This tripped was planned when my friends were at high percentage beer tasting. Within 30 minutes, we all bought tickets. Little did we know we would be going before everyone was in panic about the looming pandemic.
Flight: $420/pp (DTW <> ORD <> LHR)
Day Trip to Edinburgh: $89/pp (LHR<>EDI)
Per Person Total: $1,295
Twas the night before takeoff, and President Trump announced a travel ban to Europe, excluding the UK. So here we are, the morning of, still going. Thanks Brexit!
People were already jumping ship from what the virus could be. We kept going, driving to the airport together with the looming doom and no one having the guts to cancel the trip. We were meeting 2 other friends who were coming at the airport, and they bailed last minute. We grabbed a beer at 7am and said "cheers!" to what we didn't know would turn out to be our anxiety-ridden vacation. Our plane was barely half full.
We get to London late at 11pm, and head to our airbnb and go to bed.
DAY 1: HOP ON / HOP OFF
We wake up in the morning and since the latest travel ban to Europe, the coronavirus is now declared a "national emergency" in the US and Michigan schools are closed for 3 weeks. Meanwhile, in London, everything is normal.
Lunch at The Plough
Hop on, hop off bus tour ($26)
Some fun facts:
Kings Cross Area
Cittie of Yorke Pub
DAY 2: RIVER TOUR / SOHO
Hop on, hop off tour included a river cruise near the Tower of London so we headed there.
River Tour from London Bridge to Parliament
Took tube to Borough Market
Dinner @ Malabar Junction
A bird pooped on Theresa today.
I woke up with a bloody nose.
It's Cailin's turn.
DAY 3: PUB HOPPIN'
DAY 4: DAY TRIP TO EDINBURGH
All the bands holding it together broke lose today.
St. Giles Cathedral
It started to rain and got super cold so we headed back to the airport.
Loved this city and want to come back another time! Would recommend to spend more time here, and Scotland in general. Only an $89 flight from London.
DAY 5: LONDON MUSEUMS
Tate Modern Museum (Free)
Sky Garden (Free)
National Portrait Museum
The Ship Tavern
We've vowed to redo this trip, when a pandemic isn't looming over us.
Thanks for nothing, coronavirus.