We had another amazing day on London today. If it wasn’t enough that we have already had two hot days in a row, today goes ahead and blows it out of the water with the hottest day in September since 1895!
Nikki and Nathan came to visit and we had a fantastic day planned. It’s not every day you can go to Buckingham palace and check out the inside, they only opened up the Palace to the public for 2 months every year. This is year is even more exciting as Princess Kate’s wedding dress is on show. So we took the tube from Turnham green to Victoria, it’s much easier when we have someone to help us with the pram. I fell asleep on the tube, the motion always sends me to sleep. Then we grabbed some lunch from Pret-a-manger and sat in the park. I couldn’t miss out on some park fun so I woke up and had a little play with the Autumn leaves. It’s a really nice time of year, I love going to the park and playing with all the orange and yellow crunchy leaves.
After lunch we walked to Buckingham Palace. Wow what an amazing building, I had already seen it from the outside but inside is just so extravagant.
Fun Fact: Buckingham Palace has over 775 rooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms and 350+ staff. There are lots of secret entries to rooms and tunnels underground.
We did the audio tour which was difficult for mummy as I liked to pull out the cord and play with the audio device. The rooms were filled with lots of gold and the main state rooms are all named becuase of their colour. A particular favourite was the White drawing room as there was a secret entrance behind a mirror. The Throne was in the red state room and was very nice aswell.
Moving along up the Grand staircase, Princess Kate’s wedding dress, veil, jewellery and shoes were on show in a glass case. It was very interesting as they were showing a interview with the designer from Alexander McQueen on how the dress was made. It is all very intricate and absolutely stunning. Much prettier than it looks on TV.
After the tour we had high tea at the Grosvenor hotel. I was meant to fall asleep but instead I wanted to try mummies cakes and yummy sandwiches, she wasn’t sharing though. It was such a lovely evening that we decided to have our dinner in the Park. Daddy joined us when he got home from work and everyone had fish and chips for dinner. Everyone has told me how cold England is, but I have been pleasantly surprised how warm it has been. I think mummy is glad it has been so nice becuase she was expecting the worst when we arrived.
Today I am going to the Chiswick Town Hall for Gymboree. Mummy signed us up for a trial to see what it is like. It sounds like a lot of fun and I might make some new friends.
Hope you all have a lovely long weekend back in Australia.