Weekend in London

Mark and I left Paris Friday afternoon for a weekend in London, which I was SURE was going to coincide with the Royal Bebe.  Alas, the baby did not come, and every Londoner we asked about it rolled their eyes and assured us that it was only we (silly) Americans who gave a flip about The Baby.  Humph.  Sometimes those English can be decidedly stodgy.

These were our wonderful hosts.

Nixon loved me and wanted to sit in my lap and snuggle in my bed.  Guess which one is Nixon?

Nixon loved me and wanted to sit in my lap and snuggle in my bed. Guess which one is Nixon?

They live in a gorgeous Knightsbridge neighborhood, which we explored Friday night.

Harrod's in the evening shadows.

Harrod’s in the evening shadows.

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No trip to London is complete without at least one pub pint.

No trip to London is complete without at least one pub pint.

Saturday we walked all over the city and saw a matinée performance of Book of Mormon, which was as good as people had promised.

I indulged my obsession with the newly renovated St. Pancras.

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The former "booking office" is now a restaurant.

The former “booking office” is now a restaurant.

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lobby of the Renaissance Hotel at St. Pancras

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On Sunday we walked around Kensington Gardens, which was sadly brown with thirst as a result of the high temperatures and recent lack of rain.

IMG_3205There were plenty of areas that were not brown, however.

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What is a stroll through English gardens without…..Aston Martins?  In celebration of its 100th year, the famous British car company was exhibiting 150 models in Kensington Gardens Park.

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One section was all Aston Martins that had been used in Bond films.  James Bond.

One section was all Aston Martins that had been used in Bond films. James Bond.

A Bond Girl, perhaps?

A Bond Girl, perhaps?

Such a fun weekend.  Each time Mark and I go to London we are reminded of how much we love it.

Cheers to the new prince!

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  1. Mai, Mark F (HOU)

    Lovely. Even cheeky (although you didn’t go there).

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  2. Margaret

    Love the pics (especially those of the renovated St. Pancras). London is such a fabulous city. I haven’t been back in a long while, but used to live over a pub in Barnes (called the Sun Inn) way back a million years ago when I first moved abroad. Apparently then it was THE spot for folks from the BBC to come for a drink or two or three. Believe it or not the pub’s Scottish landlord and his wife actually gave this Yank a job pulling pints (gullible sorts) and paid me a small salary plus room and board. If you ever want to look up this little establishment, which just may have changed a bit since I worked there : ), it’s located in a lovely place just across the Thames from Hammersmith. Happy travels, Kate!

  3. Love Mark’s comment. I want to know who spotted the cheeky gal first, you or him?

  4. Glad you had a great trip to London but sorry you missed the news prince.
    Lovely pictures, I too am so glad they restored the wonderful building at St Pancras and made such a good job.

    Love Denise

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