Days 8 & 9: London

An early morning trip on the metro led us to the Paris Nord train station to board the Eurostar to London.  We arrived with plenty of time, but the workers, while not on strike, weren’t there to open up.  The lines and anxiety grew, and they finally arrived about 50 minutes before train departure.  We went through immigration, got our tickets and boarded the train.  A mere 2 1/4 hours later we were in London!

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We were quickly introduced to the subway system, aka the “Tube”, which was far easier to figure out than the Metro, and massively easier than the subway in Washington D.C.  We took the Metro, had a walking tour and then broke for lunch.  Erin and a couple of friends opted for a Fish & Chips lunch – we hit the Sherlock Holmes.  Then back to meeting up with the group.

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The next day we had a fantastic bus tour with a guide, Keith, who was funny and incredibly interactive.  Too bad he was only with us for 2 hours.  We had the BEST spot to watch the changing of the guards!

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Later we went to Oxford Circus for dinner (do not ever eat at a place called The Best British Food, it was British, but definitely not the best), and Picadilly Circus.

 

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