What to see in England

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Re: What to see in England

Post by SpottedKitty » 2019-12-28 09:30pm

LadyTevar wrote:
2019-12-28 09:07pm
mr friendly guy wrote:
2019-12-28 09:00pm
But I am a big tea drinker and I stock up on various tea varieties when I am in Asia. Is there any place where I can experience English teas?
Twinnings has a tea shop on the Strand. Can't get more British than that.
In the same category — at least, I don't think I've heard of it turning up in Forn Parts — is a Cream Tea. As well as some very nice tea, you get something from the bakery, usually a pancake or a big soft fluffy scone (I'm not kidding, I once got a scone nearly the size of both my fists), butter (not margarine, thankyewverymuch), jam and a little bowl of clotted cream. You may now feel your arteries hardening just from the description. :wink:
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Re: What to see in England

Post by mr friendly guy » 2020-01-12 03:29am

Ok so my time alone ie not on tour will be on 3 may to 8 may in London, Check out on the 9 of May as my tour of Ireland and Scotland starts then, so I will be flying out to Dublin. My hotel is near Paddington.

The other time will be from 23 May (when my tour finishes) to 3 June. The amount of time I stay in each part of the UK is sort of flexible, since I can always cancel the hotels, but the final flight is on 3 June from Gatwick airport. I would prefer to stick to my plan, but if something comes up then theoretically I can change hotels and still get the refund. The plan so far is

23 May to 25 May in Durham - from there I can day trip to the Beamish museum, and maybe visit Stanley as well. Durham itself has a castle and great walks. Check out on 26 May

26 May to 27 May in York. Rather not change here too much, since I booked a nice, really nice hotel. :D Check out 28 May

28 May in Chester. This is a rest day, although I understand Chester has some nice historic sights. Check out 29 May

29 May to 30 May in Cardiff. Check out 31st May.

31 May to 1 June in Bath. Plan to do a day visit to Castle comb. check out 2 June.

2 June in London (Gatwick). Most likely a rest day. I am not sure if there is much to see in Gatwick, but if anyone knows, please tell me.

3 June fly out from Gatwick airport.

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Re: What to see in England

Post by The Grim Squeaker » 2020-01-12 03:34am

Outside of London, 2 things i'd suggest are the lake district & the coast to coast trek. Beautiful views (assumes you like hiking though). You can stay at B&Bs each night, and some tours will take your luggage for you between sites.

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Re: What to see in England

Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2020-01-12 07:32am

Welp I don't have anything in my calendar for the weekend (ish) you're in Cardiff, so rock on.
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Re: What to see in England

Post by Starglider » 2020-01-12 09:12am

mr friendly guy wrote:
2020-01-12 03:29am
2 June in London (Gatwick). Most likely a rest day. I am not sure if there is much to see in Gatwick, but if anyone knows, please tell me.
I'm about half an hour from Gatwick, in case you want to see my double-secret Brexit bunker.

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Re: What to see in England

Post by Rogue 9 » 2020-01-12 11:44am

Huh. By coincidence, I was about to post this thread. I'm flying into Heathrow on June 14th and out of Gatwick on June 27th. Itinerary between is largely not fixed at this point.
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Re: What to see in England

Post by mr friendly guy » 2020-01-15 08:15pm

Eternal_Freedom wrote:
2020-01-12 07:32am
Welp I don't have anything in my calendar for the weekend (ish) you're in Cardiff, so rock on.
I will PM you closer to the day.
Starglider wrote:
2020-01-12 09:12am
mr friendly guy wrote:
2020-01-12 03:29am
2 June in London (Gatwick). Most likely a rest day. I am not sure if there is much to see in Gatwick, but if anyone knows, please tell me.
I'm about half an hour from Gatwick, in case you want to see my double-secret Brexit bunker.
I will see how I feel. I would have been travelling for around 45 days by then, but if I am still up for it, I will try and PM you a few days prior to when I arrive in Gatwick.

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Also I am going to try the Masala zone when I am in London. Gordon Ramsay also has a restaurant there, although not sure if I will go there. A set 3 course meal sounds more than I would eat these days.
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Re: What to see in England

Post by Beowulf » 2020-01-25 10:36pm

SpottedKitty wrote:
2019-12-28 09:30pm
LadyTevar wrote:
2019-12-28 09:07pm
mr friendly guy wrote:
2019-12-28 09:00pm
But I am a big tea drinker and I stock up on various tea varieties when I am in Asia. Is there any place where I can experience English teas?
Twinnings has a tea shop on the Strand. Can't get more British than that.
In the same category — at least, I don't think I've heard of it turning up in Forn Parts — is a Cream Tea. As well as some very nice tea, you get something from the bakery, usually a pancake or a big soft fluffy scone (I'm not kidding, I once got a scone nearly the size of both my fists), butter (not margarine, thankyewverymuch), jam and a little bowl of clotted cream. You may now feel your arteries hardening just from the description. :wink:
I'd actually suggest Harrod's for the cream tea. It's not too insane for pricing even.
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