Lives in Comet, Qld
Since Apr 2008
50-64 year old female
We are a couple whose kids have left home. We enjoy a variety of travel experiences from fully catered to do-it-ourselves; from organised to impromptu. It just depends on where we're going and what we're doing. Mr Goanna loves to fish. Mrs Goanna will catch the best of the day if she goes but would just as soon read a book or fly her kite. We love to get to know the locals and their culture and enjoy history and museums. We like to walk around and see what we can find. Every now and then we splurge on something extravagant but will be just as happy with a self contained unit in a beautiful location or a hostel from which to base our day trips. We won't always visit the "popular" destinations. But we'll always make the most of where we are.
Mass Transportation Systems
History Museums, Speciality Museums, Art Museums
Bodies of Water
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Observatories & Planetariums
Flea & Street Markets
Natural History Museums, History Museums
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Bridges, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks,
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Military Museums, History Museums
Gift & Speciality Shops,
Gift & Speciality Shops,
Department Stores, Points of Interest & Landmarks,
Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
These 2 hour guided walks always start and finish near a tube station. A great way to find out about a snippet of history and some hidden gems. You'll find places you'd like to go back to. Good value, interesting and entertaining.
You've seen the Tube Map and thought you'd never understand it, right? Change lines when you need to. Don't be afraid. Just follow the maps at each station. This is the most efficient public transport system I've come across.
This is my favourite of London's museums. Stay a short time to see one corner of it, or a long time to explore more. Go back any time. It's free.
One of London's best free museums. Plenty to interest the history buff. I love the Elgin Marbles. See a little or see a lot.
On it, above it, beside it. So many ways to enjoy it.
Make sure you find time for this one (pun intended).
This is the biggest maritime museum in the world and is full of great displays and stories of maritime history.
This is an especially good museum for families. Kids will enjoy the interactive displays. And, of course, it's free.
One word: Food. Taste and buy all sorts of delicious food.
Another excellent free museum to explore at your leisure. The building is a treasure in its own right and the displays only make it better.
This needs no description. Surely it's on everyone's "must do" list.
One of the many beautiful parks in London which you can enjoy at leisure.
A place to meet friends or sit and people-watch. There always seems to be something happening.
Enjoy views of this iconic London landmark from the river bank, from London Bridge or from a boat on a Thames River cruise.
From the South Bank, enjoy one of the best views of St Paul's Cathedral before taking a stroll across the bridge.
This vibrant intersection is a great spot for shopping or just people watching.
Enjoy a meal, take in a show, shop at the markets or watch the buskers.
After you've taken in the atmosphere in Trafalgar Square, pay a quick visit to this free gallery or stay longer to learn about some of the greatest works of art in the world.
Budget accommodation in studio apartments when students aren't in residence. With Drury Lane as your base you can walk to Covent Garden, the local pub on the corner and much more. And for travelling further afield you are close to 2 Tube stations.
Enjoy the village, have lunch at a pub, browse the markets before heading to one or more of the attractions nearby, or just enjoy the beautiful park on a fine day.
Follow the story of London through the ages as the galleries bring the city's history to life.
I prefer the Changing of the Horse Guard to the more well known Changing of the Guard. It feels far more intimate while still having the regal, ceremonial feel.
Permanent and changing displays present aspects of modern warfare that are variously moving, fascinating and, at times, amusing. And, of course, it's free.
Budget accommodation with a variety of options. Bankside is right behind the Tate Modern and an ideal base to explore the best the South Bank has to offer before heading to landmarks further afield.
Held every night at the Tower of London, this is the longest running "show" in the city. Experience the ritual of locking the gates for the evening. But don't worry, they'll let you out afterwards.
Everyone smiles throughout the store. You don't need to buy anything, just enjoy looking.
Browse the store and sample some of the food for sale. And just maybe buy yourself a tasty treat.
Browse the store, taste test some of the food, marvel at the prices.
Sit in the Public Gallery and watch the proceedings in one of the court cases.
It won't cost you a cent to find out about the history of money and banking in London.
Use your Travelcard or Oyster Card to take a ride on the driverless train and enjoy some of the activities in the Docklands area.
There's a fee to visit the main part of the Abbey, but there's a free organ recital every Sunday. You can enjoy a little of what the Abbey has to offer and enjoy the music at the same time.
One of the loveliest parks I've seen anywhere. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the park and up Primrose Hill for the views.
Take the train to Richmond and enjoy a stroll along the river, lunch or dinner at a pub and visit beautiful Richmond Park.