Travel for 2 cost breakdown (at the time of writing this post):
- Holiday Inn – London/Bloomsbury – $161 per night
- Return Flights from SFO to LHR – $950 pp
- Food/Drinks/Entertainment/Tours/Souvenirs for 4 days – $1,000
- GRAND TOTAL FOR 2 TRAVELERS – 4 days: $3383
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Booking a trip to England is easy for Americans! The US passport allows US citizens to enter England visa free for up to six months for business or leisure travel. All you need is a US passport, flights, and accommodations and you’re good to go!
Unpopular opinion coming your way…..
London is not our favorite city. I know….I know….It is every American’s favorite foreign city. The people are charming, the city is vibrant and historic, the trains are incredible, and much of what built America stems from English ideas. I get it! I really do. And, Noah and I always have fun when we travel to London. It’s truly lovely. But, for whatever reason, it doesn’t fit us as nicely as some other cities. Maybe it’s just too close to home??
What We Did
Noah and I had different motives on this trip to London. Noah wanted to see the sights, and I wanted to explore the food culture. So, the first two days were planned to sight-see the places that tourists MUST visit on their first trip to London, and the last two days were a foodie tour of the different neighborhoods.
Days 1 & 2: The Tower, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Harrod’s, Piccadilly Circus
Days 3 & 4: Neighborhood Exploration in Soho, Camden Town, St. James, Southwark, Charing Cross, Marylebone
England has been a constant underdog when it comes to food and drink culture. Americans have a running joke about how bad English food can be. I think it’s time to set those jokes aside. With top chefs coming out of London’s kitchens and the amazing production that you see at places like the Borough Market, finding great (and varied) food in London is just as easy as it is in cities like New York and Los Angeles.
You should definitely try a pulled beer in a local neighborhood pub. Get off of the tourist track and meet some locals – you’ll love them! Check out Gordon’s Wine Bar and the Borough Market. Dive into neighborhoods like Camden Town, Soho, and Shoreditch. Go check out the main tourist attractions, but don’t spend all of your time there. London has an amazing and haunting history, but it is a colorful city with an ever-changing and growing present. Enjoy!
Toast the Moon Rating:
- Food and Drink: 9/10
- Culture/Locals: 9/10
- Things to Do: 10/10
- Adventure Opportunities: 8/10
- Cost: 5/10 (England can be expensive!!)
- Total: 8.2/10
Enjoy your adventure!
Toast the Moon – Cheers,
Noah and Majhon