Jolly Old London Town

Coming back around to the last post about Anna’s (my niece) recent visit. The last stop on our trip was London.

In December 1993, when I was a junior in high school, I had the opportunity to visit London on a school trip. There were a couple hundred of us on the trip, including my sweet friend, Kristy. Little did I know that a few years later, she would become my sister-in-law! It was a great trip and we both fell in love with the city.

See the 3 faces in the background? 🙂

So what a cool thing that just over 20 years later, I had the chance to take my niece to London! And even better: Zack and the boys joined us on this leg of the trip. It was William and Daniel’s first time in London as well.

It was fun showing them some of Zack’s and my favorite places, and discovering a few new ones as well.

Of course we saw all the obligatory spots, like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Thames…

And the original Hard Rock!

As HP fans, we also made a stop at Platform 9 3/4!


We only had two full days, but we managed to see a lot. On the second morning, Anna and I went to Tower of London.


And the boys took a tour of Chelsea’s stadium.

Of course, there was also coffee!



We took the Tube to Notting Hill, which is now one of my favorite areas in London. Love this area!

The antique store used in the movie Paddington Bear


William Thacker’s (Hugh Grant) travel book
shop from Notting Hill


The Blue Door to William Thacker’s flat in
Notting Hill




A quick stop on Baker Street…


Total tourists on Abbey Road



And we finished off our visit at a great Fish & Chips restaurant in Notting Hill.




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