Hello. I'm visiting London for the first time in May. I'm arriving on a Monday at noon, leaving on Eurostar that Saturday morning. So, five nights.
So far, I've reserved the Fortnum & Mason Diamond Jubliee Tea Salon for afternoon tea on our last day. Thinking about the high tea.
This is the only reservation I've made.
I'll be staying three nights on John Islip and two nights on St Martins Lane. The first three nights were a gift, and I didn't want to stay there the other two, hence the hotel change.
I'll be taking a day trip (possibly) to either Oxford or Windsor or Hampton Court (if that last one actually does count as a day trip).
In London, going to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Globe Theatre for a play, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Borough Market (? worth it), and Houses of Parliament.
I love Indian food, though will probably only eat it about twice while there. Also want to try fish and chips. I'm not wanting to eating too many carbs (saving those for Paris!), so that's another thing to keep in mind. Healthy choices would be great, though I must say I'll have to try any unique English desserts if I can.
The rest -- I have NO idea yet. In general, do you recommend making reservations for London? I don't plan on eating at any really high-end restaurants. I want to keep it fairly casual, but with good food.
Any great chocolate shops or bakeries that are not to be missed? (You can leave out those that are in Paris, since I'm going there next.)