Well, I'm less than a week away from arriving in jolly old England (though I imagine at this wintry time of year it's perhaps not quite-so-jolly weatherwise - thank goodness for Xmas cheer!). My better half, a Kiwi girl, is currently working in London so I'm like a navigationally-challenged bird, and heading north for (your) winter.
I have about 3 days in London before we head to Germany for Xmas, and then Egypt for 15 days over the New Years period. I spent a similar period of time in London last year, and wandered the city seeing a few 'touristy' sights (Tower Bridge, The Globe, St Paul's, Westminster, Kensington, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square etc etc), so I'm looking forward to my second (if all too short) visit.
I understand that the better half has booked us tickets to a show for one night (and she's dropped hints it may be Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, which I mentioned in passing a few weeks ago) - so it looks like I might get something of a British crime fix while on vacation. Of course I'll have to slip a couple of (slim-sized) books into the backpack for airport reading as well.
Any hints/recommendations of things to fill a couple of days with, given I'll have a couple of workday daytimes to fill while the better half finishes up her working year (on the Mon and Tues)? Should I visit some 'fictional crime' hotspots (e.g. Baker St etc), or take a break from crime for the holidays? Are there writers' hangouts I should pop into?
Thoughts and comments welcome.