London

Our trip to London was short and sweet. It was a fun meeting point with our family from NY who made the trip to see us. We stayed in a London style townhouse in the Kensington neighborhood, a three story house with a kitchen on the ground floor and living room and bedrooms on the second and third floors. The weather was changing from fall to winter but it was warm enough for us to walk around Hyde Park and between neighborhoods.

On our first night, we took a long walk around the city through Soho, Westminster and Piccadilly.

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We saw two shows. One Man, Two Guvnors, a comedy about a Welshman who has taken on two jobs, struggling to keep it a secret from his guvnors otherwise known as a boss. At first, we didn’t think we’d be able to follow the dialogue because of the strong British accents but we caught on after ten minutes and had a great time. The second show, Dance Proms, was a dance performance put on by dance groups from around the world who had competed for months to perform that night at Royal Albert Hall. We saw dancers of all ages, as young as five years and up who performed dances of all genres including jazz, tap, hip hop and ballet.

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Just as the English do, we had high tea, at no other than Fortnum and Mason. We enjoyed five layer tea sandwiches, scones with custard and jams, biscuits, cakes and of course tea. Needless to say, we enjoyed ourselves very much and even took home a box of the classic Fortnum and Mason tea blend.

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Last but not least, no British experience is ever complete without trying on a fascinator or two!

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