skeptically playing in Barnard Park
really nice row houses in Islington
trying out a boat in Shoreditch
more Regent's Park
Passing by King's Cross Station
Passing by a pub in Islington
up to a big green park in Highbury
a train playground in Highbury
back to Barnard Park
Finally - the weekend arrived. With an extra pair of hands - we could easily explore further, using the bus and trains to extend our reach. We still had to stay close to playgrounds, but snuck in some touristy stops on the way.
starting out with St. Paul's Cathedral
adventure playground in Barnard
catching a pub for lunch
Tower of London
an evening tour of the Tower of London
Tower Bridge and checking out boats on the river
exhausted snack break
so tired after a solid 2 days of walking
first tube ride
- English playgrounds are different than American ones - there aren't any rubber floors or plastic bars - things are rough and real.
- There are a million neighborhoods here. We've seen a good dozen or so - but it's frustrating to think about all the other options we haven't even thought of.
- We're getting really caught between the age-old question of being close where there are lots of great restaurants and stuff, or being further out where things are cheaper and bigger.
- This is exhausting. We're covering 20,000 steps a day - everyone wants a nap and a break.
- We need to finalize ASAP and start looking at houses this week. Yikes!