An English Easter

This title is a misnomer, because we are actually not having one this year, ha. But I thought I’d give a quick overview of some of the things you see in London around Easter.

First off, there’s time off. Good Friday and Easter Monday are holidays here, so everyone has a four-day weekend. School children (and their teachers) enjoy a long break at Easter, at least two weeks off; some have three.

Easter Bonnet Parade

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E’s Easter bonnet this year

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Touring Parliament, Churchill’s War Rooms, and the East End

Last weekend M and I watched “Darkest Hour,” the Academy Award-nominated film about Winston Churchill, and we recognised several locations. It reminded me I never wrote about a few things we did in London in December that weren’t actually Christmas-related.

Tour of Parliament

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Visiting the Queen’s Homes

That’s right, last autumn Her Maj had us round for a tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Well, she didn’t exactly lead us around herself, but still.

Buckingham Palace State Rooms

When the queen goes to Balmoral Castle, her holiday house in Scotland, from the end of July through September, she opens the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for touring. We went on the last day it was open, October 1, along with my parents.

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