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London Snapshots

We had a six-hour layover in London on our recent trip to Spain. We decided to leave the airport and walk around. This was my first time in London and I was excited to get a feel for the city. One thing we do well when we travel is walk. We can walk eights hours a day and cover twenty to thirty kilometres. Being in London I was ready for the challenge. Here’s our itinerary and some pictures we snapped along the way. We got off at Paddington Station and headed north towards Little Venice.

London 8We crossed Hyde Park and walked on Kensington Road all the way to Hyde Park Corner.

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We walked through Green Park and enjoyed the changing colours.

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We continued towards Buckingham Palace and our timing was perfect so we stopped to watch the changing of the guard.

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For lunch we ate at The Red Lion, a favoured watering hole of the political and literary elite for centuries including none other than Charles Dickens. We walked southeast to Westminster Abby and Big Ben. It was time to head back and we rushed back to Paddington Station past the National Gallery and via Regent and Oxford streets.

A humble 13 km walk in under 4 hours but a good introduction to London life.

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