Saturday, January 07, 2012

London Rundown!

So here is a quick recap of my first trip to London, England.
After a ten hour trip, wife and I were picked up at the airport by a friend. We walked around the city a lot and used the public transportation. I was impressed! The tube seems really well run! Visited the National Gallery to look at the Roman ruins, and The British Museum to see the Di Vinci paintings. Di Vinci was sold out of tickets, but the impressionist art they have more than made up for it!

We saw the changing of the guard at buckingham palace (with an orchestra soundtrack blared on a loudspeaker). Walked through Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Carnaby Street, Regent Street, saw Big Ben the Tower of London and stopped into maybe a half dozen Pubs. And It rained some more.
We took a train to Bath to see The Roman Baths and walked around The Bath Abbey next door to it. I recommend it to everyone! To our surprise, it rained that day, all day. We spent New Years Eve with friends at their London flat. Dick Clark was not on TV.

Took a five hour train to York to see the Roman ruins there. My wife and I were delayed by winds knocking down the signals or some such thing. We ate at the 'Most Haunted Pub' in York, The Golden Fleece (Okay food, much better atmosphere) and walked thru the ancient streets to the York Museum. That could have been better. And yes, it rained on the trip back to London.

We did more walking and more tube riding and visiting with friends. On our last day we had a drink at the Icebar London! A bar carved out of solid ice, serving vodka cocktails. Don't ask for water because it would only freeze. It was a great trip, but now it's back to the US where we are met by 85 degree, sunny weather. And I was just getting used to the rain. video

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