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    • Day 3

      Day 3 - london to thirsk

      May 26, 2023 in England ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      Stayed last night in the Premier Inn, Heathrow terminal 4. Good nights sleep. Todays mission is to get to Jon's sister Jill's place.!

      Took the underground to Kings Cross Station. There was a queue of people lining up to get their photo taken next to a brick wall. Platform 9 and 3/4, like Harry Potter.

      Went to the british museum. It was great. Wandered around London for a while before catching the train to Thirsk.
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    • Day 4

      Mrs. Nesbit has Afternoon Tea

      August 29, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 59 °F

      Day 3:
      The big ticket item today was to do something I have never done before - go to an afternoon tea. Now, I was a little hesitant about this. I usually think of afternoon tea as something someone of the flowered hat and white gloved gender does. And, for the most part, that is true. But, I was relieved to find out that occasionally men participated in these events with their wives. I wouldn't have to go as Mrs. Nesbit, after all. We went big and booked tea at Fortum and Mason. This is the place the queen would go to and was suitably named the Jubilee Tea Room. There were men there, but mostly women. I expected those little finger snacks would leave me hungry, but no. They left me filled and not hungry for the rest of the day. The smoked trout sandwich and scones were the best items. A strong Irish breakfast tea blend was my choice. Kim got the Queen Anne blend. A mix of the raspberry jam, lemon curd, and clotted cream made the best flavor for the scones. As a guy, I noted that the clotted cream had the look and texture of a fine spackle for patching nail holes in walls. As a dad, I declared that the lemon curd had the consistency of pureed peach baby food - both of which are quite tasty.

      Before going to the tea, we visited a crosswalk on Abbey Road. Yes, that famous album cover of the Beatles by the same name. We trotted across as numerous people took pictures of us. A word of advice. One needs to move quickly. Drivers here don't like to stop for pedestrians. I did, however, learn that it is illegal and generally frowned upon to run people down with a car. That was somewhat comforting, sort of.

      After the tea, Adam and I went to the British Museum, and the girls went back to the AbnB. We would meet them later. There is so much that could be said about the museum. Best in the world. There are so many significant artifacts from around the world. While there are constant requests and demands from some of the countries to have items returned, there is also good reason to keep them at the museum. At least here, anyone from any country can see these treasures free of charge and appreciate the history and culture of the country from which it came. That is significant. Speaking of significance, the Rosetta Stone is, in my opinion, the number 1 artifact in the museum and was wonderful to see.

      Lastly, we undergrounded over to Westminster to see Big Ben and walk along the Thames. On the previous trip, Big Ben was covered with scaffolding. It's all shiny and new looking now.

      Tomorrow, we travel to Edinburgh, Scotland.
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    • Day 3

      Simply the Best

      September 6, 2019 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      This evening we attended our first West End musical. Tina - the Tina Turner Musical which was on at the Aldwych Theatre, located at the corner of the Aldwych Street and Drury Lane. The cast, including the young Anna Mae Bullock, were terrific and Nkeki Obi-Melekwe was sensational as Tina. The production was fast paced, and all the songs from the early days through to her more recent ones were included. We even got a mini concert of 3 songs at the end where we were encouraged to singalong and get up and dance - didn’t need to be asked twice - the whole audience jumped in. Nkeki had such a powerful voice - she was fantastic. A really enjoyable show.Read more

    • Day 3

      British Museum

      November 24, 2023 in England ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

      Il British Museum ospita una collezione incredibile di oltre 8 milioni di oggetti provenienti da tutti i continenti e da tutte le epoche, che raccontano la storia dell'umanità e delle sue civiltà. Potrete ammirare reperti egizi, greci, romani, cinesi, indiani e molto altro, tra cui la famosa Stele di Rosetta, il Partenone di Atene e la Mummia di Katebet. Il museo è aperto tutti i giorni dalle 10:00 alle 17:30 ed è gratuito
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    • Day 9

      Tag 9/10 London

      April 9, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Früh am Morgen kamen wir am Flughafen in London an, mit der ÖV fuhren in das Zentrum der Stadt. Dort schauten wir viele Sehenswürdigkeiten an unteranderem wie Tower Bridge an, das Frühstück liessen wir an diesem Tag aus und gingen dafür etwas besser essen. Am Nachmittag bezogen wir unser Hotel. Wir verbrachten der Rest des Tages im Hotel und gingen am Abend noch ein Restaurant und assen dort.

      Am 10. Tag unserer Reise besuchten wir den Tower of London, davor gingen wir jedoch noch ein paar Sandwiches kaufen. Um 15:00 verliessen wir den Tower of London und wir liefen zurück zu unserem Hotel. Am Abend besuchten wir noch eine ausgezeichnete Pizzeria.

      Hotel: https://tinyurl.com/5n8cthma

      Flug: 162 Fr.
      ÖV: 24 Fr.
      Essen: 96 Fr.
      Tower of London: 74 Fr.

      Total: 356 Fr.
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    • Day 27

      British Museum

      July 6, 2023 in England ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

      This morning we took a trip to the British Museum.

      It would probably be a great place, if it wasn't for all those other pesky tourists who were visiting at the same time. So many people.

      Also not the best place to take little kids who have already been to too many museums on this trip.

      Lots of artefacts to see, but we rushed through fairly quickly.

      We can tick it off the list, but it will not be in our top ten favorite destinations on this trip.
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    • Day 20

      Last hurrah

      February 2 in England ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

      Temple church The 'Grotesques. The grotesque heads above the Round's arcade are most unusual: such gargoyles are normally outside a church and represent the unholy world.the Tea bus. Fun takes you around most of the big tourist sites.Read more

    • Day 8

      The Rocky Horror Show

      May 4, 2023 in England ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Suzie - When in London, one must go to the theatre in the West End and there are always plenty to choose from! We saw a poster at Oxford Circus station yesterday for The Rocky Horror Show playing at the Peacock Theatre (opened 1911) in Holborn. How could we resist??!! Nik scored some last minute £28 tickets and off we went tonight!

      It was absolutely fabulous! Best live performance of Rocky I have ever seen (that was my third time) and we had so much fun!!! We even got to do some AP (audience participation) only as some others were doing it!

      And of course we cheered when Frank sung the lyric of my favourite Rocky song (I'm Going Home) - 'cards for sorrow, cards for pain' to pay homage to Brisbane's very own floor show cast 'Cards4Sorrow' of which Trev is a member, being the cast's long performing Riff Raff 😀😀😀

      And it's also the 50th anniversary of Rocky! Happy birthday dear Rocky!!

      Bravo and Brava everyone!!! 💜💜💜💜💜
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    • Day 8

      Camden Markets

      May 4, 2023 in England ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Nik - Suzie and and I went off on seperate adventures today, as I wanted to visit Camden Markets and she wanted to see Hampton Court Palace. Bit nerve wracking for me as it ment I had to brave the crazyness of London trains on my own for the first time, but with the help of the city mapper app I managed without too much drama.

      Loved the markets. It's a rabbit warren, twisting back and forth on itself, going upstairs and down. So easy to get lost...but I loved it. There was cheap tourist trinkets yes, but also artist stalls, which is what I love. All the handmade one of a kind things. I bought myself two rings. I wanted to buy so much more.
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    • Day 6

      Kaukau und Muffin

      March 7, 2019 in England ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

      Erst wollte ich Tee und Kuchen schreiben, da ich aber beides nicht hatte, passt dieser Titel schon deutlich besser.
      Weil das Wetter irgendwann von dem warmen Sonnenschein mit Wind auf Regen mit Wind umgeschwenkt ist, sind wir mit dem Bus durch London gefahren. Dabei haben wir rausgeguckt und auch meine Lache analysiert.
      Zusammen haben wir dann in einem Café etwas warmes getrunken und uns sehr lange und gut unterhalten. Ich mag die Menschen hier alle echt gerne und fühle mich pudelwohl bei allen.
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Holborn, Холбарн, Холбърн, הוברן, हॉलबोर्न, Հոլբորն, ホルボーン, Holburnia, Холборн, ہوبورن, 霍本

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