North America, Europe · 8 Days · 36 Moments · July 2018

Lauren's journi to United Kingdom

16 July 2018

Last day - heading home. Car to airport, lounge for a bite, then plane for the first leg.

15 July 2018

Back to Buckingham to check out the guard's hat. Over to St. James Palace, then up to dinner. You can see why we like stations with escalators!
Back to London for our last day. Camden Town was crowded but lots of fun stalls.

14 July 2018

Dinner with friends. The food was great (and dessert even better but we forgot to take a photo before it disappeared!)
Felixstowe - walk along the North Sea, ice cream and sunshine.

13 July 2018

A stroll around Sproughton before supper. We watched a bit of "Green Bowls", then checked out the park's equipment for adults.
Lunch and the village. Ed's gear was a bit above our price point!
Castle on the Hill!

12 July 2018

London Eye
Lunch and Golden Jubilee Bridge before the Eye.
On to Westminster Abbey and Palace of Westminster (Parliament). We went into the House of Commons to hear them discussing the security for the Trump visit and the "peaceful protest". The way to get in for free!
Buckingham Palace - no guard changing today. The Canadian AirForce is doing a double shift - first time they've been here in 4 years.

11 July 2018

Trafalger Square, Twinning Tea shop (for Bambi), High Tea at Number 16 (Lauren tried the lemon macaroon and the scones for me - she liked the tomato and basil sandwich and the chocolate squares best)! We then capped the evening off seeing Wicked. Very enjoyable.
Tower Bridge and Engine House.
Tower of London - the jewels were brilliant, the armour polished, and the guards watching close!

10 July 2018

Dinner - Pasta and cake.
Platform 9 3/4 and Harry Potter store.
Platform 9 3/4!
Meeting with Ayleen and Prince Albert memorial.
Covent Garden area.
Hunting for a llama - all the way into the bar.
Pictures from today.
Sites along the hunt.
Nando's for lunch.
Piccadilly Circus.
Piccadilly Circus and Nando’s

9 July 2018

Food from today.
Dinner to end the first day.
Shopping and looking at Harrod's.
Princess Diana’s Outfits
Kensington Palace. "Queen Lauren" was sitting at the seat of Administration. No air so a bit warm.
First hour in London. Found Nando’s, got a chocolate croissant, and are going to Kensington Palace.
Crossing into England. - they let us in.

8 July 2018

Plane bound for London! Our lucky day - no one in the center seat!
A brief snack in the Flagship Lounge in Chicago before we catch the next leg.
Columbus airport - ready to go.