Okay, I’m heading to Canberra at stupid o’clock tomorrow and I still haven’t packed so I’m being lazy today and telling you about London (mostly) in pictures. Well, part 1 of it anyways!
The Big Bus
The first time Grant and I went to London (together) back in (ahem) 1995, we did one of those open-top bus tours that you see everywhere. It was raining and we still sat up top. I remember laughing so hard when we sat down and splashed in the seat.
This time around it wasn’t raining, but man, it was cold. We stayed on for the whole route. My photos were, on the whole, not great, but these are fabulous for not just a bird’s eye view of the city, but also for those little tidbits of trivia that the guides tell you about.
Sure, it’s touristy, but hey, when you’re being a tourist, why not embrace it?
My absolute favourite foodie thing of all to do.
Natural History Museum
Okay, I’m not wild about all the insects and rocks and things, but this is still a must see in London – and it’s free.
Don’t miss the gemstones – and the architecture.
I’ve already shared some of the photos of the Christmas lights and displays in Covent Garden.
What I didn’t tell you was about the afternoon tea and champagne while we listened to opera singers and classical music. Memorable.
An Instagrammer’s paradise…
Renoir, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Turner, Gaugin, Constable, Gainsborough…all the boys in the band. Just fabulous.
I had been looking forward to visiting here and it absolutely didn’t disappoint. Grant and Sarah weren’t keen but even they were entranced. If you’re an art lover this is an absolute must. Even if you’re not, you must.
Next time… Part 2….
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