Archive of ‘England’ category

A few photos of the Docklands museum.

I can honestly say the the Docklands museum is one of the best museums I’ve ever been to. The exhibition starts with the history of London and the sugar slavery and ends in modern times. My favorite section was on WW2 and how the docks we affected during the Blitz. Ok, I’m lying, my favorite part was a side exhibition; the Sainsbury Study Centre which documents the history and development of one of the nation’s oldest food retailers, from its foundation in London in 1869 to the present day. Displays showcase the history of Sainsburys, with sections on the Sainsbury family, uniforms, advertising and the development of packaging since 1869!

 

For more info on the Docklands museum visit their website here. DID I MENTION THE MUSEUM IS FREE!?!

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Spice rack of my dreams.

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Bunker.

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Personal bunker for the dockyard employees.

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Steel beams after a bomb explosion.

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Awesome!

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During the Blitz people would leave notes on their doors with forwarding addresses.

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Cashiers at Sainsbury.

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The Docklands.

The Docklands is an area in  the east and southeast London which has been redeveloped principally for commercial and residential use. I love the fancy apartments and beautiful walkways and parks.

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Sir Ian Murray McKellen is part owner of Grapes Pub where we stopping in for a pint and a photo of Gandalf’s stick.

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English pub food! It was kind of gross with the exception of the fries.

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Leicester Square, London.

Hanging out in Leicester Square for a few hours before the new Star Wars movie.

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American candies.

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I LOOOOOOOVE Nerds!

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Awkward photo with our new best friends.

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Fuzzy Kevin and Matt.

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Matt took pictures in the Whole Foods Market. We are such tourists!

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We’re back home and safe!

Our London trip was a great success, we accomplished everything we wanted to do with a few extra adventures. I have many more pictures to post and stories to tell but first I must unpack, pet the cats and somehow whip up a Christmas party.

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Brick Lane.

Every good adventure starts with a backpack full of British ciders.

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Brick Lane is a great place for street art, international food and people watching.

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Mat and Kelly’s fancy London flat.

After an exciting 4 days in the Cotswolds we took a train to London to set up camp at our friend’s super posh apartment with stunning views, heated floors and spa.

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Squishy back seat of a black cab.

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Our room for 9 days.

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The Wapping Woods.

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The London Spire and Tower Bridge.

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Day one in the Cotswolds, England.

Mat and Kelly picking us up at Oxford station for a crazy adventure.

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Our room in the Cotswods.

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Party food and drinks.

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My sous chef Kelly.

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Hand chopping steak.

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Mat is hungry!

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The perfect steak tartare (Worcestershire sauce not shown).

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Stopping in Oxford for a quick visit.

We are having such a great time exploring England. Spent 4 nights in Exeter with our friends Jenner and Dan then jumped on a train to meet Kelly and Mat in Oxford. They picked us up in a cool rented car and drove us to the picturesque Cotswolds to hang out in a beautiful farm cottage for 4 nights. Here are some photos taken while we quickly explored Oxford in the 2 hours before meeting our friends.

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A fancy manhole cover.

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Fancy tattoo parlor.

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Fancy mail.

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