Starting to actually plot out the trip to the UK later this month. Convincing myself that cannot take newbie international traveler from a redeye flight and expect them to dive into a full day of touristing, especially since I have no idea how we'll be packing (we're going to be there for a week, so just-backpacks isn't possible).
So: Monday arrival, haul ourselves into Brighton via Victoria Station to get the keys to our apartment, then do an afternoon's browse through town, depending on A's recovery rate*. Early but not too early to bed, and on the morning, back to London for a full day of tourist revelry... (mainly museums, this go. Possibly a few Landmarks.)
And I need to figure out where to eat, Tuesday night. Oh Londoners? Any advice on pubs? Any of you want to meet up with us?
Then back to Brighton on a late train, turn around and repeat on Wednesday, with the additional fillip of me having a signing at Forbidden Planet that night. Londoners, if you don't show up I will cry at you forever.
Thursday begins WFC.
We depart Monday evening, which means a last go around Brighton, then a lot of transit.
That should keep A. from expiring of overtouristing, right?
*I have been known to hit town, take a hot shower, and then go all day until collapsing around 9pm. But I've Done This Before.
- London On My Mind...