Visiting some main attractions in London - day 10

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Tower of London

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.

Walkway beside the Tower of London
  Either way, I enjoyed seeing them up close and personel.

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.

London Bridge
  The London Bridge exhibition was neat and showed pictures of various old bridges throughout the century but that's not what really captivated my attention, what did what the great view of the city.  Also, at some points within the bridge they had information boards showing the names of the buildings you saw in the distance.  Very cool in my opinion, especially if you weren't sure at what exactly you were looking at.  As for the London Bridge boiler room, well nothing overly spectacular there.  The area did provide some history to the bridge and it's mechanics; however, it was not exactly my cup of tea.

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.

Tower of London
  I say this because this walking stent was one of the more "interesting" ones.  I think we ended up getting lost once or twice.  Eventually, after asking a couple of people for directions and stopping for a quick bite to eat, we found our way to the beautiful Cathedral.  The Cathedral itself was massive and had a beautiful garden area all around it.  Unfortunately, we never did make it inside to see the Cathedral because we didn't have enough time to see it.  That is basically why I said I wished we would have taking the tube.  Note to self, for better time management, sometimes it is better to pay for transportation as opposed to wasting time getting lost and walking :o).  We had also later tried to see the London Zoo, but we also missed the time limitation on that one!  All and all it still was a fun great day.

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. 

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