Tour de France – London

For the third stage of the Tour de France we went to London. We decided to go to the Fan Park at Green Park so we could see a big screen and enjoy the atmosphere.

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We had some food when we arrived, I shared some tartiflette with Paul.

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We explored the area to find a spot to watch the race. We were right by Buckingham Palace at the end of The Mall.

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We decided to get close to the finishing line and ended up at 300m to go sign on The Mall.

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Unfortunately it started to rain just before the cyclists arrived. We were quite a way back from the barriers so I couldn’t get any pictures of the action. They were going so fast it was all a bit of a blur anyway! It was really exciting to be at the finish.

We have really enjoyed our three days with the Tour de France, the crowds and the atmosphere have been amazing.

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British Museum

We went to the British Museum last Sunday before getting the train home. We started with some breakfast, I had a big muffin.

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We followed the guide on the British Museum website that suggests the objects you should see if you only have a short time at the Museum. It was really good and we saw lots of other interesting things as we were trying to find the highlighted items.

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Design Museum

We went to see the Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum when we were in London last weekend.

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There was a very interesting wall of pictures that Paul Smith has collected over the years.

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I had my picture taken with the man himself, or at least a few cutouts of him!

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I would love to have this Mini!

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We got to see an insight into the design process.

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Zoë loved this wall of buttons.

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Some clothes. As you would expect from an exhibition showcasing a fashion designer!

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The exhibition was very interesting and we enjoyed looking round the rest of the Design Museum as well.

This is the view from outside the Museum, I really like this view of Tower Bridge.

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Theatre Trip

Last weekend we went to London for a theatre trip. We arrived in London early enough for breakfast at Ed’s Diner.

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We walked passed the Tower of London and over Tower Bridge on our way to the Design Museum, more on that later!

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We had an early pre-theatrre dinner ( Zoë was hungry at about 4.30pm!) at Bill’s.

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In the evening we went to the theatre to see Jeeves and Wooster. It was brilliant!

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After such a long and enjoyable day I was ready for bed!

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Opening Ceremony

Last night, like millions of people around the world I watched the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.

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I thought it was all brilliant and now I cant wait to see Team GB in action.

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I was very impressed with Sir Chris Hoy’s flag waving.

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London in the Rain

Zoë and I went to London today, it rained all day so I refused to come out for pictures unless we were inside. Here I am at Aldgate East underground station.

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Zoë spent all day shopping which was rather boring so I had a big nap before we got back the Euston Station, which was nice and dry!

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