Tour of London, in a day
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Today I had a bit of a late start due to a late night with some folks from my hostel. It was a fun night but not a fun headache. I mailed off some souvenirs today, which cost me a horrible 30 bucks, and then paid another horrible 44 bucks to ride the hop on/off bus today, but it included a cruise on the River Thames.
My first stop off was near Big Ben/Houses of Parliament, mostly because a group of war protestors caught my attention. so I jumped off to check it out. They were standing outside Downing Street waiting for Tony Blair to leave, who had just resigned, and I caught a glimpse of his motorcade, and then they were awaiting the arrival of the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which according to their signs was not any more welcomed.
After that I toured over to the Tower Bridge/Tower of London, grabbed a coffee and sat looking over the river.
Unfortunately my flight leaves at 1025 tomorrow out of Heathrow, which means an arrival time of about 7 a.m., which means getting on the tube at 5:30...so off to bed for me.