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Sunday, December 1, 2013

London Adventures

Friday, Saturday and Sunday's Adventures included:

Friday started with a ride on The Original Tours - hop on hop off tour however, I left my camera behind so I don't have any pictures of the ride around town.

After dinner we headed to the London Eye at Night:

Saturday we got up early and headed to the Portobello Road Market:

Then we headed down to the Thames for our river cruise

 And then to Piccadilly Circus

Trafalgar Square

and the Sherlock Holmes Pub for a Cider :)

Sunday was spent at the Tower of London:

After 3 days I have learned the following about London.
1 - Tube is an awesome for getting around but it can get really crowded.
2 - There is good food in London.
3 - The weather changes rapidly throughout the day, take your coat, don't be fooled by the midday warmth.
4 - There are a lot of People in London, even in December - I can't imagine what it is like in the summer.

London Day 1

So believe it or not I finally made it to London England.  My daughter has been in England since September for school and we are here to visit and celebrate her 21st birthday.

We left Atlanta on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and I had lovely dreams of a half filled flight - NOT, we were squished into the economy section of a full British Airways flight.  The flight was uneventful except for a bit of turbulence, (I might have slept an hour on the plane).

We landed on time and proceeded through Customs, baggage claim and to the Express Train to London. Then we were off to Paddington Station and on to the Circle line and our flat just across from the Tower of London.

Trinity Park just outside the tube Station
 Our building is the tannish/yellow building on the right of the monument.

Once we were settled (it was about 1pm) so we headed out to survey the area and find some food.  I will say everyone was incredibly helpful and we had Sandwiches at Remy's and he very kindly told us where to find the local Tesco Express to pick up a few staples for the room.

Then we decided to relax a bit as we waited for my daughter to arrive from school.  We had a light dinner and a bit of a walk around the Tower Hill area and decided to turn in so we could get an early start the next day.