I was hoping to post everyday but London, city of 33 boroughs, is so steeped in history that you only have to walk a block before bumping into something unique and historical and running out of time. We just got back from a concert at Cadogan Hall after another jam-packed day which included tour of London high points, Covent Gardens, two of the national museums, and a stroll around Kensington Garden and Hyde Park. Plus cramming on the tube with half of Britain in town for holiday. I am loving the Underground or tube here. You can be anywhere across London in a matter of minutes. I’d like to take it home with me. So here’s what happened yesterday!

Yesterday we did tours of Oxford and Windsor. My feet feel like I’ve been kicking around 900 year old stones but it was worth it. Blue sky broke through the rain just as we arrived in Oxford spot lighting it’s adorable shops and incredible academic history.

Library

However, my favorite was Christ Church and garden inside the University. It was the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. I missed the stain glass window depicting Lewis Caroll’s famous tale but got a picture of Hogwarts dining room and the “moving” staircases. Apparently it’s been the inspiration for many a famous author.

No Peel.

From Oxford, we took a coach to Windsor and a tour of Windsor Castle. The views from the State rooms in Windsor Castle were captivating. However, the inside was ornately decorated and in many rooms hosed down in the Queen’s signature color – gold. Unfortunately no inside pictures were allowed. I guess the Queen doesn’t like sharing her decorating style!

And her art collection is amazing.

Sunset at Windsor

Christmas tree in Windsor the town

I’m going to have to go back because there are at least two streets of shops I missed entirely that I know have souvenirs I can’t live without!