Thursday, October 23, 2008

London Calling-Day 4

Day 4 of the trip began with a City of London Tour. We started at St. Paul's Cathedral which was enormous and just so beautiful. The history of it was really fascinating and the art was spectactular! We went to the Tower of London next. I was surprised to learn that it is not just a tower, but really a castle that has quite a few towers. It was very interesting to hear that some pretty famous people were executed in the courtyard (Ann Boyelan to name one!). We did some shopping at Harrods after, which is a national landmark there, but it was too expensive for anything other than some cool souvenirs for some friends back home! We ate some pizza at a small cafe and then went to Hamleys...an absolutely enormous toy store! It was packed to the walls! We had dinner that evening at the Ironmongers Livery and it was absolutely amazing! There was a string quartet playing and a really delicious 5 course dinner. A royal band played, in full red and black uniform, immediately following dinner and it was such a cool surprise! Our final night in London was so amazing!

St. Paul's Cathedral. Notice the blue skies!! Perfect weather EVERY day!


With the Beefeaters at the Tower of London.


Going up the stairs in the White Tower in the Tower of London.


Westminster Abbey.


A view going into the dinner at the Ironmongers Livery.


Going up the main staircase at the Ironmongers Livery.


The music on the second level.


Inside the dinner hall at the Ironmongers Livery.



Leaving the Ironmongers Livery.

4 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh gosh I wish I was over there. It sounds like you are having such a wonderful time. Enjoy enjoy:))

PastelGuy said...

Can I just say that you look so chic in all the pix! Do you ever take a bad one?

megha said...

oh gosh i wish i was here




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High Desert Diva said...

May I have your black coat? Gorgeous!