European Vacation Part 3 – London

Greetings from London!

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On to the last stop of our trip – London.

Our hotel was in the best location, we stayed in Trafalgar Square right behind The National Gallery –  We were right in the middle of everything!

The first day we got there we got something to eat then headed out to explore London.  DSC_0319

We checked out Trafalgar Square then walked over to Big Ben,

The House of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

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Next we headed across the river to the London Eye!

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After taking in the amazing views from the London Eye we wandered back to the hotel to get ready for dinner.

For dinner, Fish and Chips!

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After dinner we wandered around Soho checking out Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown, Covent Garden and all the bars along the way.

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The next day we took a Hop-on, Hop-off double Decker bus tour.

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We saw St. Paul’s Cathedral (where Princess Diana’s wedding took place!), the Tower Bridge, Downing Street, the Horse Guards, Buckingham Palace,The Tower of London and much more.

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We stopped off at Buckingham Palace just in time to see the changing of the Guards!

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Then we took a tour of the tower of London (which wasn’t anything like I had expected, it’s amazing!).

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When we were heading back to our hotel that night we noticed they were setting up for an event in the square. It turned out that the NFL was in London that weekend, made Marks day!

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We finished off the night with some champagne and dessert at a fancy little tea place near our hotel.

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On our third and final full day of our trip we made our own adventure.  We headed to Kings Cross Station to check out Platform 9 3/4.

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The to St. John’s Wood to check out Abbey Road.

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And Charing Cross Road to see Diagon Alley and the Leaky Culdron.

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We stopped and toured The Churchill War Rooms.  clash-war-rooms-we_623

Then headed back to the hotel for a nap/snack and to get packed.

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That night we went to Harrods to do some shopping then to a cute little pub for dinner.

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This was a trip of a lifetime, not we need to start planning the next!

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