The Streets of London
London Travel Blog› entry 13 of 27 › view all entries
We have now come to England, the motherland, home of our ancestors and incubator of our language.
We have explored London, checking out the must-see sights such as Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buck Pally and Deptford. Okay, so Deptford usually wouldn’t make its way to the Lonely Planet "ten places to see in London", but it was where Jill lived for a while, so we went to visit for its nostalgic value.
We even saw Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, as well as Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former PM John Major. It was a ceremony to unveil a new statue opposite the Houses of Parliament and we happened to be passing by. We took some paparazzi pics and marveled at the classically British pomp and ceremony that surrounded the occasion.
We went to see the Lion King on the West End, which was a surprise birthday present for Brent from his parents. It was an amazing show – so much imagination and creativity! We also went to a worshipcentral conference at Holy Trinity Brompton, which many of you may have heard of as it is where the Alpha course originated.
We visited Soul Survivor church in Watford on Sunday, which was a good opportunity to catch up with some familiar faces.
We have had a great time catching up with friends/family too. We are staying with friends from Soul Survivor – Keith and Juliet – who we met at the Sydney conference, and they’ve been wonderful hosts. We’ve also caught up with Jill’s sister Sally, friends Suzanne and Rich, and have had dinner Ken, Jeannie and Liz from Soul Survivor also.