It's been a dream of mine to visit London since I was in high school. So, finally getting to walk along the Thames, and see all of the iconic landmarks of England's capital city, was a bit surreal. In a way, the hustle and bustle of all of the locals going about their business, reminded me of New York, while all of the famous historic spots swarming with excited tourists, adds a different layer to the city. Due to a Tube strike on one of the days, we spent a majority of our time walking above ground - man London is spread out! However, despite sore feet, it was great getting to explore such a historic city. Since we stayed in East London, our first stop was Tower Bridge and The Tower of London.
View of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square
The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben
The London Eye
I've pretty much wanted to see the Peter Pan statue in Hyde Park since I first saw Hook as a kid. Bangarang!
During our visit, our dining experiences were generally not that great, however, we had a nice change of pace at The Churchill Arms - a pub that exclusively serves Thai food. Plus, how cool does it look?
The Shard looking awesome at sunset.
The Millennium Bridge was a must because, you know, the Death Eaters blew it up. :)
The New Globe Theater
Coming full-circle and ending our stay in London with a nighttime stroll back across the Tower Bridge. We were lucky enough to see it raise for a boat to pass through just as we were crossing!
That's all from around the City of London. Be sure to check back for posts from our day trips outside of the city; The Harry Potter Studio Tour, Windsor Castle, and Oxford. Cheers!