London - Day 1

Revised because I've just found our Vacation notes.

We've been back a few days......and now that things have settled back into our normal routine (it's scary how fast that happens isnt it?).....I'll share a little bit of our trip to London.

As a huge fan of PBS Mystery, and the P.D. James Dalgleish series, I had to go see this.....

Unfortunately, due to security, the front entrance is all blocked off and you have to enter by a small entrance further down, after showing your ID........

This is the morning we arrived in London -- so we've arrived, taken the Heathrow Express into Paddington, queued up for a London Black Cab, driven to our hotel (everything takes you by Buckingham Palace, around Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park LOL!!!), we've dropped our bags off because it's early, and we can't get into our room until 1 pm.....we're tired but so excited to start our London Vacation.

One thing we did was take the "Big Bus" tour around London - red double-decker buses that go on a set route -- you can get on and off at any of their stops. We thought it would be a great way to get the lay of the land so to speak.

We started at Victoria Station (the Train station) and toured around - after a while we got off at the Madame Tussuad Museum stop (not to go to the museum but we wanted to find somewhere to have lunch) -- and ended up having lunch in "The Crypt" restaurant in the basement of the Marleybone Church -- it was quite the adventure going down these steps into the basement of the church....past a walk in clinic (we were wondering at this point if we were doing the right thing) and then into a lovely little cafe.......made great tea!

This bus trip really helped us to visualize London and made it a lot easier to get around during our stay.

After the bus trip -- back to the hotel to crash for the night and catch up on sleep. I did manage to watch Coronation Street and was amazed at what's going on right now....Canada is so far behind.

to be continued....


  1. You're back, you're back, you're back! Yippee! Hurray!

    Can you tell I missed you?

  2. Oh how exciting!
    Can't wait to hear all about London! :)

  3. It always amazed me just how small buck house is lol... Did you see the nice big beautiful canada gates beside it?? :) Sounds awesome anne!


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