In spite of what you hear about London's fog, so darn famous they named a coat after it, our experience was different--one morning of early fog, and that was that. Sunday was glorious for October and here's the proof of it.
Just around the corner from the hotel, we ate breakfast at a little cafe. This is typical for many places we've seen in Europe--ready made sandwiches in the case:
Here's a fantastic new developed area, "More London Riverside," adjacent to our activities:
HMS Belfast, while Matt, Gail and Jane toured the Tower Bridge. I can't tell you a whole lot about the ship aside from the fact that it was the last British war ship used in WWII, and they all agreed the tour was extremely satisfying. One more thing--HMS stands for Her Majesty's Service, for those like me who were in the dark on that.
Matt documenting the Moms, or Mums, whichever you prefer:
Following sandwiches on the steps of More London Riverside, we walked back to the hotel to say farewell to Ray and Jane who needed to catch the train back to Melton Mowbray, about a two hour journey from London. Won't be long and we'll all be related which thrills us to no end.
Matt, bless his heart, must have been pretty sick of hanging with his parents for so many days, so after leading us on about a two mile trek along the Southbank, we let him off the "guide hook" for the evening. What pray tell was the two mile trek for? Well, before leaving I'd seen some new work by my favorite street artist, Stik, and it just so happens Matt and Tom had seen it recently, so he led the way while Tom accompanied his parents to the station. Don't we have such thoughtful sons?
Walking back the way we came, there were so many people out enjoying the beautiful day, although I wouldn't have considered it shorts weather as the fellow in the above picture does. In London, anything goes as far as fashion is concerned:
previous post. We came across a colorful little area called,
There are a few amongst you who know about my obsession with Nando's from our last trip. Finally, we ate there, leaving me in heaven. I look happy right?
What is it about the place? Well, this location is very, very cool, built under a train station.
Many have tried to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes our flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken so addictive, but it’s no easy task.
I will have to second that. Normally I am not a chicken person, but their chicken-delicious!!
My goodness, there's that old with the new again....the story of London over the centuries. That even goes for the bridges:
Most all of us as children sang "London Bridge is falling down." Well now you've seen London Bridge for yourself, lit up underneath in blue.
This old couple headed down the hallway,
Only one more day to go, and it was pretty low key. Eventually we'll get back to the here and now....