In the summer of 2013, me and my girlfriend Renate went on our first holiday together, after a little over a year of dating. We decided to start off with a few days in London.
We had both been to London a few times before, so this would be a holiday of hanging around the city doing whatever we wanted. If we had visited a new location, we would have felt obligated to do all the touristy stuff. But since we had both already gotten that stuff out of the way, we could just relax this time.
First thing we noticed when we arrived was that there was a Fish & Chips shop right next to our hotel. So we had very immediate access to British culture!
One of the first things Renate wanted to do on the trip was to go to a David Bowie museum exhibit. It was really cool, and we stopped at a great ice cream parlor near the Victoria & Albert Museum afterwards.
We then had tickets to see the ‘We Will Rock You’ Queen musical at the Dominion Theatre, celebrating its 10th anniversary. We absolutely loved it!
At one point we even visited a Doctor Who merch store way out at the edge of the city. It was pretty fun, but probably not worth the hassle.
Other than that we pretty much just hung around London.
Going to pubs, eating at cafés, checking out stores. At one point we even went to the London Film Museum. We also ended up watching The World’s End (the spiritual sequel to the best movie ever) in a mostly empty movie theater, while eating pizza we had smuggled in.
So for the most part we pretty much just gallivanted all over London, which was the plan. And this being such a successful holiday paved the way for our visit to New York the following year!