London – August 8, 2012 – By Lancelot

We take the train to Victoria Station to use up the rest of are big bus pass.

Victoria Station

Victoria Station

We stop at the Ritz and walk to Hyde Park, the biggest park in London.   It is  a pretty park and there are a lot of trees, flowers, and a serpentine lake.  The lake is a site for the London 2012 Olympic Games because the Marathon Swimming 10km and the swimming element of the Triathlon will take place there.

We also went by the war memorials.

War Memorials

War Memorials

War Memorials

War Memorials

War Memorials

War Memorials

We stop at a traditional phone booth to call mom.  🙂

Calling home

Calling home

After the call we walk over to the marble arch and take the bus to Hamleys,  the worlds biggest and greatest toy shop on earth.

Hamleys

Hamleys

The store has a  basement and 5 floors full of all sorts of toys.  You can find stuffed animals,  huge Lego figures of the royal family,  remote control planes & cars, art supplies, costumes, action figures of superheroes, knights,  barbies, and more.

With Her Majesty

With Her Majesty

Lego Royals and Julian

Lego Royals and Julian

Enjoying some toys

Enjoying some toys

The workers at Hamleys run around the store shooting bubble guns into the air and playing with remote control Helicopters.  This place is awesome, I want to work here!

Next, we walk over to Piccadilly Circus and  we walk inside an old traditional English  tavern.

The tavern

The tavern

We order some drinks and pot pies and we watch the  Olympics on  TV.

tavern food

tavern food

After lunch we go and chill at the Eros Fountain on Piccadilly Circus.  We walk over to Big Ben just as the clock turned  5:00 PM.

Big Ben

Big Ben

it was not really cool … it was mega cool.

We planned on going inside of Westminster abbey but it closed early.

Westminister Abbey

Westminister Abbey

Westminister

Westminister

Instead we walked over to the London Eye,  the worlds highest observational wheel.

London Eye

London Eye

After buying tickets we hop on and in fifteen minutes we are at the very top and can see everything … Big Ben, Westminster Abby,  Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral,   Finance District, Hyde Park BTLive (where the Olympics is broadcast live on a huge screen), and the stadium where the Olympics is taking place.

inside the eye

inside the eye

from the eye

from the eye

from the eye

from the eye

When we reach the top Julian spots a carousel so when we got down Julian went on an old Fashion Carousel with 3000 light bulbs.

carousel

carousel

 

Time to eat, so we hike over to Grumbles.  We order duck comfit, a wiener schnitzel, and a cod.   The food was awesome.  :):):):):):):):):):):) Five stars, super good, mega yum.

Time to get back to Wimbledon and rest up for tomorrow’s adventure.

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