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Charing Cross. Whitehall. Westminster Abbey. Parliament Houses. St. James's Park.
a hotel on your arrival, of course, but if you are to remain any length of time, it is both cheaper and more agreeable to take private 'lodgings,' which term includes a parlor and bedroom, with attendance. You order what you please for your meals, and suit yourself in hours, &c. The price of lodgings varies from 18s. to £5 per week. In the May season' they are higher than at other times; but you can be handsomely accommodated for £2 per week, and respectably for £1 to £1 10s. All articles ordered are charged at cost, in your bill. There are but very few boarding houses,' on our system, in London.
You will find good and central lodgings in Norfolk and other streets opening from the Strand to the river; Leicester square; vicinity of Russell square, Lincoln's Inn fields, &c., &c.
The London fashionable season commences in May, when the city is crowded with strangers.
It is scarcely worth while to say to the novice in London, beware of impositions of all sorts.
These, and other matters in their vicinity, may be seen (superficially) in one day. A written order is necessary for admittance to either house of parliament; it can be had on application by letter to a member, They only give one at a time. The sittings are usually from 4 to 12, P. M. Residences of the nobility, &c., in Pica
Notes for the Way: London.
dilly; Cavendish, Grosvenor, Berkeley, Belgrave and St. James' squares-wonder at their plain and smoky exteriors. Gay scene in Hyde Park, on fine P. M. Get a saddle-horse, and go the rounds. Another day's work. The National Gallery is just completed in Charing Cross, and contains several specimens of 'Great Masters,' purchased by parliament for the nation.' Collection scarcely equal to the Louvre ! but yet should not be omitted. Zoological Gardens. Well worth visiting. Omit not to go
through the tunnel and see the giraffes, &c. You must get a ticket from a member. -Third Day—
Freely open to the public, except in August.
Monument. Custom House.
Guildhall, Westminster, Bow st., &c.
Ascend to the outside galleries-but the
A noble edifice-like St. Paul's, somewhat the worse for smoke.
You can go through most of it without ceremony.
Commemorative of the 'great fire.'
Near Billingsgate fish-market, on the banks of the Thames.
Worth a visit, however vulgar Mr. Cooper may deem it.
Go in an omnibus from Fleet St. or in a boat, as you please.
In National Gallery. Exhibition open from May to July.
Gall. of Paintings. Soc. of Water Colors,' of British Artists,' open from May to July.
Adelaide Gallery. Of Practical Science;' containing many curious and interesting articles, with experiments, &c.
Occasional-probably enough to occupy you several days, especially if in May or June.
By steamboat or railway. The park, observatory, hospital. Royal Military Acad. at Woolwich.
To Richmond, &c. Seven miles, by coach. View from Rich-
if the court is there.
Misc. Exhib. and
Excursions to Greenwich and Woolwich
JOURNEY TO SCOTLAND.
(See Scottish Tourist,' Leigh's Road Book, etc.)
Choice of routes.-1st: through by land, to Edinburgh, (400 miles) stopping at
If by land, you pass through Edmonton & Ware See the sign of John Gilpin. CAMBRIDGE.
Journey to Scotland.
Cambridge, York, and Newcastle; 2d: by steamboat, (cheap but horrible,) to Hull, and thence by land, via York, &c.; 3d: by steam ship direct to Edinburgh-—a sail of 42 hours-good vessels-fare £3. Either in going or returning you should at least visit York and its Cathedral.
NEWCASTLE upon Tyne.
The seat of the second great University. Noted for its woolen manufactures. Stop here if you have time, and make an excursion to the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, etc. Lodge here. Hotel: The Black Swan; the coach house.
Noble specimen of Gothic architecture. Great east window; choir, &c., (destroyed by fire in 1829,) recently restored in the original style: immense organ; chanting every P. M. at 4.-Remains of Roman walls, barriers, &c.
[You can proceed from York, by the coast route, via Alnwick Castle, Berwick, Preston Pans, &c.; but if you wish to take Abbotsford, Melrose, in your course,* book yourself for Newcastle, (one day's ride,) passing the picturesque town of
Durham. Observe the Cathedral, Castle, &c. This
is one of the most wealthy bishoprics in the kingdom.
The place of coals. Hotel: The Turf.'
These places can easily be visited in an excursion of one day from Edinburgh, if you choose
the first route.
Castle. Parliament House. Advocates' Library. Tron Church.
University. Canongate. Holyrood Palace and Chapel. Arthur's Seat. Calton Hill. Princes' Street. Botanic Garden. Royal Institute.
Lodge here, and take the coach next morning over the Cheviot hills, via
(See the Abbey) to
'George Inn.' Ascend the Eildon Hills.
Splendid view in approaching
Menzie's, Waterloo Place-good, and moderate charges.
Four or five days at least, should be spent
'Heart of Midlothian,' (The Tolbooth is