London Day 2- Part 2- The Tower of London

After leaving Westminster Abbey we took a short walk and looked at Big Ben and the London Eye. While we did not go into these landmarks it was interesting to view them up close.

We then caught a ferry boat (part of The Big Bus Tour) to the Tower of London. Upon our arrival I did notrealize the size of the Tower. The grounds and buildings seemed to go on forever.
The highlight of the Tower of London was the exhibit of “The

Crown Jewels.” If you visit London this is a must see. The crowns of many past monarchs are on display and are just beautiful. There beauty is not only in the stones but also the intricate designs that make up the collection. We were able to tour many of the rooms at the Tower of London and learn much history of the location. The buildings themselves have many details in the architecture that if rushed will be missed. We took our time during our self-guided tour and loved every minute of our time at the tower.
Once we were exhausted we headed out in search of something to eat since it was dinner time and we had skipped lunch. We ended up at a local pub- I had the traditional London dinner of Fish and Chips with Mashed peas. After dinner we made our way to Hamleys Toy Store to find a doll for Madilyn. We made it back to our hotel early enough to order some dessert and wine from room service. All in all Day 2 of our trip was pretty awesome.

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