Me and DP are having our first break away from DDs in, ooh nearly three years. Staying in a crapoloa Travelodge in London Docklands but we'll get the tube/train in to the good places!! Just tell us where to go because DP will hate it if I drag him round the shops like I really want to.
We've done Covent Garden etc before. Fancy a musuem or sommat. Any ideas??? And are there good places to go to get cheap tickets for a theatre show?
Ooh, thank you all. I had already mentioned Natural History Museum to DP and it seemed to hit the spot. V&A would be good too. I have no idea how near these places are to each other, but I am dead good at t'underground thingy wotsit.
V&A, Natural History Museum and Science Museum all near each other. Also, walking distance to Harrod's (I find it amazing/amusing to wander through the food halls there). And whoever said 'Hamley's' - my reply is DON'T unless you enjoy huge crowds. Much better to (again) go to toy department in Harrod's to look around.
Could also be nice to go to National Gallery / National Portrait Gallery / Trafalgar Square and walk down the Mall to take a gander at Buckingham Palace. Have a cup of tea and a cake in the top floor cafe at the National Gallery - beautiful rooftop views over Trafalgar Square and down Whitehall. There's also a very nice cafe in St. James' Park.
As an alternative to central London you could take the DLR over to Greenwich (Cutty Sark stop is best), have a walk in the lovely park (good views from the top of the hill!), go around the queen's house, naval museum & time museum (and stand on the meridian line if that is your thing)! There are nice little boutique type shops, the covered market is mainly a weekend thing but still has quite a few stalls on Fridays. Plenty of restaurants etc as well.
If you don't mind an early start there is a box office in Leicester Square that does half price tickets for West End shows, think you need to be there by about 9/9:30am if you want specific tickets. If you're more flexible then go anytime.
Also some shows do day tickets where they release 50 or so tickets on the day - have done this for Wicked before. For Wicked they are released at 10am, but you would need to get there earlier, £25 for front row stalls.