London Trip: Day 3 Using the London Pass

Our last morning in London was bright and sunny.   We didn’t have a full day scheduled because we needed to catch the train to return home. My plan was to use the Golden Bus Tour that was part of our London Pass. We checked our bags at bell hop services in the hotel and headed … Continue reading London Trip: Day 3 Using the London Pass

Using the London Pass: Day 2

Our second day in London focused on more site-seeing!  We were definitely playing tourist on this trip to London.  We used our second day on our London Pass and headed out to explore the town! Since we stayed in an excellent location at the foot of Westminster Bridge (you can read my review of our … Continue reading Using the London Pass: Day 2

London Hotel Review: Park Plaza Westminster

One of my husband's requests after our first trip to London was to stay in a hotel within view of Big Ben.  I was convinced that the request would go unanswered due to the cost of staying in the heart of Westminster.  When it came time to make reservations for this trip I was very … Continue reading London Hotel Review: Park Plaza Westminster

Using the London Pass: Day 1

After picking up our very important visitor we hopped back on the train and headed from Gatwick Airport to Waterloo Station (had to change trains once).  Because of some train delays we ended up on a very crowded train headed into London, but thanks to my expert packing Mike and Michael easily handled the bags … Continue reading Using the London Pass: Day 1

Packing for a short trip to London

Traveling in Europe with a family of five is not for the faint of heart.  It takes planning and precision that I have never had while traveling back in the states.  In the states if we had decided to take a short adventure (approximately 3 nights away), I would have had the kids packed and taken … Continue reading Packing for a short trip to London

WB Studios: The Making of Harry Potter

For my birthday last month, I booked a tour at WB Studios: The Making of Harry Potter.  One thing that I really felt we missed out on in Florida while we were living there was seeing Harry Potterland at Universal Studios Orlando.  So of course one of the first things I wanted to do here … Continue reading WB Studios: The Making of Harry Potter

Our first trip to London

When we arrived here almost four months ago we landed at London Heathrow Airport.  It was about 5 pm when we left the airport and had to head south to the Portsmouth area.  We did not get to explore or see the sights in London.  So now that we have settled in, the first place … Continue reading Our first trip to London