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Trip to: London

Next stop of the trip: London

Day 1: Checked in at our hotel – Marriott County Hall and zipped over to the London Eye for a ride on the oversized ferris wheel, for magnificent views of London and a champagne toast on the ride up. Next we headed over to Ping Pong for apps and drinks along the river.  Later that evening we met up with a friend at the Betsey Trotwood Pub, a quaint little pub, and watched Max Dickens perform a comedy skit in the basement. To top the night off we stopped by Paramount Lounge for fancy drinks and to see another beautiful  beautiful view of the city.
Trip to: London
Trip to: London
Day 2: the plan was to kick off the day with a hop on hop off bus tour – however we ran into some issues with the bus tours and traffic in London.  Long story short do not take the Original London Sightseeing Tour instead take Big Bus Tours and expect A LOT of traffic. Note: I would not do this again in London.  Once we did make it on the bus we did a small lap and headed to China Town to fill our bellies with the most delicious Taiwanese lunch- Leong’s Legend. Followed by a walk around Pickadelli where we purchased some Yumcha tea – we are in LOVE with the Ginsing Guardian Blend - and Greg had a belt custom made by Idris De Angeli.  We took a stroll around Selfridges, walked by Buckingham palace and St Jame’s Park then back to the hotel for a nap and the US vs Germany Futbol game.  That evening we celebrated mom and dads 60th birthday at Criterion Restaurant (where Dark Night was filmed) where we ate like kings and even received champagne from our hotel concierge.
Trip to: London
Trip to: London
Day 3: Morning bus ride to Victoria bus station for a day out of the city.  Our first stop was  Warwick castle – beautiful views, decent castle, awful food, cool birds.  Next stop  was Shakespeare birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon – a small town with lots of cute shops and restaurants.  If I did the trip again i would stay overnight.  The final stop of the day was Oxford – a beautiful town filled with students, once again I wish we would of had more time there. When we arrived back in London we ate at The Shakespear Tavern and most of the group ordered fish and chips.
Trip to: London
Trip to: London
Trip to: London
Trip to: London
Day 4: For our last morning, and my favorite part of London, we went to Borough’s Market, a farmers market on steroids.  We strolled around looking at fresh produce, meats, breads, cheeses and a wide variety of food stations (aka heaven).  I just wish we had the same in Atlanta so I could do more than browse.  The afternoon was a bit of a disappointment.  We tried to go to the Imperial War Museum, but it was closed. So instead we went to Notting Hill – I expected a cute row of pastel houses mixed in with an antique market but it was the opposite.  Imagine china town filled with antiques and overgrown with tourists.  So we just got a quick beer and snack then tubed it back to the hotel for a nap and dinner. We redeemed the afternoon that evening with a lovely candlelight concert at Shakespeares (indoor) Globe.
Trip to: London
Trip to: London
Trip to: London
 
Read about our stay in Dublin and Barcelona.

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  1. Ryan Corrigan

    I grew up in London, sounds like you were very unimpressed with it. I hope you have a better experience in some other areas of our lovely country.

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