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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia October 2nd 2018

After our gourmet brekky bought from Sainsbury’s yesterday afternoon, Tom set off with plenty of time to get to his appointment. I set off some time later to walk the length of Ebury Street. This area was home to several of Tom’s ancestors. The earliest record is of his 4-G grandfather, Eastman Price, who was a surgeon here in Pimlico in 1797. Ebury Street has been part of Belgravia, Chelsea and Pimlico over the decades. Another of Tom’s 4-G grandfathers, Johan Christoph Mithoefer and his wife Elizabeth Page lived at #21 1832-1855, and their daughter Frances Ann and her husband, John Frederick Lewis (Tom’s 3-G grandparents) also lived there until 1855. #21 doesn’t look like an original building unfortunately. It may have been bombed during the war, or just pulled down and redeveloped. Directly opposite though ... read more
Old Baptist Chapel, former home of Ian Fleming
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia October 1st 2018

This morning we were up at 3 to be showered, shaved, shampooed and packed to be picked up by the Flybus at 4! We found it had been raining all night! We were ferried to the depot and put onto a coach for the 45 minute drive to Keflavik. On arrival it was cold, wet and windy. Luckily IcelandAir had sent us email confirming our upgrade to Saga Premium (they only have 2 classes on their 737), because all of their flights seem to leave early in the morning - there were flights next to ours going to Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the upgrade increased our luggage weight allowance (thank heavens) as well as making check in stress free. We used their lounge for the hour’s wait before boarding. Orange juice with champagne with our brekky! ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia November 13th 2013

We spent today exploring the rest of England on a day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath. Although it was a long day, it was very good to see places outside of London. While it was a nice experience, we would have liked more time at the stops. The first stop this morning was Windsor Castle. We had about 2 hours to explore the Castle and were able to see the State Apartments and St George's Chapel (where several kings/queens of England are buried including Henry VIII, King George VI, and the Queen Mother). We also saw the changing of the guard...or rather, the changing of the guard blocked our way to the gift shop/exit. Either way, I would make Windsor my home before any of the other castles we have seen so far on ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia November 12th 2013

Today was the best day yet in London! We slept in a little bit and took our time heading down to Westminster Abbey. We spent almost 3 hours exploring the Abbey - there was a really good free audio tour that you could pick up on your way in (I would highly recommend doing this as it really helped bring the Abbey to life). It is fun/interesting to read the different memorials and monuments. Again, disappointing that I couldn't take pictures inside as there are some things I would have liked to capture. After Westminster we meandered around, shopped, and walked by St James' Palace. St James' was in the news recently because it is where Prince George was christened. There are also Palace Guards standing out front (you know - the ones who are not ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia November 11th 2013

We woke up this morning to fog and drizzle - but that didn't stop our adventures. We had a busy day planned, with lots of places to go and things to see. Our first stop this morning was St Paul's Cathedral. St Paul's is the head church in the Diocese of London for the Church of England - probably most well known in recent history for being the site of Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding. It had a very impressive presence, but I was a little disappointed that we were not allowed to take pictures inside. Our next stop after St Paul's was the Tower of London. It was very cool walking toward the tower, seeing the Thames and the Tower Bridge in the background. The Tower was not what I expected. It was a ... read more
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The London Eye
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia November 10th 2013

Sam and I arrived in London yesterday afternoon - fortunately, the travel was easy and went really smoothly. We didn't really do much yesterday, just found a cute shopping street in Chelsea, walked by Buckingham Palace, and grabbed dinner. Perhaps the most notable thing that happened to us yesterday is that it took both of us about 4 attempts to figure out how to get the power adapter to work (please keep in mind that this is the same adapter I have taken with me on 3 trips now). We blame the wall plug itself, but overall it was an epic failure. Today - we walked (16.41 miles to be exact)! We saw: - Buckingham Palace in the daylight (very cool as there was a parade this morning. Kate Middleton made a public appearance, but didn't ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia June 5th 2010

Mandag d. 31/5 løb jeg 10 km for Variety Club's children charity i tiden 1time og 8 minutter:) Det var helt vildt fedt. Der var omkring 11000 løbere og rigtigt mange tilskuer. Langs ruten var der flere bands og orkestrer der spillede trommer osv mens vi løb. Der var også cheerleadere og adskillige løbere var klædt ud. John var så flink at tage et par billeder af mig i løbe gear, så det skal I da ikke snydes for:)... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia September 1st 2009

I realise I should be packing, butI just went to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert it was amazing, please let the real australia be like that ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Belgravia November 10th 2008

I decided to start a little trend. I told myself that although I get to see a lot of the city, I don't get to see nearly as much as I would like. So I got on the tube, off at some random stop, and started walking. I found some very interesting places thanks to my handy dandy map, which I try not to take out too much in the efforts of not looking too much like a tourist. Because I'm not! I'm a resident! Although I do get asked if I am enjoying my holiday in England all the time, and I always politely explain, I'm not on holiday I just have a lisp. :) Back to what I was saying... I'm going to try to do this on Wednesdays that I don't have anything ... read more
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Earl of Lucans house




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