United Kingdom
Covent Garden

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  • Day15

    Friday in London

    September 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Must quickly report Friday before we go off to breakfast - now Saturday morning. It was a great day....we first had a walk around - along Piccadilly, Burlington Arcade, had a pot of tea in Fortnum’s, and ended up in Leicester square to see Downton Abbey the movie. So good!! A feel good movie that anyone who enjoyed the series would love. A continuation of events in the lives of all the people, and gorgeous visually of course. So that was lots of fun, and relaxing, and at 6 o’clock we met Omnia, who is now back in the UK, and going to spend the weekend with us here before we go back to Liverpool with her on Monday.

    So we found an amazing Basque restaurant right near the Novello theatre where we went to Mamma Mia. We had been going to have Italian yet again, but Amr spotted this place and it was absolutely fabulous!! Really special, and not madly expensive, but divine food, and really artistically presented. The only photos of this day will be food!! After that great meal we went round the corner to Mamma Mia....such fun. Full theatre of ABBA fans, and great show, energetic and happy...so altogether a feel good, happy day. Must get ready to go to breakfast!
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  • Day6

    Lunch Time Talk

    March 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 11 °C

    In Kleingruppen ging das Programm dann weiter. Nach einer kurzen Fahrt mit der Tube sind wir nach Covent Garden gekommen und haben uns da zu einer Gruppe Berufstätiger gesellt, die sich heute in einem Pub getroffen haben um einer eine gute halbe Stunde langen Predigt zuzuhören. Dabei gab es Onion Rings und Sandwiches. Danach haben wir uns sehr nett mir zwei der Teilnehmer unterhalten.
    Die Briten sind schon ein tolles Volk.
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  • Day6

    Mathilda

    March 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Es ist mir tatsächlich relativ egal, dass ihr euch nicht unglaublich über die Anzahl der Footprints freut. Aber der Tag war nach dem Kaukau noch nicht vorbei.
    Mit der letzten Abspaltung der Kleingruppe bin ich nämlich ins Cambridge Theatre gegangen und habe das Musical Mathilda geguckt. Dabei hab ich ein bisschen geweint aber vor allem sehr laut gelacht.
    Die Musik war genial - mit viel Ohrwurm Potential. Die Kinder bombastisch und alles zusammen war es ein wunderbarer Abend. Die Geschichte war niedlich, Schulkinder gewinnen gegen die böse Lehrerin und helfen dabei auch der lieben Lehrerin.
    Jetzt fallen mir langsam die Äuglein zu, also werde ich mal schnell schlafen!
    Euch auch noch eine gute Nacht! Bis morgen! Hab euch lieb!
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  • Day2

    Our London Digs

    September 5, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We have settled into our London apartment “Tutti Fruitti”which is ideally situated. It is quite compact - but spacious enough for the two of us. Our host Lou met us at the apartment early which allowed us to unpack and shower before we headed out for the day. We spent the day out and about and clocked up over 23,000 steps.Read more

  • Day4

    Wandering Around London

    September 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    I have included some snaps of our day as we wandered around London today. In addition to the Galleries and Theatre, we passed a few interesting sites. We walked through Covent Garden and Jubilee markets, we visited Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. For dinner we just grabbed a nice bottle of Tempranillo, and bought fish and chips from a place up the road, and had a quiet night in.Read more

  • Day3

    A Morning at the Museum

    September 6, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    This morning we decided to spend a couple of hours at the British Museum and check out some of the exhibitions we didn’t get to last time. It was about a 10 minute walk from our apartment, which was very convenient. We arrived just before opening, and so purchased a map and waited to head to the upper floors.

    We mainly spent the morning wandering around the Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, Middle East and Medieval Europe Exhibitions. We saw many artefacts associated with death, burial and the afterlife of the Egyptians. The Ancient Greece and Rome area was full of carvings and statues and jewellery. In the Middle East section there were artefacts from the Islamic world including beautifully hand scripted copies of the Koran, amazing tiles and mosaics, and other crafted metal ware and glass ware.

    The final area we wandered through was the Europe exhibitions with artefacts from Medieval Europe through to Europe in the 1800 to 1900’s.

    It was a very enjoyable way to spend our morning.
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  • Day4

    British Museum, National Galleries plus

    April 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    It was a jam-packed and fun- filled day. Did you know that London still has telephone booths? I like that. I got to the famous British Museum and took their highlights (audio) tour. The Rosetta Stone is located just inside. I honestly didn’t understand what the big deal was about the stone. I didn’t realized it had the same text in a language that was already known/understood as the hieroglyphics written above it. Aha!

    As I walked around the ruins and artifacts, I annoyingly saw them as, “hey, look what the British Empire stole from around the globe”. Chunks of the Parthenon, Egyptian mummies (which creep me out - they are dead people who thought that they would not be dug up and on display), Chinese pottery (how on earth did these delicate items survive?), Buddhist statutes, a feast of history, culture and symbology. After two hours of wandering around, I was full up.

    I walked to Covent Gardens. Mr. Sunny has been working overtime here so the market was bustling with tons of people. It was fun. It is nice to be here on a holiday weekend. It brings out the crowds but it’s fun to see everyone out enjoying their city.

    Next stop was the National Portrait Gallery. The last 70 years of portraits present such a hodgepodge of people who have influenced British society, politics and culture. Elton John, Twiggy, Nelson Mandela as a middle-aged man, Winston Churchill destroyed his official portrait so they only had a study, Margaret Thatcher, and of course, Queen Elizabeth with one of her corgis were all there. The rest of the halls were all white men. And since I’m not well schooled in many British dignitaries, I skipped them.

    I passed by the Royal Opera House and flirted with getting a ticket but I just couldn’t do it - I’m just a bit too jet lagged. Trafalgar Square was my next stop. A giant stone square with fountains and lots of statues. I went in to the National Gallery right on the square. Their highlights audio tour included 80 paintings - mercifully a good 20 of them were not on display. I dutifully went to all of them and started with the exquisite art pieces from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. I find that I love the learning as much as the looking. I was chased out at 5:30pm.

    A cozy French restaurant drew me in for a three course meal and a glass of Cote du Rhône. The creme caramel was a creamy, sweet end to my day.

    I’m tired.
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  • Day6

    Victoria and Albert Museuem

    September 9, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Made our way to South Kensington to visit this magnificent museum. There is so much to see in this museum - something for everyone. There is an exhibition on Mary Quant and how she revolutionised fashion by appealing to young women, introducing “street style” and worked towards mass production of fashion to create a new look that was accessible to the masses.

    Mary challenged conventions - she popularised tights, the mini skirt and trousers. The exhibition explores the evolution of her style from 1955 to 1975. She had a great approach to marketing her products and created a global lifestyle brand.

    We also saw a number of lovely sculptures by Rodin and visited the Middle Eastern art, Medieval and Renaissance exhibits and Buddhism and Japanese art. We briefly ventured out into the lovely John Madejski Garden but light rain forced us to retreat indoors. This museum was recommended to us by many and now I know why as it has a wonderful eclectic collection.
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  • Day1

    London

    June 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Early in the morning my journey started at the Zurich airport together with Penelope. Unfortunately our flight couldn‘t take of like planned. With 3 hours of delay we arrived in London. In the early afternoon we went to Tower Bridge, Hyde park and Kensington Palace. Together with Salome and Ronja we visited the London-eye. In the evening we enjoyed the street-food festival.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Covent Garden, Kovent-Qarden, Barrio de Covent Garden, کاونت گاردن, קובנט גרדן, कॉवंट गार्डन, コヴェント・ガーデン, კოვენტ-გარდენი, 코번트 가든, Ковент-Гарден, کوونٹ گارڈن, 科文特花园

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