writes Janet McGarry
London sucks you in – whether you go there for a couple of days or a year. The sheer scale of the place can be overwhelming, and there are endless opportunities for amusement. I’ve worked there in the past, and explored some of the less visited areas at weekends, so this year’s trip was a pure tourist experience. Five hectic days hitting all the obvious highlights, catching up with family and friends, and taking a great one day side trip to Cambridge.
So if you think you’ve been there, done that, I can now say that there is always something for a fresh visit a few years later. There are new attractions to try (like The London Eye), seasons to enjoy (mass daffodils in the gardens at Hampton Court were a stand out), and times to be a pure tourist (sitting upstairs at the front of an old fashioned red bus is still hard to beat).
Our splurge was in Harrods – a cliché, but still got some wow factor. A very indulgent ice-cream was a work of art and there was plenty of people-watching opportunities from the bar counter seats.