United Kingdom
West Kensington

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  • Day8

    St Andrew's

    March 9, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Heute war ein anstrengender Tag und das schreib ich geduscht im Bett mit laufendem Fernseher bevor es neun Uhr ist! Das heißt es war echt anstrengend!
    Angefangen hat der Tag in Fulham bei St Andrew‘s da haben wir einen Abendmahlsgottesdienst gefeiert. Da hab ich leider feststellen müssen, dass ich auch mit geschlossenen Augen weinen kann. Ich war sehr gerührt und hab mich aber auch sehr hilflos gefühlt, weil ich nichts tun kann. Alle waren sehr nett und ich hab mich sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt.
    Wir sind dann noch durch das Dörflein gelaufen bevor wir etwas zu essen gefunden haben. Das war lecker und ich hatte mich dann auch so weit eigentlich wieder beruhigt.
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  • Day2

    First Views of London

    August 20, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We arrived in London some three hours late, not landing until about 10:30 am. Then we had to go through customs and passport control. We were obviously not going to meet our appointment to tour Kensington Palace. We initially did not see the representative from British Cars, but after just a few minutes he showed up and took us from Heathrow Airport to the Kensington Olympia Hilton Hotel. Although our room was not ready, we were allowed to check in and to store our luggage with the concierge. He advised that the fastest way to the Globe Theater was by taxi. We caught one in front of the hotel, but the traffic, according to his own admission was worse than usual. He attributes the problems to the current mayor's efforts to turn every major highway into a bicycle path. We passed Buckingham Palace, as well as the site of the Blackfriars abbey on our way, arriving at the Globe shortly after 1 pm. We bought a sandwich, which we split, and a small salad. As You Like It was hilariously funny. We decided because of Glenda's arthritic hip, not to walk up to Trafalgar Square, but to take a cab back to the Hotel. Besides, it had started to rain lightly, and all of our rain gear was still packed up and locked in the offices of the concierge. When we got back to the hotel our room was ready, and we again enlisted the services of the concierge to reserve tickets for a tour of Buckingham Palace on Saturday. Instead of dining in the expensive restaurant at the hotel, we walked back down toward Hyde Park and found a wonderful, inexpensive Thai restaurant called the Blue Lagoon. After our meal we just went strolling back down toward the memorial for Prince Albert, and we decided to stop into a little shop owned by a young Egyptian from Alexandria to buy bottled water. I had a short conversation with him, then we continued our walk. Almost back to our hotel, even though she was holding my arm, Glenda's hip seized up on he and she dropped like a rock onto the sidewalk. Bystanders stopped to assist. They were very kind and concerned. She was all right except for skinned knees and elbows. We came back tot the hotel and settled in for the night. At this point we have been awake for over thirty-six hours. Sleep will come easily tonight.Read more

  • Day3

    A Day on the Town

    August 21, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We mastered the bus system in London to arrive at St. Paul's Cathedral and took an excellent tour of that wonderful building given by a guide who obviously loved the place. The tombs of Wellington, Nelson, John Donne, and Wrenn are there. I feel as though I am in the place that actually formed the world in which my parents and I lived our lives. We saw Churchill's underground bunker, the home of Baden-Powell, the site of Blackfriars. On the way back to the hotel, I took a seat in the front of the top level of the double-decker bus, and got some acceptable shots of London street scenes. Note that the shot taken at 1:05 pm is a picture of the Admiralty Arch just west of Trafalgar Square. The bus brought us back to the hotel precisely in time to start the C. I. E. Panoramic bus tour of London. We stopped on the South end of the Tower bridge for photos. Since we had already visited the Globe Theater and St. Paul's, we were starting to feel as though we know our way around. At 6:00 pm we will go downstairs for a complimentary drink before dinner. I think the main purpose of this gathering is to let our guide David learn our names and to give us some common information for the rest of the tour. At 8:25 pm we just returned to the room from a supper of shepherd's pie, cod, and chicken. We met some of our fellow travelers and received further information from David. It will be good to get to bed early tonight.Read more

  • Day4

    London in Depth

    August 22, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Much of the morning was spent visiting the Tower of London with new friends we met on the trip. In the afternoon we took a boat ride from the Tower to Westminster. On the Westminster Close we grabbed a hotdog from a street vendor, then started the walk to Buckingham Palace for our appointment there. We had planned to take the Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus back to our hotel on Kensington High Street, but found that they stopped running at 5:30 pm. We tried to catch the No. 9 city bus, but found that the buses do not accept cash, only Oyster Cards. A kind bus driver saw our plight and let us have a ride back to the hotel.Read more

  • Day1

    Day 1

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Took the tube right to our apartment although we were minus the luggage of Deb and Glen. The bags did not make it from Windsor. After we checked in and got the keys we headed on the tube to take anoat cruise on the Thames. Unfortunately the pier we went to was closed for repairs. We walked down to the nest pier and just missed the boat. While waitin, we decided to hop into this nice cafe on the Thames. Bartender lovely, gave us free martini with our beers and free crisps. Then got on the cruise and went all the way down past parliment buildings,big ben, tower of London,tower bridge etc,great! We found a great place to eat that was really hopping. Then went home on the tube.Read more

  • Day2

    Day 2

    October 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    We got going farly early so we could start our walk at Buckingham palace for the changing of the guard. We then started our walk to Clarence house,St James palace,Trafalgar square,10 Downing st.,parliament buildings,big ben, westminster abbey. We then went through st james park back to our place. We bought tickets for the Royal Albert hall to see the London philharmonic do Queen. Had dinner in the Royal Albert verdi restaurant.Read more

  • Day2

    Auf dem Weg zur Tube West Kensington

    October 27, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Nach einer kurzen Verschnaufpause im Hotel sind wir dann zur Tube West Kenington gelaufen und haben beschlossen, erst einmal zum Piccadilly Circus zu fahren.

You might also know this place by the following names:

West Kensington, کینگستون غربی, Kensington Thiar, वेस्ट केंसिंग्टन

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