The BlogFather – London – Day 3
Our final day in London. We knew it’d be a tough day as we would have to lug all our stuff around London. We started the day a bit later than day 2. I failed miserably at the all-you-can-eat breakfast – I managed one plate. My legs, back, chest and neck were in agony and my stomach had decided to have a massive flare up as well. Great.
After checking out, I book an Uber to take us to Harrod’s. Our first ever Uber. We hired an XL as we needed to fit the six of us in. The driver arrived in a matter of minutes and the journey, which wasn’t too dissimilar to the one in the Black Cab in day 1, was super quick and comfortable. We grab a Starbuck’s and hang around waiting for Harrod’s to open. I walk towards a bench that we can sit on and notice a memorial for an event on 17 December 1983. Around six months before I was born, six people lost their lives there in a car bomb incident as part of the IRA’s campaign.
Harrod’s opens and, as we have our luggage, we get directed to the luggage drop-off. £25 per item left and you get the money back if you spend over £50 in store! No thanks. My wife, myself and the kids head on in. I wasn’t overly impressed. Even the section dedicated to toys seemed a bit ‘meh’. After about twenty minutes, we made our way back out .
As we hadn’t really seen any sights aside from those on the Thames cruise, I figured we would make our way towards Buckingham Palace and then Trafalgar Square to get as many pictures as we could. Despite my legs aching and my back conducting its own rebellion as a result of the weight in my backpack, the walk wasn’t too bad. Once I get going I’m fine – it’s walking slow or stopping and starting that really takes its toll on my backache/sciatica.
I manage to get a good amount of snaps of The Wellington Arch, some of the war memorials and of course, Buckingham Palace itself. What’s bizarre is that, almost a week later, a potential terror attack took place.
I enjoyed my time in London, and the rest of the family did too. We ideally needed more time as we crammed so much in on day 2 but missed some stuff and the hassle of carting our luggage around with us on day 3 to try and get some good photos took the shine off the trip but we’re going back next April for a bit longer so we can try and tick off some more stuff off the list!