London-Day 2 -(Part 1)

….from Buckingham Palace to Soho

Sunday and Monday were hugh walking days – 21 000 steps and 20 000 steps respectively.

On Sunday we had prebooked tickets for a tour of Buckingham Palace. We weren’t allowed to take photos inside but the audio tour was excellent and I think trying to take photos would have spoiled the experience. Once we were in the gardens we were allowed to take out our cameras out and shoot as many photos as we wanted. I would highly recommend the tour. I thought it was well worth the money.DE191700_3_CDE_4063_93_D4_2_A79_B8_E38899
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From Buckingham Palace we walked along The Mall and through St. James Park. Near the end of the mall we went into the Institute of Contemporary Art and enjoyed a light lunch.BE7157_D4_F226_4858_AE43_5_AE4_C96_AE389
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From there we went to Trafalger Square, Soho and China Town.9_ECC2542_80_A8_4_CAC_A033_B3233_BE0_E65_B
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A Photo a Week Challenge – Gilded

….a perfect challenge when visiting London, England

The Prince Albert Memorial, ballerina on top of the Victoria Theatre, inside the Westminster Cathedral, lamp post on Westminster Bridge and inside the V&A.

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London – Day 1

……settling in

We arrived at Heathrow one hour earlier than expected. I actually managed to get some sleep on the plane so I wasn’t a complete zombie when our son picked us up. We had a quick coffee and then took an Uber drive to our accommodations. It took about an hour to get there but it was a wonderful introduction to the enormity of London.1348_DCEB_5537_47_E5_867_C_820_D84_D1_E30_F
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After unpacking we walked to the corner convenience store and bought a few things to make a light lunch. Josie kindly made us eggs and toast. I had a quick power nap when I finished eating.

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Our son, Brendan, came by later in the afternoon to walk us over to his flat so we we would know how to get to his place in the next few days. Both Azadeh and Brendan made us a wonderful meal to celebrate our arrival in London. A great way to start our vacation.18223136_EB07_4_B00_979_D_9_F0_F64_ABC323
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