First Stop – London

Tony London

We flew into London on a redeye, as is usual for flights from the U.S.  The car that was supposed to pick us up at the airport and take us to the hotel left without us since our plane arrived a bit late. We found our way into town and were treated to a wonderful tapas lunch by Dana’s college-era friend Tony Heald. Here he is showing me the guidebook he then loaned to us.

20150630_180755~2We walked him to work at The Haymarket Royal Theater, where he’s playing the roles of Ross and Bishop Walsham in The Elephant Man. We had tickets to see the show the next night. Antici-pation!


Love the sculptures on random buildings!


The theater is very near Trafalgar Square, so we paid our regards.


Oh, contrare!  It was just beginning as we used the Millennium Bridge, a pedestrian bridge, to cross the Thames.


The London Eye and Big Ben as seen from the middle of Millennium Bridge. We didn’t end up going on the London Eye. Lines were long and it was very hot in London the first two days we were there. Not great for standing in lines in the sun!  We were pretty tired, but this view was invigorating!

DSC_8901Our room at The Bedford Hotel had this great view across Southampton Row. Very near Russell Square and The British Museum.


We started out the next morning with coffee and tea in the room before going down for the included breakfast. Whoo hoo!  We’re here!