I was in England for a week and got back on 12/17. Been meaning to post a report here.
I stayed at a hotel near Russell Square the first four days. The first night I ate at an Indian restaurant called Hasan Raja on Southampton Row. I highly recommend the place.
I also had purchased tickets to A Christmas Carol, starring Patrick Stewart. It was a fantastic performance. I took a train from London up to Manchester and attended the Man Utd. vs. Wigan match. Man Utd. won 4-0. The train ride gave me a great opportunity to see some of the English contryside. Lots of sheep and cows.
When I got back I stayed at the Sherlock Holmes Hotel on Baker Street. It's an upscale hotel in a nice area. Being on a main street meant the traffic noise was rather loud but nothing I couldn't handle.
I spent most of my time in London at Covent Garden in the Jubilee Market. I managed to find a toby mug there for my mom.
All in all a good time with clear, but cool weather.