Visiting some main attractions in London - day 10
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I started off my day with a quick bite to eat with Wonderlustdave. He had previously travelled from Edinburgh the night previous. It was nice to meet up again with someone you get along with. After filling our bellies and deciding to fork over a small fortune for a London City Pass, we made our way to the London Tower.
The London Towers was a great place to see and well worth going to see the crown jewels. I remember thinking though that they actually weren't as nice as I thought they would be in real life. They almost looked like fake jewels or that a kid put together....haha...I guess that's what happends when you have something created awhile back.
The White Tower was probably the best, besides seeing the crown jewels, within the tower. The tower was full of interesting things to see, like a model of how London Tower use to look, old Knight armour and swords.
After the London Tower, we made our way to London Bridge via the Thames River walkway. I definitely recommend taking the time to walk this way because of the views of the city, it's also not that far of a walk. That being said, I was really surprised to walk onto the bridge and not see a lot of people walking on it. It was actually kind of nice to have a little walking room as compared to many city streets in London. Because we had the London Pass, we decided to go up onto the London Bridge as well as do the London Bridge Exhibition/boiler room.
After quickly finishing up the boiler room, Dave and I made our way towards St. Paul's Cathedral. Looking back at it now, I kind of wished we had decided to talk the tube as opposed to walking.
On our way home, we decided to walk across Regent Park and I'm definitely glad we did. The one thing I miss the most about the UK, is the attention and detail they put into their Gardens/Parks. If you happen to be in the area, or even not if you really like walks in the park, I recommend you take the time to see this Park. It's display of fountains and flowers, even a cute little cafe within it, was probably the hightlight of my day.