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Knightsbridge

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  • Day17

    High-End Shops and Shakespeare

    August 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    To begin with, it felt like we were re-creating an episode of Ab Fab, visiting Harvey Nicks, Harrods and Selfridges. Not sure who was Eddie and who was Patsy but Ricky felt like a drink afterwards.

    In Harrod's, we had a stickybeak at the Diana and Dodi memorial before getting lost in all of the decadence that surrounded us. To resist the urge to indulge, we quickly exited, dragging ourselves away from the foodhall.

    From high-end shops to high culture, the afternoon was spent under the sun in Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (well, a recreation of it). Being the plebs that we are, we were huddled in the yard, like peasants from seventeenth century England. King Lear was on the menu, with a modern adaptation of the classic play.
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  • Day2

    Harrods Department store

    August 14 in the United Kingdom

    This place is massive and amazing. You could spend a day here and not see it all.

  • Day17

    London, England

    September 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Another big day of sightseeing in London. After finishing our bus trip we went to the Queens Mews, this is where the Royal carriages are housed and the Queen's horses kept. Then we went on the Beatles walking tour which included a walk through the Royal Village, so many exclusive shops. From there over to Kensington Palace for a tour through the State rooms and the exhibition of Diana's dresses. Then another long walk to Harrods where we indulged in an enormous Harrods ice cream for dinner. I had a delicious Banoffi basket - vanilla and caramel ice cream, banana and caramel sauce in a lace waffle basket, very decadent. Thank heavens I walked all those kms today.Read more

  • Day16

    Harrods Department Store, London, UK

    July 6 in the United Kingdom

    This was hands down the most expensive meal we will have on the trip and it was in a department store! This place is massive with departments for everything. There's even various places to eat. We ate at The Rotisserie which was a counter with stools in the food department. I loved my meal, Doug said his duck wasn't quite cooked enough. We had about 2 hours to wander through here before it closed. I think it would take 2 days to see everything.Read more

  • Day203

    LONDON (SUKI BIRTHDAY, HYDE PARK, LION K

    October 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    The sky has cleared and the weather is beautiful. Today we're celebrating Sukis belated birthday. Back to the tube our first stop is Hyde Park. We stop at Pret to pick up supplies for lunch and hire one of the cool city bikes via the automated credit card.

    Cruising around the park we stop at various ponds to check out the duck and geese that elegantly float along the water. Kensington Castle is next on the list but the outrageous price deters us from see the whole thing so we have a picnic next to the lake and try to feed the squirrels.

    Back on the bikes we start to head East and were pulled over by a police car in a narrow road in the middle of the park. They informed us that you can't ride in this section on the park and Trav refrained himself for informing them that you can't drive a car here as well. After a long discussion of who was right and wrong, we concluded that the white circle with a red bike in the centre meant 'No Cycling' as opposed to the internationally recognized bicycle with a red diagonal cross. The coppers also told us that's it's usually a £60 fine - Trav responded with saying at the current interest rates that's about $400 Aussie bucks. They laughed and we parted ways (pushing our bikes) as they drove away.

    At night we saw the famous Lion King musical. Trav was nervous about Sukis discounted online £35 tickets but it turned out to be pretty decent seats on the grand circle. The show was brilliant and very entertaining with all the animals and impressive props. Finally we could sing along with the lion king songs we'd been rehearsing all week!
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  • Day10

    London day 10 Wed 2 May 2018

    May 2 in the United Kingdom

    Travelled to the Albert Hall to be told that there would not be any tours today. Walked in the rain through Hyde Park to Kensington Palace and saw the story of Queen Victoria’s life in the rooms she grew up in. Also saw information relating to Prince Albert, George II and Queen Caroline and Princess Diana’s clothing. Walked back in Hyde Park to the Serpentine Gallery inside which animated art was screening. Then walked to Harrods and saw a truck sideswipe a bus on the way. Yvonne purchased cosmetics and perfume and we visited the amazing food halls. Underground to the reconstructed Globe theatre having dinner in a pub nearby. Saw play “As you Like it”. The play was presented in Elizabethan style with male actors playing female roles and costume changes on stage. Back to Acton Town Hotel around 11.30pm.Read more

  • Day9

    Day 8: London, England

    July 15, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Today was a busy day and I'm having a hard time remembering everything we did and in what order. We started by taking the Picadilly line to South Kensington to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum of art and design. The museum was much bigger than I was expecting so we only did a small section of Europe (lots of clothing, furniture, art) and then the medieval section which was super fascinating with it's relics, sculpture, and tempera art, and lastly the enormous Raphael paintings. We left much unseen there to make our way to our reserved time for tea. We walk through Kensington Gardens to the palace and literally right next to the palace is a tea house called The Orangery where we had our afternoon tea. I didn't realize until afterwards that it was Joel's first afternoon tea so I walked him through the history and etiquette before we left which was very amusing to him. It's a great place to have tea because it's got a great view of the gardens and of Kensington Palace, a good tea, and isn't too stuffy (the big places are Fortnum and Mason and the Ritz which I'm sure are great but more expensive and not as laid back). After that we walked through Hyde Park which put us out on Oxford Street where we started our shopping excursions. We went to the big department stores (Marks and Spencer, Selfridges, House of Fraser) looking for trinkets and a china tea cup and saucer but with no luck. I ended up with 2 travel size spray deodorants from Boots that you can only buy full size in the states right now. Determined that deodorant wouldn't be the only thing I'd bring home from London we decided to wander more. We meander down Bond street which has the most exclusive and expensive brands in the world- I only recognize about 1/3 of the brands. We turn a bit left to meander down Burlington Arcade where the boutiques are even more expensive with watches and jewelry and tailors. There are security guards at every store entrance and pictures are strictly prohibited (but I got one before I knew that... Promise). We got an Americano at Richloux's before going down Picadilly Arcade where I found a perfume brand that's not in the states that I've been keen on called Killian. The attendant and I talk a while about various perfumes and what I'm looking for and I look back to see a comical face on Joel as if I've been speaking a different language for the past 5 minutes. I'm tempted, but not sold so we keep moving. We go back to Fortnum and Mason to pick out a box of chocolates to munch on tonight and some more tea to bring home after sampling and smelling several. Then we happen upon a little vendor market on Picadilly next to the St James Church and Joel finds some really unique stamps to add to his seal collection. The stamp owner went out of his way to explain different techniques to emboss the stamp and the history behind each symbol, super nice man. Next up was a bookstore called Waterstones where I broke down and bought The Tales of Beedle the Bard Harry Potter book- it was too stinkin' perfect not to. After that we visit the Nespresso store which allows you to taste whichever espresso you want and we both enjoy a free decaf espresso. I've had my eye on the new Vertuo Line and wanted Joel to approve it, so I was relieved that he loved it. We made our way into Carnaby Market which is a tangle of restaurants, shops, and events of all sorts. We really enjoyed talking with some of the shop owners here too. Something that really surprised both of us is how friendly and engaging everyone is here. They want to ask you which state you're from or talk about politics or current events. You'd think they'd be tired of tourists, but that hasn't been our experience so far. We walk and shop until my feet and hungry stomach can't take it anymore and return via the underground to our flat to make dinner and plan for our last day in London. I'm really taking to London. Once you get the hang of the tube and looking the opposite way for traffic, it's really an incredibly fun place.Read more

  • Day2

    Hyde Park

    March 31 in the United Kingdom

    Inmitten des Chaos von London befindet sich der Hyde Park – die grüne Insel der Stadt.
    Aufgrund des Wetters bleibt es nur bei einem kurzen Spaziergang. Es ist trübe und regnerisch. Die Sonne, typisch englisch, schaut nur selten hinter den Wolken hervor.

  • Day33

    Battersea

    October 30, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    This morning we had a last coffee with Jacqui, finally met the elusive Stacey, who was just as delightful as the rest of the family, packed up, and drove into the heart of London.

    We dropped out bags at the Hotel in Kensington, and took the car back to Battersea.

    It is such a beautiful day that we decided to walk back to hotel.

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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