Jam-Packed London, England by da-AL

London, England, is a sprawling city packed with everything from art and food to shopping and royalty. The transit system is terrific, so for the few days that my husband and I visited, we let our feet guide our itinerary. A city of immigrants, the bed and breakfast we stayed at in the Shoreditch district was run by a New York couple. Our first morning began with a view from their balcony…

Many of its most famed sights are near each other, a riot of shopping, eating, history, theater, and even China Town, all walking distance of each other. It had been ages since we saw our dear cousin Giulia, Italian by birth and now a Londoner (read about her beloved mom here)…

We had a fabulous time with her brother, cousin Stefano (2nd from right) and his friend, Federico, who was visiting from Italy…

The Victoria Memorial is at the end of The Mall road…

Just around the corner, we happened onto an unexpected marvelous reprieve from our travels — classical musicians practicing at St Martin-in-the-Field church…

Rain didn’t dampen the abundance of lovely sights…

Our night ended with a spectacular view!

Here’s a little more about our wonderful vacation to the United Kingdom.

Have you been to London? What impressed you most, or what would you like to see there?

68 thoughts on “Jam-Packed London, England by da-AL”

  1. My ancestry, for the most part, belongs in Chetwode, a small hamlet north of London about one hour…Julie Anne and I visited London a few years ago and saw so many of history’s beautiful sites, but Chetwode brought a tear or two….
    Thanks, da AL, for sharing. My best wishes.

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  2. Buon giorno carissima da-Al. What a pleasure that our tragically convoluted pathways in life have crossed yet again due to the spontaneous encounter in the page of Geo, my dear defender against the vampire-ladies that lay siege to my humble retreat of hermit-writer to tempt me with untold debauchery and a sinful pathway. This is a very nice article about that exciting megalopolis that we all love; Giulia is beautiful like her aunt. How is your milonga learning coming along? If you have time, please check my blog titled “Thank you Noel Marie” where I show the cover of my upcoming book. I will start to follow you again. Un baccione. Arrivederci!

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