Well Hello......long time no see!
We got back from our London Adventure late on Saturday night, and I must say we had a BLAST!!!!
We loved every moment, had a fabulous time! The sight of St Paul's Cathedral as we walked over the Millennium Bridge just blew me away, it didn't look real, I felt like I could just reach out and touch the top of the dome!
We walked along the embankment, as some of you suggested, soaking in the atmosphere, marvelling at the skyline. Past the London Eye, now that's some structure.......over Westminster Bridge.
The houses of Parliament were magnificent and we sat and waited for Big Ben to strike. All familiar. Seen many, many times on the TV!
Then it was on to Trafalgar Square, before walking along the Mall to Buckingham Palace, sadly no tea with the Queen this time, but who knows what the future may bring!
We stayed out late into the evenings, enjoying the City Lights, loving Covent Garden, Leicester Square and the sparkle and glamour of the West End theatres. We might not have been able to afford a show, but that didn't seem to matter!
I loved the mix of the old and the new, so many exciting things to see. Eldest Bea loved the Underground with its predictability and order, she said she would have spent the whole time riding the trains!
But me, well I fell head over heels in love with the Museums.....I was speechless, not only about the beautiful artefacts, but the amazing buildings in which they were housed!
The Victoria and Albert was my absolute favourite, so many beautiful things to see. Little Bea loved the National Galleries, and seeing the magnificent art has inspired her even more to become an artist. To be allowed to stand so close to such paintings, felt like such a privilege. And all for FREE, yes every museum we went in was free!
We went into Liberty, Harrods, F and M, and whilst I could have filled a basket (or two!) in the Liberty Haberdashery Floor, I am more than happy with my little London souvenir.......
And did we do London On Budget? Well yes, I think so.
Three jam-packed days, two sparkly nights, great meals out, fabulous sights, all for under £360. We think we could have come under £300 if we had planned a bit more, and maybe saved some on London transport, got Oyster cards, but they looked so confusing!
And so we are now planning our next little London Trip, hopefully next spring.....I've a spare change bottle on the go as we speak! There's £6.28 in there to be precise! I'd love to go and have a rummage around some of the vintage markets next time!
And since we got back there's been lots of resting, reading, and a little bit of hooky!
I will try and pop over to your blogs over the next few days, and be back later in the week.........with a little yarny giveaway!
Bye for now,
Ada :) xxx