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Big Ben on a sunny summer day, London, England — June 30, 2016


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Kai, Eyza and Brian, London, England — June 30, 2016


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As I was walkin' round Grosvenor Square, London, England — June 30, 2016


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Buckingham Palace, London, England — June 30, 2016


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Our AirBnb near Chiswick, London, England — July 2, 2016


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David sculpture in the VA Museum, London, England — July 1, 2016


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Big Ben on a sunny summer day, London, England — June 30, 2016

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London Journal

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 — London

I board Ryanair 2224 and we take off from TLL Tallinn Airport at high noon. We land at STN London Stansted Airport at 12:55pm. We land at STN London Stansted Airport at 12:55pm. Take the Stansted Express to Tottenham Hale. Transfer to the Tube and ride to Victoria Underground Station. Walk to hotel. I check into St. Ermin's Hotel, Autograph Collection. Walk to St James's Park and Buckingham Palace. Walk to Leicester Square and around Soho. Taxi back to hotel.


Thursday, June 30 — London

Wake up. Rent a Santander Cycle and ride to Big Ben. Ride up through Mayfair to Grosvenor Square. Ride back next to Hyde Park and to Buckingham Palace. Grab snack at Abokado. Check out of hotel. Take Uber to Airbnb in Hammersmith. Go with gang to Pret A Manger in South Kensington. We grab ice cream at Harrods Food Hall. We visit the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Natural History Museum. Meet with Nick and the wedding party at The Blind Pig.


Friday, July 1 — London

Breakfast at the Metro Cafe. Uber to Nick and Lizzy's wedding. Get stuck in major traffic. Finally arrive to Chiswick House & Gardens just as the vows are taking place. We aren't the last to arrive but I still feel bad about being late. Reception is also on the grounds an four of NIck's kegs are being served. After the weddig Brigg gets us all into the High Road House, Chiswick where we vigourously compete in a doubles match of ping pong. Uber back to Airbnb.


Saturday, July 2 — London

Check out of Airbn. April, Chip and I take their rental and head downtown and see the Brexit protests. I visit The Admiralty on Trafalgar Square and order some killer fish and chips and a pint of Fuller's Bitter. We drive LGW London Gatwick and hit numbingly bad traffic; it is so bad we worry we may miss our flight. We eventually arrive, drop off the car, check our bags, pass security and grab a quick beer at The Flying Horse pub. We board easyJet 5429 and take off at 4:50pm.

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