Monday, October 17

london in 10 hours

After spending an amazing twleve days in Scotland, we flew down to London about lunchtime on the Tuesday. By the time we got through security, got our bags, took the underground across town and to our hotel it was already afternoon. We found a place to eat between our hotel and Paddington station. It began to pour while we were eating, so we decided to order another round of drinks and try to stay dry. :] We then just had some time to ourselves to get cleaned up and unpack a little before heading out for the night to wander and explore.
Since we only had two full days in London, we got up early on Wednesday and decided the best way to see everything as quickly as possible was to do a bus tour. Just around the corner we found a bus stop with an extremely helpful employee for "The Big Bus Tour."  We bought our tickets and waited for the next bus to come. We spent all day just hopping on and off these buses, take the time to see what we wanted. We got off at the Tower of London and decided to spend some time exploring the tower. Then from there we hopped on to a "river boat cruise" {which was included in our Big Bus Tour ticket!} and came back down the river and it dropped us off where Big Ben and Parliament is. We then walked around and took some more pictures, did a little shopping over by Westminster Abbey and then caught the bus again and finished up the tour and back to our hotel.
It was a very long and exhausting day of sight seeing, but extremely worth it. I would recommend anyone to take these tours if they are new to London or maybe just want to get a little more history about the area. There are both recorded and live tours, the live ones are much better, so if you are able to make sure to get on a bus with a live tour guide.

Enjoy my collection of photos from our jam packed day full of sight-seeing in London! Unfortunately, the weather was pretty miserable; it was raining on and off throughout the day and it was quite a bit colder than I had imagined, but it was still a great day!

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