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by greenrabbitdesigns

Hi folks, well we have returned from our trip to London and what a great time we had visiting, shopping and eating!

I think my favourite part of the whole trip was the visit to the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace. They were absolutely magnificent! I have to admit to being a complete royalist. I love the grandeur, the pomp and ceremony and Buckingham Palace did not disappoint, it was wonderful! After the tour you can enjoy something to eat in the cafe and then have a walk through the gardens before leaving.

Good to see Her Majesty also likes duck egg blue! πŸ™‚

We also visited the Victoria and Albert Museum, there’s always plenty to see here and never enough time to see it all.
The V&A had a Beatrix Potter exhibition and it was lovely to see her original drawings of Peter Rabbit and friends.

Of course some shopping had to be done and although I didn’t go mad in Oxford Street as I don’t see the point in going into shops I can get at home, I did however visit those that I can only visit when I’m in London.

It’s always nice to see the traditional and the historic and London has lots of that!!

On our final day we took one of the Thames River boats out to Greenwich to visit the Royal Greenwich Observatory. It was very interesting and of course I like all the other visitors had to stand on zero longitude, where all time begins.

The boat trip was great as you see a completely different view of the city.

It was very enjoyable trip, it’s a brilliant city with so much to do and see. We had the most beautiful weather as you can see from the lovely blue sky in my photographs which of course added to the enjoyment.
I’m now looking forward to the next time we visit! πŸ™‚

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marigold jam September 3, 2010 - 5:26 pm

Glad you had such a good time. I went to the V&A earlier in the year to see the wuilt exhibition and hoped to see those Peter Rabbit drawings too but I never found them despite asking directions several times!


greenrabbitdesigns September 3, 2010 - 5:32 pm

What is so lovely about the drawings is that they’re just how they appear in the books. No alterations just simple perfect little drawings.
Have a great weekend Jane. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Mia September 3, 2010 - 9:21 pm

Wonderful to have you back, Viv!

And you had great time, I can see that! And you found little rabbit-things too πŸ™‚ And wow, that boat-trip seems great, I took one when I was in London first time (dare I say the year out loud: 1989!! my second time was ages ago too, 1995) and the city seems twice as big with all those sky-high buildings πŸ™‚

Thanks for sharing these, they make me want-want-want to travel so badly!

Have a wonderful weekend!

greenrabbitdesigns September 4, 2010 - 12:29 am

Hi Mia,
It is a great city, no doubt! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Mia September 3, 2010 - 9:22 pm

and it was me:


greenrabbitdesigns September 4, 2010 - 12:30 am

Oh I know it was you Mia, have a wonderful weekend!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Pam September 3, 2010 - 9:25 pm

Your post makes me want to book a trip right now. May wait a couple of months though. Probably better done without crutches?
P xx

greenrabbitdesigns September 4, 2010 - 12:33 am

Oh yes Pam you need to be done with the crutches first, it’s all go!!
Best wishes for next week! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Dani September 4, 2010 - 12:29 am

Ohmygoodness Vivienne, How charming your holiday. The photographs are beyond amazing. It’s nice to see home again I have missed England. The architect in U.S. is not as gorgeous which I also miss. Soooooooo, happy you had a wonderful time and a safe trip. Hugs, Dani

greenrabbitdesigns September 4, 2010 - 12:37 am

Thanks Dani, I had an amazing time! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Justine September 4, 2010 - 9:07 am

Looks brilliant Viv!! I think we’re going to head down to London for a child free weekend in Spring sometime so you’ll have to let me know where the yarn shops are!!!

greenrabbitdesigns September 4, 2010 - 10:11 am

You’ll have a great time Justine but child free is probably best as it’s all go!! Loop is a brilliant yarn shop, it has yarn I have never seen anywhere else and of course you would love Liberty for your fabric fix! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Gina September 4, 2010 - 6:41 pm

Coming from London it is so easy to overlook how beautiful it can be and what a lot it has to offer. Good to see it from tourist eyes.

greenrabbitdesigns September 4, 2010 - 10:14 pm

I think we’re all guilty of doing that, never really seeing what we have on our own doorsteps! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

melanie September 6, 2010 - 11:58 am

What a wonderful trip you had πŸ™‚ Thank you for all the great photos, i feel like I was there while I was looking at them πŸ™‚ xxxxx

greenrabbitdesigns September 6, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Thanks Melanie, we had a great time! πŸ™‚
Wish I was there again, the weather is absolutely horrible here today, wet and windy. πŸ™
Vivienne x

nina - tabiboo September 6, 2010 - 8:00 pm

I’d love to go to the V&A – last time we did the Science Museum which was lovely, but more for the kids!!

take care,

Nina xxx

greenrabbitdesigns September 6, 2010 - 9:32 pm

I love the V&A Nina, especially the fashion and jewellery, such amazing things!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Mrs Bun September 6, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Lovely trip Vivienne, thanks for sharing. If we could have made our day longer I would have wished for a family who would have loved to be in Loop with me and we would all have loved to get to the V & A (our favourite museum). That Beatrix Potter exhibition looks interesting, definately worth a visit.

Lisa x

greenrabbitdesigns September 6, 2010 - 10:15 pm

With us being there at the same time it’s a shame we didn’t bump into each other, we could have gone to Loop together!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

val September 6, 2010 - 10:07 pm

Hi Vivienne,
I really can’t add more to what has already been said in all the comments – I have so enjoyed YOUR holiday!
Hope the weather is improving, though we have had rain today ….. but that’s why our countries are so green :0)
Have a good week and ….. welcome home!
Val xx

greenrabbitdesigns September 6, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Thanks Val!
The weather here today has been dreadful! Wet, wild and windy, I do hope it will improve. So different to last weeks lovely weather in London.
Have a great week Val. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

heleen September 10, 2010 - 6:05 am

Now, I can’t wait to go after reading this post. your pictures are great! Thanks for the tips!

greenrabbitdesigns September 10, 2010 - 10:20 am

Thanks Heleen!
We really enjoyed ourselves!
You and your daughter will have an amazing time!!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Annette September 22, 2010 - 11:15 pm

I am so jealous. I’ve always wanted to go stomping around in London. Looks like you took in some great sights!

greenrabbitdesigns September 23, 2010 - 12:18 am

It was a really great trip Annette, we had a brilliant time! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

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