A birthday trip to London a few weeks ago ticked off a couple more UNESCO World Heritage sites, starting with Westminster Abbey. I met Nick here, and Jeremy Irons gave us a lovely (audio) tour of the building. It’s pretty impressive, but not as impressive as the list of famous/important people buried there (along with the plumber who worked in the abbey in the 18th century).
After that, it was on to the Tower of London, which I was pretty excited about. As expected, it’s pretty darn impressive up close, and unlike the abbey they display their UNESCO logo with pride.
From there it was to Greenwich for drinks with Nick no. 2. Although the first pub we stopped at had the UNESCO logo on the pavement outside, apparently that’s not enough to tick off the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich site according to Nick and Nick.
Sunday was the final race of the inaugral Formula e series, the Formula 1-inspired all-electric championship. The track used the perimeter road of Battersea Park, and we had a good view of the track, along with a big screen and commentator.
The racing was really great, and a win for Brit Sam Bird was a real crowd-pleaser.
After that it was homeward-bound, but what a top way to spend my birthday weekend.