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Friday, August 1, 2014
On the Road Again
Tennis anyone? Playing in England and stateside
By Marcia Abramson
www.stokepark.com
Stoke Park Country Club and Resort in Buckinghamshire, England is great for tennis and golf.

The drought is over. The British finally have their men’s Wimbledon champion after 77 years, Andy Murray. I have to admit there’s also a soft spot in my house for his opponent, Novak Djokovic but I am thrilled for Murray. Well done and deserved!

One way to enjoy the victory is pay a visit across the pond. London has always been one of my favorite destinations as its rich in history and tradition. I’ve also found it to be an easy city to get around in as there’s no language barrier and there’s plenty of activity for all ages. Besides the hallowed grounds of the All England Club, some of the top sites to see are The London Eye, the National Gallery, The British Museum, one of my old favorites, The Tower of London and of course, London’s theater district, the West End. While there are now many locations worldwide, London is home to the original Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. A visit to London is not complete without a stop at Madame Tussauds.

The London Eye is one of the newest attractions and is a major feature of the city’s skyline. It is the world’s highest observation wheel, with 32 capsules, each weighing approximately 10 tons and holding up to 25 people. Climb aboard for a breathtaking ride and a get a bird’s eye view of more than 55 of London’s landmarks in all of 30 minutes.

To me, you can’t go to London without going to the theater. The theaters were generally smaller and more intimate. Tickets also used to be a little less expensive than

New York and could still be slightly less but like everything else has caught up. However, there is a discount ticket booth in London now so good deals are possible. There are many ticket brokers to help you obtain tickets to the “hot” shows. They can be helpful but can be costly. I generally was able to get tickets for most shows on my own.

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