Four Days in London

England is in my blood, my parents were both born in Birmingham and  immigrated to Canada in 1952. I visited Birmingham on four occasions when I was 3, 14, 16 and 18 years old. I went to London on my second visit but it was a day trip going to Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes and later Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Turn the clock to 2017 and my wife and I make the pilgrimage back to London. We booked 4 days and stayed at the H10 Hotel at Waterloo and Westminster Road. It was like coming home!  

Day 1 includes a trip to London’s South Thames which is full of the new and the old. The new includes some wonderful architecture that includes London’s spherical City Hall. The old includes Boroughs Market, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.


You can’t go to England without having fish and chips and pint of ale. We had lunch at the Perkin Reveller over looking Tower Bridge. How cool is that?


Day 2 includes a visit to Covent Garden, The British Museum and a cab ride to famous Abbey Road. “The love you take is equal to the love you make”.
As the song goes, “the British Museum had lost it’s charm”. George Gershwin clearly didn’t go to the same museum I did. The Lonely Planet  called the British Museum “the greatest treasure house in Europe”.
The Great Court addition built in 2011 is pick your jaw off the ground awe inspiring! 
What better way to cap off a visit to the British Museum than to have lunch across the street at the Museum Tavern. 
Day 3 was a trip to Westminster to see The Parliament Buildings, a tour of Westminster Abbey,  pictures at Buckingham Palace and a cab ride to Knightsbridge to visit Harrods.


No better place to take a group selfie than Buckingham Palace.
Laduree isn’t the only place to buy macarons, the great food hall in Harrods sells them too!


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