We arrived in London around 8:30 am. We could not get into our hostel right away so we dropped our bags off in the baggage room and walked around for a little. Once we were able to get into our room, we cleaned up and headed towards Portobello Road.
Portobello Road was beautiful but by the time we got there it was after 5:00 pm and all of the shops were closed. We were disappointed but made the best of it. We found a pub to grab a bite to eat in and just meandered along the streets.
After seeing the changing of the guards, we continued to walk around London and explore. In my opinion, one of the best purchases that we made was getting the London Pass. We bought the 2 Day pass and it comes with a guidebook for all of the attractions that you can get in using the London Pass. You pretty much play a flat rate for the pass and it then allows you to skip lines for the places you want to see. More information will come with the next post!
Unfortunately the London Eye is not apart of the pass but it is definitely a must on your to do list. You get an incredible view of London from up top.
Westminister Abbey in the background. We couldn’t take pictures inside of the cathedral which was disappointing. The history inside is just absolutely incredible; all of the people that have been buried there, the architecture, etc.
Has anyone seen the Mary-Kate and Ashley movie Winning London?? My sister and I were obsessed with them when we were younger so naturally we were quoting the whole movie during our time in London. My neighbor was not to happy. : D Of course while we were inside of the church we were saying the lines from the movie. It just made the day that more fun.
You have to have a picture by one of the red phone books!
This is in front of the original door to 10 Downing Street where Winston Churchill had his bunker. It was pretty cool to see the bunker and how the men and women lived there. There were maps still up on the walls and the conference rooms still set up. If any one is a World War 2 history buff or just loves learning more about it, this is definitely a place to see. It was interesting too to gain the British perspective of what was happening during this time because I have only learned about World War 2 from the American point of view. We were able to use the London Pass to visit this museum.
Being a math teacher, I thought this was very exciting! : ) I didn’t try it though. This was at one of the stands that was along the River Thames. It was such a nice walk along the river. They had a flee market and various beer stands and food trucks along the way.
My sister and I with Big Ben in the background.
Typical tourist shot. : )
If you have any questions about our day, please ask! Thanks for stopping by!
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