For our last day in London, we saved popular tourist attractions like Tower of London, the Poppies display and walking around Big Ben and Parliament. But our day didn’t quite go to plan as you can read below.
After a big day at Portobello Road Markets, we decided to go all out the next day and visit the Old Spitalfields Market followed by Brick Lane in Shoreditch and the Art of Brick Lego Exhibition.
Sunday is usually the busiest market day in London. We left our apartment early and grabbed some coffee at a cute cafe near the Tube station before walking up to the Old Spitalfields Market in East London.
We had a hellish drive back into London from Stonehenge. Several accidents clogged the motorway and we watched our arrival time into London slip late into the afternoon. The kids were at the end of their tether with patience and snacks and ipad battery!
We finally pulled into our apartment / hotel in East London and started to unpack the car when the concierge told us we were at the wrong hotel! Who does this you ask?! Extremely tired and cranky parents, that’s who! We drove another block away and parked in the basement of our actual hotel which was a little rough around the edges. We had views over London but a major hospital was a few blocks away and our street was burdened with sirens and ambulances all night long. Our 3 bedroom apartment was basic but adequate for the 5 night stay.
We hopped on a shuttle flight from Amsterdam to London and settled in for a 19 day stay. It sounds like forever doesn’t it!
We began with a 9 night stay at serviced apartment complex, 130 Queens Gate in Kensington. A fantastic location, only a few blocks from the park and 2 tube stops within a 5 minute walk too.