Saturday, January 5, 2013

Being tourists in London

With just a few days left of our trip we headed to London. Jessica drove us and joined us for a day. It's much easier to drop the car and take the tube in.

We rode the Piccadilly Line into Green Park just in time to see the changing of the Guard, at Buckingham Palace.

Quite a fun little show.

A short walk from there is Big Ben and the houses of Parliament.

Westminster Abby (where most royal events happen) is across the street.

And Westminster bridge gives a pretty good view of the embankment. Grabbing a few good English Pies for lunch on the south side, we walked on down passed the OXO tower and across to St Pauls Cathedral. After a quick tour we headed underground to see the Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition at the National History museum.

We managed to find time to meet up with some college friends, before hitting the streets for one final day. I had some banking to do, to my surprise and Heidi's delight my personal banker was Daniel Craig - well it looked like him anyway.
And what trip around London would be complete with stopping at the Nationl Portrait gallery? Was great to catch up with Pat and Darryl there.

From there, we jumped on a double decker bus and concluded our city tour. Stopping at the Tower of London and the bridge, and gawking at the architecture one last time before jumping a flight back to Dallas. What a whirlwind tour !

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