London Trip 2011

Posted on August 3, 2011


We have just returned from a Weekend in London. The first time the boy child has visited the capital.

After arriving at the beautiful St Pancras we went South of the river to get on the Duck Bus.

The Duck Bus is an amphibious vehicle used for the D Day landings in WWII. It took us on a tour of London then plunged us into the Thames, just next to the MI6 Headquarters, and took us on a sightseeing cruise down the river.

That left us to ponder The nearby London Eye. George pondered how it looked very big and that he wasn’t sure about going on it…at all.

We’re glad we convinced him, because he loved it. The views on such a clear day are unbeatable.

Whilst over on the South Bank we stumbled across the Vintage Village which was a real highlight that we hadn’t bargained on. We got to see street performers doing very strange things, but best of all were the food stalls. We made the most of them eating hot churros, perogi, flower power lollies and pulled pork.

We refuelled at Busaba Eathai for dinner and wandered back to our hotel exhausted.

Sunday started with a glorious walk across Hyde Park, past the Albert Memorial and Hall for a day of Museums, both Natural History and Science.

After lunch we ran out of the ability to ‘look at stuff’ so we walked to Harrods and Harvey Nichols. The former to allow George to spend his savings and the latter so I could have a big cocktail on the 5th floor terrace.

The evening was spent watching the last Harry Potter movie at the cinema in Leicester Square where, on tv, we had seen all the stars attending the première only a few weeks ago.

By Monday the late nights, walking and heat were getting to us so we mooched around Covent Garden watching street performers, browsing around the shops, markets and the huge Apple store. We then ate mussels and drank beer in the glorious cool basement of Belgo Central.

Then we went home.

The end.

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