After Wales we landed in London for another 6 days. We stayed at Mary’s AirBnB, a pleasant room and a charming host who gave us great advice. Some of which we followed and some not (to our dismay). Mary suggested the the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park for a thoroughly English theatre experience. We saw a pre-production of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ on a beautiful summer evening outdoors. It was a memorable and very relevant production.
Mary also suggested we visit Windsor Castle- ‘go early, before 11’ she said. We got there around noon and stood in line for over 3 hours only to be told by a very calm, distinguished gentleman that it would only be another hour and a half. We ended up watching Lawn Bowling and met some charming advocates of the game. If you notice, our photos of Windsor Castle is from quite a distance , lawn bowling is up close.
We spent some time visiting different neighborhoods in London as well. Camden and Shoreditch were ‘hip’ and fun neighborhoods. Camden’s Market is lively with good food and interesting shops. Shoreditch is known for it’s street art.
Other stops included the Sky Gardens which gave us a birds eye view of London and a trip to Kew Royal Gardens. Finally, a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This ends our 6 1/2 week visit to the UK. We never intended to visit the UK except for having to bob in and out of the Schengen area. The weather kept us from enjoying Scotland and Wales and are definitely on our ‘redo’ list. Beautiful part of the UK and wonderful people.
From the UK we headed to Prague in the Czech Republic for 2 1/2 weeks (July 19-29).
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Windsor Castle and Lawn Bowling:
London Street Art:
Kew Royal Gardens and the Victoria and Albert Museum: