3 days is not enough! But 3 days is perfect for a first trip to London so you are ready for your next trip! And YES....we WILL have another trip over there! So much to see... so much to experience! And have I mentioned... The people in London are SO POLITE and NICE!!
Vores hotel lå langs ved Thames Å så vi gik kun få fodspor til Big Ben og House of Parliment.
Our hotel was along the Thames River so we only had to walk a few footsteps to Big Ben and the House of Parliament.
St. Pauls Domkirke....anden største domkirke i verden. Vi besøgte den på god fredag og lærte en forbløffende historie om kirken. Under Anden verdenskrig ramte en bombe i midten af St. Pauls men det eksploderede ikke! Mennesker tog sikert bomben ud af St. Pauls og flyttede det til Londons Hackney.... hvor bomben eksploderede! St. Pauls overlevede!
St. Paul´s Cathedral...the world´s 2nd largest cathedral. We visited it on Good Friday and learned an amazing story about the church. During WWII a live bomb was dropped in the middle of the cathedral, but it did not explode. People carefully took the bomb out of St. Paul´s and moved it to the London Borough of Hackney ....where the bomb exploded! St. Paul´s survived!
Himmel på jorden.... Ok, måske ikke himmel.... men den BEDSTE butik at jeg nogensinde besøgte...HARRODS! Harrods HAR ALTING inklusiv dens egen bank, rejsebutik, brillerbutik, møbler, frisk mad, personligeshoppers, håndlavet slik, mange restaurants, og selvfølgelig, TØJ, SKO og TASKER! Men i stedet for en "klaver mand" ligesom Nordstroms.... Harrods har en OPERA SYNGER som stemme kan være hørt fra den første niveau til toppen! Du har brug for DAGE at se alting i Harrods! Og jeg kan ikke vente at bringe Jess her!
Heaven on earth... Ok, maybe not heaven, but the GREATEST store I have ever visited....HARRODS! Harrods has EVERYTHING including its own bank, travel agency, glasses repair shop, furniture, fresh food, personal shoppers, handmade candy, several restaurants and of course, CLOTHES, SHOES AND HANDBAGS! But instead of a "piano man" like Nordstrom´s, Harrods has an OPERA SINGER whose voice can be heard from the first floor all the way to the top! You need DAYS to see everything in Harrod´s! And I cannot wait to bring Jess here!
Ved du at manden som ejer Harrods var faren til prinsess Dianas kæreste? Husk, at han blev også slået ihjel i bilulykke med Diana? En memorial til dem står i Harrods.
Did you know that the man who owns Harrods was the father to Princess Diana´s boyfriend? Remember that he was also killed in the traffic accident with Diana? A memorial to them stands in Harrod´s.
My favorite chick flick is Notting Hill and in fact, I can quote just about every line from the movie because I have seen it so many times. ;o) (And it is not so fun to watch it with me! LOL) I was SO EXCITED when we walked up from the underground train station of Notting Hill because I wanted to walk along the street called Portabello Road while I looked for "the blue door" and the "travel book shop"! Mads was so patient while we walked in the rain!!
En rejse bog butik MED en blå dør! Den næste bedste ting! Hvis vi flytter til London, synes jeg at vil gerne bor i Notting Hill fordi den er en dejlig lille by tæt på til London uden stor by trafik og lyd!
A travel book shop WITH a blue door! The next best thing! If we ever move to London, I think that I would like to live in Notting Hill because it is a precious little town, close to London without big city traffic and noise!
En populær pub som var navnet for en gammel måde af straf for forræder i England! Læs om det her!
A popular pub named after an old form of punishment for traitors in England! Read about it here!
Buckingham Slot... og flaget var oppe som betyder at Dronning Elizabeth var hjemme! Men jeg var lidt skuffet fordi du kan ikke gå tæt til slottet ligesom du kan i Danmark... Et højt hegn står omkring slottet i London men i København, du kan gå MEGET TÆT til dronnings hjem!
Buckingham Palace... and the flag was up so Queen Elizabeth was home! But I was a little disappointed because you cannot walk close to the castle like you can in Denmark. A very high fence stands around the castle in London but in Copenhagen, you can walk VERY CLOSE to the queen´s home!
Tower of London--It has been a castle, a prison and a fortress. Right now the Tower of London has a large display of Henry VIII´s armour. And when I say "big", I mean "BIG" because he was a BIG MAN!!
The story is that the Tower of London has always had many ravens that live there and the rumour is that if the ravens ever fly away, the tower will fall, so they have built a special habitat to keep the ravens there. I am quite certain that the Tower of London´s visitors must bring food to the birds quite often because these are the biggest ravens I have ever seen! Poe would love them!
Kelli and a Chai Tea Latte.... Og wait... I meant to say: Kelli and the London Eye!
En mere London blog kommer.....imens du venter.... Shop hos HARRODS på INTERNET!! ;o)
One more London blog is coming... while you wait...Shop online at HARRODS!! :o)