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London On A Day Pass

We’re back in London and on the final leg of our trip. Overall this has been an amazing and exciting journey. Matt and I returned the car in Epernay, France with just over 2800 kilometers added to the Renault. We covered a lot of territory, and I ended up with about 2500 photos, even after…

Westminster Walk

We took the Tube from Canary Wharf to Westminster, and started the day visiting Big Ben, Parliament and Westminster Abbey. With a 2-hour line to go inside the Abbey, we decided to pass. A walk along the Thames sounded more relaxing. After several blocks we took a walk through a neighbor, which ended up being one of the best parts of the day. It was quiet with no tourists or crowds and felt like we were seeing a part of London that was off the beaten path. It was a Westminster neighborhood in the vicinity of Chelsea College of Art…

Arrived In London

We arrived in London to weather that is exactly like Oregon – in the 50’s and raining.The weather feels just like home. The cab ride yesterday from Heathrow to the hotel was a bit hair-raising, exceeding any cab ride to date. After several near misses with motorcycles and bicycles, dodging in and out of traffic and listening to a 21 gun salute (cannons that vibrated the cab) as we waited in traffic by Hyde Park, we finally made it to the Four Seasons at Canary Wharf. Along the way we passed Harrods, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament, Tower Bridge… and…