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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 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

      Hyde Park London - Alles flach oder was?

      August 28 in England ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      Kinda overhyped, aber trotzdem schön zum Spazieren. Ist deutlich "flacher" und ordentlicher als ich mir vorgestellt habe, aber das macht den Park perfekt zum Chillen, Picknicken oder.. 1000 Vögel beobachten. Bester Teil war meiner Meinung nach Kensington Garden, der offiziell gar kein Teil mehr des Hyde Parks ist.Read more

    • Day 7

      Bloody British

      August 3, 2022 in England ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Aus Paris jetzt nach London, geplant war übernacht mit dem Bus zu fahren und ausgeschlafen in London anzukommen!
      In Wirklichkeit war der Bus sehr unbequem und den Großteil haben wir auf die Fähre gewartet oder sind darauf gefahren. Ich bin jetzt also nur semi ausgeschlafen ein bisschen hungrig und auch ein bisschen stinkend in London angekommen und bin nach einem 5 Meilen Spaziergang am Hostel angekommen und muß noch bis um 14.00 Uhr warten bis ich einchecken kann. Was ich vom Hostel bisher gesehen habe ist es vermutlich das ungemütlichste von allen in denen ich war, London dagegen ist im Vergleich zu Paris ein Traum ich fühle mich bestimmt 5 mal wohler.
      Wahrscheinlich geht es vor dem einchecken jetzt noch ins Stadtzentrum oder die Gegend erkunden, mal schauen, was sich ergibt.
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    • Day 6

      All the sites of London

      September 11 in England ⋅ ☁️ 72 °F

      We headed out to Hyde Park first thing this morning - it’s somewhat like Central Park in New York. We had a very relaxing walk. In the middle of the park is a unique fountain in honor of Princess Diana. Nothing like I’ve seen before.

      We saw all the other London icons today as we made our way through the city, including Westminster Abbey.

      My body has had about enough. We figure we’ve walked about 45 miles in 5 days. I did a lot of walking at home leading up to this trip, but not enough. Every night I climb into bed and am hurting everywhere. I guess a good hurt. My last trip I slowly upped the miles over a period of a few weeks - this one we just jumped right in.

      9.91 miles
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    • London day 2

      December 3, 2021 in England ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

      Dag 2 in London. Het programma:
      -China town
      -National Gallery: Het museum was echt veel groter dan ik had gedacht.
      -Trafalgar Square / Christmas market
      -Covent Garden
      -Leicester Square / Christmas market
      -Piccadilly Circus
      -Oxford street
      -Bond street

      Na onze lange wandeling, zijn we even gaan rusten in onze kamer en daarna zijn we naar Winterwonderland gegaan. Het terrein was echt mega groot en ze hadden super veel winkeltjes, achtbanen en attracties. Op het einde van de avond zijn we wat gaan drinken in een erg gezellige bar! 🥰
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    • Day 2


      November 23 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 31

      London - end of trip

      April 28 in England ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      LAST DAY : LONDON : Started the day with a solo run around the Thames - was drizzly but everyone seemed happy and lots of runners out.
      Then off in a double decker bus to the Science Museum (kids choice - don’t judge us for skipping the Natural History Museum….). Had a great lunch outside at a french bakery in South Kensington and then walked through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens with a gelato. Would love to see Hyde Park in summer, even today it had a great energy.
      Made our way to Piccadilly Circus for some shopping / refreshments.
      Then tried to buy a book I’ve wanted - and it was sold out - so power walked back to the top of Charing Road to get a copy.
      Now packing ready to fly home tomorrow…☹️
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    • Day 3

      Hyde park, Chinatown

      June 19 in England ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      A nap második felében elmentünk a Hyde parkba kicsit sétálni, meg inni egy kis frissítőt, aztán átsétáltunk a Harrodsba, bàr ott sokat nem időztünk, mert nem éreztük, hogy mi lennénk a célközönség. Este mèg elnéztünk a Chinatownba, aztán beültünk egy pubba fish&chipset enni.Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Knightsbridge, نایتسبریج, נייטסברידג, नाइट्सब्रिज, ナイツブリッジ, نائیٹسبرج, 骑士桥

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