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Bears linebacker Tremaine Edmunds traveled to London for the girls flag football kickoff event. Read about his third day across the pond which included a tour of the city and a trip to the Tottenham Hotspur's stadium.

Live from London: Postcards with Tremaine Edmunds | Friday, March 8

As told to Gabby Hajduk



What's up Bears fans,

Today I really got to explore everything London has to offer. I took an all-day bus tour around the city and stopped at different places like Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Notting Hill. We saw a lot of cool historic spots and there was just a lot of good scenery.

I'm still amazed by how many people are out in the city. You gotta keep your head on a swivel because the traffic is crazy. It was definitely obvious that we are tourists because everyone else is walking fast, so you gotta know where you're going. It's been cool to see everyone having a good time, though.

My mom came with on the tour today and she has been having a ball. She stays busy at home, so I wanted her to be able to relax and get her mind off things here. It's definitely fun to see her have a good time. Obviously you work to do things like this for your family and share these experiences with them so I'm glad she came along.

Tremaine Edmunds with his mother, Felecia Edmunds
Tremaine Edmunds with his mother, Felecia Edmunds

While we were walking through the city, a guy came up and said he recognized me from when I played in Buffalo because he's a diehard Bills fan. That was a dope experience. He was very respectful and showed a lot of love. It's crazy that no matter where you are, you're recognizable. Having that support around the world isn't something I take lightly. I was very appreciative of that.

After we finished the bus tour, we took a trip out to the Tottenham Hotspur's stadium. Going to the place that we're going to be playing at this season was a good experience. The locker room was cool, too.

I felt right at home. When I walked on the grass, it was like "man, I almost felt ready to play then." It's exciting. I didn't know the stadium was that big, but when you get in there you realize it's a big stadium. It holds a lot of people so it's gonna be fun to play there soon.

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I also did an F1 racing simulator while we were there which was a fun experience. At first I thought we were going on actual Go-Karts, but it was a pretty similar feeling. I had a good time on that. I was about to come in first place but I had to stop early so I'll need to go back and finish it.

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We ended our day at an academy across from the stadium and spent time with about 20 students. I talked to the kids for a bit and participated in a couple activities, so it was a good way to close the day. Experiences like that mean the world.

To inspire and to be an impact on somebody is what I stand for. We all grew up with dreams and aspirations to be like someone or get to the position they're in. Any time I can give back to kids, I'm going to be there. I was once a kid and I remember what it felt like for a professional athlete to come back and for me to have a conversation with him or her.

To be in that position now to give back is a dream come true. And it may be a dream come true for some of those kids to talk to a professional player.

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Being in London this week to represent the Bears has been an incredible experience. I can't wait to get back here this season, show the team around and explore the city even more.

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