Sunday, July 17, 2011

Meeting London

London is everything that I hoped it would be. I traveled to London with pretty high expectations since several of my friends had raved about this city. One of my good friends even lived there for over a year and would tell me stories about this incredible place and all that it had to offer. I was ready and could not wait for our plane to touch down at Heathrow airport and start walking around. The six of us arrived late Friday night and we were determined to check in quickly to our B&B so that we could still grab a bite to eat before calling it a night.

We had booked a few nights at a B&B in Earls Court just around the corner from the underground. It was far from luxurious but the location was great and gave us a little extra money to spend on food and souvenirs.

As soon as we arrived I was so impressed with the architecture, history, food and how friendly the people were to us. Around every corner we found new and interesting shops, parks and gorgeous side streets. Since we had a race to run the day after we arrived we decided to get off our feet for a bit and take a double decker bus tour of the city.

In Trafalgar Square

Picking up our race packets for tomorrows race.

Meeting the Duke and Duchess

The delicious fish n' chips.

Pictures from the bus

Tower Bridge

Big Ben

Beautiful architecture

Riding the Piccadilly line.

The Markets were also another highlight. We underestimated how much time we would need to be able to see everything. Just one more reason to take another trip to London next year.

Our two and a half days in London went by very quickly. We really enjoyed our time there but all agree we will have to plan another trip in the future so that we can spend more time exploring London and catch a show.

Although London was wonderful the highlight was seeing it with 40,000 other people all running for a cause. Running post to follow.

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