Inns of Court & The City

Sorry for the delay in completing my trip report. I returned home on May 23rd to a bad cold, much kerfuffle in library-land and the loss of our dear beloved Folly-dog.  I’ve wished myself back on the beach in Broad Haven many times. We decided to spend our last day in London doing guided rambles … Read more

Kew Gardens & Canary Wharf

Tuesday was bright AND sunny – ironic, since we were getting 5 inches of snow back home. We spent the day traversing greater London, traveling west to Kew Gardens, then traveling east across town to Canary Wharf aka the Docklands. Lights and sound in the Hive’s infrastructure are triggered when bees communicate with one another. … Read more

Canterbury & Rye

On Monday we day tripped to Canterbury & Rye, two places we’ve talked about getting to for a very long time. Canterbury town, from the west train station Canterbury Cathedral, the Church of England’s seat, is the primary draw for visitors. Canterbury is to Anglicans what Rome is to Catholics, and multitudes still flock here … Read more

Sunday in the Parks & Shakespeare

It was a bright day (not “sunny”, you understand – just “bright”). We set out to spend Sunday in the park with George – and a few thousand others who had the same bright idea. We walked along the Albert Embankment on the Thames south bank to Westminster bridge. St. James Park Crowds were thick … Read more

London: British Library, Camden, Regents Park

Friday morning we left tranquil Wales for frenetic London. Matt arrived in London earlier than us and met us at Paddington for the cross-town trip to our flat in Lambeth, near Vauxhall station. After dumping bags, we jumped on the number 88 bus for the busy tourist’s 2 hour double decker bus tour of London … Read more