We arrived in London on Monday morning, after a red-eye flight, and were welcomed by our wonderful hosts Jen, Coz and their family. After a quick breakfast we headed out to London. Our first stop was Westminster Abbey, and on our way over we saw Big Ben and Parliament. After a couple hours at Westminster Abbey, we walked along the Thames to The Tower of London. We stopped at the Tate Modern on the way, and also saw the London Eye, The Globe Theater, Diagon Alley, and Tower Bridge. After a long day of sightseeing we headed back for a lovely family dinner, and finally caught up on sleep.
Today, we woke up well rested and ready to see London again. We left for London in the morning and headed to our second host in the city. We are tremendously thankful for the wonderful hospitality we received over the past two days! Candy welcomed us into her home, and we were fortunate enough to meet her two daughters and three grandchildren. We then walked through Hyde Park, and saw the Serpentine Gallery, Serpentine, Speaker’s Corner, and the Marble Arch. Then, we hoped on a double-decker bus and headed toward Buckingham Palace. After a quick stop along the Keningston Gardens, we walked to the tube stop and back home for a quick rest. In the evening we went to the Sloane Club for drinks with the Smith College Club of England. It was great to meet everyone and talk a little about our swim. We are looking forward to arriving in Dover tomorrow and going for a quick swim in the Harbor!