Did you say "Football?" London, England

While you wait for the game let's see some sights!


Tower of London - has a grim reputation of torture and death. But it is also where the Crown Jewels are housed. If you are looking at English his this is a must see. starting ticket cost 22.50 lbs for adults

Big Ben, Royal Observatory, Piccadilly Circus, Hampton Court (Palace) and gardens. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, is free to watch. They change around 11ish. The days of the week do vary. Don't forget to see Buckingham Palace. Normally if the Queen is in residence the public does not have access.

The London Dungeon you could imagine who stayed here. tickets start at 23.20 lbs

Saint Paul's Cathedral ticket cost starting at 16 lbs,

Westminster Abbey is over 700 year's old. This is where the Royal family start with their baptism and end with their death. They are crowned and married here. Ticket cost starting at 20 lbs

High Tea - London would not be London without doing High Tea! Basically it is the afternoon coffee break to extreme. :) You are served tea and finger sandwiches. The price depends on where you go to tea. Most of your major hotels serve it along with different shops.

High Tea

Other interesting sites

Princess Diana at Madam Tussauds Wax Museum

Madam Tussauds London wax museum is one of the originals around. They have been around for a long time and have expanded their collection. ticket starting at 15.00 lbs each

Warner Bros Studio where you can see the making of "Harry Potter". starting at 55.00 lbs

The Shard - The observation deck is 800 ft up and the view is amazing. ticket starting at 30.95 lbs

Coca-Cola London Eye (farris wheel) has 32 capsules that hold 25 people in each. You can see London as you go around. tickets start at 22.50 lbs

To give you an idea of locations

The Royal's

Kensington Palace and the garden's are my favorite. It is the home to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and the Magnificent state apartments, as well as a display about Queen Victoria.

The Royal Mews is a working stable and home to the royal collection of historic coaches.

Buckingham Palace This is the King & Queen's official London residence. It is open to visitors in the summer month's.

Household Cavalry Museum You've seen changing of the guard, now look behind the scenes.

Fish and chips

Did you say food?

You mentioned food pricing. So I looked up a few places to give you an idea of the cost.

Fishers Fish & Chip's. A cod dinner with chips 11 lbs if you add a salad 12 lbs. For those that do not like fish. An angus burger is around 7 lbs

E. Pellicci is an Italian restaurant where you can get lasagna for 7 lbs, a number of variety of meat pies for 7 lbs and a Coke for 1.20 lbs

Lis Café offering a wide range of food selections. Breakfast you could have Eggs Benedict Florentine for 6.25 lbs and a Latte, Capuccino for 2.20 lbs. For Lunch you could have a tuna, salad 4.50 lbs or chicken ceasar salad 6.00 lbs

I found another very English meal of pie, mash and liquor. Sounds interesting it the mash looks to me to be mash potatoes. It was coming in about 25.50lb serving 4 people.

The Underground can take you anywhere

Getting around

I would suggest going with a 6 day London Pass with Oyster Travel card

The pricing for an adult is between 153-172 lbs each and child 106-130 lbs.

The Oyster travel card can be used on all London Transport network including the underground, buses, light rail, overground in London. It is valid across all London zones 1-9 and can also take you to / from Heathrow airport. The London Pass is good for Central London (zone 1-2 only).

You might find this interesting on what you can see with the London Oyster Card

We recommend planning your visits in advance, or following an itinerary to make sure you get the most out of your time in London. Bursting with top attractions and places to visits including museums, monuments, landmarks and art galleries, we've suggested a 3 day itinerary packed with the best of London for some inspiration:

Day 1 ..............Attractions......................... Ticket Price


Morning Join in a tour with the Beefeaters and learn about the secrets and scandals of the court. You’ll see it all, from the ravens to the site of the execution block. Top tip: Head down first thing and you can beat some of the crowds - and make sure you flash your London Pass to jump right to the front of the queue with Fast Track Entry. £22.50


Midday Often mistaken for London Bridge, Tower Bridge has sat astride the River Thames since 1954 and is one of the most popular London attractions and landmarks. A visit to the Tower Bridge will teach you about the old Victorian bascules as well as give you unparalleled views over the river from its new Glass Walkway – something not to be missed! £9.00


Afternoon Visit the reconstructed Elizabethan theatre of one of the greatest playwrights of all time; the Bard. See Shakespeare’s heritage and history at the Shakespeare’s Globe on the south bank of the River Thames and take a behind-the-scenes tour of this iconic open-air theatre. £15.00


Evening Catch a stunning sun set over the Thames as you meander down the heart-line of London on a scenic River Cruise. You can hop on and hop off at various points along the Thames, or even stay on it for a round-trip. You’ll pass iconic buildings and monuments from Big Ben, to the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and all the way down to Greenwich – which we highly recommend! £18.00

TOTAL TICKET COST per person for all 4 attractions: £64.50

Day 2 ....................... Attractions ...............................Ticket Price


Morning A hop on hop off bus tour is one of the most iconic things to do in London. Come rain or shine it’s a great way to explore the city, get your bearings and see the sights, from Big Ben, to Trafalgar Square; the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Hop on and off at over 60 stops and over 3 routes around London and see how much you can tick off your bucket list. £25.00


Midday Visit the secret headquarters and underground offices of Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. A trip into his old bunker will teach you first hand of what life was like during the Second World War; including the secrecy, fear and camaraderie that went on below street level. Learn about Britain’s war efforts and how ‘the greatest Briton’ ran his country during these tough years. £16.35


Afternoon If you want a scare, the London Bridge Experience is one to do. Voted the scariest attraction in London it’s a great interactive way to learn about London’s grim and gruesome history. Venture beneath the bowels of the bridge and down into the dark tombs for some seriously scary stuff! £26.95


Evening Climb aboard the historic HMS Belfast, one of the last remaining fighter ships of her kind. Go below deck and see what life was like for the navy soldiers who fought with her in the WWII and the Korean Wars and learn about this impressive feat of industrial engineering. £15.00

TOTAL TICKET COST per person: £83.30

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Morning This stunning Gothic church is famous for being the coronation church of the royal family for over 900 years, as well as being the burial ground of some of the world’s most renowned writers, poets and physicians, from Chaucer to Darwin. Spend your morning walking along the stone cloisters, among the gardens and old wooden pews; not forgetting to stop in at Scientists Corner to see the tomb of Sir Isaac Newton. £20.00


Midday The childhood home of Queen Victoria, home to the late Princess Diana, and now home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children, Kensington Palace is undoubtedly one of London’s most popular royal residences. Tucked away in the green pocket of Kensington Park, it makes for a great place to stroll around the grounds and stop for afternoon tea in the traditional Orangery café. £16.30


Afternoon If you’re in London with the kids, you must take them to London Zoo – it’s one of the best days out with over 12,000 animals to see and a wide range of enclosures from Tiger Territory, to Butterfly Paradise; Penguin Beach and Meet the Monkeys. Top tip: skip the queues with Fast Track Entry, simply show your London Pass to walk right in! £22.50

TOTAL TICKET COST per person: £58.80

The total ticket cost for the above itinerary is almost £206 - a 3 day London Pass costs £95. That's a saving of over £111 GBP.


London Pass – 6 Day Itinerary

Day 1 -3 above

Day 4 Attractions Ticket Price


All Day Spend all day exploring the historic town of Windsor just outside of London in rural Berkshire. Windsor Castle is the main highlight, dating back to the 11th century. Steeped in royal history, learn about the past kings and queens who lived in this stunning residence from the Norman Invasion to the present day. It’s the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, and rumoured to be the Queen’s preferred weekend residence – so it’s worth a visit!

See the iconic Changing of the Guards, views over the Long Walk, chapel and State Apartments. After, take a walk around the cobbled streets and picturesque town and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea and souvenir shopping at the independent boutiques.

Don’t forget to show your London Pass at the ticket controllers at Paddington to board the train for free – saving you £14.00 on a return train ticket! £20.00


Day 5 ....................Attractions ..........................Ticket Price


Morning Are you a star gazer? Learn about the history behind the UK’s largest refracting telescope and how great scientists first mapped the seas and the skies. You can also stand astride two hemispheres, as the Prime Meridian Line runs right through the middle of the site. Perched up on Greenwich Hill you can take in the panoramic views over London, too. £9.50


Midday The Cutty Sark in Greenwich is the last surviving tea clipper and one of the most popular attractions in Greenwich. Step on board to learn about life on this splendid ship and of those who sailed her. A visit to the Cutty Sark will bring the ship to life and moored on the Thames you can get an unforgettable perspective over the river and even have afternoon tea below deck. £12.15


Afternoon One of London’s newest attractions, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, at the Olympic Park in London’s East End, promises some of the best perspectives across the city from its viewing platform at 80m high. The unconventional structure of the attraction caused the most interest with its looping ‘orbital’ shape – so it’s worth a visit just for the unique photo opportunity! Spend the rest of the evening walking around the Olympic Park to appreciate those moments of glory from the 2012 Games. £12.00


Day 6......................... Attractions........................ Ticket Price


Morning Make today about discovering the Royal Heritage in London and start at the Royal Mews. These working stables are home to a fine collection of historic coaches and carriages and still supply the Queen with her transport to this day! The stables have been serving the sovereign since 1760, and now open to the public, visitors can see the Glass Coach used by the Royal brides and the impressive Coronation Coach, the Gold State Coach. £9.30


Midday Buckingham Palace’s Military Museum, the Household Cavalry Museum offers a unique glimpse into the ceremonial duties and role of the royal historic Household Cavalry. Right next to the Royal Mews, within Horse Guards Whitehall, it’s one of the city’s most historic buildings dating back to the 18th century. You can also catch the daily Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard on Horse Guard’s Parade. £7.00


Afternoon The perfect follow on from the Household Cavalry Museum, the Guard’s Museum delves further into the role of the military in the Royal Family and their Regiments. From stories of battle, to their duties in the present day, as well as the origins of ceremonial duties – it’s a fascinating insight into this aspect of Royal history. £5.00


Afternoon For art lovers interested in the Royal Family, the Queen’s Gallery is a space showcasing a rotation of pieces from the Royal Collection from sculptures, paintings and priceless treasures. Situated at the iconic Buckingham Palace, you can’t beat it for location and means you can tick off another top attraction while you’re there! £10.30


The total ticket cost for our suggested 6 day itinerary is over £284. A 6 day London Pass costs £129 so you’re making a huge saving of over £156 as the above attraction tickets are free with the pass.

If you really want to make the most of your trip – whether it’s your first, or third time visiting – the London Pass + Travel package is the ultimate sightseeing combo to help you save even more money, but also to help you get around London with ease. With unlimited travel across all London transport networks

Top 10 Tips for using the London Underground

I know that you are uncomfortable about the underground. So I wanted to provide you with some tips. :)

The London Underground is one of the best and most comprehensive transport networks in the world with around 24 million journeys made each day, so it’s important that everything runs smoothly to avoid delays.

Check out these top tips to travel the Tube like a Londoner and learn what to expect when you arrive.

1. Keep right on escalator

London Underground asks that you stand on the right when using the escalators and leave the left free for others to walk down. If you’re travelling in a big group, or with lots of shopping bags, stand and stay right and let others pass you – it will speed up the process and be a more pleasant journey for everyone!

2. Remember the ‘rush hour’

The tube network is very busy during ‘rush hour’ with commuters moving around the city. You can expect the trains and stations to be overcrowded between 07:30 and 09:30 in the morning and between 17:00 and 19:00 in the evening.

3. Have your ticket ready at the barrier

Sometimes there can be a bit of a bottle neck at ticket barriers, especially before 9.30am and around 6pm during the rush hours. Make sure you have your ticket ready at the barrier so you can move in and out of the station smoothly.

4. Don't panic - you can always go back again

If you’ve caught the wrong tube or missed your stop – don’t panic! London Underground trains run every 2-7 minutes depending on the line so just get off at the next stop and locate a printed tube map on the platform to work out your next steps.

5. Move down the platform to find more space

As you enter the station platform you will often find more room if you walk down to the ends of the platform. Here, the train carriages are usually the emptiest as well, perfect if you’re looking for a place to sit.

6. Let people off the train first

It helps everyone using the busy underground to let people off the tube before you board it; allowing more room for you to get on and passengers to alight the train.

7. Check line closures before you travel

If possible, check ahead and plan your journey to make sure there are no delays or closures on the lines you need to travel – especially at the weekends when maintenance work is common. TFL’s website provides live network updates and will alert you to any disruptions and suggest alternative routes in advance.

8. Carry a bottle of water in the warmer months

The London Underground is over 150 years old and although the trains have been modernised, many still lack air conditioning and cooling units. Make sure you take a bottle of water with you, especially in the summer, as the long tube journeys can get very hot at peak times.

9. Keep your personal belongings safe

Like any large city be wary of pickpockets operating in the busy stations and tubes. Carry a bag with zips and keep your personal belongings and valuable items on you and safely stored away to avoid any incidents.

10. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

London Undergrounds are well staffed with helpful Transport for London officers who can guide you to the nearest exit, or help you plan your onward journey. Usually there is one at every main station platform – if not, go up the escalators into the entrance foyer where there will be ticket desks, free maps and information leaflets.

If you are thinking of heading out into the country side. You can choose different type of passes. The pass does not let you use it on Eurostar or within the cities, undergrounds, etc.

England only adult 2nd class 3 days adult 156 youth 98 and child 78

Britrail 3 days 2nd class 185.00; youth 111.00, child 93.00 (go to medieval England, Scotland and Wales

Depart from London St. Pancras Int'l train station 8:31 AM

Arrive Paris Gar Du Nord train station 11:53 AM return depart: 21:13

Arrive: London St Pancras 22:39

Children 4-11 years old ; Youth 12-25 years old

Standard class adults 85 lb; youth 81 and child 65 lb one way

This pricing is for July and is one way so you will need to double it for an estimate. We will not have the exact pricing until the summer.

Paris skyline

What is available in Paris

Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron tower build in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel. Tuileries Garden is an expansive 17th century formal garden that offers a number of statues including 18 bronze. The Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral is a 13th century cathedral with flying buttresses & gargoyles. The Louvre is an art museum which includes Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. (per a French friend. Don't waste time with a museum when the world is out there to explore)

The Arc de Triomphe was built to commemorate Napoleon's victories with and observation deck. Even if you are not a shopper the Champs-Elysees. The Avenue des Champs-Elysees is an avenue in the 8th arrodissment of Paris. It is 1.9 Kilometers long and 70 meters wide. Conciergerie, is gothic in design and located on the riverside. The fortress was also the prison for Marie Antoinette during the French revolution.

sites of Paris
ok so I could not resist they will land the plane for you!

Flights ideas if book separately.

Airfare from Los Angeles Airfare $556.66 per person.

Depart: British Air.... 282 ............ 21 Oct ...........Los Angeles ............ 3:53 PM ............ Arrive: London 10:10 AM 22 October

Depart: British Air ....269 .............30 Oct ............London ..................3:15 PM ................... Arrive: Los Angeles 7:30 PM 30 October

Airfare from Phoenix $1358.66 per person for the British Air nonstop flights. $1140.46 per person for Air Canada with a change of planes in Toronto.

All airfares are subject to availability and pricing at the time of reservations. The pricing quoted was available at 4:03 pm 24 January.

The airfares are based on economy class service and do include taxes.

Hotel pricing if separate: Abbey Court Hotel - Hyde Park area close to the subway. check in 22 Oct - check out 30 October 1 family room 2 twin beds and 1 full bed $1744.00. breakfast $11.00 Per person per day additional. A bit about the hotel. In a quiet, tree-lined avenue overlooking the peaceful Talbot Square Gardens, this 3-star hotel has a 24-hour front desk and modern bedrooms. London Paddington Station is just 1,150 feet away.

I sent of a few packages that are air and hotel. The packages do allow you to make payments for the flights. It was a great price for the children. I had 4 hotel options that offered quad rooms with Los Angeles and Phoenix.

Prices including air, are not retroactive and are subject to change with or without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available for all flights or dates of departure. Prices do not include additional airline baggage charges. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information. Select hotels may impose a resort fee, which is not included in the above prices, and is payable directly to the hotel. Various cancellation penalties and payment requirements may apply.


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