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We awoke to another cloudy and foggy day–but of course we wouldn’t let that slow us down. The first stop was The Shard – London’s newest skyscraper. Pyramid-shaped, the Shard is 87 stories high and is the tallest building in the European Union. The observation area – The View from the Shard – just opened last month. To get there, we took the tube to the London Bridge station and made our… Read More

We set aside Day 3 as primarily a palace, museum, and library day. Took the tube to the Marble Arch station. We visited the Marble Arch because this is the area of London I stayed in when doing my study abroad. Then we walked to Speakers’ Corner. After that, we walked the length of Hyde Park on the side bordered by Park Lane, enjoying the spring flowers that were already in bloom…. Read More

  Another big walking day for us! My mom is a speedwalker, so it was me trying to keep up. First we took the tube to Mansion House and made the short walk to St. Paul’s Cathedral where took the first tour of the morning. Loved the architecture and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Then we stepped out into the pesky London rain, made our way back to… Read More

After getting settled into our comfortable and cozy hotel – the Luna Simone in Pimlico in central London, neither of us had jet lag. So we set off to explore the major tourists sites with our own walking tour of London. After a short tube ride, we exited at St. James’s Park and walked to Buckingham Palace.Then we walked through St. James’s Park to Trafalgar Square. After that, we walked down Whitehall,… Read More