Part 1 of our trip abroad this year – The United Kingdom
Five very busy days in the United Kingdom, mostly spent in London, but we did get a little further out on one day. Most of London we covered on foot, visiting a number of different neighbourhoods.
Notting Hill & Portobello Road
A weekday, so no Antiques Market, but still worth a walk to check out the sights of this famous London area.
Colourful Portobello Road
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington
“…Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall…”
Royal Albert Hall
The Victoria & Albert Museum of Design
The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Again, we were in and out quite quickly, but you could spend a long time in here examining the intricate details of the beautiful objects.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
A quick morning stop at the area where my husband Paul was born and lived for the first few years of his life before coming to Canada.
A quick cruise through Covent Garden Market for breakfast before our final day in London.
Covent Garden Market
St. Paul’s Cathedral & One New Change
The only rainy hours we had, which is pretty good considering this is London, after all. We visited the somewhat oddly named “One New Change” shopping galleria (at number 1 New Change Street – thus the name) which has a rooftop walkout with excellent views of St. Paul’s and area.
St. Paul’s Cathedral from One New Change Lookout
City of London – Financial District
A closer look at some of London’s most impressive modern architecture.
Around the Thames – Southbank and Tower of London
Walking on both sides of the Thames River and taking in some of the most classic London Spots including Tower Bridge and The Tower of London, where a beautiful art exhibit was ongoing to honour those lost in World War One.
We packed a lot into our time in the United Kingdom, indeed.
Then it was off to Iceland!