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Afternoon arrival

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Afternoon arrival

We will probably be getting to our hotel at 3:00 pm.m - Crowne Plaza, Kensington after an all night flight. What would be a suggestion for that late afternoon/evening.... Thanks!

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1. Re: Afternoon arrival

Personally, I'd take the tube to the Westminster station and see Parliament from the outside and walk around there, up to St James's Park, and past Buckingham Palace. If the restaurant Inn the Park in St James's Park is open, it might be a nice place to eat.

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I agree with taking a walk. I love the walk around Buckinghan Palace, St James Park and walking along The Mall. To Charing Cross and Trafalger Square. Then walk down Whitehall toward the Thames past 10 Downing Street to Westminister Abbey and Big Ben.

Or do in reverse starting a Westminister.

The main thing for me is to be in the fresh air and move until dinner time. And then keep awake to a decent bedtime.

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We usually arrive at about 2:30PM (14:30), so get to our hotel about the same time, as you. We do a nice walk, then dine early (especially by UK/European standards), and retire early too. That always helps get us on GMT/GDT, especially as my wife often has early board meetings the next morning, so jet-lag is just not allowed.

Travel safely, and enjoy,


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4. Re: Afternoon arrival

We stayed at the same hotel in Nov. when we arrived we had a quick late lunch and then walked around Hyde Park.

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5. Re: Afternoon arrival

"That always helps get us on GMT/GDT ..."

A quick bit of education on time zones for Bill. It's GMT/BST. :-)

GMT - Greenwich Mean Time, a world standard which is (also) the UK's "non daylight savings time".

BST - British Summer Time.

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6. Re: Afternoon arrival

Wondering how you like that hotel?

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7. Re: Afternoon arrival

GMT is also known as Zulu Time (Zero Meridian Time).

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I agree with all the advice to get out and walk and stay up until local "bedtime." Going down to Westminster is a great idea--I think its the Bridge St. exit that gives you the "wow!" view of Big Ben. You might also consider stopping in for Evensong service at Westminster Abbey, which is usually at 5 p.m. on weekdays--you can't wander around or sightsee, but there's always lovely music (and don't worry, you're standing and sitting so often that you can't possibly doze off!).

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I am a born and bred Londoner and can honestly say I have never heard anyone refer to Zulu time, it is certainly not a term in common usage.

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