I am in London, accompanying my husband who is on a business trip. This is my fourth visit to London, but I haven't been here since 2007, so I'm looking for some ideas of things to do during the day while he is working, between now and Friday. I will probably go to see the Van Gogh sunflowers paintings as well as some other exhibits at museums. I am going to try to get tickets for the Queens Galleries, but I know it might be too late to arrange that.
I love gardens, and while I know it is early in the year, I was wondering if any gardens are open that would be pretty regardless of what is in bloom.
I'm also an antiques lover and wondered if anyone has insight about where to shop. I'm not looking for anything large like case furniture, but would be more interested in small paintings and other decorative items.
When I was here in 2006, I happened upon a Cath Kidston warehouse sale that was only on once a year. I'd be interested to know of any uniquely English offerings that might be for sale at outlet stores as well as in regular retail stores.
We plan to visit a restaurant we found while here in 2006 called Le Boudin Blanc which we thoroughly enjoyed. Would love to know of other restaurants that the typical tourist might not find.