Aaron Cole

Husband, Dad, Web Nerd

London 2023

The first stop in our epic Europe 2023 family trip.


  • The Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • Walks down Brick Lane to get to the Underground
  • Sky Garden for a free view of the city
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Walked by the Tower of London
  • Thames River cruise
  • Pass by Parliament/Big Ben ala American Vacation
  • A failed attempt to find 10 Downing Street
  • Walked near Buckingham Palace (we were tired and hangry)
  • Unplanned visit to the Fortnum & Mason (est 1707) store. All sorts of cool food products
  • Walk around St Paul’s (no tickets to get inside)
  • Walk across the Millenial Bridge
  • Visit the Tate Modern. Boys weren’t sure what to think of the art. Success!
  • Borough Market for lunch
  • Miniature golf in a WWII-looking bunker
  • Mini-date at The Carpenters Arm for Mom and Dad
  • Qualifying at the F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone
  • Dylan tried an English Breakfast (potatoes were a hit, blood sausage not so much).
  • Foyle’s bookstore
  • Midday break in Victoria Embankment Gardens
  • We Will Rock You musical
  • Covent Garden Market
  • Eurostar high-speed rail


The Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Sky Garden to Piccadilly Street

British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Foyle’s bookstore






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