Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day Out: London

We have visitors!  Two of my favorite people have arrived- my sister and brother in law.  I'm determined to show them a good time while they are here.  And that's just what I did today.

We headed into London bright and early to catch the procession for The Colonel's Review.   This is a dress rehearsal for the Trooping of the Colour ceremony which will take place next weekend to celebrate the Queen's birthday.  If there's one thing the British do well it is ceremony and pageantry.  What a thrill to see the band playing and the soldiers marching.  And, oh my, the horses!  So beautiful and regal looking with their fancy tack.

From there we headed over to Oxford Street & Regent Street to do a little shopping.  London looks so pretty, still wearing all her Jubilee decorations.

The Queen in Legos in the Hamley's window
After popping into Harrod's (it's a must-see for tourists) we decided to take advantage of the unusually sunny weather and go for a ride on the London Eye.  The views were gorgeous and we all enjoyed the slow tour through the sky.

And it wouldn't be a day in London without spotting something a bit out of the ordinary.  So I really should not have been so surprised when over 1000 nude bicycle riders zoomed past us near County Hall.  It seems we stumbled upon the path of the London Naked Bike Ride.  I think my nine year old daughter may be scarred for life!

Never a dull moment! I hope you had an exciting Saturday, too.


  1. Looks like a great day out! Your photos are fabulous. I've always wanted to see the Naked Bike Ride, perhaps I'll have to go in for it next year!

    Erin x

  2. I had a lovely day (there was cake!) but it didn't feature any naked cyclists, so clearly yours was more exciting ;)

  3. oh the questions you must be fielding from that one...

  4. What fun! Great pictures. I think a naked bike ride would be quite uncomfortable!

  5. Your pictures are gorgeous! We're about to start planning a trip to Europe for May 2013 and I'm SUPER excited!!!

  6. Love the pictures of London. Well minus the nude cyclists, but what is a day out with our a little excitement?!

  7. What a fun day on the town!
    Thanks for following my adventures. I'm excited to read all about yours in London Towne.
    Quick question - what interface do you use to design/manage your blog? I love your fonts/colors/design. Gorgeous!

  8. What a difference blue skies and fluffy clouds make to the picture. Stunning aerial views of London!!


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