London Zoo, Camden Market, and Primrose Hill

Today was a great day!  Everyone got to do something they really love.  First Up: London Zoo.  Halle and Blake loved seeing all the animals! Blake’s perspective: Blake wanted allll the stuffies in the gift shop.  He settled on a hedgehog that was on sale for £3!  He was so excited.  Josh got a turtle.…

ArcelorMittal Orbit

Nothing stops these kids from playing their screens on the Underground.  Not even the fact that they don’t have a seat.  From Josh: The Olympic Park is such a neat place!  London is so diverse.  Every section of town holds its own charm, and is completely different from every other neighborhood.  We have been looking…

Hampton Court Palace and Maze

Today we were off to Hampton Court Palace.  We took the train and were there in about 30 minutes.  This was a favorite palace of King Henry VIII and I was excited to see it.  It was unlike any royal residence we’d seen so far.  They’ve kept it feeling very medieval and I loved it! …

Top of the Shard

When we tentatively planned out our London days, we left out The Shard.  We wanted to do it, but it was pretty expensive, so we cut it.  We were so pleased to learn that it was included on our London Pass!  Yay!  So, after the Olympic Park we planned on going to the top.  On…

Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory

Our area for today was Greenwich.  We took the overground and a bus to get there.  Our first stop was at Cutty Sark, a famous old tea ship.  Cutty Sark wasn’t quite as cool as the HMS Belfast, but it was still pretty interesting to learn about sailing and all the goods that sailed from…

Royals, fountains, ships and towers

This week we are hitting the tourist stuff hard. We divided the city into sections, made a daily itinerary, and bought a London Pass. And then the weather decided to act like summer. It’s forecast to be about 85 most days this week. And we are already missing our cloudy, 72 degree days! The day…