Last month we spent a couple of days in London while touring a bit of the South Coast. Our first day was crammed full of activities, and our second day was much the same. It was my husbands birthday, so we started off lazing around the hotel room where he opened cards and gifts. He was about to pick up his electric razor when we decided to treat him a bit and let him get a wet shave. Now that we have added a bit more to our day, we got dressed and headed out to take on the city.
|(c) ASRE So Cute!|
|(c) ASRE Tea, teacakes (toasting) and a cupcake for my husband|
|(c) ASRE Water (old habits) and 2 cupcakes for me :)|
|(c) ASREA good look for my husband?|
At this point we were famashed and had a quick bite to eat from the sandwich shop across the street. You can just imagine English gentlemen on this street 100 years ago getting their shaves, stopping to have their suits made, and stopping in a similar shop for a bite to eat.
Not much time to dilly dally before we were off for our bit of playing the tourist, off to the Tower of London. On my first vist to London, we walked past frequently, but could not fit in a visit. So again with our Tesco club card rewards, we were able to see an attraction with very little out of pocket expense. We knew we were in for lines due to the timing of our visit (smack in the middle of school summer holiday), so prepared ourselves and headed in.
|(c) ASRE, photo from first visit to London|
|(c) ASRE I even managed a terrible towel picture!|
We also visited the Torture Chambers where prisoners were stretched, squished and various other likes of punishment for their crimes. It was very interesting to see to what extremes torture was considered acceptable.
|(c) ASRE Raven habitats and the entrance to the dungeon...|
|(c) ASRE Lions, bears, monkeys, and even a partial elephant throughout the grounds|
Our favorite animal has to be the live ones, the very famous Ravens of The Tower of London. Legend has it if the Ravens leave the Tower of London the Kingdom of England and the Tower will fall. While they were enclosed in habitats most of the time we were there, a pair was released with their Yoeman guard on one of the lawns as we were leaving. It was a pleasure to see them out, although the crows would not agree! For now, the Ravens stay and the Kindom of England still stands!
The night was capped off with a lovely Indian Curry for tea and then early to bed and early to rise... next stop Paris!