Very Warm in London

We went to London last weekend to watch baseball, it was very warm so we didn’t do much else, but here are some highlights

We ate a tasty lunch at Natural Kitchen.

Our hotel was next to the Tower of London.

We had a nice breakfast on Sunday morning.

We went to Regent Street for a brief shopping trip and then headed back to the station and our train home, it was just too warm for anything else!

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MLB London Series

We went to London to watch baseball. Yes, baseball! A proper MLB game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, in London.

We hoped it would be good but it exceeded all expectations as the atmosphere was as good as any baseball game we have been to in the US.

The London Series was being played at the 2012 Olympic Stadium.

The weather was rather warm, reaching 33 degrees, very similar weather to the day we went to Fenway Park in 2013.

We had plenty of time to walk around and see everything that was going on before the game started.

It was exciting to see how they had changed the stadium into a ballpark.

We had some appropriate refreshments, I especially enjoyed the baseball Krispy Kreme doughnut.

The build up to the game included lots of flags!

The first pitch was at 6.10pm.

The first innings lasted about an hour and featured 12 runs! 6 all, awesome start!

The game lasted about 5 hours and ended 17-13 to the Yankees. It was a very good game.

Harry Potter Adventures

A couple of weeks ago Amy and Zoë took me with them to London. We went to the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library.

Zoë had made me a Gryffindor scarf to wear on our outing!

We had lunch at Dishoom, it was yummy, especially this Rose and Cardamom lassi.

We managed to fit in another Harry Potter stop with a trip to Kings Cross, here I am at Platform 9 3/4.

20th Anniversary 

This week we went to London for two Belle and Sebastian shows at the Royal Albert Hall. These were to celebrate 20 years of their first two albums, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister.

We arrived in London at lunchtime on Wednesday and had Byron burgers and milkshakes. I really liked the Courgette Fries.


We were staying in Kensington so thought we might as well go to a museum. We went to the Natural History Museum to look at fossils and dinosaurs.


We checked into our hotel.


We had a little nap and then got ready to go to the Albert Hall


Belle and Sebastian played the whole of Tigermilk and then loads more songs! It was brilliant.


Thursday we started with breakfast and then went to the Tate Modern.


We walked across the Millennium Bridge and passed St Paul’s Cathedral.


We went to Wahaca for lunch and cocktails, we all love Wahaca!


After all that afternoon drinking we needed to nap before going out again.


This time it was If You’re Feeling Sinister in full and then loads more songs, different to the day before and including Lazy Line Painter Jane, which was very exciting!

Then we went to an after party indie disco for some dancing. We then had to get back to the hotel at 2am, good job there are night buses!

Friday morning we had breakfast and then headed back to Euston to catch the train home.

View from the Shard

Last Christmas we were given gift vouchers to go up to the viewing platform at the top of The Shard. We finally got round to using them. It was really good!

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It looks very tall from the ground!

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This is the view to the south.

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This is looking out toward the east.

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This is sort of north east.

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And finally looking towards the west.

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This is looking straight down!

Ride

Pauly was very excited to be able to go and see Ride playing at Brixton Academy. He took me and Zoë with him.

We arrived a bit too early so went to Wahaca for dinner.

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We had lots of food and cocktails! It was all so tasty, I really like Mexican food.

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It was a really good night. Ride were their own support! They played a set first and then had a little break before playing their album ‘Nowhere’ in full. Pauly had a great night being back in the early 90s!