4 days in London worth the jetlag?

Old Jan 26th, 2001, 07:56 AM
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RJ: Yes, I mean the town of Wells. The Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Vicar's Close all look amazing. I haven't been able to find much information on it in books. I saw some amazing pix on the web (can't remember where now). You don't hear much about Wells which, from the pictures, is a real oversight I think. All that statuary on the Cathedral front is unreal.

Is there train service to Wells? Is it called Tunbridge Wells? I would have to take a train or coach (no way am I coordinated enough to drive on the left).

I could spend four days in Westminster Abbey I think. I could go back to Winchester and happily spend four days there. I'd give my eye-teeth to see Wells. Ahh, what an embarassment of riches the English possess.
Old Jan 27th, 2001, 06:00 AM
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Erica: One more vote for "GO!". I have done 3 days many times. I always have less jet lag on short trips than on my longer ones. I think my body's inner clock takes a little longer than 3 days to set itself to another time zone. Several times I have gotten home at 7 PM and easily gone to work the next day.
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This is quite an old thread but I am having a bit of the same quandary. For personal reasons (childcare, work), I really cannot be away for more than four full days. I have found inexpensive flights to London leaving Saturday night from Boston and returning into Boston around 5pm Wednesday (leave London at 4pm). This really only gives us Sunday (a bit foggy), all day Monday, Tuesday and until about 1pm on Wednesday. I am tempted to do it.

Just wondering if others have done such a short trip and were okay with the jet lag. We usually travel with kids so this seems like a breeze to us and a luxury to be able to take an ambien and sleep on the plane. Any experiences and/or hints would be helpful. I

haven't found a hotel but am keen to find one centrally located so we don't waste too much time on transport. Any other tips (making restaurant reservations)?

The cost v. time there and whether it is "worth it" to us is a question I will of course consider as well.
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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 08:15 AM
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We've actually done this from Boston and were totally fine on the trip over.

On return, I had to go to Denver for work the next day and was destroyed by the 8 hour time zone difference.

I made it through the conference and related meetings, but I was awake at about 3 AM every day. It didn't get better for a long time after I returned to Boston (3 more time zones).

You may vary. I count on one day to recover for each time zone, so that was 11 days on the return journey.

England was worth it; Denver? Not so much.
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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 05:50 PM
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Any time in London is worth it for me.
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>>This is quite an old thread . . .
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