Monday, May 12, 2008

Having A Grand Time In London

Again, I love traveling around the city on the underground.

It is so easy to use and even if you get on the wrong train (which I have done), it's a very simple process to turn yourself back around and go the other way.

Today, we made it to the British Museum and the British Library . . . and Harrods! I love Harrods. Hubby couldn't believe how big it was. We had soup and sandwich at the food court and followed it with Charbonnel et Walker chocolates (2.50 USD) each! Best chocolate I've ever had hands down.

After we looked around at Harrods, we walked through Knightsbridge and then made our way to Hyde Park and then to Kensington Park. It was 8 pm, warm and breezy and almost idyllic, save the police sirens, as we walked past Albert's Memorial and Royal Albert Hall.

Tomorrow, we head to Hampton Court, the last Tudor palace in London (Henry VIII) and then to a pub to watch a UK football game and drink a pint (well, hubby).

Tonight, we are savoring fresh blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries from the Whole Foods on Kensington High Street.

Currently reading: Elizabeth George's Careless in Red (Kindle version)
Currently listening to: BBC on the telly


mikawendy said...

Oh, I love the Underground. My first time in London, I did not think before getting on a Circle Line train. At least I realized I was going in the wrong direction before it had gone all the way around the line.

I love Harrods because it is like museum+shopping--things to see that (for the most part) one can actually touch. Even if some of the pricier things are heart-stoppingly expensive.

If you enjoy movies, Museum of the Moving Image (near the south bank of the Thames, I think) is a great little museum.

Anonymous said...


Cleanest loo in London, baby.


Christie's Corner said...

Your posts are making me homesick. I lived in Camden Town for a semester and had the time of my life.

Harrods is huge! You can tell people that, but you have to see it to believe it. I once got totally lost and couldn't find my way back to the entrance I'd used.

I can't believe all you're seeing. The British Museum could gobble up a week, but you reach the saturation point after a few hours. I hope you take time to just wander the streets and take in the city.

Safe travels.