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We started out the day at Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard. It was pretty cold, windy, but with a clear sky. Thank goodness I had my winter gear with me! We saw the most of it, unfortunately a big part happened behind the gates, so it made it difficult to see, and take pictures. We did manage to have a decent spot for when they came in, and when some dignitaries came in in special carriages (we guessed for lunch with the Queen). After it was done we got some pictures with less people in front of the gates, then headed back toward the Tube station to get some tea to warm up.
We then headed off to see the Tower of London. Still as cool as I remember it. Started out with a tour guide, but we decided to visit on our own.
Once we were done at the Tower we made our way to the Tower Bridge. We walked up the few flights of stairs from the second floor to get to the covered walkways. Fortunately they had little windows you could open so we got some great early evening shots from up there.
After that we went on a very long - and cold - walk to find Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. I have to say, after all that walking I was quite disappointed by it, it just didn't live up to what I expected. The only good thing about the walk was that we got some really great night shots along the Thames.
Once we were done we headed back to where we were staying, happy to being in the warm train and away from the freezing cold!