Trip Report: England

If you follow me on Instagram (I’m LizzieLivingPretty), you’ll know that I spent last month in England. J only came for part of the trip, and we spent his last four nights in London on a mini holiday. We were total tourists and it was a really fun trip.
{Picnicking on the train up – definitely the most fun way to get there}
We spent the first full day doing a self-guided walking tour that took us from China Town to St Paul’s Cathedral, stopping at notable locations along the way.
{China Town}
{Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery}
{Sebastian taking one of about 700 pictures at medieval church St Dunstan’s…
sadly that camera is no longer with us. Rather predictable lesson learned.}
{Somerset House – once one of many huge mansions that lined the Strand;
the others were destroyed in WWII}
{Looking out on the Thames from the top of St Paul’s Cathedral}

From there, we took a double decker bus (at the little man’s request) to the Tower of London. We got there too late to actually go in, so we headed across Tower Bridge and took a bus to the London Eye and Jubilee Gardens. In all, we walked about two miles on foot that day and climbed to the top of St Paul’s – a long way for little three-year-old legs – but the kids were awesome and there was only minimal complaining!

{The London Eye}

The second day we went back to the Tower of London (early enough to have a proper look around this time) then I took Eleanor to meet a friend in Covent Garden and we all met up with the boys and her hubby for a picnic dinner in St James’ park.

{Tower Bridge}
{Chasing pigeons at the Tower of London}

The third day, my parents came up so J and I did a bit of shopping in the morning while they watched the kiddos. Then we met up for afternoon tea in Harrod’s and checked out the Science Museum.

On our last morning, I got up early and went for a run. It was awesome to see more of the sights while no one else was around.

{Buckingham Palace} 
{Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park}

J had to fly out that day, but the rest of us stayed on and wandered around Hyde Park.

For the rest of the trip, we were dashing all over the place visiting family and friends. Super fun but very busy, so it’s nice to be back and slower-paced again for a while.



  1. June 8, 2013 / 10:44 am

    I was following along and it looks like it was an amazing trip!

  2. June 18, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Wow! Looks like an awesome trip! Great pictures!