So we have walked and walked and caught tubes and buses to see as much of London as we can.
The list includes Big Ben, with no active bell, Westminster and Houses of Parliament, complete with Brexit protestors, Buckingham Palace with no Queen but the Ecuadorian ambassador going past in a royal horse coach.
We saw Brick Lane but no brick works, Trafalgar Square but no pigeons. It is not allowed to feed the pigeons any more. Piccadilly Circus but no circus.
Two of my highlights were the Sockmob tour called Brick Lane by a homeless man called Pete, whose knowledge of the area and its history was phenomenal. My other favourite was the tour of Highgate Cemetery West. One of London’s oldest private cemeteries, with graves and tombs and catacombs. Fascinating. I was hoping it would be a misty day to add to the atmosphere but it was lovely and sunny. Still good!
And Mia’s highlight was Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter where she had her photo taken, with a Slitherin scarf on, pushing Harry’s trolley into the wall. Next door of course was the Harry Potter Shop, filled with everything a Harry Potter fan desires.