London vacay! Cheers.

Josh and I again took advantage of the kids at camp to go across the pond for a proper English vacation.

Josh was in Switzerland at his Amin conference while I did my uber shopping in London town. He met me there a few days later. We stayed at Number 16 in South Kensington. It is one of the Kit Kemp designed hotels. Very lovely and adorable garden for breakfast.

london hotel

london number 16 frt

Liberty was my favorite dept store. Always loved their fabrics and design. Harvey Nichols, second.

london liberty


I headed to the Tate Modern and saw a really great show by Ellen Gallagher.

london tate

london ellen


We walked Kensignton Gardens. Serpentine Gallery a favorite. Pavillion by Sou Fugimoto. Lady Di’s fountain also a favorite.

london serpentine gallery

We strolled by Buckingham Palace. No Royals around.

london palace 2

A few British icons were everywhere. The telephone booth.

london icons tele

Fish and chips.

london fish an chips


The irreverent queen.



london queen

Big Ben or as they call it now, The Queens Tower. (after Queen Elizabeth II)

london big ben


We Tubed and walked a lot in the East End, which is Shoreditch and Bethal Green. The best shops and graffiti in town.

Polka dot shoes were purchased.

london shoes

Some bunny hats, as well.

london bunny hats

Along with my favorite Queen bag.

london bag

Graffiti abounds.

london grafitti 2london picture girl

london love graf

We were gifted tickets to Wimbledon for the 3rd round and saw a great match. Plus strawberries and cream. Very cool experience. Check out the proper Englishman.

london winbledon josh

We took a bike tour through Fat Tire Bike Tours and had a nice, yet wet, ride around the Thames. Saw the London Eye,  road over the Tower Bridge. And through Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. Lunch stop at Burrough Market. Ending near the Gerkin.


London Eye or Millenium Wheel.

london eye



Diagon Alley

london diagon aley

Burrough Market

london burrough market

The Gerkin.

london gerkin

We even saw Harry Potter, but playing the Role of Cripple Billy in the play The Cripple of Inishman. Great play.

London cripple

Three words for London.

London i love it



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