Sunday 19 August 2012

A London Birthday

Wow, it's hot!  But I am grateful for the sun as I've just come home from spending 3 1/2 days in London to celebrate my mum's 50th birthday!   My mum flew in from the States, my sister from Finland and I took a short train journey into the city...

Our "base" for the week was a wonderful hotel very near to Paddington (convenient for travel) and only a 5 minute walk from Hyde Park - St David's Hotel

We did waaaaaay too many things to list here but here are some of the highlights...

A crowd of tourists sang "Happy Birthday" to mum while she was sitting on a lion in Trafalgar Square

Saw London from a different angle on a hop on/off bus tour which also included a river tour

Afternoon tea cake selection from Butler's at The Chesterfield Mayfair

Afternoon tea and the best service from the staff at Butler's, The Chesterfield Mayfair

London is certainly a city that is full of life and was the perfect backdrop for a 50th birthday!

Who says statues can't join in the fun?!

Saw this cheeky fella hiding on top of a lamp post

 Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Apparently Father Christmas keeps his sleigh at Buckingham Palace during the summer!

An artist who paints splurges of gum dropped on Millennium bridge 

"Cheers" to mum! 

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