London – August 31, 2013

It is our last day in London, and it is Andy’s only full day.  Instead of trying to pack it in with a bunch of things, we decided to take it easy.  After breakfast we walked one block over to the start of the ‘Oldest Tour in London’ double decker bus ride.  We hopped onto the yellow line and spent the next two hours listening to the guide tell us all kinds of interesting facts about the city.  Except for a few of the smaller borough’s, the yellow line pretty much passes it all.  The weather was just amazing, we couldn’t have asked for a better day.

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Once we got to the end of the tour, we walked over to Westminster Abbey to get a good look at this famous church.  From coronations to weddings and funerals, not much has passed by in this town that didn’t occur here.

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This is the side door where Kate entered for her wedding.

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For lunch we decided to hop in a cab and head out to Notting Hill.  We walked through Holland Park and part of Chelsea before we decided on eating at The Mitre.  Andy and I thought that this church at the top of Notting Hill was really beautiful.

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So the famous place to go in Notting Hill is the Portobello Road Market.   It is the world’s largest antiques market with over 1,000 dealers selling every kind of antique and collectible.  It is considered one of London’s best-loved landmarks which contains the most extensive selection of antiques in Britain.  So, what did we buy you ask….an original stamped map of the West Indies from 1840.  It came out of an Edinburgh atlas.  Andy loves maps, so this is a perfect addition to our home.  It is remarkable condition and all of the maps in this shop come with a letter of authenticity.  We love it!

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For dinner we went to OXO Tower on the south bank of the Thames river.  It was the best meal of the three days and a great way to end the trip.

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