Weekend Wandering – London Calling

I’ve had a pretty busy couple of months with various things, work, Girl Guides, and other things which have not really caused too much stress but when it gets round to Spring I am usually ready for a little break from work. Unfortunately the University spring break and the College spring break do not match up at all. The Boyo and I really wanted to have at least a weekend away together and by chance he managed to find reasonably priced flights from Edinburgh into London City and a Monday that we could both had off. So we flew down to London for Easter weekend. I have never really been to London – apparently I was at London Zoo when I was very small and I have a fuzzy vague recollection of some penguins and I have been to Heathrow airport many times but I had only ever seen the proper sights of London on the tv.

We did not make any proper plans – our aim for the weekend was really just to wander and to see some of the main sites. We had a really good weekend but boy were my feet and knees sore afterwards! I would not say that I have fallen in love with London but I would definitely be quite happy to visit again.

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London 2015 486 St. Pauls

London 2015 503 uh-oh, they caught me.

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What’s the time?

London 2015 568 We went to see the longest running play in the world.

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On the way to find the Queen.

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The Boyo & I were upset the Queen was away. We had hoped to have a wee cup of tea and a scone with her.

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The Boyo requested this visit, I was not so enthused.

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We managed to get tickets to a sold out performance in the Royal Albert Hall. Fantastic seats and a really wonderful show.

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I wish I could go to Hogwarts.

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Street Art.

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Inside the British Library

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I was quite excited to see Tower Bridge.

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Discovered that not only that my sister is a Saint she also has her own docks.

We had a really great weekend, we had late night food in Chinatown, a wander around a very busy Camden Market, coffee in Hyde park, admired the houses in Kensington, a small look at the massive British Museum, and, stood on a glass walkway above the Thames on Tower Bridge. I have probably missed a few things out as we really crammed as much as we could in. It was a bit of a different type of weekend wandering compared to our usual stomps around the Scottish Countryside but once in a while a city break is jolly good fun.

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Ps. After we got back we discovered a big jewellery heist had taken place just a street away from where we were wandering on the Saturday. We never noticed a thing but I was saying to the Boyo at the time it could be a scene from a Die Hard movie with an unknown heist taking place by fake workmen because the offices etc were deserted due to it being a holiday weekend!

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