Blogs from Kensington, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 6


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington June 19th 2008

Uh, oh. I have ANOTHER entry. haha. I wanted to tell ya'll about some stuff that I have done here in London lately. At the beginning of every session, our program offers a bunch of different activities that you can participate in. Of course we have to pay for them but they get us discounted tickets for everything. For this session I signed up for the Jack the Ripper walk, Billy Elliot, Wicked (which is like the Wizard of Oz), and a boat party on the second to last day of our time here. I just recently went to Jack the Ripper and Billy Elliot. Many of you might know who Jack the Ripper is, but for those of you who don't, Jack the Ripper was a murderer in Whitechapel, a town that is just in ... read more
blowing cold air out
Ice chair
block of ice

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington June 9th 2008

Well. I have not had a blog in a little while. I believe the last thing I talked about was the pub crawl I did for one of the RA's birthday's. So, the question is...what have I done since then. Well, it was my roommates 21st birthday in London, went to a play called SPAMALOT (based on the Monty Python and the Holy Grail), ate some Indian food, and went to Ireland. As many of you may know, 21 is a special year for the people in America. I dont think I need to go into detail about any birthday celebration that might take place in America because I think that everyone can imagine. However, the 21st birthday is not celebrated in the United Kingdom like it is in the United States. It did turn out ... read more
ice cream
me sitting in the grass

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington June 7th 2008

Disembarking the ship is quite a science for the Princess crew. If you follow their instructions, it is quite painless. People are going in several different directions when they arrive in Southampton and Princess is very good about getting you where you want to go. Luggage is all packed the night before and set outside the stateroom door for pick up. A tag on it identifies what your plans are when you exit the ship. Those of us going to London on private transportation had a gold tag. Jerry & Kathy, Bob & Deanie and I had booked transportation with West Quay Transportation. I found them online and booking them was quite easy and it all worked just fine. I would recommend the company if ever you need to go from Southampton to other places. Google ... read more
Southampton Street
Rest Stop
Welcome Break Eats

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington May 23rd 2008

Hello! I've almost been here a week but it feels like I have been here for much longer than that. I really love this city. Let me tell you some things that I have done recently: The other day we went to the Tower of London which was probably one of the coolest things I have done here. We had a chance to see where all the kings lived and we also were able to see all of the crowns that Queen and Kings wore. Sorry, no pictures for those. We actually went on a tour of the White Tower, which was originally a dungeon where they kept prisoners. We had an official tour guide man and he told us that when they were brought to the dungeon, the guards would take all their money but ... read more
Me and Aimz

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington May 19th 2008

Hey everyone! I decided to create a travel blog so that I can put pictures up about things I am doing while I'm in London for a few weeks. I just arrived in London 2 days ago and so far I am having a wonderful time. Despite what people might think, the sun does actually come out here. We have had the pleasure of seeing the sun 2 days in a row. It was raining the first day that we got here, but since then it has really brightened up. It starts up pretty sunny and then gets kinda cold later in the evening. Yesterday, we went on an official bus tour of the city and were able to see some awesome things. London is a huge city and hard to take in all at once. ... read more
telephone booth

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington May 14th 2008

I woke up to my alarm at 7:30 am. I stumbled out of bed because my legs were aching from all the walking from the day before. I went to the basement of my hostel where they were serving breakfast. I found some dishes and poured myself a bould of corn flakes. I made myself toast and poured an essential cup of coffee. I sat with Anna, from the Ukraine. She could barely understnad me, so conversation was simple. After being worried that Harry overslept or left without me, he finally walked into the kitchen still half asleep. He ate his meal and we decided we'd start out toward Buckingham Palace and explore Hyde Park. The coffee helped with my aching legs, so before I knew it I was approaching the glistening Victoria Memorial and golden ... read more
St. James Park
Royal Guard
Changing of the Guard

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington October 19th 2007

So I managed to create the blog... I think that was the easy bit. I am at my desk at work. Watching the days pass and the to do list increase... 8 working days left :-) To do: Visas Vaccinations Book tickets Pack ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington September 29th 2007

I've had a busy week at work and today was no exception, but after I was done I headed over to High Street Kensington. Just a bit of trivia...when you travel through London, many cities/towns have a High Street. This has generally been the place where VIPs are based, so it always attracted the upper-class/influential people. For example, just off High Street Kensington are many Embassies, as well as Kensington Palace. So anyway, my parents are staying at a different hotel than the first time around, but it's still in same general area. Since we had all eaten lunch already, I suggested that we have High Tea. I hadn't gone yet and since we were in Kensington, I wanted to try a place that was recommended by Daphne and both of my travel books. It was ... read more
The Orangery
The Orangery
The Orangery

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington December 28th 2006

Well here I am in sunny England. No not really sunny, but certainly not cold as I was led to believe. I arrived yesterday at Heathrow airport. We touched down at 11.22am and I was on the train by 12.36. I am not adding photos at this stage as a) I only have a couple and b) I am not sure how I will do it on this machine I am using. Will probably try when I am at Erina's or at Geoff's. I left Auckland at 6.00pm on 26 December on board Emirate's flight EK433. The seats in economy are only a little bigger than what we are used to on Air New Zealand, flying to Sydney and places like that. There was a bit more room but not a lot of extra leg room. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Kensington August 2nd 2006

Flight to London-Zoom Airline-uncomfortable, unbearable-too long, no sleep! Jack is the only one of us who managed to sleep at all. We landed at Stanstead-train to London-tube to South Kensington station- short walk to Mark Cranwell's flat-97 steps up up to Flat #6. Dumped our stuff, splashed cold water on our faces and out the door-Kensington Gardens-Lady Di's Palace.... read more

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