OH, The Teenogre and I had a short 3 night break in London. We packed so much in that I'm exhausted! We did some of the well known tourist stuff and some less known.
We visited The British Boot Company in Camden because OH needed a new pair of black DMs. He bought me a pair too!! Lovely purple ones as an early Christmas present. These iconic British boots are made in England (although you can buy a cheaper version made in China) and cost a lot more than the ones on their website!! It's a family company started by the current owner's grandfather and is a treasure trove of proper shoes and boots. I love that we supported a small business with a traditional product made in England. And they should last at least 10 years if looked after properly!
We went on The London Eye
The view at the top
We went to London Zoo. The lions were sound asleep. The tigers were sound asleep.
I wanted to see a show. The boys don't like musicals (boo!) so we compromised on The Mousetrap. It was brilliant!
We travelled to Greenwich and visited The Cutty Sark, went to The Royal Observatory and National Maritime museums.
We also did the V&A museum, Natural History Museum and popped into Harrods as we were in the neighbourhood.
Some museums are free but most of the big attractions cost an arm and a leg! And eating out is costly too for 3 adults. Breakfast was included in our room rate (we stayed at a Hilton as I get a Friends and Family rate) so we ate a hearty breakfast, had a light snack for lunch and then ate out for our evening meal.
As lovely as it is to spend time with OH away from our daily normal routine, it is good to get back home. OH spent the afternoon sanding the walls (again!!) in my living room and adding new skirting boards. Hopefully I'll get more paint on it all tomorrow!