England, London Guide (B): Travel with Me / London 2.0

Travel with Me / London 2.0
Our first stop on our grand European adventure was a one-week stay in London with my family. The main motivation for this family trip was to see my brother Ben march in the London New Year’s Day Parade with his high school marching band, but we turned it into a a week packed full of amazing experiences. My husband and I have been to London before (click here, here, and here for the details and travel tips!), but we made sure to do many things that we didn’t get the chance to do on our first visit. I’ve underlined anything that I consider a “must-do” below.

Day 1

On the day of our departure for London, there were major delays from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport due to a large rain storm which came right before the tornadoes and snow storm hit Texas. We were lucky that we arrived in London during the morning as we were scheduled to despite a two hour delay. My family came along after us in another plane, and they were delayed much more than we were. So, instead of waiting in the airport for them as originally planned, we found our way on the Tube to our Homeaway rental for the week.

Look at the cute red door of our house rental!

The house was perfect for our group of six. Take a look at the listing here if you’d like to see more pictures or are looking for a rental in London. I was surprised at how quiet the neighborhood was while still being a 10-15 minute bus ride away from most of the major London attractions.

Daniel and I grabbed lunch ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Travel with Me / London 2.0
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Big Ben   Hyde Park   Harrods   The Orangery   Kensington Palace   The Gherkin   Westminster Abbey   London Eye   Workshop Coffee   The Regency Cafe   Buckingham Palace   British Library   Churchill War Rooms   Portobello Road Market  
Author: Emily Abernathy
Read it on author's website: http://www.emilyabernathy.com/2016/01/travel-with-me-london-2-0/

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