Mind the Gap!

We have had a fun couple of days in London for the start of our England vacation. John got off the plane feeling under the weather on Friday and Saturday right after we got here, so Saturday I was on my own. I walked pretty much the entire Kensington Garden park, which is right across the street where we are staying. And I found a yarn shop.

Loop London is on a tiny walking-only street with a bunch of other little shops. It's not a big shop, but it has some mighty fine yarn choices. Here's what I came away with.

There are two skeins of lace yarn from Eden Cottage, and two Wollmeise Pure wool yarn. The first two will be shawls someday, the last two will likely be small “neck things”, which I am growing quite fond of.

John is all better now, and we've spent our time being tourists, and doing a lot of walking. We've got the tube system sorted, at least for our little local neighborhood, and buses and taxis will get us everywhere else.

Here are a few other photos:

Every single tourist here takes their photo in front of one of the iconic London telephone booths.

Even better with Big Ben in the background.

There are lots of fine pubs.

We had a tour of St. Paul Cathedral today. What a remarkable place. We got there just before their midday Eucharist service, so I was privileged to attend that.

You hear “Mind the gap” about every few minutes while riding the Tube. I suspect if you are a Londoner, you don't find it quite so amusing.

And that last photo is your medical public service reminder for the day. If you haven't gotten your flu jab yet, please do so!

Tomorrow we take the train to Canterbury for another adventure!

 

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Mind the Gap! — 5 Comments

  1. Have knitting, will travel! I’ve always wanted to see Loop London. It didn’t exist the last time I was in London. Continue having fun on the rest of your trip.

  2. Loop London has always seemed like it would be a good place to visit!

    Your trip looks and sounds perfect so far, I can’t wait to find out what is next. Enjoy!

    P.S. I got my “jab” last week. 🙂

  3. Thanks for taking ‘us’ with you on your trip to England! Love the photos by the iconic red phone booth, and the one with Big Ben in the background. Can’t wait to see where you go next!!