Thursday, March 19, 2009

London Jolly Ol' Times: Day 5

Well we had a nice surprise visit today from Matthew Mort of Wales. He came into London on his Motorcycle and spent the day with us. We started the day with an English breakfast then went out to do more tourist things. We headed straight for the Tower of London. This was once a fortress/prison where many famous kings and queens were held prisoner. We joined a tour where one the Yeomen Warders ("Beefeaters") led us around and told us some very horrifying tales that took place at the tower. Our Guide was named Dickie and he very entertaining. He led us through some of the more famous spots in the castle. After the guided tour we had time to enjoy the other great sites that the castle had to offer including the crown jewels, the ancient armory, and other various jail cells.

After the Tower of London we went to the Tower Bridge.

Many people think this is “London Bridge” but that bridge is further up river and is pretty ugly. After the Bridge we went to the British Museum.

Many of the exhibits close after 5:30 but we were still able to see their extensive wing on the Egyptian empire including the Rosetta stone. It was fantastic.

We capped of the day at a noodle house where we had some fantastic Japanese noodles.

Oh did I mention we also visited Hogwarts. We weren’t allowed to take cameras with us so we just got this picture of us entering 9 ¾ before boarding the Hogwarts Express.


Blogger PHB said...

Don't get me wrong, I'm jealous you get to visit Europe, but I'm REALLY jealous you got to see Matt!

5:33 PM  
Blogger ThE RaSmUsSeN's said...

What a fun trip!!! I hope you have a great time, looking fwd to more pictures!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Meag said...

that harry potter picture makes me jelous every time i see it!

8:24 AM  

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