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England Trip 2013 Jared Rozon Hire a cab to arrive at your house at 6:45 p.m., 3 hours before the flight, to leave time for baggage and customs. The flight leaves at 9:45 p.m. March 9th and arrives at the Heathrow Airport in London at 9:35 a.m. Due to time zone changes, 12 hours will have passed. Once you grab your bags, you will head to the outbound passenger express train area and will board the 10:30 a.m. ride to the London Paddington Train Station. Buying return tickets will allow you to use the tickets again on your way home for a fraction of the cost. Outside of the Paddington Station, this car will be parked with an attendant to check your pre-paid tickets. Once your tickets have been scanned, the car is yours for 6 days. Since you pre-paid, the price will be £390. You will travel from Paddington Station (A on the map) to the Langham Hotel (B on the map).
It is a short ride and should take 10 minutes with average traffic. Your reservations at the Langham Hotel are listed above. The rates are £297.60 per night for 2 adults.
The hotel has a spa, a pool, private hot tubs and saunas, and a large gym available for all customers. Now that you will have checked in to the hotel and your bags will have been taken up to your room, you will be able to begin your relaxing vacation. For lunch, you will head to the Le Gavroche restaraunt. It is a French cuisine resteraunt a few blocks from the hotel run by award winning chef, Michel Roux Jr. They are famous throughout London for their fabulous lunches. You can expect to pay £30 per person. After lunch, you will be heading to London's most popular landmark, Big Ben. It rang out across London for the first time in 1859 and still rings every hour to this day. Although you cannot enter Big Ben without permission from a Member of Parliament, you can still take free tours of the Houses of Parliament which are connected to Big Ben. After the tour, you will be free to relax and explore until 8:00 p.m., where you will have reservations for the the best rated restaraunt in all of London. The Petrus is a French cuisine restaraunt created by the famous chef Gordon Ramsay that is highly acclaimed by both critics and customers alike. You pay £75 for a five course meal, but expect to pay more if you would like a drink as well. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 The next morning, you will grab some breakfast at the resaraunt in the hotel, called the Roux at the Landau. A few of your breakfasts throughout the trip will be had here due to its great location and delicious food. The food served changes everyday and you can expect to pay £25. After breakfast it's off to the Victoria and Albert Museum. This museum shows off over 3000 years of human creativity and has been recently remodelled and refurbished. Admission is free and the exhibits are always changing. Everything from medieval rennaissance art to modern pop culture clothing is displayed here for the public. After the museum, it will be time for lunch. The Orsini is an italian cuisine restaraunt with an extensive menu and friendly servers. It is located directly across the street from the Victoria and Albert Museum, making it the perfect spot for lunch. They are famous for their variety of chocolate cakes and you can expect to pay around £20 per person. After lunch, the next attraction that you will be visiting is the London Zoo. You can pick up a map from your hotel with directions and information. The zoo is famous for the range of endangered animals that it contains. There are many talks and shows that happen year round and guides that take you through the different exhibits. You can also explore the zoo yourself at your own pace. There is a variety of places around the zoo to grab a snack and a refreshment since you can spend hours looking around. Tickets are £24 per person. After the day at the zoo, it will be time for dinner. You will have reservations at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodman, one of the most famous steakhouses in the city. They are most famous for their truffle chips, which are thinly sliced, fried potatoes sprinkled with salt and rich truffle shavings. People come from all around the world to taste these chips. You can expect to pay around £35 per person. Day 4 After breakfast at the Roux at the Landau, you will be leaving to visit The Tower of London. Despite the Tower of London's grim reputation as a place of torture and death, within the walls you will also discover the history of a royal palace, an armoury and a powerful fortress. It is loaded with historic artifacts and gives you a window to look back into the era of when it was built in the 1190's. One block down the street is the Gourmet Burger Kitchen. They are famous for having over 35 types of burgers with many different patties and toppings. Many consider it as the best place for burgers in Europe. You can expect to pay around £20. The rest of this day will be reserved for shopping. Be prepared to lose yourself in some of the best shopping streets in the world, including Oxford, Regent, Carnaby, Covent Garden, Soho, and Bond Street. These streets combined offer over one hundred stores and are guaranteed to keep you busy all day. After a long day of shopping, it will be time rest your feet and have a filling meal. The Roxie restaraunt offers some of the best steak in London and earns itself the top spot on many local's favorite places to eat. Countless reviews raving about the delicious steak has scored the Roxie in the top 50 places to eat in London. You can expect to pay around £30. Day 5 For breakfast, you will be headed to The Delaunay, one of the best places for a full buffet breakfast in the city. There are eggs every way, muesli, granola, kippers, a full English breakfast, pancakes, muffins, waffles, fruit, yogurt, and more. You can expect to pay around £30. After breakfast, you will be taking a ride to Camden Market in Candem Town. The market is one of the best places in London to experience unique culture and traditions that can't be found anywhere else in the world. The market is bustling with both locals and tourists, music can be heard throughout the maze of stalls, and the smell of local cuisine cannot be avoided. One of the greatest parts of the market is that you never know what you will find. After the big day at the market, you will have a reservation for two at 8:00 p.m. at the La Chapelle restaurant. La Chapelle is one of the most highly acclaimed French cuisine restaraunts in London. The atmosphere is unlike any in the country and the same can be said for the food. The servers are known for being extremely accommodating and customers rarely leave unsatisfied. You can expect to pay around £40-£50 per person. Day 6 After some breakfast at the Roux at the Landau, you will be heading to the Museum of London. The Museum of London has nine permanent free galleries, which explore the story of London from prehistoric times to the present day. There are around 1 million items in the Museum’s core collections, plus 6 million ‘finds’, discovered during archaeological excavations. All human life is represented in these objects. Everything from a Roman ‘bikini’ worn by a female athlete, to a suitcase carried by a Turkish-Cypriot refugee when he arrived in London in the 1970s. After you have explored the museum, you will head to the Club Gascon restaraunt just down the street. Club Gascon is specialised in imaginative cuisine from South-West of France. Since its opening, the restaurant has received numerous accolades including one Michelin star, which is considered to be the most important award in the restaraunt buisness. You pay £25 for a three course meal with drinks. After lunch, you will be going to the Madame Tussauds wax museum. At Madame Tussauds, you'll come face-to-face with some of the world's most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga, you'll meet influential figures from showbiz, sports, politics and even Royalty. Strike a pose with Usain Bolt, meet Brad Pitt or receive a once-in-a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen. For dinner, you will have reservations at The Ledbury. The Ledbury opened in 2005, with Brett Graham as Head Chef, supported by a young and energetic team including Sous Chef Greg Austin, and long-standing Restaurant Manager Stephen Quinn. The restaurant has gained many awards including the much coveted second Michelin Star. The Ledbury combines flavours from all across Europe to deliver the award-winning dishes that they have been made famous by. You pay £80 for a three course meal, but the range of wines that they have range from £50 to a staggering £3250.00 ($4995.57 Candian). Without a doubt, the best has been saved for last. You will be taking a ride on the London Eye, but not in the conventional fashion. You will have a private "Cupid's Capsule" reserved just for you. It is a romantic champagne experience for two in the luxury of your own private capsule complete with a bottle of Champagne and a box of Charbonnel et Walker pink champagne truffles served by your host. The unforgetable experience of looking over the city of London at night is not something that should be missed. Day 7 You will want to set your alarm for around 8 a.m., to give yourself enough time to get ready before you need to drop off the rental car at the Paddington Station for 10 a.m.. You will then take the express train from Paddington to the airport, your pre-paid return tickets will come in handy here, which will give you a couple hours before you need to board the plane for you flight at 1:00 p.m.. Due to the timezone changes, you will arrive in Ottawa at 4:45 p.m. . This concludes the summary of the planned vacation to London, England. Thanks for listening. The average temperature for March in London is 13 degrees, so bring appropriate clothing! They also get an avearge of 41 cm of precipitation monthly. Weather Fun Facts - London is the biggest city in Europe.
- London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'.
- There are over 100 theatres in London.
- More than 300 languages are actively spoken in the city.
- The shortest war against England was with Zanzibar in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
- The first hot chocolate store opened in London.