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City of London

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  • Day6

    London Skygarden

    March 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    This was a hidden gem that I only read about a couple of weeks before I left for this trip. Free entry but you reserved a time slot in advance. An impressive building with amazing views from the greenhouse like gardens up the top. Several cafes to choose from with lots of seating near the views. I had a nice flat white and on the coffee price index it was a medium ($5NZD so cheaper than Dubai's $7).Read more

  • Day2

    London

    August 28, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Today we headed out to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. I have seen this spectacle a few times now, but this was the first time I saw the full blown ceremony. We started with a stroll through St James Park and like obedient tourists, got there an hour early (although that was more accidental than planned). You can imagine Craig's delight at waiting for an entire hour, in the sun!

    The Band of the Irish Guards accompanied the parade today, so there was lots of pomp and pageantry (or standing around and being yelled out by the head Guard if you ask the kids).

    We left a little before the main crowd and was rewarded by a very short queue of less than 5 minutes at Westminster Abbey, and a good chunk of that was waiting for the ticket man's machine to connect to the payment network to take our money. I can never get tired of coming to this place. It is quite simply an awesome spectacle. This time around, audio guides were issued as part of the ticket and Finn and Kate listened with great interest to all the commentary as we moved throughout the Abbey.

    The rest of the day consisted of walking various Monopoly landmarks along Pall Mall past Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and onto Euston Station to catch a train out to the Harry Potter Studios.

    The journey home was an interesting one. We got off the train to change lines at Shepherd's Bush and was confronted by thousands of people making their way to the same Tube station. When the authorities tried to close the station because it was too crowded there was a surge of people into the station trying to keep the gates from closing. Given it then looked like a riot was about to start, we decided to catch the bus instead, but the sheer volume of people made that an impossibility so walking 30+ minutes home was the next option. Picture four tuna trying to swim in the opposite direction to several thousand tuna. It was hard work. Katie was at the right level to take a few elbows to the head, so even though quite "intense" (code for freaked out a little), it was still a spectacle.
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  • Day3

    London (M&M World)

    August 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The kids discovered M&M World in Leicester Square which I kid you not was 4 levels of prime real estate dedicated to selling a mountain of M&Ms. We escaped financially unscathed, which is code for "we were mean parents and refused to buy very expensive M&Ms".

    Craig's comment: I can't believe we have flown half way around the world and this is where we end up.

  • Day7

    St Magnus the Martyr Church

    April 27 in the United Kingdom

    St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge, is a Church of England church and parish within the City of London. The church, is located in Lower Thames Street near The Monument to the Great Fire of London.

    Being so close to Pudding Lane, it is no surprise that the church was one of the first to be destroyed during the Great Fire Of London in 1666. Thomas Farriner’s bakery was less than 300 yards from the church so it didn’t take long to reach St Magnus. Farriner was a former churchwarden of St Magnus and was later buried in the church aisle in December 1670 – likely within a temporary structure for church services while it was being rebuilt. As with most churches in the City, architect Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723)  was tasked with rebuilding St Magnus The Martyr. Read more

  • Day1

    Europe 2017: London, in a day...

    April 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    It starts now: long service leave after 25 years of full time ministry for me [Gordon], and ten years of Helen teaching at Ruyton.
    Part one of the holiday is seven weeks in Europe.
    The adventures begin here: a day buzzing about in London. Well what else do you take on when you are jet plane sleep deprived and got a day to burn? In fact we sat on the tourist bus for a whole lap of the city. Easy and low tech. Tube is easy enough too. Tomorrow: Tuscany via an early Ryanair flight. More fun.Read more

  • Day13

    Athens International Airport

    May 22, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    The Golden Fleece tour has come to an end, it is time to make my way to London and that makes me very sad. I didn't just make friends for life but I found a family I didn't know I had. I just keep telling myself it is 'see you soon' not 'goodbye'. I'm looking forward to meeting my new Ultimate European Contiki family tomorrow night. Let's just hope they are half as good as my Golden Fleece family!

  • Day6

    Sky Garden

    January 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The Sky Garden ( https://skygarden.london/ ) is on the 35th level of a building in London so it overlooks the city. Its open to the public (with reservations) and you can see most of the city when its not fogged in (like today) It would make for awesome photos on a clear day like earlier this week or awesome sunset views over the city of London. Definitely must see if you are here and the weather is nice.Read more

  • Day13

    Scrub a Dub in Bath, England

    December 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    What a lovely town! Even though the traffic is awful, the architecture and history are wonderful. We happened upon a Christmas Market at the center near the Roman bathhouse, with street vendors and performers. The Bath Church Abbey was a classic Gothic structure...a great day!

  • Day9

    Round and Round

    December 6, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    So apparently London found out we were coming and they were not quite prepared....We had to circle the "block" a bit to give them time to get ready....see our real time flight path :) Laugh heartily as I did.

  • Day19

    Soccer - Day 5

    December 16, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    I went to the Arsenal and Chelsea football stadiums today. These soccer teams play in the highest league in England, why some of the best players in the world. In the past couple of years, I have come to really enjoy watching this game - even Bella joins in watching with us every weekend. The players are true athletes and it takes true skill to play soccer well.

    It was so cool to be standing in the locker rooms and players tunnels that great players have stood.

    This set of pictures will be from the Stamford Bridge stadium at Chelsea.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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