Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 2 in the City

Up and at 'em back on the Red Bus and headed for Tower of London on Tuesday.   We caught breakfast at a little cafe.  Not sure why I didn't photograph the typical English breakfast complete with baked beans.  It was all delish! 

Our drive through the city took a while but we saw some some neat places...
Everything looked so very Mary Poppins and WAS...these are some spots where they filmed the movie.
Tower of London
Beefeater funny and fascinating! 
 Outside of the castle in front of the Bridge
The Tower tour and exploring took our entire morning.  We were starved so we grabbed lunch at Wagamama and headed back to the Red Bus stop. While we waited these poor desert dwelling boys enjoyed some running and playing the leaves. 
Eventually the bus quits touring and people like us have to get off.  We hit Regent St. and Oxford St shopping and seeing all the lights.
The famous London toy store...Hamleys.  I will say, it lived up to its reputation!
Not snowing in London but it was snowing at Hamleys, of course! 
Lots of costumes and Christmas decor.
More Legos in the window
This is where the little legs got very tired as we tried to find a good place for dinner.  We just kept walking and walking but always running into pretty  ights or fun things to see.  Finally we hit a London McDonalds which was totally swanky but we still only purchased Happy Meals and carried them to a restaurant a little less American for Nick and Indian food :) 
Barrett Street!! 
We walked and walked all the way to our hotel which was a haul after a full day!  I am still so proud of those little boy legs!


Katy said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE England!! These are great pictures! So glad y'all squeezed in this trip. What fun! And---I'm loving all of little G's wardrobe (coat) changes. Presh! :)

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous pictures! I seriously have to go there now!