Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Hello London!!!

Well, the big day had finally arrived.  My sister, brother-in-law, niece and her husband, along with myself and hubby set off for our much anticipated vacation!!!

Our flight left St. John's Newfoundland at 10:00 pm as we set off for Heathrow airport in London, England.

We had a smooth flight, (which is so good as I am not a big fan of flying....just seems so wrong for a huge airplane filled with hundreds of people and all their luggage to get up in the air and actually fly....oh well) and arrived in London at 6:00 am.  I thought it would be a nice quiet time of the day to arrive and get settled in..............silly, silly me.  Is there ever a quiet time in London??

Everything ran like clockwork though, our pre-booked 9-passenger van (you do need a ton of stuff when there are six people traveling for 3 weeks!) arrived and brought us to our hotel.  We stayed at Doubletree by Hilton on Southhampton Row.  I'm always a bit apprehensive when booking hotels online, but we were not disappointed as we checked in.  We were all hyped so we went out for a bit of exploring in the morning before our double-decker bus tour that afternoon.....and of course, some tea and toast.

We loved what we saw as we rambled about....the street signs made it a reality.......we are in London!!!!..

....no surer way to detect a tourist in London than when you see her going all "gee-gaw" over a phone booth.....but, it is pretty London-ish.....don't you think?  

This is just a little peek today.  I am so looking forward to sharing more of the magnificent photos that I have taken over the past three weeks.

But......there is always a "but", isn't there???.....Hubby is replacing our furnace today, so my back entryway and laundry room looks like a disaster zone.  However, do stay tuned, I'll be back in a day or so with more!!!



  1. Glad you enjoyed London - hope it wasn't too dirty and grimy for you!

  2. The parts that we saw were spectacular----far exceeded all of our expectations!!

  3. I'll have to enjoy the trip through your photos, because I sure as heck won't ever make it that far! LOL!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful time! We lived in Zimbabwe for 3 years ( A British colony) and became very used to have my tea. :) I see the phone booth and also see a very American Pizza Hut left in the photo. They are all over the world now a days. They have them in Brazil and also Chile. The bus looks like so much fun! Lovely architecture of London! Look forward to see more photos! Thanks for sharing!

  5. So glad you enjoyed your trip Kathy !! I will have to "pop over for a spot of tea" for you to tell me all about it !! London is one of my FAV cities ever and I always love going there !! :)