Harrods Ice Cream Parlour

A Tasty Treat at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour

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“I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” unless, like me, you are lactose intolerant, then you just sit there sad with your once scoop of sorbet remembering a time when you could enjoy ice cream (yes, I’m still bitter by my diagnosis). Here I was at Harrod’s Ice Cream Parlour  at the iconic luxury […]

Pink flower London

The Flowers of St. James’s Park in London

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It’s funny what you don’t see when it’s right in front of you – for years, I stayed in Park Lane across from Buckingham Palace and never entered the park preferring to stay on Piccadilly and use the Underground.  This summer, I finally took that walk in the park – St. James’s Park in London […]

The London Eye capsule at the top

The London Eye: The Ferris Wheel Rising above the Thames for Great Views

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In the year 2000, the Millennium Wheel was unveiled along the Thames. The enclosed Ferris Wheel welcomed the new century by adding a modern structure to the landscape of this old city. For more than ten years, the cab would drive along the Thames on the way to the office in The City and I […]

Changing of the Guard

5 Days in London, the Leisurely Tween Itinerary

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Over the past ten years, I’ve visited London generally once a year for work or for a stopover on an award ticket during vacation.  I’ve become comfortable with the city and have my favorites so when my niece asked “can we go to London too?”, I said “yes”.  I said “yes” because we were already […]

St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, on the outside looking up

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Crossing the pond to London has become a yearly trek as part of my job (great perk, right?).  There is, of course, a downside to the trek (cue tiny violins) – my agenda rarely gives me time to explore the city.  Over the years,  I’ve taken advantage of the free stopover that British Airways allows […]

Rainy Day London – Visiting The British Museum

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Over the past twenty years visiting London, I am hesitant to admit I hadn’t visited The British Museum.  It’s free!  Great Art!  The Rosetta Stone (not the language classes)!  Classic museum!  There were so many reasons for a visit and with each block of free time, I chose to instead walk and explore the city […]

Screening Room at Charlotte Street Hotel Sunday Film Club

The Firmdale Film Club in London – “About Time” for an Awesome Amenity

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With only a few hours of sleep after my overnight Philly to London flight, I was at brunch trying to get on London time. While waiting for my food, my eyes scanned the crowded restaurant as the rain steadily fell outside. With a good mix of couples, families and girlfriends, the tables were full of […]