Tagged London

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…

Hotel Hunting in Europe

On our upcoming trip to Europe, where to go and what to see is pretty much up to my son Matt since he is responsible for the itinerary. I’m game for anything – except where I sleep. A well rested mom is a happy mom. I’m doing the hotel hunting in Europe – he can have an opinion, but I make the final decisions on this one. My first criteria for finding hotels is to use hotel credits and frequent stay rewards. The next are safe locations, clean rooms, family run, old and interesting. A good review on Trip Advisor…