I got in to London on Thursday, which was a few days before Ma and Pop Griswold made it into town. Sis and I wandered around Kensington Palace and Hyde and Holland park, getting a feel for Sis' new neighborhood. On Friday I was sent out to explore London on my own, so I went to the British Museum. The place was packed, far busier than any of the Smithsonian I've visited. I really enjoyed the Ancient Egypt area and wrestled my way to see the Rosetta stone. I only lasted an hour before all of the crowds started to stress me out. I'm fairly certain I missed about half of the museum, but it'l be there for another visit.
Sunday the Griswolds arrived, they were fighting jetlag but didn't have much energy. I decided to head to Notting Hill and Portobello Market (sadly no Hugh Grant sightings) The "antiques" that many people were selling, where mostly old clothes but it was a nice neighborhood to walk through, and I bought a pretty scarf.
|Portobello Street. Notting Hill, London|
|Tower of London|
and then to the Tower of London (home of the crown jewels)
We took the boat back before navigating our way through the tube during a busy rush hour.
|me & sis on the boat back to Central London|
|Pop and I at Hampton Court|
|Old Globe Theatre|
|front gate of Buckingham Palace|