31 August 2011

Buxton, Old Trafford and finally London {British Adventure}

At the end of our week traveling the English countryside, we found ourselves heading back up to Manchester to pick up my daughter from her soccer camp. We had time for one more stop, so we landed in Buxton, a spa town at the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Then, after a loooong couple of hours trying to negotiate the streets of Manchester, we finally found our way to The Old Trafford stadium, where my daughter and many other kids were waiting after an amazing week of soccer training.

Shortly after, it was off to the airport so we could return the rental car (I was so happy not to have to drive anymore!) and take a train to London, where we were planing to spend a couple of days before returning home. Our first day in London (a Saturday) found us heading straight to busy Portobello Road.

(I love the look of this store, called All Saints! All the windows, even around the corner, were covered in old sewing machines, and there were more inside!)

Gorgeous antiques, but too expensive!!

Lots of creative photo ops...

Then we made our way to visit other landmarks...

Piccadilly Circus


Carnaby Street (so different than it was 30 years ago, when our high school senior class traveled to London...!!)

Green Park

Look who we stumbled upon! Recognize him? It's none other than travel host Rick Steves!!

A view from the London Eye

Westminster Abbey (where William and Kate recently got married)

London Eye (with Big Ben in the background)

Tower Bridge

Tower of London

Covent Garden

I love Paella!!!

Buckingham Palace

No, this is not a famous landmark... But this chain of healthy fast food quickly became a favorite replenishing spot for our tiring bodies...!!! The salads were delicious, the sandwiches appetizing, and there were lots of healthy fruits, snacks and pastries, along with hot or cold drinks!

I hope you have enjoyed this voyage with me, it was a memorable trip and one I will hold close to my heart forever...!!!


  1. Thank you for this travel to London.Great Pictures♥EVELYN♥

  2. I really, REALLY like seeing London through your lens! I have gotten a whole new perspective. Green Park (with all the chairs alike), the store front with antique sewing machines, etc....

  3. Hi Isabel I have followed your blog for a while now but don't normally comment, it was lovely to see your trip pics, I used to live near Buxton and still miss it,I am now nearer to London and will be meeting up with a blogger from Australia soon, it will be great to get her view on the city.
    Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  4. I so enjoyed your picture trip of's so beautifully old world charming....I hope you were able to pick up some delightful goodies to take back to the states with you to show us all....I'm a follower over at Mel's Designs from the Cabin....Mel

  5. Thanks for showing so great photos!!

    Hugs Tina

  6. What fun time!! Glad you made it home safe and sound. Terry

  7. Wow i love your blog, so many nice pictures of England! We went to England for the first time last summer and we are totally hooked!
    I am going to follow your blog and see your beautiful pictures of England so we can go next year perhaps to
    some other nice places.
    O, in my last blogpost and that from wednesday the past week are pictures from England if you are interested.
    Sorry for my bad English1
    Greetings Maia

  8. Fabulous photos! Having never been to London I have enjoyed coming along with you on this tour. Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with us! :)

  9. It looks so beautiful. The hanging baskets with all of the different flowers are so pretty. And I think I'd have had to spend hours in Alice's. It looks so interesting. Thanks for sharing more of your trip with me.



  10. What wonderful trip photos. Thank you for showing them.

  11. Stunning pictures! We used to be stationed in England.

  12. I'm trying to sign on to follow, but your follower button disappeared. I'll try later.

  13. Thank you for sharing your photos with us. I love all the spots you had the chance to see and all the details... the sewing machines were quite wonderful!

  14. You just brought back some WONDERFUl memories or our trip to London, all the familiar places that we too visited. *sigh* wish I were there now! One day, maybe.

  15. More and more the UK is calling my name, saying come for a visit. Your visit looks totally delightful and Rick Steves too, Wow!


I so enjoy and appreciate your comments!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin