• Michelin House: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Michelin House

    Michelin House is the home to Claude Bosi’s restaurant, Bibendum and it’s worth the visit. The building, the stained glass, and the atmosphere are all in balance with the service, and the food. Oh, the food! Classically French dishes served in a modern and thoughtful way is what Bibendum is about. I’m not usually a chatty with the server when we’re at restaurants – Bryce and I enjoy each other’s company and we usually know what to expect. Yet here, there were so many new…

  • Sea Life Aquarium: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Sea Life Aquarium

    Sea Life Aquarium is one of London’s best sights. Seriously. We love our aquariums – we’ve been to the Vancouver Aquarium, the one in Seattle, and the Shedd Aquarium, too. This one brought a whole new dynamic with it – mainly because it tied in a lot of London history (like the pollution in the Thames River). The entrance is small and down on the river walk area by the London Eye. If you’re like me and have things planned out, then buy your tickets…

  • Westminster Abbey: 3ten.ca

    Travel: Westminster Abbey

    Westminster Abbey – that’s right, back to London after celebrating a delicious American Thanksgiving. Okay, we’re not technically heading back, but rather revisiting photos from our September trip and I’m back to sharing. If you’re visiting London, then you should most definitely check out this historical gothic church. The tour is a bonus and I would recommend it very much. It’s the same sort of tour you’d take when you visit Westminster Palace. Handheld audio guide. Note, you can’t take any photos inside of the…

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    Travel: British Museum

    The British Museum, just like the National Gallery, is free by donation and is worth the visit. It’s full of artifacts and installations that intrigue the mind and create a sense of wonder. Check it out. British Museum The security queue is a bit longer here, maybe about 15 minutes. So, if you’re on a tight timeline, be sure to give yourselves a bit of extra time. Oh, and make sure you have a snack or lunch before you visit, the food didn’t look all…

  • National Gallery: 3ten.ca

    Travel: National Gallery

    The National Gallery is worth the visit. First off, it’s free (by donation). Secondly, it’s full of beautiful art and rich in history. We visited on a busy Sunday morning and got to see everything we wanted. National Gallery One of my favourite Google features is the note on ‘people typically spend this much time here.’ When I’m trip planning it gives me a reasonable idea on how long an experience will take us. For the National Gallery Google says 2 hours and for us,…

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    Travel: Palace of Westminster

    The Palace of Westminster is like the House of Parliament in Canada. Yet, it’s so much bigger, older, and cooler. Be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time (we got them 4 weeks before we left). They do often sell out, especially when Parliament is in session from September – June. Palace of Westminster This is your audio tour. Don’t like tours, then don’t get it and just walk around looking at things. For me, I want to know what I’m looking at. Plus,…

  • London Eats: 3ten.ca

    Travel: London Eats

    London Eats – this is where we ate on our recent trip to London. Full of some Michelin Star restaurants, along with pubs, and chains that deliver on freshness. Let’s eat up! Day One First up – HotBox (full list of restaurants below). We picked this place for the mix of pub food. It’s Texas BBQ – done well, I might add, mixed in with larger portions. This was our first stop after we got off the plane and checked into the hotel. For us,…