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Out Of Office: A Travel Podcast

May 23, 2023

On this week’s episode, the boys right a major wrong: in over 150 episodes, they’ve never done an episode on London for first-timers! England’s capital city can be overwhelming—world-class museums on every corner, historically significant architecture left and right, churches and zoos and gardens and parks and theater and libraries! What is a tourist with limited time to do?? This episode tells you.

Things we talk about in this week’s episode:

Obscure Musuems of London Episode

River Thames 

Handy Guide to Neighborhoods of London 

Planning your public transportation 

Taxis and “The Knowledge” (NYer article was behind a paywall so here is a NYT) 

Westminster Abbey 

Saint Paul’s 

Houses of Parliament 

Tower of London 

Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard 

Hampton Court Palace 

Shakespeare’s Globe

West End 

British Museum 

Tate Modern

Tate Britain 


Victoria and Albert


V&A David story 


Natural History Museum 


Churchill War Rooms 


British Library 


John Soane Museum 


Trafalgar Square 


Piccadilly Circus 


Hyde Park 


Kew Gardens 

We love Rick Steves’s London guide for first-timers and, for those who are looking to get way off the beaten path, Jonglez Publishing’s “Secret London.”