England - Day 1 (Arrival and Exploring Brentford & Ealing)
Above: Arriving at the airport and getting on the Underground.
Below: Top of a double decker bus.
Above: Street of London. They are crazy drivers.
Below: Phone booth on the streets of London.
Above: Double decker bus, phone booth and a cute old castle church!
Below: The Royal Mail box!
Above: Garden with pretty flowers! A peaceful part of a busy city!
Below: Boston Manor House. The buildings here have so much history, charm, and character!
Above and Below: They actually have markings to tell you to look the wrong way! LOL. It's wrong because they drive on the other side of the road (just so you know!). They are crazy drivers!
Above: Bus stop.
Below: View from top of double decker bus.
Above: British Pub - they are literally on every corner.
Bottom: Double decker bus which I have actually been on!
Above and Below: Welcome to Brentford, London!
Above: Park not to far from the house!
Below: A magpie birdie!
Above: A swimming bird! Not sure what kind.
Below: Waterfall in Boston Manor Park.
Above: Another double decker bus - they are too exciting!!
England - Day 2 (Central London)
Above: Royal Mail deliveries!
Below: Me with a telephone booth!
Above: A view from standing under the London Eye.
Below: Big Ben up close and personal!
Above: Sign for the London Dungeons! It was so much fun! Sorry I could not take pictures inside!
Below: Big Ben once more! Its too pretty!
Above: The breathtaking view!
Below: The London Eye. I still cannot believe I was on that!
Above: Me in a telephone booth!
Below: Big Ben!
Above: Big Ben up close!
Below: Right below my favourite landmark.
Above: Big Ben once more.
Below: Welcome to Westminster sign. One of the famous places in London.
Above: Me again chatting it up! LOL.
Below: Another double decker bus! I just love these things. Have taken a couple and always choose to sit at the top.
Above: Able to get close to Big Ben. Unfortunately we could not get into the House of Parliament.
Below: Closer view.
Above: This picture is beside Big Ben. They are the rest of the Houses of Parliament.
Below: Me in front of Big Ben! Loving my life!
Above: Me with some pretty flowers in Central London. It was a good walk through after experiencing the craziness of all the people in the heart of London!
Below: Close up view!
Above: Me and the London Eye!
Below: The distance view. It is just beyond gorgeous!
Above and Below: The London Eye. On top you can see all across London!
Above: Big Ben while on the London Eye.
Below: And agin including the Houses of Parliament.
Above: The view from our pod looking up on the London Eye.
Below: Signs for the London Dungeons from the top of the London Eye. Still cannot believe we did that! It was super scary but yet so fun!
Above: Me on the London Eye!
Below: Danny and I on the London Eye!
Above: Me on London Eye.
Below: City of London from the very top of the London Eye!
Above: Parliament with the British flag on top!
Below: The city of London from the top of the London Eye.
Above: Me on the London Eye with the view in the background!
Below: The view on the London Eye of all the double decker buses lined up on one of the bridges over Thames River.
Above: The view to die for!
Below: Another whole view of the city as we are ending our cycle of the London Eye.
Above: Me getting yet another picture with Big Ben and Parliament.
Below: Big Ben.
Above: Big Ben as the sun is setting. One of my favourite pictures.
Below: The London Eye so high in the sky!
Above: Underground sign at Northfields station!
Below: Me at the Underground sign again!
Above: My London, England hoodie! I love it and will probably wear it every single day (especially when I am home)!
Above: The sign for the Underground.
Below: Entrance for the Underground.
Above: View of Big Ben. One of my favourite sights and pictures!
Below: Me and Big Ben!
Above: Side view of the London Eye.
Below: Long distance view of Big Ben.
Above: Long distance view of London Eye.
Below: More Houses of Parliament. Funny seeing British flags on top of the buildings here rather than Canadian ones.
Above: Telephone booth!
Below: Telephone booth! I cannot believe this is real!
Above: Me with my very first telephone booth!
Below: And again.
Above: Big Ben and a Double Decker bus!
Below: Telephone booth once again.
Above: The cute little taxi cars here. I know - never to take one.
Below: Me just chatting it up in a telephone booth. LOL. It was just for effect.
Above: Me in front of Big Ben in Central London!
Below: The underground in Central London.
Above: British Flags are on nearly every building while we walked through Central London!
Below: The view of the London Eye. The clouds are overcast because, well, it is London. It was a gorgeous day!
Above: The London Eye from across the bridge.
Below: Among all the noise and chaos in Central London, we found a really pretty historic park. There were some really gorgeous flowers!
Above: Pretty pink flowers. I just loved them!
Below: More flowers we seen in the park!
Above: That view is priceless!
Below: On the London Eye, heading up to the top and almost eye level to Big Ben!
Above: On the London Eye. It is always still hard to believe that I am really here!
Below: A beautiful bridge along the Thames River. Had to cross it from Big Ben to the London Eye.
Above: View on the London Eye overlooking buildings in London.
Below: View below our pod on the London Eye. That brown bit is the Thames River. Definitely not as clear as Canadian water!
Above: Big Ben eye to eye while we are on the London Eye.
Above: The London Eye.
Below: City skies!
Above: Big Ben up close and personal. I love the zoom on my camera!
Below: Me on the London Eye!
Above: The city once again.
Below: View from the very top looking down as we start to come back to the bottom.
Above: While on the London Eye, it was a great moment to see all the double decker buses! Truly in London, England. Each day it gets more and more real!
Below: I took a picture with one of the settings on my camera of the whole skyline! Gorgeous views!
Above: A view of Big Ben as the sun begins to set. It does not get much better than this.
Below: I am way to happy to be here. It was time for a fun photo!
Above: The London Eye as sun is setting. You can't really see the sun as the clouds are in the way. Typical London! LOL.
Below: Waterloo Station in Central London. We took the underground but they have trains going all over from this station both above and below ground! It had some amazing architecture on the building.
Above: Northfields Station, which is where we get the underground!
Below: Rubbish sign we seen on the way home on one of the buildings! Oh how the word rubbish still makes me giggle every time I hear it! LOL.
Above: Souvenir I got in Central London! The perfect keychain for my keys to the house in Southampton!
England - Day 3 (Buckingham Palace)
Above: Buckingham Palace outside the Royal Palace was a guard! The changing of the guards was cancelled today because of the rain but it was still great to see!
Below: The serious face still makes me wonder how they can do that!
Above: The light posts on the gate to Buckingham Palace. It is fit for a Queen ... get it? LOL.
Below: Flag on top of the Palace! When the flag is at the top, that means the Queen is home! Too bad she didn't have time to have tea with the best Canadian ever! :P LOL.
Above: Guard outside the palace. So serious...LOL.
Below: The ever so still guard which at first glance looks like a statue until we saw two other guards come out and he had to do a little thing with his gun!
Above: This is a close up of the front entrance which was zoomed in from my camera past the first set of front gates! The detail on the doors is pretty amazing!
Below: The serious guard!
Above: The two guards we saw walking to meet the one guard standing guarding the left side of the palace.
Below: One of the streets we saw leading to the palace. This place is so cute and charming. There is always something to see around the streets.
Above: The London Underground. This is what the trains look like. I have definitely gotten used to taking these things! As long as you remember to "mind the gap", you'll be okay. LOL.
Below: Told you, "mind the gap between the train and the platform".
Above: One of the train stops we took on the way home today!
Below: Street walking home - Windmill Road. Despite the rain, it is quite pretty! :)
Above: Buckingham Palace! This is a close up. We got a front row spot at the side gates. There was honestly so many people! I used these sharp elbows and got a spot where I could see!
Below: Again, the guard outside the palace!
Above: The lights on the front gate.
Below: The fountain right across from the entrance gates of the palace! It was honestly, so gorgeous.
Above: The front gate to Buckingham Palace. Royal logo. It is hard to imagine that only 3-4 police officers, besides the traditional looking guards, hold down the gates. They do have loaded guns, but it is still crazy that they control the many people gathered outside the gates.
Below: The royal front gates to Buckingham Palace!
Above: The top of the front entrance at Buckingham Palace.
Below: The Royal "R" that is found on all the gates and statues around Buckingham Palace. So pretty and elegant!
Above: The platform where the Queen would address the public. So amazing to see something so iconic and meaningful.
Above: The two guards we saw walking to check up on the guard. He had to do a fancy little thing with his gun from one side to the other.
Below: Sign outside the palace.
Above: Downtown, around the corner from Buckingham Palace where we had seen several different shops. Just moments after this picture the rain came down quite heavily. My dedication to sight seeing showed when a little rain messing up my hair was acceptable.
Below: One of the underground stops today!
Above: Nando's restaurant. I took this for my cousin Whisper in hopes I would see One Direction from the window. Lol! Too bad, maybe next time. The hunt is on :P!
England - Day 4 (Oxford Street)
Above: Shopping at Oxford Street. This was the sign we first seen when we came up from the underground station. Apparently it is London Fashion Week. So hard to adjust to the fashion and trends here.
Below: The Oxford Circus underground station! You can get a small, small, small, small, small glimpse of the amount of people that there was today. The street goes on for miles with stores and shops.
Above: This is located at one of the far ends of Oxford Street. It is Marble Arch. It is a ceremonial piece. It was too gorgeous to not take a picture of!
Above: Oxford Street sign above a double decker bus.
Below: This is Bond Street station. This is one of the most famous stations I have been told. It is found on Oxford Street.
England - Day 5 (Traditional Sunday DInner)
October 4th-6th Trip
(Madam Tussaud's and westfields Shopping Centre)
Above: Mr. Tom Cruise!
Below: JIM CARREY! I was beyond excited to see this!
Above & Below: Brad and Angelina!
Above: David and Victoria Beckham!
Below: Leonardo himself!
Above: The 1D Wall!
Below: ONE DIRECTION!
Above: The name is Bond, James Bond.
Below: Whoopi Goldberg!
Above: Me and Marilyn Monroe!
Below: Mr. Sherlock Holmes!
Above: Mary Queen of Scots!
Below: King Henry the 8th!
Above: Queen Elizabeth I.
Below: Charles Dickens!
Below: William Shakespeare! This is for you Mimsey! LOL!
Above: Professor Stephen Hawkin.
Below: The Beatles!
Below: Michael Jackson!
Above: Britney Spears!
Above: Lady Gaga!
Below: Lead singer of Queen!
Above: The Bieber in his younger years!
Below: Nelson Mandela!
Above: Martin Luther King Jr.
Below: Dalai Lama!
Above: The Mayor of London!
Below: Prime Minister Cameron!
Below: Me and David Cameron!
Above: Me and my idol! Jim Carrey!
Below: Madam Tussaud's!
Below: Which one is Einstein?
Above: Captain America! That is for you Whisper!
Below: Me and 1D!
Above: BBC Headquarters!
Below: Shrek and me! Even Gingy was there!
Above: Me and Julia Roberts!
Below: Sherlock and me!
Above: Me and Lady Gaga!
Above: The scariest move of my childhood ... ET!
Below: Shrek! Ogres have layers...
Above: Welcome to the swamp!
Below: Mr. Stephen Spielberg!
Above: Mohammad Ali!
Below: The fastest man in the world!
Above: Sir Alfred Hitchcock!
Below: Tiger Woods!
Above: I MET THE ROYAL FAMILY! I was way too excited!
Below: Princess Diana. She was so tall!
Above: The Royals!
Below: Danny and Charlie Chaplin!
Above: Vladimir Puntin
Below: President Obama!
Above: Danny, Me and President Obama!
Below: Hitler...I was shocked they had a figure of him!
Above: Winston Churchill!
Below: President JFK!
Above: My walk to the coach station! It has been gorgeous weather!
Below: Mrs. Thatcher!
Above: Boarded the coach to London!
Above: The HULK!
Above: Sun setting on the way to London!
Below: The outside, part of Westfields Shopping Mall! This was only above 1/3 of the outside!
Above: Nando's has the cutest napkins!
Below: Dinner at Nando's!
Above: Ealing City Hall - cutest building ever!
Below: Tiffany store in Westfields Shopping Center!
Above: Dior in Westfields!
Below: Prada in Westfields!
Above: Louis Vuitton in Westfields!
Below: Gucci in Westfields!
Above: The biggest bookstore ever! Thought you would enjoy that Mimsey!
Below: Two storey Lush store...incredible.
Above: Sunday Roast dinner ... do not tell anyone we had it on Saturday! LOL.
Below: Crumpets! They were so so so good and made me feel 100% British!
Above: Me and Tiger!
Below: Jimi Hendrix and me!
Above: Spielburg let me sit in the director's chair! LOL.
Below: Just meeting Captain America.
Above: Beckham and me!
Below: Iron Man!
Above: Met Churchill!
Below: Wanna fight? LOL!
Above and Below: Travelling on the underground!
London - Big Ben, Museums, Harrods and Buckingham Palace
Above: Shop window display at Harrods.
Above and Below: The cutest big bears ever! Above is the Harrod's bear and below is the guard! The store itself even had doormen who wore the same outfits as the bear above!
Above and Below: The store was amazing and the displays were incredible!
Above: If I had a throne - this is what it would look like. This is the chair I fell in love with!
Below: Cutest British tea set!
Above: The biggest gummy bear ever!
Below: These were literally the cutest animals ever! And for the record…this lion here was about 1000 pounds (thats like $1700)!
Above: AHH PIGS!
Below: Christmas is happening! Love it!
Above: Ice rink outside the Natural History Museum!
Below: This is the first thing you see when you walk into the museum. Sadly the volcano was closed! Looked so fun!
Above and Below: The bird exhibit was honestly the most amazing thing! Plus, I thought you would love it Ed!
Above and Below: Even more birds!
Above and Below: More birds! The one above is a Dodo bird. And the one below just made me laugh! LOL.
Above and Below: More animals!
Above and Below: These were the only two pictures that I could take in the "Creepy Crawlers" display because the rest just freaked me out...
Above: The museum!
Above: More monkeys!
Below: Butterfly display!
Above: The pigeons Darwin used!
Below: The biggest tree trunk ever! It was over thousands of years old!
Above and Below: These were taken from the top floor of the museum. It was stunning and just like a movie. It was so huge and so many people!
Above: Inside the doors of the Science Museum!
Below: Engine in the middle of the Science Museum!
Above: The earth display in the middle of the Science Museum! It was so cool and showed lots of things around the earth like flight zones and weather and such!
Below: Transportation section of the museum!
Above: The top of the fountain outside Buckingham Palace!
Below: View of Big Ben through the trees at Buckingham Palace!
Above: The gates of Buckingham Palace. The flag was raised so that meant the Queen was home!
Below: Distant view of the changing of the guards march as music was played. The crowd was unreal so it was hard to see but we caught glimpses of it!
Above: The changing of the guards! It was super hard to see through all the people but we tried! LOL!
Below: The most royal tree inside the Buckingham Palace shop!
Above and Below: Casually crossing the road and all of a sudden we see this! Oh so British!
Above and Below: Royal Albert Hall!
Above: Royal Albert Hall.
Below: My favourite place in London! Big Ben while the sun sets!
Above: Big Ben!
Below: A couple crazy Canadians dying from realizing this is our lives and seeing Big Ben!
Above and Below: AHHH I love this city!
Above and Below: I had to get the scarf out it was so cold! But honestly, this is dreams coming true! I love it!
Above and Below: Big Ben looking fantastic!
Above: The Westminster sign!
Below: Big Ben yet again!
Above and Below: Enjoying all things London!
Above: 10 Downing Street is where the Prime Minister (David Cameron) lives. I was saddened when we got here that it was blocked off but hey, at least I got to see it!
Below: The Eye through the park and trees!
Above: My I <3 LONDON shirt! I absolutely love it! Basically it sums up my emotions!
Above: Shop window display at Harrods!
Below: The grandest entrance ever. This was one section of the first floor…there were five more.
Above: The handbags. They were too cute but triple the price of Coach…
Below: The bears!
Above: Sugar candy display. They were all over the store!
Below: Trolleys are just too British to not have a photo of!
Above: The cutest living room set ever! Paris designers are phenomenal!
Below: Isn't that just the best thing ever! Even have the pimped out bulldogs! LOL!
Above: The pillars on one of the floors were all books (thought you would love this Mimsey)!
Below: They had their own disney store…I died. Loved it!
Above: Inside Disney!
Below: Canada is representing! LOL!
Above and Below: Harrods! This doesn't even do justice to how big this store was...
Above: So many hummingbirds!
Below: I forget the name of the animal, but this was a display of an extinct type of bear if I remember correctly!
Above: The size of bird eggs … smallest to largest.
Below: Coolest display ever!
Above: The sun display. I laughed so hard seeing this! LOL!
Below: How Photosynthesis works. Behind this was a walk through as if you were inside the cells of the plant!
Above and Below: I loved the animal exhibits!
Above: The inside of the museum…looked like something right out of a movie!
Below: Dung Beetles - made me think of the BBC animal clip on youtube "Dave, take out your headphones"! LOL!
Above and Below: Just a casual dinosaur bone display in the middle of the museum. This gives you a perception of how big it was!
Above: Charles Darwin statue that was donated by the Queen!
Below: There were so many displays of animals that are now extinct.
Above: Under the sea!
Below: Inside the museum!
Above: The outside of the museum!
Below: Ostrich feathers were so pretty!
Above and Below: Rover and the Astronaut in the space section of the Science Museum!
Above: The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Below: Entrance to the museum!
Above: Making a wish in the fountain!
Below: Asia exhibit!
Above: Pictures from the Asian exhibits!
Above and Below: Notting Hill Gate underground station. It was honestly the prettiest platform I have seen and trust me, I have been to lots of them! I just loved it. England has so many areas that just look like movies! Love it!
Above: The London Eye. Central London was super busy and insane! People were literally everywhere!
Below: The Eye all lit up at night!
Above: Big Ben all lit up and looking pretty! This is my favourite spot in London!
Below: One of the t-shirts I bought this weekend! Love it!
Above and Below: The guard that was in Central London. Even though he was just an impersonator … it was too fun!
Above: He was too funny.
Below: Big Ben all lit up. Isn't it stunning?! It is like a postcard but in real life. Honestly I was in awe!
Above and Below: The beautiful Big Ben!
Above: Me and Big Ben all lit up!
Below: The London Eye getting all lit up!
Above and Below: Isn't this stunningly gorgeous!? The London Eye all lit up for nighttime!
Above: Me in a telephone booth!
Below: Iconic London picture right here! LOL!
Above and Below: The sights of Central London all lit up in all its glory - was the most amazing thing in the world to see! I love it so much and this is the scenes that make me feel like I am dreaming because it is so hard to believe I am actually here!
Above: Me and Big Ben all lit up!
LONDON - Arriving for Christmas Break and SightSeeing!
Above and Below: Ollie came and sat with me for hours! At least one of the three cats likes me! LOL. He is too cute!
Above: Tree all decorated and pretty.
Below: The street signs all Christmasy!
Above: All down Oxford Street and Regent Street was the 12 Days of Christmas!
Below: Hamleys - the worlds biggest toy store
Above: The entrance to Hamleys!
Below: Puppets in Hamleys! They were super British to me!
Above: A wall of Disney figurines!
Below: Christmas Bear decoration on the top floor of Hamleys!
Above: Display of miniature British guards and soldiers!
Below: Close up view!
Above and Below: The candy and sweets section in Hamleys!
Above: The view from the top floor downward! It was chaos but so fun to see it!
Below: Lego Guard - seriously all made out of legos!
Above: A telephone box made entirely of legos!
Below: Snow globe in the middle of Leicester Square!
Above: Massive displays in the middle of Leicester Square!
Below: Biggest display's on the tops of the light posts for Christmas! It is so cute!
Above: The greatest building ever are all over London. Look at that architecture and grand presence! Crazy isn't it?
Below: The hustle and bustle of London, the lights and sights, sounds and smells are the best thing in the entire world.
Above: A British mini-cooper in the middle of one of the shops! I would so drive this!
Below: The little figures spun around as a little song played on this lamp post in Leicester Square! It was so cute and very in the christmas spirit!
Above: The hustle and bustle in Leicester Square!
Below: Christmas displays in Leicester Square!
Above: M&Ms world London!
Below: Entrance to the store - just an old double decker bus … not big deal! LOL. Loved it!
Above: M&Ms World London Sign!
Below: Old double decker bus inside the store!
Above: Me on the bus in M&Ms World London!
Below: M&M Guard in the store! So adorable!
Above: M&M lights from the ceiling!
Below: One of the many walls of M&M's…who knew that many colours existed?! It was like heaven! LOL.
Above: Red M&M Guard! They were just the cutest!
Below: The Canadian Embassy.
Above: The front of the Canadian Embassy! I don't they they have enough flags…LOL! Feeling the Canadian Pride.
Below: Fountain in Trafalgar Square!
Above: The Blue Rooster and The National Gallery.
Below: Nelon's Column guarded by four lions!
Above: And again - Nelson's column and the four lions!
Below: Up close with one of the lions!
Above: The fountains were super pretty and changed colours!
Below: Me in front of one of the fountains! And it was even a pink colour! Gorgeous!
Above: Ollie sleeping on my lap!
Below: The tree all decorated! It looks so pretty!
Above: The tree all lit up in the dark! Gorgeous!
Below: Roast dinner which is super good! My favourite British meal.
Above: Decorations in Hamelys! So festive!
Below: Stuffed animals in Hamleys! The big swan was 128 pounds! Yep, crazy expensive but so pretty!
Above: Little teddy bears that were super cute!
Below: Paddington Bear - a British classic!
Above: Doll Houses in Hamleys! The girls toy floor was so pink - it was like a cute little heaven! LOL.
Below: They had their own Build-a-Bear in the store!
Above: Big Ben miniature version - but get this, it was all built out of a puzzle!
Below: Guard made of legos!
Above: Lego Royal Crown!
Below: Lego Queen!
Above: List of floors in Hamleys - there is a total of 7 floors! It was crazy and I just couldn't believe it. There was literally every toy in the entire world - that is why it is the world's largest toy store!
Below: Me and a teddy bear guard! Holding my future purchase the adorable little piggy - Pigadilly. LOL.
Above: The roof of the bottom floor in Hamleys!
Below: The biggest crowd ever in the entrance of Hamleys!
Above: My perfect little souvenir!
Below: Me and the piggy! I was super happy to find one in Hamleys!
Above: Oxford Circus underground station!
Below: One of the escalators in the underground. Usually you have to take 2-3 to go above or below ground deepening on the direction you are going! Crazy isn't it?
Above: Oxford Circus underground station!
Below: Piccadilly Circus underground station!
Above: Me at Piccadilly Circus station!
Below: Yellow M&M knight in M&M World London!
Above: Green M&M all dressed up!
Below: Yellow M&M football player! Too cute!
Above: M&M's we bought from M&M world! Milk chocolate pink ones and orange peanut ones!
Below: M&M's walking like the Beetles on the lower floor of the M&M World store London!
Above: The Periodic Table of M&Ms! LOL. Who even knew that this existed? Love it!
Below: The mixing room where they make some of the M&Ms!
Above: The M&Ms we got from M&Ms World London and the cute little bag!
Below: The best colour of M&Ms ever!
Above: They even had carollers around the tree in Trafalgar Square! I was so happy and pleasantly surprised!
Below: The National Gallery building! Pretty grand isn't it?!
Above: The big blue rooster! LOL.
Below: Trafalgar Square from a distance!
Above: Trafalgar Square!
Below: The top of the biggest Christmas Tree I have ever seen!
Above: The 20ft Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square!
Walking in A Winter Wonderland
Above: Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park!
Below: So many shops and stalls! It was amazing!
Above: Little Drummer Boy!
Below: Cute little Christmas stalls and shops!
Below: A bit of curling … so Canadian! LOL.
Above: The donut was the size of my head!
Below: Me on the ride! I was so scared - but it was so fun in the end!
Above: Winter Wonderland Express - YES WE ACTUALLY WENT ON IT! So scary!
Below: Crazy rides!
Above: Santa Roller Coaster!
Below: Ice Display in Winter Wonderland!
Above: Snowy Roller Coaster - I was too scared to ride it! LOL.
Above: The map around the Winter Wonderland! So much to do and to see!
Below: Some of the rides inside the park! All had Christmas themes and music and lights!
Above: The greatest sign that ever existed!
Below: "Helter Skelter" … yup, first thing that came to mind was Charles Manson…LOL.
Above: Winter Wonderland games and fun!
Below: Sweets and treats!
Above: Pirate adventure in the Park.
Below: Christmas Displays!
Above: Even though it was a pig roast, I loved the sign!
Below: Racing Reindeer!!! LOL.
Above and Below: Rides and Lights at Winter Wonderland!
Above and Below: Christmas Displays! Love it!
Baking and The Theatre - LION KING
Above: Sugar Cookies!
Below: Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares!
Above: Peanut Butter Cookies!
Below: The Lyceum Theatre where we watched the Lion King.
Above: The Stage of the Lion King!
Below: This is the box across from where we were but we sat in one of these for the show! Pretty amazing isn't it?
Above and Below: Seat of the Lyceum Theatre! Isn't is crazy how big it is? So spectacular though.
Above and Below: The gorgeous ceiling in the theatre!
Above: Cookies and Cream Bars!
Below: Chocolate Coverered Chips (Crisps as they say here)!
Above: Made some poutine! So yummy even if it is improvised British style. LOL.
Below: Me all set and ready for the show! Such amazing seats!
Above: The drumming section!
Below: Royal Circle Box Seating section.
Above: We were set and ready for the show!
Below: Seats in the theatre just before show time!
Above: Me in the theatre!
Below: The roof of the box we sat in! Felt like such royalty! LOL.
Christmas in London
Above: Christmas rain! I must say it was my first Green Christmas but kind of missed the snow on the morning of the special day!
Below: Extra curly candy canes!
Above: Me in my reindeer jumper (that is a sweater here in England)!
Below: Santa was missing a couple reindeer this year.
Above: Me and the tree! Christmas morning!
Below: Emma got me a cute body wash set!
Above: It smelled so good and was pink! LOL.
Below: Slipper socks - look so comfy!
Above: My ferraro rocher chocolates bouquet from Danny!
Below: Jack the Ripper case file book from Danny! I was so excited to get this and can't wait to read it!
Above and Below: The travel/make up bag set Danny's mum got me which she filled with goodies like nail polish, lip gloss, hair stuff, etc.
Above and Below: Special presents from home! Love them!
Above and Below: Christmas gifts from home! So lucky to have my mom and Ed!
Above and Below: Gift from home!
Above and Below: Cutest christmas presents from home!
Above: Opening presents!
Below: Such a reindeer!
Above: Christmas countdown on TV!
Below: The Queen's speech on Christmas Day - classic.
Above and Below: Introduction to the Queen's Speech on TV. I was feeling a bit of British pride at this moment LOL.
Above: Queen's Christmas speech on TV!
Below: Some boxing day football - Manchester City v. Liverpool.
Above: Enjoying some Cadbury Roses which are such good chocolates and come in so many flavours!
Above: Watching the Grinch is such a classic and a staple of the holiday season.
Below: Gifts are all out and ready to be opened - even one from home!
Above: Danny got me such a great gift - hot pink passport cover that says "All Around the World"!
Below: Danny's mum got me a calendar! Love it!
Above: Danny got me a piggy - it even warms up and smells of Lavender! I love it - so cute!
Below: Danny's mum (Emma) got me cute fuzzy piggy socks!
Above and Below: The gift from my parents from home! I am one lucky girl!
Above and Below: Opening my presents from home! I couldn't have been happier and cannot thank the best parents in the world enough!
Above and Below: Gifts from home!
Above and Below: Christmas presents from home!
Above: Beautiful necklace from home!
Below: Fits great!
Above: Love the colour and fits even better!
Below: Looks good! I love it so much! "Always in my heart".
Above: Spreading Christmas Cheer! Love the cards I got! This one was from Danny's mum!
Below: All my gifts! So spoiled even then I am in England.
Above: Got One Direction Tickets!
Below: Ollie loved the box. LOL.
Above: Dinner table set.
Below: I know I am a pretty cute reindeer!
Above and Below: Dinner is cooking away! Smelled so good!
Below: After…Dinner is served and it was so good!
The Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, BowlinG and the Cinema
Above: The Chard - this is the tallest building in London!
Below: London Bridge - it was so pretty with all the lights of London around it! Breathtaking views!
Above and Below: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. These pictures are a surprise for you Mimsey! I hope you enjoy them.
Above: Me in front of The Globe Theatre!
Below: The Globe Theatre!
Above: The Globe Theatre!
Below: Queen Victoria Street - walking on the way to Tower Bridge!
Above: Christmas Cracker Decorations in one of the buildings on the way to see Tower Bridge!
Below: Walking on London Bridge to get a distant view of Tower Bridge!
Above: The huge ship - HMS Belfast.
Below: The Chard.
Above and Below: Tower Bridge - what a beautiful view isn't it?
Above: Me and Tower Bridge!
Below: The Tower of London - where the Crown Jewels are kept!
Above and Below: More pictures of the Tower Bridge. I just loved it in case you didn't notice…LOL!
Above and Below: Tower Bridge!
Above: Me at Tower Bridge!
Below: The top of Tower Bridge!
Above and Below: More and more of Tower Bridge! I got nearly every angle!
Above: Bowling time!
Below: I still got it! LOL.
Above: Bowling Lanes!
Below: I was too happy to get a strike!
Above: The cute little lanes!
Below: Bowling Balls!
Above: That shot was looking good!
Below: Having too much fun!
Below: Game 1.
Above: Game 2.
Below: Game 3.
Above: The outside of the building called the Rotunda!
Above: SURPRISE MIMSEY - I went to see the Globe Theatre for you! It was pretty amazing to see and I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Below: On Millennium Bridge seeing St. Paul's Cathedral in the distance where all the Royalty is married, baptized and buried.
Above: Me on Millennium Bridge with London Bridge behind and the lights of London!
Below: Millennium Bridge!
Above and Below: St. Paul's Cathedral.
Above and Below: Tower Bridge all lit up and looking glorious!
Above and Below: Me with Tower Bridge in the distance!
Above: London Bridge!
Below: HMS Belfast.
Above and Below: HMS Belfast. It was such a big ship!
Above: Again, HMS Belfast. I figured Ed would enjoy these pictures. LOL.
Below: Tower Bridge!
Above: Tower Bridge!
Below: Yep, you are allowed to walk across Tower Bridge! How cool is that? Just casually walked across it! So exciting!
Above: Walking on Tower Bridge!
Below: Yep, it really is real … I am not dreaming!
Above: Walking on Tower Bridge and got some even better photos!
Below: Me walking on Tower Bridge!
Above: One of the towers while walking on the Bridge!
Below: Close up of one of the Towers!
Above: Me at Tower Bridge!
Below: Danny and I at Tower Bridge!
Above: Walking on Tower Bridge!
Below: Tower of London - castle like walls that surround it!
Above and Below: The Tower of London!
Above: The walls of the Tower of London!
Below: Falling telephone booths in Kingston - don't worry they are supposed to be that way!
Above and Below: Telephone Boxes - even decorated for the holidays!
Above: Frankie and Benny's restaurant!
Below: My dinner! So yummy!
Above: Anchorman 2 was in cinema 14!
Below: Such a different layout to concession stand…popcorn was sweet or salty…I picked salty! LOL.
Above: The cinema!
Below: The Rotunda building which had the bowling, movies and tonnes of restaurants!
My Second Birthday - 21 in London!
Above and Below: Decorations that Danny and his mum put up for me! I loved them!
Above and Below: We went for dinner at a restaurant called the Harvester. It was an unlimited salad bar! SO YUMMY! I also had a steak - and yes, everything in the UK is served with peas! Also has this thing called a "cookie dough chocolate brownie" for dessert! TO DIE FOR!
Above: Opening the gift from Danny!
Below: He got me pink Beats Headphones! I was honestly so surprised - I absolutely love them!
Above: Trying out the Beats headphones!
Below: Opening gift from Danny's mum!
Above: Opening presents!
Below: Yup, I am really 21!
Above: Opening present from Danny!
Below: A cute little bear that is holding "21"!
Above: My gift from Danny before I tore into it!
Below: He also got me two little piggy charms for my bracelet!
Above and Below: Opening the present from Danny's mum! I was so happy to see Redkin shampoo! I absolutely loved it!!!!!
Above and Below: I just adore these headphones! It literally is a slice of heaven on your ears!
Above: The lovely cake Danny's mum got me - even got sung happy birthday! It was a great day!
Above and Below: Brentford Locks - those are house boats if you're wondering! Crazy that in the midst of the hustle and bustle there is a calm river and just floating houses! LOL.
Above: Sunny skies in the park!
Below: Duck swimming in the dirty water!
Below: The funny birds just relaxing! Taking a bird bath!
Above: The swan!
Below: The actual locks in Brentford!
Above: Funny looking bird!
Below: The locks in Brentford!
Above and Below: The river filled with house boats and some amazing looking homes/flats!
Above: A cute swan swam right up beside where we were walking!
Below: Another funny looking bird!
Above and Below: The swan that came super close!
London Zoo - SO MANY CUTE ANIMALS!
Below here are all the pictures of the animals that I had seen at London Zoo! There were honestly so many animals to see! I must admit the pigs were my favourite and the monkeys were just too cute! But, the meerkats were little darlings and just adorable! I even got the chance to bond with a zebra who came really close and was clearly wanting a hug - if only that was allowed! LOL. I cannot forget about the gorgeous lion with the big mane! He was too cute! Oh and also, we seen a Nighttime Daytime bird! It was pretty epic! London Zoo was one the biggest I have ever been to! It took us from 10:00am to about 3:00pm to look through it all, only breaking once for the penguin show, and even eating as we walked around! That is how big it was! I must say I really did enjoy it. It was nice going in the off-peak season because the zoo wasn't as crowded and there wasn't many people. You actually got to see the animals all up close! It was such a great day and the animals were too amazing and super adorable!
The Clink Prison - APril 22nd, 2014
The Final CountdowN
Last Weeks/Days in London before the Homeland!
CAMDEN TOWN MARKET: This is one of the biggest and oldest streets markets in London. Let me tell you first that it is beyond huge! The shops and stalls line every side street for the whole road while other shops are set up in stores along the roads. I could not believe the size! I didn't find anything to purchase while here but nonetheless it was amazing to be here and see! Danny and I even found a shop that sold bubble tea - bonus!
JACK THE RIPPER TOUR in WHITECHAPEL/ALDGATE: What kind of person would I be if I came to London and failed to do a Jack the Ripper tour? A terrible one that is. We booked a tour online. It was one of a kind that is for sure! First we met the guide and group outside Aldgate East station exit. From there, I knew it would be the most amazing experience ever. The guide we had wore an outfit that seemed such in character to the time he was telling about. He was one of a kind that is for sure! On the tour he used a portable projector called "Ripper Vision" to put everything into further context and pictures of the time. The tour stopped at each one of the murder scenes of the victims of Jack. The guide would explain and tell what happened in full expression and detail. The buildings around the area were over 400 years old (in some cases) and were the original buildings of the era of Jack the Ripper. The tour even stopped at the 10 Bells pub. This was the main hub of the time where the workers and Jack, inevitably, would have visited on a regular basis. Words cannot describe how the tour was. It was more than anything expected and truly a must do in London!
HOUNSLOW URBAN FARM: Danny surprised me and took me to this farm. Here we seen a variety of animals you could pet and see. The most important one to see for me was the pigs! The reason we visited here was for me to pet a pig! Yes, you read that right - PET A PIG! A real, big, oinking pig! It was actually such a fun afternoon and beyond special! I just adored the pigs here and it really was special! The pig I pet was full of personality as well and hopefully enjoyed it as much as I did!
GUNNERSBURY PARK: Spending the afternoon in one of London's many parks is always a great afternoon, especially when the sun finally shines (we all know British weather is the most unpredictable)!
SCIENCE MUSEUM: Spending the afternoon at the science museum and got to go up the huge volcano! It was a great afternoon and looking at all the fun science stuff. Majority of the tables were interactive and actually quite fun and enjoyable!
RICHMOND PARK: This is one of the other parks I have visited here in London. Apparently there are wild deer that roam the park but unfortunately we didn't see any. We did see cows though…and managed to get soaking wet in the rain. LOL. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful park and a sunny day until the rain came!
AROUND TO THE BEST SITES OF LONDON: Shopping at Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, tipping telephone boxes in Kingston, saying a final goodbye to Big Ben, seeing the statue of Churchill, touring Trafalgar Square, and finding a purse from Harrods meant making the most of the time I have left in London! These pictures really speak for themselves. I love London and all it has to offer! Danny and I even made it to see one final theatre performance for his birthday as I surprised him with tickets! Wicked truly was wicked and one of the best shows around! Stunning performance and even better seats to watch it from!
NANDOS: It wouldn't be worth it to spend my last few weeks and days in London without visiting this place one last time! Such a good restaurant and I even tried the medium spiced chicken again. Thank God for bottomless drinks because I sure needed them! Even got caramel cheesecake for dessert! YUM!