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London Highlights

London, England is absolutely one of my favorite cities to explore and spend time in.  There is so much to see and do, but also just great atmosphere to sit back and take it slow.  You can plan a trip here on its own or as a stopping point on your way to other European destinations since American Airlines and British Airlines have a partnership, there are often direct flights or flights that layover here.  I've spent a week here and seen how much I could accomplish on a 24 hour layover, while very different experiences - both great trips and options. Here are a few of my favorite things to do or see in London.  This is not an exhaustive list, there's so much to see and do here!  City Highlights On one afternoon walk you can stroll past Buckingham Palace, see Big Ben, take in the atmosphere at Trafalgar Square and of course find a red phone booth! Me and my family in front of Buckingham Palace Big Ben Museums Like many big cities, London is rich with arts and culture, with a bou

Tower of London Tour Review

One of the great things about taking a cruise to a few different ports is that you get a taste of each location and see if you want to come back for more. In May of 2022 I did a British Isles sailing that sailed out of Amsterdam, went to England, Ireland, Scotland, France and then returned to Amsterdam.  Tower Bridge I figured I would like all of these places, at least to some degree. Some were pleasant surprises, such as Liverpool, which was far better than I thought it was going to be. Some didn’t have the impact I thought they would, such as Stonehenge. It was cool to look at but you can’t really get close to the rock formations as they are roped off. So many of the cities I visited were great such as Cork, Belfast, Edinborough, and I’d happily visit these locations again. The one place that absolutely took my breath away was London. I am from New York City, so I don’t impress easily, but this city completely captivated me. I’m not sure if it was the history, the grandeur, or