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Travel Blogs from London
... awful tour guide story? Hearing the beheading of 17 year old Lady Anne Gray four times (and each time slightly differently). Who'd be a queen for nine days?
Best monument? Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square
Worst traffic jam? Regent Street
Biggest crowd? Eros statue on Piccadilly Circus
Longest queue? Madame Tussards
Best coffee? Everywhere
Highlights - lunch by the lake in Hyde Park; late afternoon coffee at the top ...
... So I started G-E-N, she repeated G-E-N, then I said E-V, she responded A-V... I will just call you G!
After our big breakfasts, we decided to wander around and check out some amazing architecture. Before we knew it, we had spotted a big red double-decker bus which as we were soon to find out were absolutely everywhere. Now when in Rome... er, should I say London, you just have to hop on a double-decker bus. Not only did we get on the bus, we sat up ...
... Big Ben towered above us at midday so we stood to listen it chime 12 'o clock. We wanted to get back to Temple church as we'd seen the day before that they had free organ recitals at 1 on Wednesdays, so we walked along the Thames and through all the lovely little parks (London has so much green space!) where all the workers were making the most of the sunny weather having picnic lunches on the grass. When we got to the church we were disappointed that somehow we'd missed that the ...
... I will keep in contact with for life. I learnt to accept people back into
my life, more than I would have done before I left. I learnt to trust. And I
learnt how to say goodbye... Whilst looking back when walking away at the train
station 38 hours ago was one of the hardest things I have ever done. And after
all of this, I sat in Sydney airport knowing that all the decisions I had made
and everything I had done had felt completely right. ...
... which is where the great composer lived while living in London, and where he composed The Messiah, etc. Unfortunately, they didn't allow us to take photos.
On the way back to the hotel we walked by the U.S. Embassy, where we caught a picture of Dwight D. Eisenhower.