The Ipes Go on a London Holiday – Thursday – Day 3 of the London Pass and we did everything we could

Thursday morning and our last day on the London Pass for sightseeing. Maximum sightseeing enabled. We were in good spirits, recharged after an early night and jet lag wearing off.

We took the bus out to Notting Hill Gate to catch a Hop On – Hop Off buses to go around town. We eventually got off at Westminster Abbey, and took a self-guided tour of this massive cathedral. It was extremely impressive. We had no idea that British kings and queens of old were buried within the church. We could have spent another hour or more inside, but we had to keep moving. We walked out and got some Sichuan style lunch.

Back on the bus, and toured more of London. We got out again near London Bridge. Nums went to try to get tickets to the Skygarden (open to the public), while I walked the kids across the bridge to visit the HMS Belfast. Fascinating ship.

Around 4 PM, we didn’t have a lot of time left, so we hit up our last location through the London Pass — the Churchill War Rooms. This is a self-guided tour through the basement rooms at Whitehall where Churchill and the British government ran the British front during WW II.

It was early evening, so we made our way to the West End for our last event for the evening. We grabbed dinner at a Five Guys, then walked over to Queen’s Theatre and saw Les Miserables. 2nd row seats, and it was a great show.

While the bars and clubs were packed at 10 PM, we promised the kids to get some dessert at Wafflemeister, then took the bus back home. Nums never had dinner, so she and I walked to the 24 hour Tesco supermarket next door to our hotel, picked up some dinner for her, and we watched some TV. Vegging out isn’t a bad thing.

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