We spend 2 1/2 days in London when we arrived in England. We were really looking forward to some cooler temps and even the experience of rain (something we haven’t seen in South Texas for quite a while!)
Our room wasn’t ready when we arrived, so I had the bright idea of walking through Hyde Park. I had all sorts of energy, but my husband wasn’t as energetic. We started to walk towards Hyde Park to see what we could see. About half way through the park as we headed to Kensington Palace, my energy started to fade. We made it to Kensington Palace and explored the gardens there, then made our way back towards the hotel.
We stopped by a pub on our way and split an order of fish and chips. We experienced our first rain shower (sheltered by the pub luckily) and then made our way back to the room for a short nap.
The next day we were up and ready to go. we hopped on a double-decker bus and watched all the beautiful buildings go by. My husband had a really good way of describing London. He said, “you know how you might have one old, historic neighborhood in your town? Well, London is just one really big historic neighborhood. Every inch is really old and really cool!” I will say that applied to pretty much every where we went in England.
We got off the bus near Big Ben, Parliament and Westminster Abbey and just walked around. We walked across the Westminster Bridge just trying to take it all in. We got on a boat and had a river tour up to the Tower Bridge where we decided to get off.
We ate our packed lunch on some steps overlooking the protective walls of London Tower. After lunch we went inside. We could have spent all day there, it was incredible!
London was great. Next stop… Duxford, England at the Imperial War Museum and the Flying Legends Air Show
P.S. I completely forgot a full day in London – we visited the Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew Gardens) and the Victoria and Albert Museum….