London. Just a brief report, mr. Aldhissla might add something later.
London is freaking awesome. Beautiful city. Loved every inch of it. Well, except for their serious lack of trash-cans. You can hardly find any, I was surprised. Another thing about London is that it's great to avoid the main streets. They're packed with people, but if you just turn to one of the back alleys, all of a sudden peace and quiet and gardens and beauty.
So, what did we end up seing?
Being good tourists, both first time in this city, some main tourist attractions: The Buckingham Palace (the queen was at home), Houses of parliament with Big Ben (and a bunch of people protesting in front of it - camping in tents - about this and other war Britain's involved with), The Tower of London (ravens, yay - one of them was grumpy when I started quoting Edgar Allan Poe to him), The Tower Bridge (which is way more colorful than in pictures), The London Dungeon (shall not comment), Madame Tussaund's (I suspect the puppets of Justin Bieber and that Twilight guy need to be changed quite often, the girls are all over them all the time), Millennium Bridge (AAAAAAAAAAA, THE DEATH EATERS, RUUUUUUUN!).
Also seen: The Royal Court of Justice (I'd study law just to be able to work in those buildings); a shitload of famous statues (with Monty Python and other comic references), Trafalgar Square (which remains my favorite, and an awesome street performer was there, getting himself through a tennis racket), Hammersmith Apollo venue (for my soul - most of my fav comedians have performed there, including Eddie Izzard's Glorious), China Town, Downing Street (heavily protected), Soho, Hyde Park (in Speaker's Corner, there were two women lecturing about Jesus; nothing spectacular), Leicester Square was closed, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The Mall Avenue, Oxford Street (way too many people, I can live without shopping if I can avoid THAT crowd), The Emirates Stadium (of Arsenal football club, because we were living in the neighborhood).
A bunch of churches/cathedrals: The Temple Church (a round medieval church of the Templars, one of very few buildings that survived the 17th century fire); The Westminster Abbey (freaking awesome, with tombs of Queens Elisabeth I. and Bloody Mary and their kin); St. Paul's Cathedral (my fav actually, huge, beautiful, and you can climb on its dome and see a spectacular view all over London; with tombs of Nelson (not Mandela
) and Wellington).
Then some museums - British Museum with great collections on prehistory, old Assyria, ancient Egypt, even some Native Americans etc. They have loads of collections, I think everyone can find something for their interest (unless you hate museums in general); Museum of Natural History - I wanted to see dinosaurs, the big kid I am. I've never been anywhere where I could have seen them.
We found the occult bookstore owned by a Crowley scholar (she had a lecture in Slovenia once, awesome old lady), and even better a vintage magazine shop with vintage comics, posters, artifacts etc. Other than that, not much shopping.
Metal-wise, we just visited this sweet rock pub in Soho, called Crobar. They didn't have any tap-beer, Aldhissla noticed. We also visited Hard Rock Cafe, but that was of course packed with tourists and expensive.
What I wanted to see but couldn't: Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross/St. Pancras. We got to the station, but you can't enter any platforms without holding a train ticket. For my next London, I will pay for one ticket just to get there as well
Some paintings in Tate gallery, but they were landed to Madrid so I will go there at the next occasion, when they get them back.
That's pretty much it. You have to admit it's quite a lot for 4 days