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View of Parliament in London

21 Unique Things To Do In London

– When visiting London, of course you will visit the famous landmarks – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge – – But what if you have a teenager (or grown up) who needs to do more than just sightseeing? – Here’s 21 suggestions of experiences…

January 7, 2014
Bond Girl For A Day Or Two
England: London

Bond Girl For A Day Or Two

While our book club has covered many wonderful authors and correlating activities this year, I have to say this James Bond study has been my favorite so far It has been ridiculously fun! – Here’s the lowdown… – Zipping through London along the River…

September 29, 2013
Rooftop Tour Of Hampton Court
England: Kent + Surrey HISTORY

Rooftop Tour Of Hampton Court

Hampton Court is best known as the grand palace of King Henry VIII (the one with six wives) and is situated just outside London – It is also famous for its 411 chimneys, many of which I saw up close on a recent rooftop tour…

September 18, 2013
London Thames Barrier
England: London HISTORY

London’s Thames Barrier

Inexplicably, I’ve been wanting to see the Thames Barrier for some time. This 520-meter span of contemporary gating has protected the area of London from flooding since 1982. As one of the world’s largest movable flood barriers, these gates actively have protected London over 100 times…

August 7, 2013
Tour the Houses of Parliament
England: London HISTORY

A Day In The Houses Of Parliament

  Claude Monet’s The Houses of Parliament, Sunset (1903) –source– – A gorgeous Gothic landmark with a famous Clock Tower, I was really excited to see inside the Palace of Westminster – Once a royal medieval palace and now a major center of politics, this building…

March 21, 2013
London Eye At Night

London Eye

Sure, we’d ridden the London Eye before but never at night – This slow-moving Ferris wheel has amazing views even in the rain (as we found out) – It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and opened December 31, 1999  – – If…

February 14, 2013
Ceremony of the Keys in London

London: Ceremony Of The Keys

Tower Of London – Last weekend we attended the Ceremony Of The Keys, one of the oldest ceremonies in England and definitely the shortest – Lasting only seven minutes, we witnessed the official 9:30pm lock up of this national fortress which holds the Crown…

October 28, 2012