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... height: 25.5599994659424px;">The Tower of London.
I went for a few hours back in April thinking it wouldn't take THAT long.
But I was wrong. And never actually finished it.
So now I wanted to go and finished it again, also I wanted to go today because all the poppies are out.
I woke up super early today, after getting not much sleep last night, but I wasn't tired... I guess the time difference is still messing with me! We grabbed the tube to Hyde Park this morning, to walk through to Kensington Palace. I absolutely loveeee Hyde Park - the squirrels, swans, geese, pigeons, 10 million dogs, and great people watching. We stopped at a cute cafe overlooking a lake/pond, which was lovely apart from the awful coffee (Paul, ...
... is like saying that the Crown Jewels are shiny. Overwhelming isn't a big enough word. Once you get inside you can't get out. There are stairs, escalators, lifts, corridors, restaurants, perfumes and colognes that distract, dramatic lighting to catch the eye and a maze of products displayed perfectly to keep you focused on spending and give up trying to find the exit. It is glorious! The ultimate in pampered shopping. No matter how nice I could have dressed I would have ...
... so we had a quick ice-cream stop and then made our way to the Tower of London where we spent the remainder of our afternoon. We got to see the Crown Jewels and walk around the White Chapel, viewing armour and weapons from past Kings and Princes. After we left, we watched the London Bridge raise and lower and walked to the centre of the Bridge to take more photos.
We then took the Underground Tube back to our hotel and went to dinner at a good Ol' English ...
... a walk. We walked across the pedestrian bridge that goes over to the London Eye. When we asked how long the wait was to ride it, it was only 15-20 minutes so we got tickets - pricey! We really only stood in line for about 10 minutes and we were getting on. Each module holds about 20 people and it doesn't stop for getting on and off. It took about half an hour to go all the way around. Since the sun was in the ...