Day 27 Departure DayAugust 28 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C
And so it comes to an end...
A late flight (10 pm) so we had a day to fill before going to the airport. I mentioned before that we had been to London several times previously so today was just about a bit of shopping at Covent Garden in the morning, lunch at the Tattershall Castle (actually a floating pub on the river Thames) and then a walk up and down Oxford Street (Europe’s biggest and busiest shopping street) visiting some of the larger retail outlets before returning to Earls Court and some time at one of the pubs there.
We went back to the Collingham apartments about 4 pm to pick up our cases and take the car they had ordered for us out to Heathrow. We arrived at Heathrow about 5.45pm so had a bit of time to kill after checking in which we spent looking around terminal 2 and in the Singapore Airlines lounge (very nice) ensuring that we got our money’s worth of their drinks and food.
The flights back to NZ were long but all on time, connections worked fine luggage made it all the way without an issue and we arrived back in Wellington just on noon Friday having left London 10 pm Wednesday.
A great trip, some challenging weather and an additional four countries (Faroe Islands; Iceland; Greenland; Northern Ireland) to add to the list!
Photo attached shows us over the Marlborough Sounds about to arrive back to one of the greatest places we’ve ever been, Wellington!!Read more