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    • Day 22

      Café am Morgen

      September 25, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      Weil unser Gastgeber dann auch schon arbeiten musste, haben Verena und ich dann sehr gemütlich in einem Café gegenüber von Harrods eine kleine Pause gemacht, wo wir geredet haben und leckere Getränke genossen haben. ☕️☺️
      Die Lage der Londoner Kirchen ist schon echt bestechend! 🫢
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    • Day 22

      Gottesdienst in London-West

      September 25, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

      Nach unserem morgendlichen Teetrinken im Café haben Verena und meine Wege sich getrennt. Ich bin dann zur deutschen Gemeinde in der Christuskirche in den Gottesdienst gegangen. ☺️
      Es wurde ein Kind getauft und viele weitere Kinder haben zu einem sehr lauten und anstrengenden Gottesdienst beigetragen, aber es war mir der Musik und dem Kirchraum auch echt schön. 🎶

      Der Gottesdienst ging ungefähr eine Stunde und war auf jeden Fall Teil eines schönen Tages. ☺️☀️
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    • Day 7

      “All roads lead to . . . Harrods”

      May 3, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

      Today started with visiting 2 famous roads and finished at you-know-where.

      We were out the door just before 8am to catch buses (rather than the Underground) to our first destination - Abbey Road. Loss was VERY keen for this as she is a Beatles fan from way back😉 - so I went along for the ride to humour her.

      We found it without any trouble and I did the obligatory pedestrian crossing at this famous location that featured on the album cover of the same name. We sent a message home to the kids to have a look at the live Webcam that has been installed at the site (which they duly did) and they did in fact see us (and captured some screenshots of us holding up the traffic unnecessarily) to ‘relive’ this moment from 1969. It was all a bit of fun - but it was very bleak this morning so we took a brisk walk then bus ride(s) to our second famous road - Portobello road, Notting Hill.

      I have created a separate footprint for the kids for this one. (Adults, if you have no interest in Paddington bear and his love for Portobello road then don’t bother with that footprint).

      We had a bit of a look around the district, noting the variety of pastel painted houses which are a well known feature of this area.

      It was now time to return to the British museum again as we had ‘unfinished business’.
      A brisk walk to the Tube station (partly in order to stay warm) saw us arriving at the Museum around 10.30am. There was no queue and we quickly picked up where we had left off yesterday. About 2.5 hours of solid work and photography got us to the point in the book where we finally read the words ‘You have now completed your tour of the Museum’. The only disappointment was that 2 rooms that we wished to inspect were closed due to staffing shortages. We tried to convince / coax/ bribe one of the staff members to allow us in - but alas we will have to get someone else to inspect and take the photos in these rooms for us another time.

      We had a 20 minute lunch break in The Great Court area before heading to our next activity - a trip down one of London’s canals in a canal ‘narrowboat’. The boat departed Little Venice at 2.30pm and we were cutting it fine. Another brisk 15 minute walk, followed by an unseemly sprint at the finish to catch the required bus - then another jog after we got off the bus - saw us arriving with minutes to spare at the dock at Little Venice.
      We probably would never normally have thought to book this trip, but it was an inclusion on the London Pass we had been using to gain ‘free’ access to all the things we had done so far (bar the Churchill museum and the London Eye).
      The 45 minute trip up this London canal was surprisingly enjoyable and the expert commentary was very informative. The history and importance of the extensive network of canals through England was relatively unknown to us both.

      Well, there was no delaying it any longer - it was time to man-up and head to Harrods. As we exited Knightsbridge underground I could barely keep up with Loss as she fairly sprinted in the direction the signs were leading her.

      There were 3 areas she was particularly interested in inspecting - the food hall, the children’s toys and clothing section, and the shoe department. All of these filled me with fear and dread.

      We eventually emerged from Harrods’ clutches with the final damage not as bad as I had feared. Some grandchildren’s gifts were purchased, but fortunately I was eventually successful in convincing her that the Louis Vuitton shoes that she had homed in on didn’t look that good on her . . .🤫

      A tube ride back to Russell Square had us walking through the door just after 6pm - our last day of exploring London. It has been really enjoyable and busy and the weather was very kind to us overall.

      Tomorrow we plan to pick up a a rental car to use for touring the rest of the UK during the coming weeks.
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    • Day 3


      December 18, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

      Das Kaufhaus "Harrods" gehört zu den bekanntesten Kaufhäusern der Welt und exclusivsten Warenhäusern Londons. Es wurde 1849 in Knightsbride erbaut und verfügt heute über 330 Abteilungen auf 100.000 qm Verkaufsfläche. Mr. Al-Fayet verkaufte es 2010 für ca. 1,7 Milliarden Euro an eine Qatar Holding. Uns tun jetzt schon die Füße weh, deshalb beschränken wir den Besuch dort auf die Weihnachtsabteilung... yeah 👍😜🦶🦶🤣Read more

    • Day 2

      Mittagessen im Dinner

      September 11, 2022 in England ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      War sehr lecker!

      Lunch beim Dinner? In London geht alles! Das Dinner by Hester Blumenthal war und ist immer noch genial. Nach dem Feuer in dem Mandarin Oriental (2017?) war es eine zeitlang geschlossen.
      Service und Gerichte waren super. Die als Mandarine verkleidete Leberpastete übertrifft immer noch alles.
      Gut, hat zwei Sterne und ist bei der „50 best Restaurants” jetzt auf 65 (wie auch immer das geht …)
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    • Day 2


      November 23, 2023 in England

      Harrods è una vera e propria istituzione nella capitale inglese, con oltre 300 reparti che offrono di tutto, dai prodotti alimentari di lusso ai gioielli, dai profumi ai giocattoli, dagli abiti firmati agli elettrodomestici. Harrods è anche un luogo ricco di storia e fascino, con una splendida architettura vittoriana, una galleria d'arte, un memoriale dedicato a Lady Diana e Dodi Al-Fayed, e persino una sala da tè egiziana. Harrods è aperto tutti i giorni dalle 10 alle 20.
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    • Day 6

      Big5@London - Big Ben, Buckingham Pal...

      July 25, 2023 in England ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Topic of the day : SIGHTSEEING and Underground/ Tube 😉
      The first Big5@London were quite impressive:
      - Big Ben,
      - Buckingham Palace,
      - London Bridge,
      - London Eye,
      - Victoria Memorial
      and then we went Shopping@Harrods& Zara (no clue where my money has gone...) Let's see what comes next. 😀Read more

    • Day 3

      Harrods & stuff on the way.

      July 7, 2023 in England ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Harrods of London visit & a few random pics whilst walking around.

      Also bought a Tube Day Pass and used the rail underground a fair bit.

      Harrods is a London icon and one of Europe’s largest upmarket department stores, covering an area of around 5 acres. You’ll find over 330 retailers selling luxury items of clothing, jewellery and bridalwear, but you’ll also find electronics, packaged gifts, health and beauty items, home appliances, and houseware.

      Harrods resides within a listed 19th-century building, attracting just as many architecture and history buffs as shopping enthusiasts. Besides its retailers, the 7-storey mall houses acclaimed food halls, restaurants, monuments and custom arcade games. It can attract up to 300,000 visitors per day, including famous names and even royals.
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    • Day 9

      Holy Trinity Brompton

      March 10, 2019 in England ⋅ 🌬 9 °C

      An einem Sonntag kann eine Fahrt, die von der Kirche Hannover organisiert ist keinen anderen Programmpunkt haben, als verschiedene Gottesdienste.
      So war das auch bei uns heute. Nach dem Frühstück sind Giulia und ich mit anderen zusammen zu der Holy Trinity Brompton Kirche gelaufen, einmal durch den Hyde Park.
      Der Gottesdienst war ohrenbetäubend laut! Also ohne Spaß! Im Stadion war es schon leider!
      Die Lieder haben jeweils eine Ewigkeit gedauert und richtig gefallen hat mir persönlich der Gottesdienst nicht - den anderen auch nicht - die Gemeindemitglieder wirkten aber alle sehr glücklich, also war auch das ein schöner Gottesdienst.
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    • Day 2

      Café L'ETO

      May 30, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Wir laufen zum ersten entdeckten Café und da es auch noch Platz hat bleiben wir gleich hier.

      Die Kuchen und Törtchen sind gleich im Schaufenster gekühlt zu finden und wir suchen uns auch gleich jeder ein Stück aus, welches wir dann 'shared' essen wollen. Wir bestellen den Kuchen und werden an einen Tisch platziert. Dann ward erstmal lange niemand an unserem Tisch gesehen um evtl. die Bestellung für Kaffee aufzunehmen. Erst als der Kuchen gebracht wird, können wir bestellen.

      Insgesamt ist der Kuchen gut und die Getränke OK... Renate hatte einen Green Matcha Latte, welcher in der Kaffeesektion der Karte zu finden war, aber dem Geschmack nach keinen Kaffee enthielt... meine Hot Chocolate war i.O. Der Service war etwas komisch und auch das Publikum in dem Cafe insgesamt sehr 'strange'.

      Wir genossen unseren Kuchen relativ schnell, da das Cafe von der Temperatur her einem Eisschrank nahe kam und wir schnell wieder nach draußen 'ins Warme' wollten.
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