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Too little time...

We'll be back!

semi-overcast 17 °C

London has been great! A little colder now than our first few days with more typical English weather, a bit of drizzle, sunshine, cloud etc. At Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, we saw an energetic production of As You Like It. The actors must have found it chilly given the open style theatre and the original style seats and nippy air kept us alert!

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Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Physic Garden Chelsea, the worlds first rockery, built by Joseph Banks using ballast from one of James Cooks ships to grow dry climate medicinal plants

Physic Garden Chelsea, the worlds first rockery, built by Joseph Banks using ballast from one of James Cooks ships to grow dry climate medicinal plants

Hope she doesn't bite! Matt from "Little Britain" at his day job!

Hope she doesn't bite! Matt from "Little Britain" at his day job!

It was good weather yesterday morning to cruise around the V&A Museum with excellent collections of art, sculpture, glass, ceramics and much more. The Physics Garden is just around the corner from our apartment. It was established by the apothecaries after the plague to enhance the availability & science of medicinal plants. The collection of plants is huge and beautifully maintained.

Tomorrow we leave London for Somerset. We enjoyed The National Gallery, the major sites like Big Ben, Westminster, Pall Mall, Covent Garden etc and the Kew Gardens, loads of shops, pubs and just walking about the streets.

We will have to come back as there is so much more to enjoy and not nearly enough time!

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London

Chelsea

sunny 22 °C

We arrived at our fabulous Chelsea apartment Sunday night in Embankment Gardens, just a stones throw to the Thames. To say the least, we were a tad weary so it was a pleasure to find everything including the bed so comfortable. A quick trip to Tescos around the corner for milk & bread etc and slept like logs!

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Few homes have a garage!

Few homes have a garage!

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We've had glorious spring weather for our first 2 days and have been amazed at the flower boxes and gardens everywhere. Walking around has been fun (thankful for exercising before we left home) and the open top tourist bus was a great way to see London central for the first time.

Monday night we walked to the nearest restaurant just around the corner called Foxtrot Oscar and had a lovely meal. It wasn't until we got a business card as we left, we realised whose restaurant it was and why the name! See the photo of the card and all is revealed!

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Saw the Crown Jewels yesterday - Alan offered but I wanted to see the real ones, also climbed the bloody steps at St Paul's Cathedral and discovered that Harvey Nichols was out of our budget.

There is just so much to see that London will need revisiting I'm sure.

This morning (Wednesday) is more typically English with drizzly rain so a good day for the Victoria & Albert Museum etc.

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