Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 2 - London

On Sunday, we officially picked up our London Pass and got down to the nitty gritty of London sightseeing. Where do you start your London sightseeing...the London Bridge of course...which in all honesty isn't that exciting when you compare it to Tower Bridge. But we did do the 'London Bridge Experience' which occurred in the London Bridge. The experience started with a few story-telling rooms, which incorporated history of the London Bridge, and ended with a "haunted house." It got me jumping and screaming...good thing Mike was the lead of our group or else we never would have pushed through. :)

From the London Bridge, we visited the Tower Bridge.

A picture of the London Tower from the top of the Tower Bridge.

View from the top of the Tower Bridge looking down on the Thames. The Tower Bridge by the way was really amazing site.
From the Tower Bridge, we headed to the London Tower. Huge place with lots of history and lots of stairs.
If I recall correctly, this is the White Tower, which is inside the London Tower. This is where the crown jewels are kept, which we were able to view.(but sadly not allowed to take pictures)

Fantastic picture of the Tower Bridge as a boat goes through. Again, some impecable timing as we waited for our Thames water boat cruise that we were in the right place at the right time to see this. Magnificent structure!!

Thames River Cruise - Behind us is Greenwich. Ever heard of GMT, in regards to time?...that's Greenwich Mean Time which all time zones are based on.

The Tower Bridge. Mike thought it was hilarious that my head was between the towers. :) When we were in the Tower Bridge, we were in those top walkways between the two towers.

As we were going under the London Bridge on our water cruise.

Big Ben(the clock) and Parliament. Isn't the gothic style cool?After a long day, one definitely need a beverage. Can't remember the bar's name but we just made happy hour for half-price drinks! More impecable timing.

And we finished Day 2 eating at Cafe Pasta ~ where Mike enjoyed seafood pasta, I had delicious ravioli and we shared a big bottle for Peroni(Italian beer - you can also get it in the U.S. - it's not specific to London or anything.)

Day 3, 4, and 5 coming shortly. We have so pictures, it's hard to just pick a few to post on the blog.

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