An Abbey Tour - Westminster not Downton
Trip Start Feb 06, 2013
8Trip End Feb 11, 2013
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the guide asked if there were any Catholics in the group. Again when I raised my hand, one other person was catholic, he leaned into me and said "this used to be yours"! It's was a little cold in the church, but was very interesting. Saw the coronation chair which is being refurbished. First used in the 1200s and has been used for every coronation since. The church is very familiar since its where William and Kate married, as well as the funeral for prices Diana
I eventually met up with Bob and we walked around the neighborhood of Mayfair. Tried to get into the One Running Footman pub for a pint but was too crowded! Right across from the hotel is the Saudi embassy. When we we left the hotel, a protest was starting. About 60 middle Easterners were beginning a protest! It got louder and louder and lasted over an hour! Another country another protest for us to witness!
The hotel recommended a Scottish restaurant in Belgravia, and then saw Wicked. The costumes and sets were beautiful but I found it a little long and could not get into the storyline. Guess I am too stuck to Judy garland! But enjoyed Defying Gravity, but still like the Rachel/Kurt version on my iPod from Glee!
Tomorrow the weather is turning wet in the form of snow and rain. We are planning on the Tower of London and the Churchill war rooms. Will blog again then!