|Denise and David in Europe
England - London part 2
updated 3 October 2016
Saturday 1 October - London
Take two - After breakfast this
morning, we made our second attempt too travel to
where we were originally headed yesterday - to the
Beatles Abbey Road Studios.
The Abbey Road crossing - with
Denise and David. There were dozens of people
doing the same crossing and taking pictures. The
traffic was not impressed.
On the way back to St John's Wood
station... the houses were amazing. Here is
one which struck us by chance.
Next stop was 'Covent
Garden'. It was very crowded and the live
shows (street theatre) had many people
watching. It was hard to work our way around
the different stalls with so many people so we
eventually decided to move along to Leicester
Square.. Interesting sites along the way include -
the Royal Opera House.
... Freemason's temple.
Leicester Sqaure. There were a lot
of people out on a Saturday morning/afternoon on the
way to Leicester Square. The footpaths flooded
over with people. Saturday morning is buzzing.
At Leicester Square, there were
more street performers. This puppet was
dancing to "Just a Gigolo" by Louis
Prima. This one is for Hayley. She
In Leicester square was a tribute
to William Shakespeare (minus one arm).
A couple of blocks up the road was
'Piccadilly Circus'. This seemed to be the
equivalent of "meeting under the clocks" at Flinders
As we passed through 'Piccadilly
Circus', we noted that all of Regent Street
was occupied by the American NFL all the way to
'Oxford Circus' (about 2km). The streets were
packed with people to enjoy the hype of the US
football season that was about to start. It
turns out to be a gigantic sales promotion to sell
NFL media access. Some budget!
Pictured are some cheer leaders -
trust David to spot that out of hundreds of
We closed the day at 3pm - again
exhausted (18,000 steps) later we slipped two
stations down the Victoria line to our hotel and
slept the rest of the afternoon.
Sunday 2 October - London and