if you are visiting multiple countries in Europe, you have a few options as far as mode of travel is concerned between countries, however we will focus on the 2 most common ways to travel; by train, or by airplane.
In my opinion, one of the best parts of traveling far is sampling far-out foods and dishes. Now, England is not usually known for its unusual food, which we will refer to as Odd Eats here on the Persistent Traveler Blog, however I did get to eat 2 unusual dishes while visiting London and I would like to share my experience with you.
One sight that tourists love to visit is Shakespeare’s Globe in London, it also goes by the name of The Globe Theatre. The Globe Theatre is a popular attraction, especially among modern day thespians, and why not? There is a lot of history behind the Globe Theatre as it was commonly used in Shakespeare’s days to perform his plays.
One of the greatest things to do while visiting Europe is to be able to visit very old cathedrals. In London there is the Westminster Abbey. The Westminster Abbey was built in the 11th Century AD and still stands today. On top of being a church, the building was used for Coronation Ceremonies for many monarchs such as King Harold and William the Conqueror. Inside the church today there are saints buried in tombs and you can walk by their tombs on your tour.
I was skeptical about taking the Thames River Cruise for a couple of reasons. Number one, I get motion sickness very easily on most boats. Number two, it seemed like a waste of time because there are so many sights to see off the river. Despite my skepticism, I agreed to join my wife and kids and take the 30 minute cruise from the Tower Bridge to Big Ben. Fortunately my skepticism was in vain, it was a very nice cruise.
There are a lot of sights to see in London, probably more than you can possibly visit in a single 1 or 2 week vacation, so you will have to prioritize, pick, and choose. Be sure to pay a visit to The Tower of London. If you’ve never visited London before, you may think the Tower of London is some single Tower in the middle of the city, it’s not. Instead, it’s a castle, and a few other buildings within a walled off space.