Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report London TR

Jump to last reply

London TR

Day 1 : 06/25/13. We (wife & 2 fifteen y/o grandchildren) arrived at LHR about 7:30 AM and waited about 45 minutes to clear immigration ( not a good time to arrive). Met our driver and after some rush hour traffic arrived at our London Connections flat on Haymarket St in Piccadilly about 10 AM.
After getting some provisions at a local Tesco market we adventured out. We walked along St. James Prk to Buckingham Palace for some photo ops. We proceeded to the Victoria Train station where we picked up our kids 11-15 YO Oyster cards which we had applied for months ago. We also got cards for ourselves. As we were starting to drag by now, we hopped on the tube & took it 2 stops to Westminster. Coming out onto the street to the view of the Parliament was awesome. We walked on the Westminster Bridge for pix of Parliament and the London Eye. We then proceeded up thru Trafalgar Sq back to our flat. After freshening up we walked to Covent Garden for our dinner at Belgo Centraal (which was better than the raves we read about). We then strolled back thru CG; found a place for delicious gelato and crashed back at our flat at about 9:30.

Day 2:
After a leisurely breakfast in our flat, we were off to Queensway tube station where we met our guide (jamie) for our Fattire Bike tour. It was an exhausting 4 hr bike ride thru Kensington Gardens, Hyde park, on to Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Sq. the a 45 min lunch break then on to Westminster Abbey, Parliament and along the way. Jamie was great with his anecdotes and history of the sites. The evening consisted of a great dinner at Da Mario in Covent Gdn followed by Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre. A full day.

Day 3:

We're off for a day trip to Windsor. We took the the tube to Waterloo where we purchased combination rail/Windsor Castle tkts. Took guided tour and audio tour of the Castle grounds and State apartments. Very impressive for a summer home. Back around 4:30 to chill with a glass of wine.
To be continued.

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Anyone used the new airline La Compagnie
  2. 2 Have you ever stayed in Praiano?
  3. 3 How much time in Amsterdam?
  4. 4 What kind of Tourist are you?
  5. 5 Trip Report Trip report: Kayaking, Riding and fall in Split, Croatia
  6. 6 A few ( stupid) questions 1st time to Paris
  7. 7 Trip Report Live ( almost) report from Greece!
  8. 8 Ireland: Which region and where to go? (1st timer)
  9. 9 Trip Report Notes on Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris - Sept 8-28, 2014
  10. 10 London Trip Travel
  11. 11 Trip Report Croatia, Slovenia, Salzburg and Prague 3 week Trip Report
  12. 12 I dream of Europe
  13. 13 Trip Report Weekend in Norfolk
  14. 14 50 and Fabulous in 2015---need help planning my trip to Amalfi, FINALLY
  15. 15 St Germain
  16. 16 Spain-Would appreciate input on itinerary
  17. 17 Trip Report Cotswold Churches
  18. 18 Trip Report Autumn in Paris
  19. 19 Christmas Eve and Day in Munich
  20. 20 Frankfurt airport to Leuven, Belgium by train
  21. 21 Trip Report Norway 2014
  22. 22 Trip Report 17 amazing days in Tuscany, Positano and Rome – June 2014!
  23. 23 Trip Report A trip into the neonatal ward of Western civilization
  24. 24 Family heritage/name origin services in Poland?
  25. 25 Young couple - where to stay in London?
View next 25 » Back to the top