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Day 1, Tuesday July 15

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“I’m so worried about the
Baggage retrieval system they’ve got at Heathrow”
– Monty Python, I’m so worried

Arrival

I arrived after an 8 hour direct flight to London Heathrow. On approach I was able to see some of the places I was planning to see from the air. (more…)


Day 2, Wednesday July 16

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“It’s …”
– Monty Python

The day 2 plan was to see some of the central London sights – Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The National Gallery, BBC Broadcasting House Tour (at 1:15PM), Piccadilly Circus, as well try to see Tower Bridge, the giant Dead Parrot, Tench Street on the way to the O2 for Monty Python tonight (doors open 6PM).  See map below. Not everything went as planned. (more…)


Day 3, Thursday July 17

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“Oh Manchester, so much to answer for”
– The Smiths, Suffer Little Children

Today I was off to Manchester to see some sights at The Smiths and Morrissey Mecca.  I was catching an early train to get there by 11AM — it takes about 2 hours.  The train went upwards of 125 miles per hour. You can get anytime tickets or specific time tickets.  Anytime cost more as does traveling before 9:30AM (peak time).  I got an anytime off-peak for my return for flexibility.

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Day 4, Friday July 18

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“Smoke
Lingers ’round your fingers
Train
Heave on – to Euston
Do you think you’ve made
The right decision this time?”
– The Smiths, London

It was back to London today after another walk through Manchester city centre on the way to Victoria Station.  (more…)


Day 5, Saturday July 19

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“Here is London, giddy of London
Is it home of the free
Or what?”
– Morrissey, Hairdresser On Fire

Today was a sprint through south and west London to see several Morrissey and Smiths sights. (more…)


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