Offley Place Country House
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It Is Not Raining or Foggy All the Time
Some people consider London to be a murky city, always clouded, foggy and raining. Break this myth, as it is not always raining here. It has its sunny and fresh days, when weather is bright and everyone is happy. Though it is true that it can rain just anytime over here, and you will have to walk out prepared to face a sudden downpour. But it will be gone in ...
... will upgrade our seats as well as our headphones! Emma was so wired she didn't sleep at all from LA to London, she managed to watch the same movie 3 times and then crashed as soon as we got on the Tube.
After a speedy hour and 20+ stops on the Tube we arrived at Turnpike Lane, our home for the next 7 days. The familiar smell of London hit us as we emerged from the Underground, it doesn't seem like it's been 12.5 years since ...
Neither Christopher Robin or Alice (or Elizabeth) were there today. I am, of course, referring to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. We went a wee bit early and went to the Wellington Barracks on Birdcage Walk to see the troops and the bands being inspected. Once the band had been inspected they played a few tunes. We went over then to Buckingham Palace that was absolutely packed with...... ...
Today it's time to leave the apartment in Kensington and head to the Hilton Metropole. We were planning to travel to Bath but pulled the pin before we left Melbourne...thinking it might be too hard to get back Monday morning in time for the train.
Also had though of driving to the country to see Harry Potter and other sites, but did this on Thursday. So today was a free day.
After spending all morning moving, we thought a quick trip into ...
... Well she was right! Big Ben greeted us right as we came up the stairs
from the metro. That was an awesome first London experience. We thought we'd just stop quickly for the required photo, but it started pouring down rain. We wound up waiting a bit with a group of like-minded, wanting to stay dry folks and people-watched for a bit. On the way to
the hotel, we had to cross Westminster Bridge, which when looking back, you get a great view of Big Ben and the House of ...