With the London Olympics starting tonight with the opening ceremonies, we thought it would be a great time to dig up some never published photos from our archive of Natalie and Britney from our trip to London as part of our 2006 World Tour. We spent a day hanging out with these two beautiful models as we caught many of the sites in this iconic city, and you can see many of the London tourist spots in the background.
The first group of photos have Natalie and Britney hanging out in a classic London phone booth. Naturally these things are obsolete these days but in London they blend in as part of the beautiful architecture and scenery. We spent a lot of time in Soho so many of the photos from the first have of slideshow above are from that trendy part of town.
We made our way down to Parliament and got some nice shots in the park nearby. Later in the evening, the girls changed into heels and dresses and we went out in an area near London Bridge. The photos at dusk with the bridge in the background are great, and you can see one below with others in the slideshow.
We finish it up with the girls having fun posing in a London taxi, otherwise known as a hackney carriage. These classic taxi cabs are another site you'll see all around this classic city.
If you're in London for the Olympic Games we're sure you'll enjoy it. It's one of the great cities of the world and we loved our time there. English food isn't very good, but as a world-class city London has amazing restaurants, particularly excellent Indian food and amazing sushi. That said, the city is incredibly expensive. Don't bother going unless you have a real budget, as everything from hotels, food and taxis are ridiculously expensive.
In any event, enjoy the slideshow and the Olympics!
Long before the video revolution, The Beatles put out promotional videos and obviously made movies, so we have a ton of great footage of the band. Here’s the promo video for “Something” written by George Harrison featuring the band and all their gal pals. With the London Olympics starting today we had to give you something from an English band – right?
This story is getting plenty of play today, as it should. Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band capped off a marathon show in Hyde Park in London by inviting Paul McCartney on stage. They ripped through “I Saw Her Standing There” and then moved on to “Twist and Shout” when all of the mikes were cut off. Apparently they had gone beyond the curfew and someone decided it was time to end the show. What a shame.
We’ve been watching the Olympic trials, so we’re looking forward to the London games. The swimming and track events will be intense. Frankly, it’s also a good motivator for all of us to get off the couch and work on our own fitness.
Here’s a cool video from Gatorade that tracks Hope Solo on her journey to the Olympic games.
Travel to Europe in the summer has gotten to be so expensive that more people are taking advantage of lower fall airfares and enjoying cities like London this time of year.
I’m a huge fan of the Soho area as it’s very eclectic with nightlife as well, and it’s a short walk to Piccadilly Circus.
The shot above is of the Natural History Museum in Kensington. This is a great area to enjoy is you stay in one of the Kensington hotels. The area is elegant with a ton of culture, referred to by some as“London’s Museum Quarter.” In South Kensington you’ll some great museums like the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum.
For something different you can check out the Kings Cross hotels. Here you’ll be centrally located and it’s convenient if you want to explore the whole city.
It gets colder this time of year so make sure to check the weather and pack accordingly, but there’s definitely some charm to being in London this time of year. You’ll also avoid all the crowds, and this can be a great romantic trip as well if you’re looking for something other than your standard tropical fare.