Saturday, August 24, 2013

London City In Two Half-Days

Sightseeing London in 2 half days meant committing a big traveling crime. 

However, we refused to hop on any big red hop off bus and our fast-moving cousins were soon mapping out short, smart and efficient paths to our points of interest using London's underground. 

There was lots to see and do but we were time poor, certain to return for a longer period later, it was just another "city" for us and an aussie sun wasn't out anyway! We did miss the sun but we were wrong about it being just another "city". 

Beyond the hustle of bustling Londoners on the hop, big groups of tourists and sophisticated arab shoppers; it was hard to miss the tectonic stateliness of the city. Grandeur came in shades of white and gold structures, towering columns, royal circles and greener parks.

Vegetable wellington and classic fish and chips at Cafe Abbalanch was a top choice by our cousins for lunch on Day 1 while the historic Borough Food Markets on Day 2 left us salivating for more

Nothing failed to impress; even the tower bridge.

Palace of Westminster & Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)
Palace of Westminster

Vegetable Wellington