be.

I’ve mapped out London.  I figured out how to make custom maps in Google Maps – I have maps with specific icons for the different place I want to go to.
Giraffe (restaurant), hoping to meet Giddy
Churchill’s War Room
Westminster Abby
St. Paul’s Cathedral
British Museum

There area  few other things I would like to do, but they’ll be secondary.  I would rather make a light schedule and not feel like I’m rushing around and maybe get a chance to get a feel for the city.  The secondary things are:  Harrods, a nighttime walking tour (Jack the Ripper?), and a cruise of the Thames.

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  1. The last time I truly needed to plan out a trip was when we went to New Orleans this year. I even bought a guide book and read the entire thing! (the first time I’ve ever done that) We mapped out activities and restaurants in varying levels of importance and ended up doing nearly everything we set out to do (although we did miss a few restaurants, but that’s a story for another time). Everyone laughed at me for having such a comprehensive list/plan, but we also flew by the seat of our pants a lot and still saw most of what we wanted to see 🙂

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