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... watch house surrounding the edge of the castle where the guards would keep strict watch, as well as a moat. In the later half of the 19th Century the royal family started to leave the castle for other palaces around London as the building were in need of restoration.
Today the Tower is simply a historical icon and significant English tourist attraction. The most famous building of the castle is where the royal jewels are kept. This is what people come to ...
... station. A bus came pretty well straight away and the driver dropped us of at the airport bus depot. Or at least he dropped us in the area - on the main road outside and we trundled our suitcases across to the depot. A bus was leaving at 12.30pm and so we got our suitcases stowed away.
My suitcase wheels like a supermarket trolley. I'm pretty sure it has some dog genes in there somewhere because when we were ...
Eventually got to Harrods and headed to the food Hall .. yep, I can see why they all rave over it. A little more pricey than our usual Tesco supermarket, but it's only money (ps.. didn't buy anything)
Wandered along the street a bit more and came to the Victoria and Albert Museum. There's an exhibition of wedding dresses through the ages that one of us went to ... guess who.
... and a path through a wealthy London banker’s land that still has a public pathway through it (including signs that ask you to shut the gates and keep your dogs on a lead (leash in American)). It was a drizzly cloudy day and the path was pretty muddy and still worth every squishy step beside green cow, sheep and horse pastures and farmland with old stone farmhouses, pheasant visited marshes, and church yards with mossy leaning grave stones ...
... that turned out to be the world's most expensive bandage in history.
Ollie's backpack. It looked great, and all of the compartments seemed really handy until we actually needed to pack. Whilst my bag took 2 minutes to shove everything in and buckle closed, Ollie had to spend about 40 minutes and exercise serious Tetris skills to pack his bag.
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Tablet computer - so handy for directions, bookings, blogging, Skype.