Across the pond

19 Apr

For a spring, non-cruising vacation we decided to hop across the pond and visit England. We spent the bulk of our time in London, but broke out of the city for a few key day trips. For those who follow our blog, I’m sure you’ll guess the first spot. No?

Well, we have two girls who love, love, love the Harry Potter books and movies. Turns out that Warner Brothers now has a back lot tour of all things movie related. When we say all things, we truly do mean ALL things. Fans of the movies could spend a whole day poring over the hugely detailed sets and costumes. We had a wonderful time, even little Peyton who was fighting down a fever that day.

The second non-London day was a private bus trip up to Bath (and yes we did taste the water!) and Stonehenge. Can’t say enough about how wonderfully The English Bus managed our day for us, and it truly was a highlight.

In London we visited Abbey Road, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, Spitalfield Market, Buckingham Palace, St. Johns Park, the Churchill War Rooms, Houses of Parliament/Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, the British Museum (think Rosetta Stone and loads of mummies), the Royal Observatory (prime meridian), and the Royal London Hospital (when Peyton’s cold got a bit concerning).

Andy’s putting together a slide show…perhaps we’ll share it via youtube soon. In the meantime, here are a few selected photos.
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The London Eye

 

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Mushy peas!

 

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London, baby!

 

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Hogwarts

 

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Kensington Gardens

 

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Waiting at THE palace for the changing of the guard

 

 

2 Responses to “Across the pond”

  1. Jenna Robertson April 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    Hope you all had fun! It looks like it was amazing! Take me next time 😉

    jenna ☯

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