McKenzie is a HUGE movie buff. Her dream was to see Harry Potter sights. So, we hopped on the metro and went to the station where they caught the train to Hogwartz. She loved Platform 9 3/4 and the Harry Potter store as well as the terminals where the trains pull in. We also walked the Millenium Bridge that day. It was so great to see how excited she got.
Dang, she missed.
Around the corner from the station was the British Library. Seriously. SO. Cool. They had the original Magna Carta, the original Beowulf manuscript (which she has read), a Gutenberg Bible, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (which she has read), Captain Hook's journal, Jane Eyre (which she had just read) and tons of other amazing works of literature. We spent so much time there just loving it! This book case is the center of the library. It is so cool.
Kenzie and I took her picture in front of every metro station we were in. This is just one of the many, many pictures we have. It is going to make a great scrapbook page.
This is the British Museum. I was excited about this and Kenzie ended up loving it. Pieces of the Parthenon, in Greece, are housed here as well as the Rosetta Stone. We were short on time so we just followed the highlight map. It was a lot of fun. We also had lunch here.
While walking to our next adventure we saw a mailbox. Kens thought it was cool. What was even cooler was the Cadbury Chocolate shop we found right by the mail box. We bought one or two of every candy in the store! We knew the boys back home would love it.
When we were in one of the undergrounds, I saw this and remembered I have my picture by this wall when I was 20. That was in 1989.....when the wall was only 5 years old. Now, it didn't look so good, but it was fun for me to see it again and have my picture by it when I am 40 plus.
Fun picture. Taken in a large reflective ball used as decoration in front of an office building.
The mellenium bridge. Man, the wind kicked up while we were here. It was wild. Kens was excited because the Death Eaters from Harry Potter destroyed this bridge in the movie.
Hold on to the hat!
You can see St. Paul's in the background.
You see these types of markers all over in London. I think it is great how they mark history.
This building was so skinny I had to get a picture. It doesn't look as small as it was in real life. That entrance was narrow.
We were seeing the Lion King that night. Once we located the theater, we went to Covent Gardens to shop and grab a bite to eat.
We found this cool building called the Charles Dickens Coffee House, but the blue marker above said the apartments above is where Charles Dickens actually lived.
Covent Gardens. There were so many great bands, shows etc that people were randomly performing here. There was a mime that was amazing.
This group was really good too. We had fun shopping for a bit. We laughed so hard trying on all the little fascinators (hat pieces with feathers, etc) that are the craze in London.
The show! It was so good.