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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Beanie went to London!!

Last Sunday, Andrea said we were going out!!!  We walked up the road...

To the bus and went into town!!!

Then we had to walk somewhere, and we found another decorated electric box on the way!!!

And we also saw a fancy door....

 With some pretty tiles over the top of it!!

Then we arrived at the train station!!!  Excellent!  Where are we going???

I made sure we tied a weathergram to the seat in front!!

Oh!! We're going over the Thames!!!  We're in London!!

Then we had to get another bus....

And I tied a tag to the seat in front!!

We're going past Hyde Park Corner here!

We're at the Royal Academy!!  We're going to see another Art Expedition!!

Oh wow!  That's a posh building!!  They have a special Summer Expedition here every year that anyone can enter their paintings into.  Well, you're allowed to enter two paintings each.  Andrea says that she might do that one year!!  Wouldn't that be exciting?!

Andrea had to take a wee so I tied another weathergram to the toilet door!!!  We used our National Art Pass again and got £2 off the ticket price and then had to go to the 2nd floor.  The stairs to the first floor were solid ones and OK, but the stairs from there to the 2nd floor were glass see through ones all the way round and Andrea couldn't use those.  We went to the elevator lift thing and that was all glass too, with no walls or anything!!!!!  We were REALLY scared but found that if we squeezed our eyes shut and held onto the person pressing the buttons, we were OK and made it to the top!!!

We were really glad we went too!  it was a lovely expedition with loads of fabulous paintings!!  One of the portraits of a bar owner looked just like Peter Ustinov!!!!  It was so good, we walked round it twice!
Then we went and bought the book and some postcards!!!

Then we decided to go for a little wander before lunch....

That's a posh entrance isn't it?!  It goes onto Piccadilly and the 38 bus stops right outside!

and over the road is a famous shop called Fortnum and Mason's. 

Nearby is a place called Burlington Arcade which has loads of posh shops in it, including a Laduree cake shop!!!  YIPPEE!!!

Slurpy slurpy lick the window.....!!


Then we walked back a little bit back the way the bus came past a really posh place called The Ritz.  They do Posh Tea in here with cake stands but it's so expensive, we couldn't even afford a lump of sugar.  Besides, they won't let you in if you're not wearing a jacket and tie, which we weren't.  Well, poo on you Mr Ritz Crackers.  Bet your tea's horrid anyway.

Down the side of Green Park, there was an outdoor art expedition too, so we had a look at them too.  Most of them weren't very good but there were some fun cartoony ones there!!

Then we got another bus back to the train station....

And got off here.  We walked down the road a little and found somewhere to have lunch.

We had a big fizzy drink because we were thirsty.

And then we had a whopping great big cheesy bacon burger with loads of chips!!!
Wish Bob was here..... he likes burgers too....

We then had a bit of time to wander round a little before we came home.

We found some London Bears!!

and then we found some brilliant sculptures over a doorway!  These are birds I think....

And that's an Orang Utan having a poo!!!!!!!!!!!

There's an angry Nelliphant...

And a Tiger!

And a shark too!!

That's the Tiger again looking over the doorway!

Then we had a sit down in a little park....

And then it was time to come home!!

Over the Thames River we go.....

And then we walked home from the station!!!

When we got home, we got all the shopping out!!  Now, who shall we sent the postcards to...?

Oh!  That's my dinner, what are you having??!?!?!

(Ed's note: we had an Indian take away and Beanie ate all the popadums again!!!)


  1. French cookies, London Bears, what a great adventure! We're so jealous, we love London too!

  2. Oooh!! Less than 3 weeks and I'll be in London too! And Brighton! That was a great adventure Beanie... Were you foot weary by the end of it?

  3. I also eat all the popadums if my owner doesn't stop me. Great pictures!

  4. Oooh, our special baker shop sells them French macarons too now! They are so very very very yummie! Must ask G. To go and buy them to feel a bit French again!