Tower of London
Another very touristy post for today! British & particularly English history has always been of interest to me – and one of the more fascinating remnants of that history is of course the Tower of London! It was first built in 1080 by Willam the Conquerer and later added to by successive monarchs. After a massive lunch of yummy burgers & milkshakes, we headed off to the Tower where we saw the Crown Jewels, the spot where Queen Anne Boleyn and Queen Catherine Howard were beheaded and the chapel where they are buried, the armour of King Henry VIII and various other kings, Traitors Gate and the tower where traitors where imprisoned! All so interesting and amazing to see!
I would definitely recommend anyone visiting London to check it out – the Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) tours are full of stories of intrigue, imprisonment, murder plots etc .. So fascinating, and totally bring the place to life!
Oh to be a tourist!
There are so many things to see and do in London, and luckily for me the sun was shining as I set off to do some more exploring yesterday! I spent the day wandering around from Oxford Circus to Wellington Arch, through Hyde Park to Marble Arch, and on to Covent Garden, Chinatown, and Soho. We ended the day by seeing the musical ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen which was so much fun – everyone clapping & singing along with the performers!
I only have two days left in London and can’t believe how fast time is flying! Am off to try and make the most of another day – happy Thursday everyone!
Monday was a day for SHOPPING! My friend (and amazing host) Alice took me to Old Bond Street, where we saw so many amazing designer stores! It was magical (hehe) … and although I didn’t make any immediate purchases, I have definitely been thinking about one or two particularly beautiful things! Now I just need to work out my budget & purchase justification… hehe
Before the shopping however we wandered down to Buckingham Palace for a bit of site-seeing, and luckily for us we got there just as there was a change of guard with a lot of the usual fantastic pomp and ceremony! Gotta love tradition… Add all that to a lunch of fish’n chips at a pub, and it was a perfect British day More exploring to do tomorrow!