Wrapping up our 2004 Literary Tour of Great Britain with our daughter Katie with our old fashioned film camera. London was our final stop after a long train ride from Edinburgh and lugging our luggage across the train station to the tube that would take us to our tiny room with 2 beds that covered almost the entire floor minus a 6 inch space between them to walk to the very tiny bathroom. Oh boy! I forgot to mention the 3rd floor we had to haul our luggage up to. We managed to recover from it all and enjoy some great spots in London.
Katie and Dear mastered the tube stations quickly and they always knew the correct trains to catch.
The Tower of London was on the list of places to explore.
We were in London for the Queen’s birthday on the 21st of April we saw and heard the 62 gun salute.
While walking toward Buckingham Palace we were told that a better close up view option of the changing guard would be at the Horse Guards Stables. We enjoyed viewing the Queen’s Horse Guard.
Up close and with a lot fewer crowds around us. I’m thinking by now the word has gotten around and the crowds are probably crazy here, too.
Dear and Katie in Trafalgar Square.
The pigeons decided they were a great perch.
Our favorites in London were the National Gallery and the British Library where so many great literary classics and authors are featured. Katie and Dear toured Westminster Abbey and viewed the small tablet to the memory of Jane Austen in the Poet’s corner of the abbey. We also enjoyed attending the live stage performance of Les Miserables.
Thank you for indulging me as I documented our trip from 12 years ago!
8 thoughts on “We Bid Adieu to Great Britain from London…”
Ellen, your photos and story of visiting London is wonderful. I have never been there. Both of my grandmothers were English and England would be a lovely place to visit. Your wonderful photos tell a grand story. I am trying to imagine such a tiny apt. smile.
I have to mention your wedding photo on your header. what an amazing photo. I am guessing many of them are family. Our family is that large and weddings are always a huge family affair.
Thank you for joining Blue Monday at Backyard Neighbor.
Hi Jeanne, my Blue Monday post was below this post on London and I hope you were able to see it, too. That is my extended family with many missing at our son’s wedding. I have 7 brothers and sisters so you can only imagine. Dear only has one brother. Thank you for hosting Blue monday…
The photos & narration were wonderful. I did wonder about the Queen’s 62nd birthday. Now it makes sense!
What a wonderful trip that was. Your beautiful daughter is sure to treasure the memory of that special time with the two of you.
Such wonderful photos and memories, Ellen! It’s nice to travel with an adult children and enjoy spending time with them this way. Have a very Happy and Blessed Easter!
It was wonderful to revisit your tour with you, as I missed it the first time! It looks and sounds like a really great trip, so glad for you that you enjoyed it so much that you wanted to relive it again! xx
Much thanks for the whole tour — this post highlights the only part of GB that we saw! We spent our whole time in London. (But we were older and slower than you three were). I’d love to go back and see some of the rest of what you saw … and LOndon again … but since that isn’t going to happen (ever probably) I loved seeing it all through your eyes.
Thank you Sallie, glad you enjoyed the journey…