Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Peter in London

Happy arrival at Heathrow.

From Kensington Palace and the Albert Hall, to the local pub (The Warrington, Maida Vale), Peter took London by storm. Drinking champagne at sunset on the London Eye, checking out Shakespeare's Globe and The Tate Modern; riding the tube; walking the parks; touring Westminster Abbey and peeking into Parliament; eyeing Big Ben, getting to know Churchill in the War Cabinet Rooms; stumbling across the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, and deliberately seeking out cocktails at The Savoy -- he did it all.

The Barbican and James Bond; the Museum of London and London Wall; The British Museum and the Elgin Marbles; lunch at Harrod's, beers...well, anywhere. The London Review Bookshop, St Pancras, The British Museum (where they let him hold an Olympic Torch). Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, of course. Meeting famous basketballers in Pall Mall hotels and famous Olympians at the Olympics. Climbing the Orbit for the views - or riding the Air Line for the views. Finding the jewels and the graffiti in the Tower of London, taking a river boat to Greenwich, past the O2 and to the Cutty Sark. Touring Buckingham Palace, then out the back door to the Royal Mews and the Leonardo Exhibition. And there was the National Gallery, evensong at St Paul's, crossing the Beatles crossing at Abbey Road, the Imperial war Museum. Did he miss anything?


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