Monday, March 3, 2014

Double Weddings Holiday: LHR Layover


Despite a ten hour layover, we decided against heading to London proper since there was nothing in London itself that interested us. Instead we opted to visit Windsor Castle which was an easy 45 minute public bus ride directly from Heathrow Terminal 5. Instead of the usual cloudy and gloomy weather, the sun was out and it was not too cold. What a perfect day!

On arrival at Windsor, we managed to catch up and sneak into a complimentary tour group that just started. The guide was really good and he shared personal stories of how his family has been working for the royal family for generations and how he was lucky enough to be allowed to get married in the church.

By the time we finished the tour and did some of our own sight seeing, it was already two in the afternoon. We quickly browsed through the nearby shops in Windsor itself before settling at one of the many pubs for a classic English fish & chips which was just okay.

We headed back to the Heathrow with plenty of time to spare worrying that security lines would be long due to the extra holiday traffic. I thoroughly enjoyed our short visit to Windsor and did wish we had more time to explore Windsor itself. There were plenty of shops and interesting restaurants and pubs. We will definitely continue to opt for Windsor instead making  the trek down to London if such layover pops up again in the future.

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