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Friday, 14 August 2015

Holiday Sightseeing in London


We have not stopped this Summer!  We took the caravan away to stay in Henley on Thames and had a great week there.  The weather was pretty good for here in the UK - dry!

It was easy to catch the train from Henley on Thames to Paddington, London and we did just that for a couple of days during our stay to visit the capital.  We walked through Hyde Park and had a little sit and watched the world pass by.  We spotted Speaker's Corner and visited the July 7th Bombings memorial as we went by.

We then carried on up to Wellington's Arch and were lucky to see the guards passing by as we walked along there.

Next, we walked to Buckingham Palace and timed it perfectly to enable us to see the changing of the guard.  It was very busy around there and I would recommend getting there earl if you want to see the Change of Guard to get a good view.

As we walked down The Mall we were able to get a sneak preview of Big Ben behind the trees and then passed Horse Guards Parade.  

We carried on to visit Trafalgar Square and see Nelson's Column.  Again, it was very busy around this area.

There was a lot of walking involved and it probably would have been easier for us to have hopped on and off the tube but we enjoy walking and were quite happy to do so.  However, if you have young children or struggle with excessive walking I would definitely recommend using the public transport to get around.  

We continued to walk down Whitehall, past Downing Street and then to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.  

We had decided that we would like to visit Westminster Abbey on this visit and although there was a long queue this soon went down.  It was very expensive for the three of us to pay to get in costing £57!  I really enjoyed the visit because of the history and found it fascinating visiting the tombs of previous Kings and Queens.

During our stay in Henley on Thames I had taken my blanket that I have been working on for my daughter and managed to complete the last round of squares.  I have been busy joining these to the blanket now and threading in all the loose ends!  Which seems to take forever!  I do try and do this as I go but it still always seems time consuming.  Definitely a job during TV viewing!

Next job is to begin the border and I will update you with my progress on this soon and other photos from our holiday travels.

Bye for Now

Von xxx

1 comment:

  1. Busy time away, but so much to see in London. Blanket looking good I am sure Heather will glad of it this winter. xx