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London & Surrounds – Installment 1

Settling into the St Albans House, London sights & Legoland

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We arrived at St Albans following four weeks on the road, great timing to be at a home with kid’s toys providing the opportunity to relax & recharge. Our first day was spent settling in, shopping and meeting the neighbours.
Tuesday we made a quick trip up to Cheshire to visit Uncle Gerald, stopping off at Little Morton Hall to see some Tudor Architecture. We enjoyed a pub lunch and catch up with Uncle Gerald.
Wednesday we hit London alighting from Westminster Tube and emerging to a view of Big Ben and Parliament House along the Thames River. We headed to the London Eye for our ‘flight’ providing a great view of the city and the kids loved it.
The gardens surrounding St Paul’s cathedral provided a great place for lunch. We then climbed to the base of the dome of the cathedral for another view of London – particularly the new Millennium Bridge. For Harry Potter fans we were on the lookout for troublesome Death Eaters but none were spotted!
Trafalgar Square was the final stop of our first action packed London day amongst the fountains, statues & crowds.
Thursday has been judged ‘the best day of the holiday’ and this was our day at Legoland, Windsor – a theme park based around Lego themed worlds each containing rides and displays. A very big day but lots of fun.
Another day in London on Friday and this time we went to the Tower of London enjoying the crown jewels, the castle building and the great displays about the kings and queens who lived there. This year is the 500th anniversary of Henry XIII’s coronation so there is a large exhibition featuring many of his costumes, weapons and armour.
We also enjoyed a quick visit to Hamleys toy shop but more of that in the next installment...

Posted by aadjoTRIP 22:32 Archived in United Kingdom

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Great to read of your adventures - Oliver, Joseph is looking forward to hearing about your time at Legoland. Take care.

by Monica O'Brien

Joseph, you would like the lego things we saw - there was a train that moved and we saw lego city with the fire engines and the cars - you would like that the best! It was awesome!
from Oliver

by aadjoTRIP

Legoland looks unreal! For a second I thought the boys had grown into giants ; )

by Ben McNamara

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