So, we're invading again!
As the time gets nearer, Ms Blackfly and I are trying to sort out what we want to do, so I thought I'd put out the call for suggestions. Anything you'd suggest we'd certainly be happy to consider. Any random stuff that might not be on the top-tourist list, or just cool parts of town, or places that'd be worth stringing together in a day trip out and back or anything.
We've already done:
Tower, Westminster, Natl Gallery, Salisbury, Avebury, Rochester Castle, South Bank, Camden Market, Burrough Market, British Museum, Cue Gardens... off the top of my head.
I'll be working in Chertsey for a week, so Ms Blackfly will have a lot more time to wander, and I know she's considering doing Windsor Castle, and Greenwich(unless I make her wait for me for that one). We're staying near Waterloo station for convenience.
We've also got a few days already planned to head out through the Cotswolds, maybe dip into Wales and see Caerphilly castle or something else easternish.
Looking a day trip to either Oxford or Cambridge perhaps on recommendations from the Shed, gotta read more and see if either sounds more fun/interesting than the other.
We like history, but also just cool wandering interesting winding neighborhoods (remember, everything is magical and Downton Abbey to us, being from the colonies). We loved the mayhem of Camden, and snacking our way through Burrough market, and stopping for a pint in the mad press when everyone gets out of work, as much as the mellow quiet of wandering through fields of rapeseed and picnicking in the shadow of stones at Avebury. We've also both been known to happily take a bus or tube to find a neat place to have a good meal or a fancy cocktail if the moment strikes us. She is a fan of counrtrysides and gardens moreso than I.
So.. anything you care to caution us against as terrible, or pet favorite that might recommend we consider, would be greatly appreciated.