Stop #2: London, England

Touring around the city of London

Touring around the city of London

Hi everyone! The Dins just completed the second leg of our world tour with a couple days in London! After traveling from Iceland on June 1st, we checked in at the Darlington Hyde Park, a cozy hotel right next to Paddington station. Early the next morning, we left on a train for the Dorset area, arriving at the Westbrook house in the small town of Upwey. 

The grounds of the beautiful Westbrook house in Dorset, where the Dins stayed for a night

The grounds of the beautiful Westbrook house in Dorset, where the Dins stayed for a night

We spent the day with our amazing hosts, Allen and Caroline Edwards, enjoying the gorgeous grounds and facilities of the house, which ranged from waterfalls and ponds to a tennis court and swimming pool. We also met the Canadian National Sailing Team, fellow guests at Westbrook! That evening, we performed on the patio for a gathering of friends and family before enjoying an amazing meal prepared for us by our hosts.

Dins posing with members of the Canadian Olympic sailing team, shortly after the dinner gig

Dins posing with members of the Canadian Olympic sailing team, shortly after the dinner gig

A full English breakfast at Westbrook before heading back to London for our Harvard Club gig

A full English breakfast at Westbrook before heading back to London for our Harvard Club gig

On the 3rd, it was back to London, after a delicious breakfast at Westbrook! Our first performance that evening took place in the lobby of the Darlington, where we performed for some of the hotel guests.

Posing after our short performance in the lobby of the Darlington Hyde Park hotel

Posing after our short performance in the lobby of the Darlington Hyde Park hotel

Next up was a performance at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, hosted by the Harvard Club of the U.K. We sold out this luxurious venue, and enjoyed mingling with our audience following the performance.

Matt taking a picture of Tower Bridge

Matt taking a picture of Tower Bridge

On our last day in London, we spent our time touring around one of the greatest cities in the world. We walked all over, visiting Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Globe Theatre, Borough Market, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and the National Gallery, among other landmarks. That night, many of us enjoyed London's cultural scene, watching various shows on the West End.

In front of Buckingham Palace

In front of Buckingham Palace

London was an amazing tour stop, and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of many people. The Dins would like to thank the Darlington Hyde Park, Allen and Caroline Edwards, Caroline Costin and the Harvard Club, and the Oxford and Cambridge Club for making our visit to London incredible!

Now, on to Amsterdam!

James Baskerville

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