Thursday, April 30, 2015

ENGLAND {Day 9: London}

First thing to do in London?
A double decker bus, of course.
We drove through the city seeing the sights we've dreamed of for soooo long!
We hopped off in Piccadilly Circus for a little shopping, and exploring.

We made our way to Covent Garden for some shopping, and some AMERICAN food!
A peanut butter shake?  Yes.  I wish I had one right now.
We made our way to the portrait gallery and Trafalgar square.
And then to the TOWER of London!
Oh how many books we've read about this place!
We were so excited to tour it.

The most interesting part to me was the graffiti.
So sad to think of all the people locked in there for so long.
And a lot of them for no real reason.
One of Julie's ancestors was locked in for 35 years till he eventually died of the plague. 
They wanted him to renounce his Catholicism, and he never would.
This is his graffiti.

After the tower we took a boat trip down the Thames.
I'm 1000% sure that people thought we were drunk because we were laughing so hard.
It was one of the funniest moments of the trip.

We hopped off the boat in time to see Big Ben, Parliament and Westminster Abby.
And the Eye.

Once again, at Westminster, we found ourselves talking to a guard.
He works for the Westminster private boarding school.
I'm so amazed at the money people drop to send their kids away to school. Unreal!
We ended the night eating delicious Thai food in Kensington before heading to the Ablert and Victoria museum where they were holding a big party.  Half of hip London was there and we danced and laughed our guts out.  It was the best ending to our day!

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