Tag Archives: London Sightseeing Tours

London 2012 Summer Olympics & Fun Things To Do in London for Olympic goers! – Opening Ceremony July 27, 2012

Union Jack Flags along The Mall in London, England - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Union Jack Flags along The Mall in London, England – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Wow… what a year it’s been for London! First the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and now the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Did you know that London is the first city to host the Olympic Games three times? (1908, 1948 and 2012)

This year’s Olympics are going to be a tough act to follow (especially after Beijing’s spectacular Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies), but no one does “Pomp & Circumstance” (a splendid celebration with ceremony and fuss) better than the Brits.  And with the Opening Ceremony being produced by “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle, it looks like we’re all in for a real treat!

Continue reading

London – Royal Wedding & Fun Things To Do across the Pond

London - Union Jack Flag

The countdown begins for what has been dubbed the “wedding of the century.” And we can’t wait!

The Royal Wedding takes place on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11am (London time) at Westminster Abbey. As a fellow Brit, I’ll be getting up at the crack of dawn (just like I did for Princess Diana’s wedding) to watch the royal nuptials take place. The service starts at 3am San Francisco time (6am East Coast time), but hey… if we can’t be there in person, this is the next best thing. Luckily Barry’s an early riser so he’ll be there to keep me company and make sure we get our tea/coffee fix to see us through the morning. We were in London for Prince Andrew’s wedding and still remember standing along the Mall for 8 hours to catch a glimpse of the Royal Carriage – and a little later, the Prince and his bride Fergie waving to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. It was such a special moment. And this Royal Wedding is going to be even more magical – as Prince William, the future King of England, marries his true love, Kate Middleton. I’m sure Princess Diana will be looking down and smiling 🙂

Continue reading

London Family Vacation – City Sightseeing Tours, Thames River Cruises and Fun Day Trips – Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, Cotswolds… and more!

London is a FUN place to visit, especially during the Summer months. There’s so much to do and see – some of our favorites include: The Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace Tours, London Eye (great views over London), Tower of London (Crown Jewels), “Hop-On Hop-Off” Double Decker Bus (a great way to see the city), Thames River Sightseeing Cruise… and fabulous West End Shows!

Continue reading