In this second installment, I continue to outline the points of interest from my trip to London earlier this spring.
The Regent’s Park — One of the London’s eight Royal Parks.
Harrod’s — The famous department store occupies 1.1 million square feet and has 330 departments.
The British Museum — Opened in 1753, the museum is known for its vast volume of artifacts, including famous works of international dispute.
The Craft Beer Company, Covent Garden — 155 keg lines, 79 cask pumps, 200-plus bottles and cans.
Fortnum & Mason — Afternoon Tea, a London tradition.
Bill’s (Baker Street) — A classic English bistro.
Regent Street —A major shopping street in the West End.
The Metropolitan — Built into the old headquarters of the Metropolitan Railway, the route still runs under the building as the Metropolitan line.
Camden Town — A funky neighborhood with a labyrinth of open-air markets and eateries.
The Globe — A Marylebone favorite. It’s outdoor patio brims with guests drinking pints on warm afternoons.
Yo Sushi —Conveyor belt sushi in the Baker Street tube station.
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Arena — A highlight for Janice and Meghan.
Steely Dan with Steve Winwood at SSE Wembley Arena — While Janice and Meghan saw Hamilton, I was thrilled to see a big rock show in London with my son.
Buckingham Palace — The official home of the monarchy is open for tours 10 weeks in the summer.
Trafalgar Square — From Buckingham Palace, walk down the tree lined royal road called the Mall through Admiralty Arch to Trafalgar Square.
Mr. Fogg’s Tavern — “Honest British grub and delicious tipples.”
The Gherkin and the IRIS Bar — Atop London’s most instantly recognizable high rise is the IRIS Bar.
Balthazar — The London outpost of the popular New York City brasserie; our waiter was a huge Indiana Pacers fan.
Mama Mia, Novello Theatre — The cheap seats were a treat on our last night in London.