Tuesday, 14 May 2013

3 Great Days in London.

I only had a few days to show mom and dad around London. Pretty certain I nailed it. Here's our jam packed itinerary:



Day 1:

  • A walk along the South Bank 
  • We started with a ride on The London Eye (something they said they could care less about, until we were within feet, and then they wanted to go on it)
  • No Southbank walk is complete without a pit stop at  Pieminister (we shared so that we could save room for Borough Market)
  • Finished at Borough
  • Rested the Feet at Tapas Brindisa
  • War Horse



Day 2: (Mom's Birthday)
  • Met 'M' for tea and a behind the scenes look at the Changing of the Guards (from the Wellington Barracks)* 
  • Picnic Lunch and a snooze in the sun (Pret a Manger of course!) on the lawns at Green Park
  • Off to rent Boris Bikes and cycle Hyde Park and Kensington Park
  • A small pick-me-up in a Moroccan Restaurant in Shepherds Market
  • A pint at the pub in Knightsbridge where mom used to work in 1974 (The Paxton's Head)
  • Off to Brixton Village for dinner
*A special treat to be on the inside of the fence with the rest of the tourists looking in on us (mom was pretty pleased when she received a birthday salut...its possible it was for the dignitary behind us, guess we'll never know)












 


Day 3:
They did have one more day in London on their way back from France. We took it easy with a walk through Wandsworth Common, relaxing on the grass, pints at the Hope pub and then dinner at Lola Roja. A perfect visit!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, what a jam-packed for days! You sure did show them some of the absolute best bits of London.
    How nice that M was able to get you in the Officer's Mess in Welly Barracks, it does feel so great watching it from the inside.
    x x x

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  2. The fence with the rest of the tourists looking in on us (mom was pretty pleased when she received a birthday salut..travel umbrella

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