Always good to be in London in March. Flying from America, excitement builds quickly arriving in London Heathrow. With so much to see, it is easy to find something of interest in London (Photo).
Our family had a mission! Our family mission: travel, entertainment, dine, and shop.
Travel from Airport to Hotel can be a challenge, but with Oyster Card the Heathrow Express (www.heathrowexpress.com) is a quick trip to Paddington Square. For £25 or $34, Heathrow express will get you from Heathrow Airport (Terminal 2,3,4,5) to Paddington Station in 15 minutes. Always consider a London Taxi or Hackney Carriage on the 17 mile journey on the M4 Motorway to London. We chose a London Taxi for our return travel from Park Plaza Hotel (Plug: www.parkplaza.com/london) to Heathrow Airport. Cost of a London Taxi to Heathrow Airport can be negotiated for a flat fee around £68-£78. Great to see the Buckingham Palace by London Taxi on our way to Heathrow Airport!
For entertainment, I always recommend West End London. With over 240 theaters in London, the Harry Potter play at The Palace Theatre (Plug: www.harrypottertheplay.com/us) is one to see and is a two part play: Part One, 2 hours and 40 minutes and Part Two, 2 hours and 35 minutes with each a 20 minute intermission.
Dining is always special in London. Between Part 1 and 2 intermission of Harry Potter we hiked to Wahaka in Soho to have Mexican Street Kitchen Tacos. After shopping at Harrods, we go to Zia Teresa’s (Plug:www.ziateresa.co.uk). The pizzas and Spaghetti alla Carbonara are always good and paired with an Aglianico from their wine list.
Shopping, for us, is at Harrods and across the street from Zia Teresa restaurant. We found, for kids, toys and books are reasonably priced and often toy pricing is better than other well-known toy stores in London. Be certain to register for a Harrods Reward Card, free and it pays you back in pounds for future purchases (Plug: www.harrods.com/en-gb/faq/harrods-rewards).
It was a great quick trip. We did see friends that were in Charing Cross by coincidence and exchanged stories of sightseeing and travels.
Keep traveling and exploring!
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