Last day in London. We had talked of spending a day in Oxford or Bath, but we couldn’t tear ourselves away from London. We started the day at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace. They’re having a special exhibit on dressing the Georgians (think Queen Charlotte of Bridgerton fame). They encouraged us to take along a video guide (they’re free!) and I’m glad we did. It was very informative. Not many physical pieces of clothing, but lots of beautiful paintings from that era.
After we finished up in the gift shop (just like Disney, every palace ends with a gift shop!), we had a wonderful brunch at Timmy Green … blueberry pancakes with whipped mascarpone and a berry smoothie. Yum! Then back on the tube to the antiques market at Pierrepont Arcade in Camden Passage. We got a little lost and ended up in a charming little park before finding our way. The market was small and they didn’t have the books Bob was looking for, so we didn’t stay long and took a break from the sun at a little pub called Camden Head. It was originally built in 1899 and has some gorgeous woodwork and windows … and all the ice cold water you want. Speaking of sun, we’ve had gorgeous weather all week! Sunny and low 70’s … perfect for walking around outdoors.
After our break, we got back on the tube (super busy on the weekends!) and went to Tower Hill. A visit to London is not complete until we see the Tower Bridge. Of course you have to walk by the Tower of London to get there, but as we’ve previously done that tour and seen the crown jewels, we walked past the crowds right to the bridge.
Headed home to Michigan tomorrow, via a 17-hour layover in Atlanta, Georgia. Possibly Memorial Day is not the ideal time to fly …