Day 2 and 3 London

Our first day in London we walked about 6 miles. In the rain, of course!

Brian in-between rain showers.

The sun peeked through a couple times but it has been mostly gray.  The city reminds me a little of Washington D.C.  The architecture style is similar with not too many high rises.

We walked past Buckingham Palace and took lots of photos.  Hope to see it again later today on a bus tour.

Buckingham Palace

The most exciting part of the day yesterday was finding a Mini dealership.  🙂 It was right on the street just like a clothing shop.

Minis in London. Who would have thought?

More later after the tour…

From the top of a double decker bus.

And here is the tour bus.  We did drive past Buckingham Palace again but didn’t stop there a second time.  We did stop and see Trafalgar Square,

Trafalgar Square fountain.

Bagpipes in Trafalgar Square. Gave me goosebumps.

Big Ben,

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

And Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey. 

 

Stained glass inside the Westminster Abbey Cloister.

Gilbert Crispen Abbot 1085-1117 buried in the Cloisture.

Tips for eating out in London:  DO expect to seat yourself most places.  If you ask for water with your meal expect it to be tap water with no ice.  If you order salad with your meal – expect to get it WITH your meal and not before.  DO expect to have to ask for your bill after the meal.  We are learning…

Fish and Chips and Beer. I don't have to be weighed in at Weight Watchers for two weeks.

After Fish and Chips we decided to try and figure out how to catch a bus to Abbey Road.  It turns out we were only about 2 1/2 miles away.  AND they were OPEN – we thought.  The gates were wide open and people were coming in and out, so we just walked right up to the door.  We managed to get a few shots before they ran us off.

Inside the front lobby of Abbey Road Studios - through the window. This is the guy that chased us off.

Abbey Road Studios - about 10:30 p.m. Musicians must work all night there. They were bustling with activity.

Now, it’s 1:00 a.m. and time for bed.  Tomorrow we leave London and head for Plymouth.

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6 Responses to Day 2 and 3 London

  1. Barbara Meehan says:

    So glad you’re finally there! I am so jealous. Lisa and I were at some of the same spots in April 2009.

  2. Sounds like you are having a great time! The blog is awesome!

  3. Karen Walker says:

    Sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait until my turn.

    • Thanks for reading, ladies! Karen, London is very hectic. Lots of people but there is so much to do. I think you will love it. One thing I might do differently is not pay for the tour bus. While it was nice to have the commentary, it was expensive and not very effective for getting from point A to point B.

  4. Jim Walker says:

    Interesting photos and itinerary. Hope the weather improves for your travels in the coming days.

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