Monday, September 13, 2010

Tours of London

Being the smart girl I am, I didn’t bring any tour books or maps with me to London, so for the first day or two, pretty much the only places I was familiar with were: Tesco (the grocery store around the corner from us), Hyde Park (the park we walk through to get to Pepperdine), and Pepperdine. I was sure there were lots of things close by, but I had no idea where. Luckily, Pepperdine set up a bus tour for the students, so the day after we got here, we got to ride around in a double decker bus and see the sights.

I admit, my knowledge of history is extremely limited, so whenever our tour guide would give a fact and preface it by saying, ‘As everyone knows …’, I would just laugh to myself cause I had no idea what he was talking about. Anyways, here are a few pics from the tour (I left my camera battery charger in Costa Rica and it was being mailed to us at the time, so I don’t have that many pictures).

St. Paul's Cathedral, which didn't really have any significance to me until the guide told us that this is where Prince Charles & Princes Diana were married!

About halfway through the tour, Kai was ready to be done...see how excited he was when we got off the bus to see another sight?! ;)

This is us at Buckingham Palace...not sure why we didn't take one with the actual Palace in the background, but I guess we will just have to make a trip back there again before we leave!

This one is for my bad girls...apparently they have a pub called Bag O' Nails? I don't know who came up with that name...maybe they do nails there too? Or you can buy a bag? Hahaha!

Kai was so happy when the tour ended and they took us back to Pepperdine!


  1. This is John by the way. My wife has hijacked my account. Ha. You guys, I am so freaking jealous. I remember making that same trek from Heathrow to the South Ken station. Miss it soooooo badly.

    Kai, buck up buddy. You better start enjoying it because before you know it, it will all be over. Ha.

  2. This is Audrey! Haha... I am jealous too. So much fun! You guys will love it there! We didn't do the bus tour but we should have. You'll have to tour Buckingham palace for sure if you get the chance. It was really neat inside!