We checked into the Hilton Park Lane Sunday and immediately headed out to see some sights. I can't believe how warm it was last weekend. I was certainly too warm walking around in jeans and a tank. I know that everyone says to stay away from the Oxford Circus for shopping, but we wanted to check it out. The area is incredibly congested. I tried to peruse a Top Shop and it was basically a nightmare!
Anyway, we kept going until we ran into the British Museum. We did a little bit of walking through the museum, which is free to the public. It's so interesting to me that all of the precious artifacts are just on display with nothing but a sign to discourage people from running their grubby paws across an ancient marble statue or an Egyptian casket. The Rosetta Stone was incredible! The bathrooms, not so much. We took the "underground" back to our hotel to change clothes and have tea.
|The British Museum is known for its Egyptian collection.|
|Tea at our hotel.|
|Eric playing model riding the escalators down for a photo op!|
|The Nags Head|
|The Grenadier pub|
|St. Paul's Cathedral|
|"Look kids, there's Big Ben, there's Parliment...."|
- European Vacation
|The parks are so beautiful!|
|View of the edge of St. James Park. This park will be used for rowing events in the 2012 Olympic Games.|
What should we see when we head back into London in two weeks??