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London, England – Europe Part IV

London, England. So much to see . So much to do.  And definitely not enough time to enjoy it all.

Our morning began with a delicious English breakfast, before boarding the Gloucester Road tube station to Tower Hill. Tower Hill is home to England’s most prized possessions. I couldn’t help but sing the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s “Heads Will Roll.” Get it? If not, brush up on your history!

The Tower of London

The Tower of London

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! THE most valuable items at the Tower of London are kept under close watch by the ‘beefeaters’ – The Crown Jewels.  I could have spent an eternity eyeballing the nicest jewelry in London. I wish I could show photos, but flash photography wasn’t allowed – bummer!

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels

Enjoy the images Henry VIII’s armor and a view from outside The Tower of London.  It is so amazing to see  hundreds of years of history sitting right in the middle of modern London – I love that about Europe!

Henry VIII Armor and The Tower of London

Henry VIII Armor and The Tower of London

Other sights from the area:  The Tower Bridge and the second tallest building in Europe – The Shard.

Tower Bridge and The Shard

Tower Bridge and The Shard

After sightseeing for most of the afternoon, we hopped on the tube and headed over to Bea’s of Bloomsbury for proper afternoon tea. The tea and cakes were SPECTACULAR! If you are ever in London, be sure to stop by and sip and chomp on a bit of heaven!

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

 

London, England – Europe Part III

Finally! London – we meet again! It has been 11 years since I walked the streets of one of my favorite cities in the world. I was very happy to be back.

Once in the city, we walked around The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. There were so many beautiful parks and trails along our way to Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

We were unable to check into our hotel as it was too early,  so we spent the afternoon sightseeing. Westminster was our next stop. The most iconic sights in London can be seen from the Westminster Bridge.

Westminster Bridge

From the bridge you can see The Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

and The London Eye.

The London Eye

The London Eye

When I was planning my escape to London earlier in the year, I did some research for the best Indian food in town. I came across a restaurant called Roti Chai, in the City of Westminster. It was the absolute tastiest meal we ate while in London!

Roti Chai

Roti Chai