JUNE 26

Left the Cotswolds on a morning train to London where we would spend the next three nights before flying home. 

The hotel was in the Notting Hill / Kensington Park area, convenient to the tube.   A carnet of tickets (10) gave us freedom from lineups and frequent runs made it very easy to come and go. 

Our time in London ... either on double-decker tour buses or on our own ...  was filled with wonderful sights ... many recalling our school history classes. 

  A walk through Kensington Park ... 

to Hyde Park and Speaker's Corner.

Some speakers don't attract a listener.  The fellow with bag in the middle (picture left) is telling this speaker that there are free ice coffee samples (Terry on left just got one).  There are some things that take priority over "getting the message out".

We took bus and boat to see the Parliament Buildings ... Big Ben ... Trafalgar Square  ... the National Art Gallery  ... 

Tower Bridge (not London Bridge as some mistakenly call it) ...

royal guards, street musicians, Churchill's electrified statue (so pigeons can't dirty) and No. 10 Downing Street ...

 Canada House on Trafalgar Square ...

the London Millennium Eye  ...   Shakespere's Globe Theatre   ...   Tower of London   ... 

Covent Garden ...

many streets, London's dragon statue, the spire that inspired the first tiered wedding cake, a Dali statue and a church where the marks of World War II are still visible  ...

and Westminster Abby.                                                                                                          

 

  ... 'til next time !

One delightful evening at the theatre watching Agatha Christie's Mouse Trap and a most memorable last night of our Spring Fling attending Evensong at Westminster Abby. 

JUNE 29

Our plane taxied by the now grounded Concord.   We took to the air leaving Europe behind ... heading back home with memories that will last a lifetime.