London, England


Big Ben and a double decker

Big Ben and a double decker

Hello double decker buses and drivers on the wrong side of the road!  We have four, fast-paced days in London to share, filled with a combination of sight seeing and visiting with many dear family friends.  Our little flat in Camden Town is funky – there is wallpaper covered in black velvet flowers – and did we mention little? The girls are learning how to do dishes without a disposal, dishwasher, or drying rack.  The washing machine is tucked under the kitchen cabinets and also serves as a dryer, like an all-in-one gadget. The bathroom has a hand-held shower and a tub, which makes bathing a LOT faster since no one can stand under a steady stream of hot water and daydream.

Horse Guard Parade

Horse Guard Parade

Highlights of our city stay: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abby, The Horse Guard’s Parade ground, Camden Lock and strolling along the canal, Harrods department store, riding on a double decker bus, riding the underground or “tube,” and some wonderful meals out with old friends.  Another favorite spot was Madame Tussauds wax museum. We could have an entire photo gallery dedicated to this because the girls took so many pictures with the wax celebrities, but we’ll spare you that agony.  Here are a few photos from our city stay to give you a feel for how the journey began.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Guard in front of the Palace

Guard in front of the Palace

Hello?

Hello?

Trying on fancy hats at Harrods

Trying on fancy hats at Harrods

Our little neighborhood, Camden Road

Our little neighborhood, Camden Road

Grooving with MJ at Mme. Tussauds

Grooving with MJ at Mme. Tussauds

Reading the line

Reading the line

Strolling around Camden Lock

Strolling around Camden Lock

The four days are gone in a flash, and off to Paddington Station we go to catch a train out to Somerset, where we will spend four more days exploring the countryside with our dearest family friend, Rosi Howes!

Cheerio London!

In Paddington Station, ready to catch the train to Somerset

In Paddington Station, ready to catch the train to Somerset

Categories: EUROPE, London, England

4 comments

  1. I really want to go to the wax museum now. It looks so much fun to see Emma Watson made out of wax. I miss you guys so much.
    -Haven

  2. Oh my goodness! Your ‘post’s exude happiness and fun and information and giggles and great photos! I am so impressed with all you are doing..and what a great experience for the kids. They will have memories to last a lifetime, and so will you!
    Lots of love
    “Santa” Beard

  3. awesome your s lucky. you saw the big ben I wish I could see it. bye

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