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All Roads Lead to London

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We often rave about the food in foreign climes, but nowhere in the world can you find such quality, variety and perfection as in the great British food emporiums of Fortnum & Mason and Harrods. This is Harrods…
While London’s iconic restaurants and celebrity chefs top the world rankings, dining out is not cheap here. Therefore, anyone planning to save a little a might want to pick up some surf and turf at Harrods to cook at home. Four nicely aged Japanese Kobe steaks, each topped with a spoonful of Beluga caviar, will cost you just seven thousand dollars (Yes - $7,000.00 …and if you’re lucky Harrods might even throw in a packet of frozen chips). However, you can cheap out on the ready-made desserts. These cheeky little lemon mousses are only sixty four dollars for all four…
Now - If you can afford to shop at Harrods you can probably run to one of these…
The streets of London really are lined with gold. Rolls-Royces, Aston-Martins, Porsches, Lamborghinis and Bugattis are ten a penny in the ritzier areas of the metropolis while BMWs, Audis and Mercs are just runabouts for the staff. However, potential visitors should not be discouraged; sightseeing in London need cost no more than the price of a good pair of walking shoes, and most of the roughly 275 museums and galleries have free admission at all times. If you did one a day with weekends off you could get to most in a year. But, be warned, this is just one – The Natural History Museum – and it’s a monster…
And this one, The Victoria & Albert, has eleven kilometres of galleries housing a permanent exhibition of some four and half million objects…
Good luck getting through that lot in a day.

London is itself a museum with amazing architecture, historical monuments and ancient parks – it even has a genuine two thousand year old Roman amphitheatre buried in the foundations of the 800 year old Guildhall – but London is also a thoroughly modern and vibrant city glistening with lofty glass spires…
Christmas is coming and once again we are here to see the spectacular lights of the West End. Here’s 60s favourite, Carnaby Street…
And this is Oxford Street, where, despite a sunny start to the day, it started to snow…
So now, with Christmas and winter at hand, we must head home. As always, a big thank you to all the wonderful people who made our journey both possible and thoroughly enjoyable and, dear blog reader wherever you are, thank you for trailing along with us. Knowing that you enjoy sharing our experiences really does make a difference to how we view the world, and we hope that we have inspired you to pack a bag and discover Europe for yourself – it is a fascinating continent with riches to spare.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Ciao for now… and we look forward to you joining us on our next Blissful Adventure .

Posted by Hawkson 13:05 Archived in England

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by Sue Fitzwilson

The last photo is stunning. Someone get me helicopter so I can make a brief visit. hugs, Janet

by The Vickerage

Be prepared for cold weather. Even though we are having sunshine, lots of craft fairs and good things happening. We are having a big rally today in Nanaimo about Climate Change and sending support to all the leaders of governments around the world.see you soon at book club, Sheila..xxoo

by Jean McLaren

Have a safe journey home, you two. The grandkids arrive on Thurs. next week for the month of Dec., so I think I will be pretty incognito for that period of time, so will wish you all of the very best of the holiday season now!
Sharron (and Harv

by Sharron Bertchilde

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