Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Just Arrived In London

[Note: This is an update for a posting that was originally done in July 2014 while we were in London, before coming to Singapore. I accidentally deleted the photos and now am re-posting a few articles.]

That is the Thames behind me!

Just arrived in our flat in London. Dumped our gear and headed out for lunch at the Town of Ramsgate Pub (http://www.townoframsgate.co.uk/). Fish 'n chips 'n a pint. The weather is beautiful right now.

Life is good!

We rented a nearby flat for the month of July, using AirBnb. The listing for the flat is at http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2015390. The flat is located a 10-15 minute walk from the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. You can see the location of the flat and the pub on the map below (click on it to see a larger version).

London around our flat near the Tower of London
We could see the Thames from our balcony and the Gherkin (a cool building in the City - see the pictures below) from our bedroom! We had one bedroom with a king-size bed and a living room with an Ikea couch that converted to another bed. There was a small table we used primarily for our laptops. The kitchen also housed a washing machine - the dryer was in the bedroom.

Probably the two worst things about the flat: (1) it was a walkup 3 flights which at the end of the day seemed like 10 floors; and (2) adjusting the shower to get warm water was a challenge. None the less, we loved the place and were very happy staying there. So much better than a hotel.

The Thames from our balcony

Looking down from the balcony