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Benjamin Franklin House

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  • Day2

    Sunday in London

    January 6 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We slept til 10 after turning off the lights at 11:30 last night. Felt good to have a good sleep. The Fitbit says I slept 7 hours without waking.

    Shared a cream cheese and lox bagel at Laurent’s again since that was lunch and made our way to the London Eye. Walked through the last day of the Christmas market and went on the Eye. The ride is 30 minutes long and is located on the bank of the Thames across from ‘Big Ben’, which, sadly, is shrouded with scaffolding. After each load of passengers leave the Eye, employees sweep the car with mirrors, looking for bombs and such. Enjoyed a soft ice cream with a Flake bar which, apparently, is a thing here. Had added a river cruise to the Eye ticket for only 5£ more. Cool and windy on the water as it was already 3:30 when we boarded the boat. Lovely to see things you read about, and did you know that the real ‘London Bridge’ was bought by an American who shipped it to Arizona, thinking it was the Tower Bridge that is obviously still in London. Should have gone to look at it first😆.

    Walked to Trafalgar Square behind the Charring Cross train station. The National Museum was open for another 50 minutes so we were able to visit the free galleries. Amazing art from the 1500s. Canada House is locates on the Square so had to take a photo of a piece of home.

    Stopped at Cafe Concerto to buy dessert for later and filled our yen for fish and chips at Sherlock Holmes’ pub. Good thing we shared the order; would have been too much otherwise. Enjoyed our dessert once we returned to the hotel and settled in for the night.

    Steps: 25,204 on Saturday. Sunday 14,039.
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  • Day13

    London day 13 Sat 5 May 2018

    May 5, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Late breakfast and got away just after 10am. Underground to Piccadilly Circus then visited the National Art Gallery for a few hours. Then looked for a pub for lunch and ended back at the Ship and Shovel down the lane from Northumberland Ave down from Sherlock Holmes Hotel. Back to Acton Town Hotel to change for the City London and West London Hash clubs Spring Fling ferry Cruise. The ferry “Royal” took us upstream to the Putney Pier past the site of an old coal driven power station being stripped out for redevelopment. There was a band which was too loud providing music for dancing and a meal provided. Back at Action Town Hotel around 11.45pm.Read more

  • Day7

    Bus Tour part 3

    May 26, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    Picturessss including a circle n the street where all 4 sides of the buildings where shaped to the circle, and a sushi bar in the train station that went in circles on a turnstile??

  • Day3

    Wir haben noch Zeit bis 19:30 Uhr

    June 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Um ca. 18:30 Uhr wollten wir unsere Karten für das Musical abholen, also hatten wir noch ca. 2 Stunden Zeit. Wir sind einen kleinen Umweg zur Themse gegangen um uns noch Cleopatra's Needle genauer anzusehen. Zur Themse ging es durch diese Gasse mit der wunderschönen Verbindungsbrücke, genau neben einem Bahnhof. Hier sind wir auch auf den Imbiss ‘‘Herman ze German‘‘ gestoßen, den wir bereits von Galileo kennen. Hier gibt es deutsche Würste. Currywurst, Bratwurst und Co.Read more

  • Day3

    Shopping & The Whisky Exchange

    November 24, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    Mer shopping och strosande och sen delade vi upp oss lite och jag och Emelie gick till The Whisky Exchange nära Strand Street. Mycket spännande whisky och kunnig personal. Vi köpte en begränsad utgåva (500 flaskor) av deras Black Friday-whisky. Inte dyr men det blir spännande!
    När vi var där fick vi höra att det var panik och någon eventuellt blivit skjuten vid Oxford Circuit, där vi gått förbi bara 30 minuter tidigare.Read more

  • Day4

    Arrived in Jolly Ol'

    October 7, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Made it! Pretty easy overall - some of us slept, others not so much 😊, I binged out on “the Good Fight” which made time go quickly.
    Great 2 bedroom apt on Trafalgar Square!! Upstairs/downstairs even!!
    Hard to force ourselves up after deep naps but have to to get into this time zone.
    Now off for a bit of exploring and The Coal Hole Pub - R’s fav! and maybe even the oldest wine bar stop @ Gordon’s Wine Bar.
    OHHH THESE PUBS! so much fun with these two!! Voal
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  • Day5

    Afternoon Stollin'

    October 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Pics explain words in last footprint. Southbank over bridge to St Paul's to The Wellington to Nell Gwynn's. Home to freshen up before dinner at Gordon's Wine Bar - oldest in London - seems to be the theme!!

  • Day5

    First evening adventures

    October 8, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Short feet up after a big walk about day and off to Gordon’s Wine bar only to find it pretty hectic (albeit way cool as we were down in deep cellars and could have come up with food and wine from there to terrace). Tried our infamous sweet tapas bar only to find they had closed their kitchen for Sunday eve!

    Finally found a Covent Garden Brasserie called Palm Court which was actually quite lovely! Great meal and home to apartment at 11 for “phone work” LOL!

    Another great sleep for all for sure!!
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  • Day6

    Awhh sweet Abbey!

    October 9, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Up at 8:30!! We’re recovering well! Oatmeal brekky and we’re off to Westminster Abbey - short hop away. Spent a divine 2 1/2 hrs there then caught a Black cab to Portobello Road for lunch (The Duke of Wellington) and poking about - and of course a pic of 280 Portobello Road - check out (next footprint) my hilarious friend who said nothing, popped into my photo and strolled off! Caught the tube back for Britt’s first on the underground. Bevin sez “I never run for trains” prompting hopping the next one leaving Mike, Britt and Rich back on the platform! So funny!!! still laughing! Hopped off and caught the next one, the one they were on. Quick 1/2 pints etc at The Harp near us, a freshening up and off to our first production!! Book of Mormon!Read more

  • Day7

    Shirts day for the "Boys"

    October 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Breakfast out today! At a darling cafe just across the street. Unhappy knee had us grab a black cab instead of the Tube for our shopping destination of Charles Tywhitt - Rich's fav for over 20 years. Nice to introduce Mike to same. Quick grab of a longer sweater for moi - kids off to a craft brewery, us to Courthauld for a gallery tour of some Impressionists, pre and post. Beautiful small gallery in the lovely setting of Somerset House. love the cafe there as well - great soup and artisan bread. Back to apartment for knee resting and nap. Off for a Britt favourite show Matilda!Read more

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