Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tea in Stratford upon Avon then back to London

This was the last day of the tour, we traveled to Stratford upon Avon, with a quick stop in Shottery to see Anne Hathaway's cottage (the childhood home of William Shakespeare's wife).

From the cottage, we traveled to Stratford upon Avon and to Shakespeare's birthplace.

After touring the house, we walked across the street to the many little shops and restaurants. We chose to eat at Quicklys Traditional English Eatery,

(a couple of the other people on the tour snuck into this picture)

where I had a delicious cream tea!  I was very excited to see the ready made clotted cream, something that is not readily available in the U.S. (at least where I live).

  (picture from the internet.  Unfortunately this trip was pre-blog and I did not take a picture of the cream tea.  My tea was very similar to this picture--we ate outside at one of the café tables, I had a little jar of strawberry jam, and that same brand of clotted cream).
From Stratford upon Avon we boarded the bus to travel back to London, where Katherine and I separated from the group.  It was still in the afternoon when we arrived in London, so we hurried over to the closest Tube station so we could visit

before it closed.

(The museum).

We didn't have that much time before closing, so we hurried to what we most wanted to see--the Egyptian exhibit, in particular, mummies. 

We looked through as much as we could.  I enjoyed the Roman exhibits, especially of things found in England.

After the museum closed, Katherine and I headed to the London Eye, which was the last thing we had planned that day before going to get dinner.

Sunset was just beginning when we were on the Eye, which made for some beautiful views.  Here are a couple of my favorite pictures from the ride:
 (St. Paul's in the distance)

1 comment:

  1. Great London Eye pics! I never got a non-blurry aerial shot of Big Ben/Parliament. My photos are mostly out of the other side of the capsule, which didn't have as cool a view (although there was a giant upside-down purple inflatable cow or something). I might borrow one of those shots to make it my computer's desktop/background. :-D

    I'm pretty sure that Quickly's was where I had the delicious ham and cheddar panini. And the British Museum is definitely where we got ice cream from one of the little food stands. #hungryagain

    P.S. I hope you don't mind that I'm stalking your blog during this series of posts, haha. :) I am thoroughly enjoying the nostalgia. You're coming up on the last couple of days, though. *sniffle*


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