Susanna and I are enjoying our last minutes in London at the SAS Lounge in Heathrow Airport (it is a nice benefit of being a Star Alliance Gold member – I can use the lounges on international flights). Next stop is Ottawa on Air Canada.
The last full day in London was a blast. We went to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in the morning. It was well worth the time spent there – lots of fun. Susanna didn’t make the scream tunnel (too scary I think), but her mom, Charlotte, and I went through. I thought it was funny (not too scary), but the girls in the line behind me were terrified (they were holding on to my coat for dear life the whole walk – and I didn’t even know them).
We had lunch at a hamburger place nearby, and then off to shopping (okay, not the whole day was fun), We spent way too long at Primark shopping for clothes. Dan got bored and went for a drink. I eventually wandered outside and sat on the street to watch people walk by.
We returned home in the early afternoon. Susanna and I went town to the hotel spa. It was a little disappointing. The steam room was nice, but the hot tub wasn’t so hot (more of a warm tub). That night we went to Cafe Rouge for Dan’s birthday dinner (after drinks, games and gifts in the hotel room).
This morning we were up early and took the underground to the airport. I recommend getting an oyster card to get around if you go to London. It is a prepaid card – you are charged the lowest rate for each trip you do. No stressing about paper tickets.
We are heading home today. We just checked out of the hotel and are getting a coffee on the way to the airport. We had a great trip, lots of fun. I’ll write more about it when I get home. But for now I’ll upload some of the pictures from the visit to Madame Tussauds Museum. I’ll fix the pictures if I can get Wifi in the airport.
We are starting today off a little slower than yesterday. I was up at 7:30 and went up the street for a coffee and muffin (and free Internet). Susanna sleept in – so we passed on the family breakfast in the hotel.
After breakfast we all met up at the cafe and then headed our own ways. The girls (Susanna, her mom, sister and cousin) headed to Piccadilly Circus for shopping.
Susanna’s dad, Dan, and I headed out to visit the museums. The first stop was the British Museum. There we saw the Rosetta stone and other artifacts of ancient Egyptian civilization. We also visited the Greek and European exhibits. The museum
Was followed by a beer and snack at a local pub.
We took the underground to the Imperial War Museum and spent the afternoon there. It was a perfect sized museum. Not too big. The British Museum is way too big to take in at once. It was a good assortment of items from the military, plus a very sobering section on the Holocaust.
After that another bite to eat and a beer at a different pub.
Now back to the room for a bit and then out to a show this evening. Pictures to follow later.