London

We visited London over Easter weekend
Amy, Elsa and Johanna going on the Piccadilly Line tube from Heathrow to the Gloucester Road station London 2010 003 Cromwell Road, the street in front of our hotel. The Gloucester Road tube station is just around the corner on the right. Our hotel, the Kensington Crowne Plaza. Johanna walking back to the hotel from the Waitrose supermarket.
View towards Cromwell Road from our room. Tuomas playing some computer game - hearts? Playing a round of Uno before heading for breakfast Tuomas was selected to help in the Explosion presentation at the Science Museum Tuomas and Antti having lunch at the Patisserie close to our hotel
Trying to get across the street; Westminster Abbey in the background Big Ben London Eye London 2010 037 London 2010 047
Statue of Oliver Cromwell Johanna walking along the side of the Houses of Parliament Statue of King Richard I, a.k.a. Richard the Lion-heart London 2010 060 London 2010 064
London 2010 063 London 2010 073 Elsa back for dinner at the Patisserie. DaMario's Italian restaurant, where we had pizza on the first night in London (unfortunately it was closed for Easter during the rest of our stay). On our way to the Natural History Museum
London 2010 168 The natural history museum Butterfly exhibit being built on the east end of the museum Inside the main entrance Tuomas and Antti hurrying to the see the blue whale...
London 2010 114 The boys looking at something on a globe Models of various animals in the Blue Zone Blue whale Antti studying the museum map
Amy, Elsa and Johanna arriving in the Blue Zone Back at the main entrance, trying to figure out where to go next London 2010 159 On our way back to the hotel Elsa at the Kensington KFC
Johanna walking down the steps to the Piccadilly Line stop at the Gloucester Road station London 2010 182 Johanna waiting for the tube so that we can go shopping at Piccadilly Circus London 2010 186 Walking around London
Piccadilly Circus... ... which was very crowded Going back on the tube after shopping a bit Johanna back at the hotel Tuomas drawing something
London 2010 208 Flowers at Kensington Gardens On our way to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground Pirate ship at the playground London 2010 216
London 2010 219 London 2010 223 Tuomas climbing up (or down?) on the mast of the pirate ship Dinner at the Med Kitchen Antti and Johanna
Spitfires in front of the RAF Museum Tuomas walking towards the entrance of the RAF Museum London 2010 249 London 2010 250 London 2010 253
London 2010 258                                      A Spitfire Tuomas playing a game on the flight back to Helsinki