London Days Enjoyed With Friends.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
402Trip End Dec 31, 2013
We chose different sights this time, but all around are the key elements, the much remembered monopoly street signs, the London Eye and "Gherkin" visible from just about everywhere, red double decker buses and phone boxes, black square taxi cabs, and the unfailingly polite and ever helpful English people.
You never feel out of place in London. It has the feel that it has been a regular place you have visited many times, just by the familiarity of the sights.
With Rupert Murdoch and his newspaper phone bugging scandal causing an uproar in British parliament, our friends Graham and Rachel, who we are staying with, suggested a trip to the House of Commons in Westminster, to see if we could get into the visitor's gallery
Other sights we enjoyed this time was a trip to Greenwich, where time is measured from, a boat trip on the Thames, the Tower of London where the crown jewels are displayed, and a fabulous day out in the amazing Kew Gardens including sharing a picnic lunch with our good friends Graham, Rachel, Elliot and Evan.
One evening we met up with another good friend, Philip, and had dinner in the Soho district. We'll be catching up again with Philip, and his wife Linda in France in August.
We also managed to achieve some much needed catch up jobs while staying with Graham, Rachel and family
Time to now move on and see some sights in the North of England, Ireland and Wales but we will be back to London again before we leave UK.
Footnote: Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and St Margarets Church, Maritime Greenwich, and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew are all UNESCO World Heritage protected.