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Saturday, October 29, 2016

London - Day 3 - Scampering around London

Well... another day in London and we are ready for more adventures.

First up... the Churchill War Rooms. This was beary cool. We went underground into a huge bunker where Churchill set up camp during WWII.

But we think that if Stuffies had run the countries back then... war would definitely have been avoided.

After all if a mouse, a fox and a bear can hang out...

It was weird seeing a colour photo of those guys... they had colour back then?

This display talked about Canada's partnership with Churchill...

And this one talked about Roosevelt and Churchill...

Hahhah... "We are all worms. But I do believe that I am a glow-worm." Funny.

And this... this was the actual door that was on the Prime Minister's residence during the war. Ooohhh... so close to greatness.

After we got spit out of there, we took some pics of red phone booths...

no one really uses them anymore cause everyone has cell phones... or mobiles as they call them in the UK.

And Westminster Abbey! It used to be all black from coal dust many years ago...

But they've cleaned it up nicely. It cost an arm and a leg to go in there...

And since none of us were prepared to  give up arms or legs... we didn't go in.

But we did go for a double-decker bus ride!

Here comes Piccadilly Circus!

Ooohhh... ahhhh....

And then.. .weirdly... driving up Regent Street they had banners for the NFL and USA. Do Brits like the NFL? Or maybe there's a marketing push...

After the bus ride and a Tube ride... we came here... to 221B Baker Street, residence of Sherlock!

Oh boy...

There were no mysteries needing to be solved here... sad... so we headed off.

 A quick peek in to Paddington Station. They are doing renos so the big bronze bear is hiding somewhere. We were stuck with this smaller bear... he was beary polite though.

Finally, we ended up on the banks of the River Thames. Beanie Mouse had introduced me to Mudlarking last time... and given Little Fox's interest in archaeology... we decided to have a poke around.

You can find medieval stuff here... but only on the surface. You need a permit for digging or even for turning over rocks!

It didn't take us long and we had a few pieces pottery, old smoking tubes and a rusty hand-made nail.

Up above the river was the Globe Theatre. It's not the real one... but it looks beary cool.

And St. Paul's Cathedral... they don't let you take photos inside. Phooie!

Someone in our group wanted to visit Leadenhall Market where some of the Harry Potter movies were filmed. It was cool but basically an open-air bar... no shops to speak of.

Another bus...

And we ended up at the Citie of Yorke Pub. A beary old pub... with cool booths at the back.

 I'll have some fish and chips please...

And I see Little Fox has already received his bottle of Pale Ale...

10 comments:

  1. ....hic......!!!!
    What a fab day out though!

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  2. Wow! That's a fun-packed day! Glad you didn't have to give up any arms or legs.

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    1. Yes... that would have put a damper on the whole thing.

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  3. Drunk Fox: What a fun day. I bet LF enjoyed the archaeology experience on the Thames and I know he enjoyed the pub.

    I looked at the cost of Westminster and "yikes" that's expensive to visit. I looked at US dollars then realized I had to convert to Canadian dollars and it was even more!!!!!

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    1. LF totally enjoyed the Thames although he was campaigning to go and get a license to become a "Real" Thamse Mudlarker (who can then dig beneath the surface). Wiser heads prevailed.

      Lots of the attractions were "yikes" in terms of entry!

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  4. What a wonderful day in beautiful London! We are so jealous!

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  5. Are there actual working phones in those red phone booths? Glad you also packed your Sherlock Holmes outfit - you never know when a mystery will strike!

    And great job to your photographer for carrying multiple stuffies at once and still getting good photos!

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    1. Yup, there are phones in those booths. Being a stuffie tour guide is quite a job!

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