Hi so I have mentioned before on a thread about my genealogy trip to Jersey that I am currently planning to go to England and then Jersey in either May or June, either with my brother and nephew or without. So I need some help.
First though I have been to London many, many times all but once was on business. The one time I wasn’t on business took my husband and we spent a few days just in Windsor seeing friends. So actually this will be the real first trip as a tourist. My nephew was there once with a tour, brother never before. Possible itinerary and welcome comments:
Day 1 (3 of us) to Day 5 - London
Day 6 (3 of us) — possibly take the train to Stanstead, rent a car at the airport. Drive to Ridgewell where our Dad was stationed in WWII flying B-17s, visit the small museum there for Dad’s flying group. Drive to possibly Cambridge? Have to find someplace that will keep their interest.
Day 7- Cambridge?
Day 8- return rental car to Stanstead Airport, fly directly from there to Jersey
(This part I don’t know if I will be doing on my own or if they will need to fly back, will have all those answers by February 1).
Day 8-11 Jersey
Day 12- fly back to London, spend however much longer time, a day or two or three, test and return to US.
If they can’t come, I would do the above though probably not drive as much, although I think I will have to in order to get to Ridgewell and the museum there. That being said I don’t mind hiring a driver for a day either.
Thoughts? I used to go to London like 2-3 times per year for business but our offices were first in Slough and then in Gilford so rarely in the city proper. Thinking of staying around Bloomsbury or SoHo area, want some walkable things to do (like British Museum) and think that if I end up there on my own in case they can’t come that’s safe area for 60+ solo woman?
Thanks much in advance.