Tuesday, June 5, 2012

a week in

I'm over a week into my London experience and it's been an amazing week. 
We did some typical sightseeing over the first few days. We checked out Buckingham Palace and attempted to view the Changing of the Guards Ceremony however with the Queens Jubilee being this weekend it was mayhem. Hundreds of people trying to get the perfect photo of the marching guards. We ended up ducking away in the middle of it and headed down to Westminster Abbey and saw Big Ben and the House of Parliament.
As the weekend came around the weather started to turn to shit however it didn't stop us as we prepared for Field Day Festival and the Queens Jubilee celebrations. Field Day was an insane day with the highlights being Grimes, Metronomy and many more. The end of the day got rained in but it put no damper on the day as a whole and a few of us took to a deserted Brick Lane before heading home to wrap up warm.
For the Queens Jubilee concert we headed to a street party out East only to arrive to find it closing up! After some street drinking (you're allowed to drink wherever here and it's awesome) and a quick bagel for dinner we headed into a packed bar to watch the concert among many patriotic Poms. It was an amazing concert and Queeny looked to be enjoying herself.
It's only 4 days till we leave for Europe now so we're all getting sorted and buying everything we need. There's been some dramas to do with Haydons passport but I wont go into that. Hopefully everything will work out and the four of us will be heading on the Eurostar in Betsy!