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Statue outside Buckingham Palace

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.

One of the gates at Buckingham Palace
Took loads of pictures and ran inside when it started to rain briefly. Like the previous day it only lasted a while and then we had clear skies the rest of our time out.

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!

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Statue outside Buckingham Palace
Statue outside Buckingham Palace
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One of the gates at Buckingham Pa…
Royal carriage
Royal carriage
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The Changing of the Guard
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Guard inside the grounds
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The Changing of the Guard
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Guard on the grounds
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Guard inside the grounds
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Royal carriages entering with dign…
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Guards inside the grounds
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Buckingham Palace
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Me at Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace
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The London Eye
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The London Eye
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Queen Victoria statue in front of…
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Fountain in front of Buckingham P…
Fountain in front of Buckingham Pa…
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The Tower of London
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The London Wall
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Sign explaining the London Wall
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Ruins near the Tower
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Tower Hill sign
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Me at the Tower
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The Tower of London
The Tower of London
The Tower of London
The Tower of London
The Tower of London
The Tower of London
The Tower of London
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The Tower of London
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Grounds at the Tower of London
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Beefeater at the Tower of London
Beefeater at the Tower of London
Beefeater at the Tower of London
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Me at the Tower in front of Tower…
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The Tower of London
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Raven on the Tower grounds
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The Tower of London
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Weapons room at the Tower of London
Weapons room at the Tower of London
Weapons room at the Tower of London
Weapons room at the Tower of London
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Chapel at the Tower
Chapel at the Tower
Chapel at the Tower
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Garderobe (toilet!) at the Tower
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Stairs going down
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Guard at the Tower
Guard at the Tower
Guard at the Tower
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The Tower of London at sunset
The Tower of London at sunset
The Tower of London at sunset
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Tower Bridge at sunset
Tower Bridge at sunset
Tower Bridge at sunset
Tower Bridge at sunset
Tower Bridge at sunset
Tower Bridge at sunset
Tower Bridge at sunset
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View of the Thames from Tower Bri…
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
View from Tower Bridge at sunset
The Tower at night
The Tower at night
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Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night
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The Tower at night
The Tower at night
The Tower at night
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Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night
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The Tower at night
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Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night
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HMS Belfast
The Tower at night
The Tower at night
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Tower Bridge at night
London Bridge at night
London Bridge at night
The new Globe Theatre
The new Globe Theatre
The new Globe Theatre
The new Globe Theatre
Millenium Brige at night
Millenium Brige at night
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