If you go to London, do yourself a favor and get the London Pass for at least one day.
The London Pass gets you into, like, 60 different museums, palaces, etc around London. And considering how expensive it is to get into each place, this can potentially save you tons of pounds.
There are so many free things to do in London that we opted to buy just the one day pass and use the crap out of it. So after we went to pick it up, we jumped on board City Cruises and went for a fun ride down the Thames to the Tower of London.
The river cruise was pretty basic, but the mariner that acted as tour guide was funny and told all kinds of great stories about the bridges as we passed under them. There are some really interesting bridges in London. Sadly, I can’t remember any of the stories now.
And here’s a cool battleship:
We arrived at the Tower of London and I was giddy. My geekdar was on overdrive as we ogled the Tower Bridge that I’ve seen in so many movies and pictures before.
And then we got to the Tower of London!
The Tower of London dates back to 1086, although a lot of the buildings are much newer. Like the 1200s.
After that, we hopped on the tube and went over to Westminster Abbey.
And, of course, there’s no photography inside the Abbey, so I didn’t get to take pictures of the tombs of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens and Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots and and and. Suffice it to say, there are some very VERY cool things to see inside Westminster Abbey.
Plus, they’re in love with the fact that William and Kate were married there. Postcards and souvenirs abound.
But here are a couple of shots I got in the courtyard. Not quite the same, but still pretty.
That was pretty much our day. We were done wore out by the time we left Westminster. After dinner, we went and found the blue door from Notting Hill, and then we went back to the hotel where I fell asleep in approximately 0.3939558 seconds.