There are places blessed with sun-kissed Summers. Summers bursting with colors they look like explosive fireworks in broad daylight. Summers so alive our world goes into one euphoric merry-go-round spin. One such Summer I found in London. Join me today, as we go travel the globe and experience what Summer feels like in London.
Our adventure begins at Trafalgar Square.
Now, check your pockets. Do you have a coin with you?
Now, close your eyes, make a wish and toss the coin. In London, Summer magic can turn wishes into reality.
Time to stretch those legs and climb the Nelson’s Column. I promise the view on top will be worth it.
Who wants to check the priceless Art works of Leonardo da Vinci and Van Gogh at the National Gallery?
Anyone hungry? How about shopping? Let’s check out Covent Garden Market. It’s a great place to eat, shop and be entertained.
Recognize this fella? It’s Yoda. Can you figure out how he is able to levitate? The cane perhaps? Oh, well he is Yoda and he can do a lot of cool stuff.
Check out this guy. He swallowed the entire balloon. Isn’t that a choking hazard?
Ready to ride the double decker bus for a city tour? Who wants the front row seats?
Did I forget to mention there are no seat belts? Part of the thrill!
Let’s take a train ride and visit the queen at the Windsor Castle.
Has anyone spotted the queen yet?
Though I didn’t see the queen that day, I get to stand next to my very own queen. We don’t need royal blood to feel like a royalty. In our home, we are the queen and kings. The very house we live in is our simple version of a castle.
It’s almost time for the Changing of Royal Guards at the Buckingham Palace. We need to hurry up. It’ll be a long walk.
Now, time to run…
Oops, we’re a bit late. So much crowd ahead of us.
For a better view, either we sit on top of someone’s shoulder or…
…squeeze our way in. Whatever works.
Okay, that was a bit crazy. Time to cool down for some refreshing fruit bubble tea at Brewbox.
Still hungry? We did a lot of walking after all. How does a newly baked treat and brewed coffee at West Cornwall Pasty sounds?
I hope everyone’s energized because we’ll be cruising the River Thames. Let’s discover all the attractions around it.
Just several blocks away, stands the grand Big Ben. From afar it looks small.
At close range it is really big and tall.
Let’s have an adrenaline kick and see London from above inside one of the capsule of the London Eye. Don’t worry, it’s not a time capsule!
Ready for more action? How about a close encounter with Jack the Ripper at the London Dungeon. If you are scared of the dark and closed small spaces, it’s okay to say no. We’ll meet at the exit.
Caution, not for the faint of heart. Believe me, a few men were screaming too!
Our colors of Summer won’t be complete without a trip to the beautiful coastal town of Bournemouth in the south coast of England.
Considered as one of Europe’s best beaches, Bournemouth sums up what Summer is all about.
It was the hottest, brightest Summer weekend that year. The beach was packed. Everyone was trying to get a piece of water fun, sunshine and hopefully some great looking tan. I was simply trying to get the best of Summer memories as much as I can. Who knows when I’ll be back in U.K. for a Summer like this.
It’s funny how when meeting for the first time, my son and his cousin were shy and quiet. Several hours later, they were inseparable, holding hands and telling stories like they were long best friends. Summer does that and more.
The last time my wife visited London, she and her cousins were just kids. Now, they are all grown up, some with kids of their own. Times flies. So are the many Summers of our lives.
Summer is having an amazing time with friends and family. It’s about creating new exciting memories with people closest to us as well as those we get to know along the way.My Summer in London and the U.K. was truly unforgettable not because of what I saw but because of the family I created a special bond with. Leaving was hard, even harder when I saw my son and his cousin cried because they realized the last dinner we spent with her family was also a time to say goodbye. So we made a promise that one day soon, when fate allows, we will go back and once again experience the many colors of Summer in London.I hope you enjoyed our Summer getaway in London and Bournemouth. I hope our travelogue brought the colors of Summer right to your doorsteps.
Once again, “Summer is not a season. It is a feeling.” Don’t let the weather outside your window contain the Summer in you.
Thank you for being a great travel companion. The more people celebrating Summer, the more fun it becomes.