Saturday, August 29, 2009

Travel log #2 London

Thursday, June 18, 2009 We had to be at the Victoria Coach station to join the Evan Evans city tour at 8:45AM so we had to hustle to get there. We took the London Underground, aka "tube", at Oxford Circus and were pleasantly surprised by how efficient, comfortable and clean the system was. The other riders (full train) were most likely on their way to work and looked pretty much bored. Most were reading about the latest Parliamentarian involved in the housing allowance scandals. No one spoke. A few stops and short walk later and we were there.

We saw and did a lot. Royal Albert Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral with it’s rich history and interned historical figures, the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, a walk around the various buildings at the Tower of London (lot’s of jewels and what’s with the ravens?), Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, an afternoon cruise down the Thames to see the Houses of Parliament.

We had lunch (fish & chips, what else?) at the Silver Cross, a pub/restaurant which our capable tiger-skin-blouse wearing red haired guide suggested.

She was great, the food, not so much.

We learned a lot and had a blast.

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