3 Days in England

We had MLK day off, so we added a day of PTO to give ourselves a 4 day weekend. Due to the long travel time, (10 hours each way) we ended up with 3 days to explore. On this trip we visited some iconic locations like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the National Gallery. But the highlights were tours of Stonehenge and a nearly 1,700 year old Roman bath house.


Trip time: 4 days: 1 PTO day + 1 vacation day (MLK) + 2 weekend days – 10 hours each direction.


Major attractions visited:

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben & Parliament Square
  • Household Cavalry – Changing of the Queen’s life guard
  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery, London with Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo special exhibit
  • The British Museum – home of the Rosetta Stone.
  • London Tower
  • Tower Bridge
  • London Bridge (It’s just a bridge, and not currently falling down)
  • All Hallows Church (The oldest church in London, est. 675)
  • Hampton Court Palace, home of King Henry VIII
  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Baths at Bath



Cost per person: Total $815
Air travel: $529
Local Transport (Train, Subway): $76
Bus Tour (Stonehenge, Hampton ct palace, Bath) $140
Room (Airbnb Private room) $70


Other Costs
Food $0-$50 per meal
Parking at home airport $42 total (LAX lot c)




A self-guided walking tour through the heart of London, from Victoria Station to Parliament Square. Read more
This is part 2/3 of our walking tour of London, heading from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square. Read more
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We decided to pop in to the National Gallery while we were in Trafalgar Square. Read more
The British Museum: "It's just a bunch of stuff that's been nicked from other countries." Read more
The London Wall, The London Tower, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and All Hallows By The Tower Read more
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Most everything about the former home of King Henry VIII was creepy, unwelcoming, and a little bit off. Read more
Walk centuries old stone streets, enjoy beautiful 18th century golden limestone architecture, and explore a 2000-year-old Roman bath house. Read more
I was probably pretty annoying the entire day because of my barely contained excitement. Read more