Day 26 - London

London Travel Blog

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Not the TARDIS, but it will do
 

London was just as brilliant and exciting as I imagined. Busy with people, culture, and history. I knew it was going to be a good day before we even started. We made our way into the center of the city and to the riverside. The London Eye, the enormous Ferris wheel in the heart of London towered over the skyline, but it was still easy to see Big Ben. We made our way along both sides of the river getting a better look at Big Ben. After that i noticed how close we were to Westminster Abby, the famous cathedral. The boys didn't want to pay the steep admission price, but i didn't travel three thousand miles not to see one of the world's greatest churches. The cathedral was magnificent in size, but what really drew my attention was all of its dead inhabitants.

The Prime Minister's House
The famous resting place included Richard II, Edward I, Lewis Carrol, Chaucer, and Charles Darwin.

After leaving Westminster we stopped off at 10 Downing Street to see the home of the Prime Minister before heading East towards Shakespeare's Globe Theater. It was actually a little ways out of the way but it was something i desperately wanted to see. Shakespeare is probably the most influential playwright in history, and his plays have made a large impact on my life. Being able to stand in the apex of his success was worth the trip downriver. After that we made our way back to the main hub by the London Eye. Twilight was just upon us and we decided to buy a package deal allowing us to use the London Eye and go to Madame Tussuad's Wax Museum the next day. Choosing to go up in the Eye at dusk was one of the best decisions we made. We were still able to see everything for miles and before we even made it to the top the city came to life with lights. As far as cityscapes go, London is beautiful from the ground and the air. Cheers

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Not the TARDIS, but it will do
Not the TARDIS, but it will do
The Prime Ministers House
The Prime Minister's House
Big Ben and the London Eye
Big Ben and the London Eye
Big Ben
Big Ben
The London Eye
The London Eye
Shakespeares Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
River View
River View
Eye at night
Eye at night
London
photo by: ulysses