When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
- Samuel Johnson
Beautiful, historic, vibrant London. It's no wonder my five year old has declared that she is going to live in London! We stayed in South Kensington which was very central to everything. We had the most incredible weather, sunshine and temperatures in the mid twenties every day! I loved every minute of this city, here's some of what we did (not a great variety of photos as it's all hands on deck with two little ones in a big city!)..xx
The White Tower at the Tower of London.
The spot where Anne Boleyn and others lost their lives.
One of the seven ravens (six plus a spare) kept permanently at The Tower.
Legend says that the tower and the kingdom will fall if the six ravens ever leave the fortress.
One of the formidable gates.
Where Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned.
My husband and stepdaughters went to Paris for the day and did a fun Segway Tour.
I stayed in London with the little ones, they were pretty worn out at this point.
Hampton Court Palace
The Great Hall with priceless tapestries, where Henry VIII held banquets.
One of the many Tudor kitchens
St Paul's Cathedral
Looking towards Horse Guards House
Fleet Street, gorgeous old shops.
Houses of Parliament
The view from the bridge in St James Park
Squirrel friends in St James Park
Fun at the playground in Regents Park
On the top level of a double decker bus, a highlight for Gidgi!
The stunning Rembrandt - The Shipbuilder & His Wife.
In the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
Changing of The Guard
The Glass Coach. Diana rode in this one to her wedding.
William & Catherine's ride.
The Gold State Coach. Used only for Coronations, Royal Weddings & Jubilees.
Inside the Queen's Royal Mews. Aren't the stables gorgeous?
The Queen names all the horses herself.
Each stable has the name of the horse and the year they were born.
In Buckingham Palace's 'backyard'.
We were lucky enough to walk through all the state rooms
of Buckingham Palace - incredibly beautiful!
Catherine's wedding dress & accessories were also on display at the time.
A small part of the Queen's beautiful garden.
Regent Street. Hamley's Toy Store was a favourite!
The BEST playground ever!
Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens.
We had more than one visit to this wonderland.
It is fully fenced and staffed. Adults are not allowed in without accompanying a child.
They also have the best homemade icecream!
The Orangery. Delicious afternoon tea in a beautiful building.
The exquisite Harrods. The icecream parlour was amazing!
Hope you enjoyed a little look at our holiday. It really was the trip of a lifetime! We all had such a wonderful time together xx