Thursday, July 22, 2010

status update for england

Last night I ordered 1-day Yorkshire passes - same deal as the London Pass, but for Yorkshire in the north of England. We'll only be able to take advantage of the York city attractions, but again the big benefit is the convenience of having pre-paid and not having to worry about cash or the budget when we're there. We definitely want to visit the JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG, the York Castle Museum and York Minster. It's going to be a long day!

So ... where are things up to for the English leg of our journey?
  • Airfares into London Heathrow - PAID
  • Train from Heathrow to the city - PAID (Oyster card)
  • Accommodation - deposit PAID, balance to be paid via Paypal before we leave Australia
  • Public transport around London - PAID (Oyster card, can be topped up in London if required)
  • The Original London Tour (hop-on hop-off bus) - PAID
  • London Pass (2 x 6-day passes for city attractions) - PAID
  • Britrail Pass (3 non-consecutive days train travel anywhere in England) - PAID
  • Yorkshire Pass (2 x 1-day passes for York attractions, plus discounted hop-on hop-off bus tour) - PAID
We still need to pay for the London Eye ride (tickets can be pre-ordered, but I need to research this a bit more, and would prefer not to be locked into a particular date). We'll also pay for The Stonehenge Tour (Stonehenge/Old Sarum/Salisbury bus + entry fees) when we're there, plus whatever we decide to do on Day 3 of our day trips. Other than that we'll need to buy food and consumables for the flat, plus we'll need a little spending money as we go (but we're not planning on any massive shopping sprees, so we won't need a fortune).

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