Wednesday, June 11

We had a good breakfast at the hotel and were off to Trafalgar Square to visit the National Gallery. No pictures are allowed there so I have little to show for it. We saw a lot of it and took a highlights tour that was quite good. It was very crowded and the guide obviously was picking pictures to visit based on the disposition of other guided groups. Still she was very interesting in each case and the gallery is not lacking in highlights.

After the tour we had an excellent lunch in the restaurant and then went back to see some of the things we had missed. Finally we decided that were were in need of change so we left and walked down Whitehall to see Westminster Abbey. Again no pictures inside, although I got one before I found out, but we we saw all the famous resting places. I especially wanted to see the stone commemorating Charles Darwin, who would have objected mightily, I suspect.

After that we took the underground back to the hotel. We had dinner that night in an Armenian Restaurant in the basement of the hotel. A strange place, that did not have any sign outside the hotel and obviously catered to the local Armenian community. Although it had been recommmended online, we found it just ok

The next morning, Thursday, we took a final walk in the park but the weather which we had enjoyed so long was changing and rain sent us back to the hotel. We left for the airport by shuttle bus about noon, very early for our 4 PM flight but had a good lunch at the airport before the usual wait and delays. Still the flight was better than the one out and we were eventually home and happy to be there.

 


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