Thursday morning we set out bright and early, walked across the street from our hostel into Kensington Gardens and then over to Albert Hall and into the main part of the city. We trekked to the tube (underground), bought an all-day pass and proceeded to check out Westminster (Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey). We learned it was Remembrance Day here as well, just like our Veterans Day, so we got to witness a lot of ceremonies and a lot of people wearing poppies (their symbol of remembrance). We did indulge in true fish & chips, although we weren't super impressed by them... still hunting for a really good find! The throat made it a bit difficult to appreciate it, as well. We saw Trafalgar square, Piccadilly Circus and the Harry Potter premiere! The HP premiere was absolutely insane. We arrived back right when the actors started to arrive and it was an absolute madhouse. Our last stop was Buckingham Palace, which we thought rather looked like a government building rather than a palace.. but not like that would stop me from wanting to live there, anyway!
Here are some pictures from the extravaganza!
|Karina and a swan (camera is not food!)|
|Parliament and Big Ben|
|Westminster Abbey and Remembrance Day crowds|
|Fish and chips, of course!|
|Proof that we conquered London! In front of Buckingham|