The City of London

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Big Ben.

An American friend that I meet in England and I thought it would be a nice day to go to London.  We drove down to the Cambridge train station and parked at the pay and display lot.  It was only a few pounds to park for the day and I thought I could use my credit card since it only took coins.  I put my credit into the machine and hit the print ticket button.  As I looked at the ticket I saw I paid to park for the week at 28 pounds.  After we both read everything on the machine there was nothing to say that you could only use a credit card if you are paying for the week.  So here is a tip ALWAYS CARRY COINS.  The train ticket was about 20 pounds each for the round trip and the all day tube pass.  The ride was a little under an hour. 

 

It was a beautiful sunny day in London and a good thing I always keep my sunglasses with me (it’s a southern thing).  We decided to do our own sight seeing tour; which meant that we ended up doing a lot of walking.  That was until the evening, where we ended up bar hopping in Soho.  Soho has lots of pubs and a decent night life seen.  Happy hour seems to be universal at around 5-7 pm.  We ended up stumbling our way back to Cambridge.

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Big Ben.
Big Ben.
Parliament
Parliament
The Tower of London.
The Tower of London.
Tower Bridge.
Tower Bridge.
St. Pauls Cathedral.
St. Paul's Cathedral.
A quick picture inside St. Pauls …
A quick picture inside St. Paul's…
A place for rent.
A place for rent.
The graden near Buckingham Palace.
The graden near Buckingham Palace.
Everyone is out to get a tan.  Thi…
Everyone is out to get a tan. Th…
Me in front of Buckingham Palace.
Me in front of Buckingham Palace.
The Bank of England.
The Bank of England.
London
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