Thursday, June 22, 2017

England part seven- London day 4

Our last day in London we had plans to all break up into different groups. My Great friend Meagan who lives in England was so kind to take a day off work and take the speed train up to London to spend a day with me! We managed to meet up outside Monument station and walk over to Borough market for a coffee. We just walked and chatted the whole day.
Borough market was so cool, we could have spent the entire morning there!
So many fantastic food shops and stalls. I could see coming here every week if you live in London. Cheese, butchers, food stalls, spices, you name it! We settled with just our iced coffees and a wander about.
We had made reservations for afternoon tea at Kensington Palace. They have a tea room called Orangerie that is exquisite. We took the tube and then walked through Hyde park to the palace. I did some imaginary royal family spotting. Kensington is home to Prince William and Prince Harry so we pretty much had tea with the Royal family.
The china pattern was not too shabby. Made me want to slip it into my purse!
We each got a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and sweet treats. Must I remind you of the heat? It was actually the hottest this day at 93 and we walked quite a ways to get to the tea so we might look a little wilted. Everyone in the room was wilting though so we were in good company. It was a perfect day with my dear friend. We could have just sat and chatted the day away which is really what we did. We had to part ways in the late afternoon to make our trains home.
Gemma had a day out with Granny and Grampy all to herself! They took her to the Natural History museum but the dinosaurs were not on display. I guess even bones need a rest? The science museum next door kept them occupied. The earthquake simulator was the big hit. Here is Gemma to tell you about their day:
we  went thro the rth at a moseum  and we so a vocano  we felt a rthqak. we had lunch at zizzi . i ate noodles. 

Alex and Lily had big plans for the day, they booked tickets at the Harry Potter studio tour north of London! Lily is going to tell you all about it:
We had to take the tube, train, and a bus to get there.
We saw the cupboard under the stairs where Harry had as his room in the first movie.
This is the great hall where they have their meals. I'm wearing my Hogwarts shirt.
In the great hall we saw the costumes they used for the movie.
This is in the great hall where they eat.
These are everyone's wands. The white one is Voldemorts. The Evil guy.
This is how they make it look like something is far away. It is actually really tiny.
This is Dumbledore's office.
This is how they made Hagrid look bigger. He was on a bigger chair so Dad looks really big and I am on a small chair.
We got to cast spells with our wands.

This is the actual Hogwarts express they used in the movie. It really looks like a train station.
I got to go through the wall!
This is inside the Dersleys house where all the letters come flying out of the fire place.
This is me on Diagon alley.
This is the model of Hogwarts to make the camera flying over the castle.

We took the train back to London to meet up with the rest of the family. It was time to leave London!

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