Good morning from Nantucket, friends!
I got my birthday hugs and kisses from my kiddos yesterday, and then Andrew and I headed back up to our favorite little island for a bit of fun. You guys, I’ve missed it! I am so happy to be waking up on Nantucket this morning.
Alrighty, it’s the fourth and final recap of our FALL BREAK TO LONDON.
(For a short trip, I sure had a lot of recaps, agh!)
Okay, if you missed the first three posts, you can check them out here:
We finished up our trip on a Monday morning heading off to…
…the Tower of London. This is always SUCH a great stop if you’re in London, but I thought it was especially great for my kids.
We had tickets and were ready to explore!
Our first stop was to see The Crown Jewels which gets me every time. No photos can be taken inside, but we soaked it all in.
When we were finished touring the amazing jewels…
…we visited the other building here at The Tower of London.
We walked, we learned, we toured, we discussed…
…we spent about two hours here on this beautiful morning.
After our time here, we walked over for lunch…
…at The Crutched Friar. Please note that Noodles traveled to the UK with us. Mades loves this little pup.
Another FABULOUS lunch! Geez, I love British pub food.
Okay…there is a BIG GIANT HOLE in my blog post because when we left lunch, we had a meeting with our tour guide for our private Jack the Ripper tour. My kids were TOTALLY EXCITED about this tour. We have done many, many tours like this in the past and have always loved them, and when we were looking through our options of what to do in London, they all picked this one. It was a private tour about Jack the Ripper which we thought was fitting for teens/almost Halloween/London. We asked for it to be during the day and rated G for our younger girls but still interesting and fun enough for the teens.
Unfortunately, it was B-O-R-I-N-G and oh so long.
I took a million pics buuuuut in every picture you can see the guide who I would never want to post on my blog in a negative light, so I just decided to omit them. It was a walking tour and we learned A LOT, but it wasn’t in a way that was you know…interesting and non-mind-numbing, so the Shull six all agreed it wouldn’t be one we’d recommend.
This was a new to me tour, and I’m thankful only my family experienced it and not my clients (this is why we travel here at my agency, to learn!), but needless to say, we were certainly happy to move on when the tour was over and never speak of Jack the Ripper again.
After the tour, we just wanted to explore and stretch our legs…
…and we spent the BEST hour in the park. We grabbed snacks and laughed and laughed and laughed about our crazy tour.
All in all, it was a wonderful final day in London.
We wrapped up the trip with one last dinner…
…at Holborn. Andrew and I had loved this restaurant when we visited London last January and were excited to bring the kids back.
The perfect way to end our fall break 🙂 .
And that wraps up London!
I love nothing more than traveling with my family of six. The laughs, the stories, the memories we make are invaluable. I get all warm inside just thinking about this trip. My kids are getting SO BIG, and I know these times are fleeting, so I’m trying my hardest to soak it all in. Of course, I must mention that I would love to create a custom vacation for your family too! Please reach out to my agency, so we can help your family make these memories.
Until next time, London. We love you so much. xx