For most of my traveling life, I've preferred to try to assimilate into the everyday life of the "locals" as much as possible.
While seeing the attractions of a world-class city, most of which are well-known, extensively written about and well-photographed, is interesting, I've found I have a tolerance for viewing museums, art galleries, cathedrals & etc.that lasts about two hours at most.
And that's about all the time I can give it for one day.
I'm always mightily impressed when I read travelers' trip reports that have them taking in the sights of five or six must-sees a day!
It's quite impressive and I'd really like to be able to do the same but I just can't bring myself to, I'm sorry to say.
Small doses of things have been just fine, we see one or two new things each time we go to London and enjoy them immensely.
But we vastly prefer to just "become English" for two weeks.
"Full-immersion tourism" we call it--with American accents!
We want to experience what it's like to live in London and not just visit it.
Even though of course we're very aware that we are indeed just visiting--until next time that is.
So my question is, what do regular Londoners do on Tuesday evenings, on Saturday morning? Sunday afternoon?
Londoners, where do you shop? go to get groceries? meet friends for lunch?
Surely most Londoners don't spend most of their time at the Tower or touring Windsor Castle?
May we take a peek at everyday life in London and share a little of it with you?