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Suzanne had booked timed tickets to Dickens World down in Kent so we got going and managed to get through the queues of traffic for the Dartford Crossing. We are getting used to driving back in congested traffic in England and coping with middle lane drivers on the motorways - apparently they are called MLOC's (Middle Lane Only Cars) and you can now be fined for not moving over to aid traffic flow! Dickens World opened in 2007 in Chatham in Kent near the Docks as ...
So Katie, Kristy, Claire, Suzie and I met up at South Kensington station and walked to the museum and went into the paid exhibit (the museums are free in London).
The exhibit was beautiful but totally packed. My favourite photo was the winner of the exhibit (I have included it in this entry), it is a Japanese monkey standing over a hot spring while shaking snow out of his ...
... to be forgotten. Cold and wet but overwhelmingly beautiful, the visitor center did a decent hot chocolate too.
Connemara National Park - The Connemara National Park was another one of our trips lucky finds. This was somewhere we had never heard of before but it came up the goods with stunning vistas across the autumn colored landscape. We were welcomed the next morning with news from London that Laura had been offered a job interview. It was a quick trip ...
... having trouble finding The Leather Bottle, which dated back to 1640 and was covered in Dickens memorabilia, the food was lovely and the atmosphere brilliant. The building is original tudor and the inside covered in prints, paintings, quotes and paintings of Dickens work, including a chair he used to sit in to write.
Back through the narrow windy country road to Rochester for the ...
... spot of shopping and check out this cute little village.
We all piled back in the bus to head towards our last stop
Stratford Upon Avon which is Shakespeare’s birthplace. To be or not to be is
the question but we loved this place. Everywhere you look is a glimpse into
Time to head back to London as our tour has come to end.
Another wonderful day spent in England.