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2 months of rain in one day!
Stay home, do not drive!
These were the headlines that we faced on Thursday night, with that we made the decision not to travel to Bath for Friday and Saturday. With the plan to go out to Bath washed away (literally!) we were forced to stay in London for 2 more days that we had not planned for. We decided to go to St Pauls and then onto Tower of London (thanks for the tip Josie!), unfortunately St Pauls was closed for "some emergency" and it was unknown when it would be opened again that afternoon. Onto Tower of London!
The Tower of London is the oldest palace, fortress and prison in Europe.
We spent a good 3 hours inside Tower of London, walking around all the areas, being awed by the crown jewels and the 'theft of the crown jewels' play. It was very entertaining, and we enjoyed the afternoon.
The Tower Bridge is just outside Tower of London and if we were waiting for the bridge to open, we would be waiting a long time :) The bridge rarely opens these days, and must be booked well in advance (24 hours) when it is required, The Spit it's not! The bridge is very grand and when a strong wind blows (as it was on Friday) takes quite a long time to walk over :)
For dinner on Friday night we caught up with Josie and Caed for a few drinks at some traditional English pubs, one in the OLDEST English pub before heading off to 'Smiths of Smithfield' in the Meatpacking District (Farringdon) It was a great dinner, some fantastic company and afterwards we stopped off for a few cocktails. The walk home was entertaining, and let's just say that we took the scenic route with it taking a lot longer :)