This daily photoblog will follow two pilgrims’ progress from pub to pub across southern England. During 2 weeks in August (7-18) we hope to visit London & the Games, Canterbury, Rye, the Cotswolds, Oxford, Hogwarts, Bath, Salisbury/Stonehenge, and who knows what else. Each day’s post will feature a few photos trying to capture our experience, a bit of commentary to provide background, and photos of that day’s premier pub and pint.

This may be confusing, but now that we are in London, it’s time to track the days from when we landed in England, late on Monday, August 6. – so today, Tuesday, becomes Day 2.

Today is our first day in London for the Games. We headed out at the last minute to Hyde Park to catch the triathlon where two Brit brothers were favored. This was one of the few events that most Brits were able to get to see in person and there were large crowds there. Then we explored the city a bit, visited a small museum just off Oxford street, and finished back in Stoke Newington for some Olympic events on the telly at the local with Adam & Sarah.

Hyde Park Triathlon (M) – young Team GB fans hoping their boys medal.


Triathlon – flat paved road, reminds me of Asharoken strip. Art we can do this.


HydePark – with Team GB fanatics, Dai and Wilson, we celebrate the Brit brothers smashing performance in the tri.


thought this might be the British Museum, turns out it’s Selfridge department store.

Nick, Selfridge greeter, points out where the good pubs are.


Give Me Ten !

Wallace Collection – a small gem of a museum, overlooks Manchester Square


Wallace Collection – for all you geometry teachers, a wonderful special exhibition “The Noble Art of the Sword”


Today’s PremierPub – the GoldenEagle in Marylebone, with Today’s Pint: Tribute Cornish Pale Ale (not my fave).


London street scene – Marylebone


London Oxford Street – good thing they don’t make these busses any wider.


London, Stoke Newington – after dinner with our hosts Sarah & Adam at their fave local.