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Benjamin Franklin House

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  • Day7


    March 8, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Ich habe extra Essen mit drei ‚o‘ geschrieben, weil wir quasi dreimal gegessen haben.
    Das erste war bei unserem Spaziergang die Themse entlang, wo uns ein Kinder Bueno Eis geschenkt wurde, weil die heute in England rausgekommen sind.
    Das zweite war bei Wagamamas ein echt großes Curry.
    Das dritte war kurz danach, auf einem kleinen Food Market, eine italienische Spezialität mit Pistazien.
    Alles drei sehr lecker, aber unter anderem weil ich gerade schon wieder Flapjacks gegessen habe, auch echt sättigend - na ja... das ist schön gesagt für ich platze gleich!
    Aber die Kalorien lohnen sich!
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  • Day2

    Sunday in London

    January 6, 2019 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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  • Day4

    National Gallery

    September 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After the National Portrait Gallery we headed to the National Gallery, located just around the corner, to check out some of their collections - it is a huge building which contains many artworks. We decided to head for the impressionist and post-impressionist area, our favourite periods and styles. There was a wonderful collection of works from artists such as Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, Monet, Manet, Gaugin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and also quite a few from the BritsTurners and Constable. We even came across an Arthur Streeton and a Gustav Klimt.Read more

  • Day2

    London Hop on Hop off Part 1

    May 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück im Hotel mit Blick auf die Themse ging es mit den roten Bussen von Big Bus auf Entdeckungsreise kreuz und quer durch London. Die Guides brachten uns die Stadt mit vielen Fakten, interessanten Anekdoten und Witz näher. Die Tour begann am Westminster Pier (mit Blick auf den größtenteils verhüllten Elisabeth Tower) und führte an allen bekannten und teilweise auch nicht so bekannten Sehenswürdigkeiten vorbei.Read more

  • Day2

    London Hop on Hop off Part 4

    May 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Zu guter Letzt besuchten wir die Tower Bridge inkl. Walk auf Glasboden über der Themse und Besichtigung des ehemaligen Maschinenraums mit beeindruckenden Dampfmaschinen.
    Abendbrot gab es in einem Pub mit "deutscher" Küche, wo wir unseren kulinarischen Horizont erweiterten. Oder hat schon mal jemand von Euch Rote Beete roh gegessen?Read more

  • Day2

    London Hop on Hop off Part 3

    May 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Das Viertel Carnaby (Szeneviertel in den 60ern), Picadilly Circus und den Trafalgar Square erkundeten wir ebenfalls ausgiebig zu Fuß. Auch statteten wir in der Regent Street einem 5stöckigen Kaufhaus für Spielzeug mit echt schrägem Personal (Hamley's) einen Besuch ab.Read more

  • 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

  • Day23

    London, day 1, part 2

    August 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Time for some lunch so we crossed London Bridge for lunch at the Dean Swift pub. Then we jumped on a water taxi to Trafalgar Square (and London Eye). Next it was a visit to the National Gallery, which was pretty awesome.

    Topped off the day with a delicious curry dinner at Memories of India, Kensington.
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