Backing up, we first went to Green Park to head over to Buckingham Palace. Since the changing of the guards was cancelled the day earlier, we still wanted to see the Royal Palace!
From Buckingham Palace, we walked through the park, until we saw Big Ben! Who was actually much smaller than I imagined. Little Ben.
We saw the incredible parliament buildings, as well as The London Eye. I was amazed at how slowly it moves! I imagined it would move the speed of any other ferris wheel.
We walked all the way to Piccadilly Circus and then over to Soho and oh my gosh, I think I fell in love.
We walked all through Soho, taking in the sights and sounds and smells. We found the cutest little street and right at the end of it, the best little coffee shop with homemade scones AND JAM WITH CLOTTED CREAM. I can die happy. It’s all I wanted…and now I want more 😉
We jumped on the metro and rode a couple stops over to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Holy moly, it was huge. We didn’t go inside, but the outside was impressive enough.
We walked another 20 minutes over to the Tower of London where we sat in the sun and then walked around the property.
What a sight! But to me, the cherry on top where these views of Tower Bridge!
We walked through London Bridge area, stopped for dinner, and headed back home. We tried to rally and go get a drink, but it wasn’t happening. Traveling does that to ya! The next day, we had breakfast together and then Shannon was off to the airport and I took one final stroll (with my suitcase…) through Soho, into a coffee shop:
…and off to the bus station and the airport (where I had a 3 hour delay, which was lovely). I got home EXHAUSTED at almost 3 am, but I have had some time to re-energize and now I am soooo looking forward to MALLORCA!