FUN-travel: London, UK – Full Day

February 17, 2015 by  

Day 55 – Monday, August 25 – London, England – Full Day – steady rain – high 50’s

3 London, UK 2014

What I LIKE

  • 7:45 – Chris brings Costa coffee from terminal
  • 9:30 – ready for big adventure
  • *– got tickets on Heathrow express train & Underground pass
  • 10:00 – depart
  • 10:20 – arrive main station (takes 70 mins on cheaper one)

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  • **10:45 – nice man helps direct us to easiest train
  • 10:55 – on train & easy to read/well marked directions
  • ***11:10 – arrive Tower Hill station for Tower of London
  • 11:30 – Starbuck’s break w/egg sandwich
  • 12:20 – finally find pizza place!

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FUN-food – Pizza Express – Toscana w/chili/fennel sausage, caprese salad, 2 sodas = $30

  • 1:00 – line much shorter (but still long) – see courtyard where Anne was beheaded17 London, UK 2014
  • – (along w/Catherine, Henry VIII’s 5th wife) – see Crown Jewels (line only takes 20 mins)
  • – walk through several buildings
  • 3:15 – ready to be dry – head to station
  • 3:45 – train from Paddington
  • 4:15 – back to hotel for nap
  • 7:30 – dinner @ Sofitel – Caesar salad, Thai green curry w/chicken – Drostdy 2013 South African Merlot = $120
  • 11:30 – night night

 What I DON’T LIKE

  •  *costs $143
  • **10:45 – our stop is under construction
  • – have to walk out to get Green line – light rain
  • ***huge line waiting to get in – it’s a Bank Holiday!

FUN-fact – the Tower of London is a medieval Palace that was built in 1078.

More FF – The ravens of the Tower of London are a group of captive common ravens which live there. The group comprises at least seven individuals. The presence of the ravens is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the Tower; a superstition holds that “If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it.”

11 London, UK 2014

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