Thomas See Thomas Grow up….
  • Jan

    We started the day at the Museum of London and could easily have spent the day there if it wasn’t for  the hoards of school children visiting at the same time! The Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times.It is the largest urban history collection in the world, with more than six million objects. It hosts more than one million visitors each year.

    We had a break for coffee and much to Thomas delight my tweet was broadcasted on the screen in front of us.

    We couldn’t cope with the noisy school children so jumped on the tube to get to our next stop,Camden Market. It’s been quite a few years since I last visited Camden Market. The vibe is the same and the massive range of unusual items for sale in the seemingly million stalls and shops is still the same.

    There is multitude of stalls selling everything that you could possibly want, handmade goods, one off gifts, it is wonderful to just wander around. We had some fantastic Chinese food for lunch.

    Suitably refuelled we continued to browse through the market and making a couple of purchasing before heading back down Camden high street taking in the atmosphere and looking at the eclectic shop fronts before heading back to the hotel.

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  • Jan

    That was the first question Thomas asked today when we awoke to sunshine and blue skies today. We made the most of it with lots of walking and sight seeing. First up was a trip on the DLR through to Canary Wharf which is a major business district in London, within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is one of the United Kingdom’s two main financial centres – along with the City of London – and contains many of Europe’s tallest buildings, including the second-tallest in the UK, One Canada Square.

    We then walked under the Thames through the Greenwich foot tunnel. I was fine until ian asked “ are you bothered by the fact so many tiles have cracked?” A quick exit for me up in the lift.

    Then on to explore the Cutty Sark. The  Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. She was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest.

    Check out the blue sky!

    Jan was craving traditional fish and chips so off we went in search of a good pub. Luckily we found one right beside our next tourist stop, HMS Belfast.

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  • Jan

    Rainy day in London so off to the movies again.

    The BFI IMAX is the biggest cinema screen in the UK: over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide!

    Seeing a film here was like no other cinema experience with digital surround sound and a screen almost as high as five double-decker buses!

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  • Jan

    Yes you guessed it another surprise which was going really well Thomas thought we were going to a Museum in Watford. That is until  an announcement came across the train PA telling us to depart the train here for the Harry Potter experience! Thomas face was a picture though. He has grown up with Harry Potter reading a book each year on his Birthday before watching the movie. We had already apologised to Thomas that we hadn’t had enough time to do this so you can imagine his shear delight as we stepped out of the station on to the Harry Potter bus to go to the studio. There was so much to see hence all the photos!

    first stop the magnificent great hall which was decked out for Christmas.

    Three of the houses.

    Props and movie sets.

    Yet more props and movie sets.

    Platform 9 3/4

    Privet drive, the night bus and other vechilcles with strange drivers!

    Finally butter beer….YUK,

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  • Jan

    We said a fond farewell to Taff and Tilly as they left to go home aftef lunch time today. It was so much fun hanging out with them both actually it was a double lush time Tilly! We will go home with great memories of playing dobble in the executive lounge. Put your card down so we can see them missy!

    We spent the afternoon in wandering around Fortnum and Masons where we had a lovely cream tea and Thomas built his own sundae.

    Then a quick look in Hamleys where Thomas posed as an Storm Troppers action figure before strolling back through Mayfair to the hotel.


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