• 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…

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    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…

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    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,…

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    Travel: Hyde Park

    Hyde Park is one of those beautiful places that centre around love, peacefulness, and a sense of coming together. You feel all of those things when you’re in Hyde Park. We visited on a Sunday morning – we picked up what we call a walking breakfast (shakes, bars, fruit – anything you can hold and eat while you walk). After getting on the tube from Aldgate East we got off at Hyde Park Corner. Our first sight was this monument – and we even got…

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    Travel: London Tube and Oyster Card

    London Tube and Oyster Card. Travel with ease and confidence. First, know that there is a difference between the Oyster Card and a Visitor Oyster Card. What is the difference? Oyster Card: 5 pound refundable deposit. You can buy them in London. Can top up at any time. Balance under 10 pounds you can get refunded. Visitor Oyster Card: 5 pound non-refundable deposit. You must order it online before you arrive in London and ship it to your home. Not available for purchase in London.…