Friday, May 26, 2017:
US Air from Newark leaving at 9:30PM. Anthony is driver using 333-3333 taxi service. Slob. Shirt hanging out. Tooth cleaner on dashboard. Car smelled. Old van. I barely fit in the front seat because he had the radio for recording the time/cost mounted in next to my leg. His daughter is a teacher.
Saturday, May 27, 2017:
- in London at Heathrow Airport at 10:00 AM London (5 hours ahead of Trenton, NJ). Part of the year is GMT, part is GMT+1. In May, it is GMT +1. Purchased Oyster Cards to use tubes and buses. Went to Marriott Hotel of Kensington at 147c Cromwell Road, Kensington London, England SW5 0TH United Kingdom. Raj of Kensington to eat Lunch RAJ OF KENSINGTON 1 ABINGDON ROAD LONDON W8 6AH. Indian Food. Took Bus to National Gallery and Trafalgar Square. Commemorates Battle of Trafalgar from Napoleonic wars in which British Naval Victory was obtained by Nelson over Napoleon in 1805. Also later site for Bloody Sunday in 1887. Then walked through Admiralty Arch and by Westminster Abbey. Saw wedding at Westminster Abbey. Crowd came to us (trying to get out while we are trying to get in). We went into Westminster Abbey school area. It is through high school. Then went to Orange Elephant for Dinner. Devonshire grass fed beef.
Sunday, May 28, 2017:
Tower of London (built by William the Conqueror around 1000 AD), Beefeaters (test food for King, got paid in meat, now they are all retired military personnel, ours lived on site), lunch at Tower, then Churchill Museum (troublesome child of prominent parents, father a Lord politician; became a prisoner of war in early british war in bornea, launched political career; fought in World War I, then became Prime Minister in World War II, note that 10 Downing Street is the “residence of the Prime Minister” – Number 10, whereas 221B Baker Street is fictional residence of Sherlock Holmes) then back home and went to Indian Food (Bangladesh). Not memorable Indian Food
Monday, May 29, 2017:
Buckingham Palace. Walked over Tower Bridge.
River Thames Cruise
Gourmet Burger then trip to St Pauls that failed. Then returned home and went out to see Kensington Palace followed by trip to Whole Foods. Ellen and rest ate Italian. I went with Michael to get ice cream at Oddono’s after getting Dal Tadka at Bombay Palace.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017:
Paris all day. Sacre coeur (Church of the Sacred Heart). Champs Elysee ate at Vesuvio Ristorante Italian. Arc de Trioumphe by Napoleon. Eifel Tower. River Sienne. Notre Dame. Then Brassierie.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017:
Went to St Paul’s in the morning by Sir Christopher Wren, with Admiral Horatio Nelson (died in famous sea battle victory for Britain against Napoleon) in crypt and Statue of John Donne near American Chapel in rear of church. Met Father Duncan for 1 hour personal tour. Then went to Kingly Court at the Rum Kitchen and had Jerk Chicken. Then to London Bridge Crossing Stop and walked to Borough Market then down to Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Then went to Oddono’s for ice cream.
Thursday, June 1, 2017:
- and Albert in the AM. Lamb burger from Gourmet Burger in Earls Court. Then to Oxford (Christ Church and Great Hallway for Harry Potter and Merton College School of Music). Oxford built by Henry the Eighth around 1500. Went to pub (Eagle and Child, home of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis). then Barrow Mounds of Avebury in Wiltshire, Henges and prehistoric mounds then Stonehenge then Woodhenge. Keith.
Friday, June 2, 2017:
Harrods in the AM. Lunch on Camden Market (had an Arepa at the Venezuelan stand that was unbelievable). Went to The British Museum. Rosetta Stone (reflects 3 different types of language telling the same story which allows translation for hieroglyphs).
Cacciare Italian in Kensington for Dinner (Pembroke off of Cromwell).
Saturday, June 3, 2017:
Take tubes (Picadilly Line) from Earls Court in Kensington to Heathrow. Fly US Air 17 from Heathrow to Newark. Take Afton Limo (George Kreutzberg) to Yardley home.