Day 5 – Westminster

    Ramblin' Wedells

    Day 5

    More London! We slept in today but then had a pretty busy day. We took the underground to Westimster Abbey. The Abbey was beautiful but expensive so we only looked at the outside. The church next door, St. Margaret’s was open to the public without a fee, and was fun to explore. Originally opened in the 800’s, it was destroyed and rebuilt multiple times. (Most recently in the 1550s.) It has survived since then despite taking at least one bomb during the Blitz in WW2. There were many ancient plaques and graves in the church, dating as early as the 1600’s.

    We proceeded to the Palace of Westminster (parliament) and Big Ben, then crossed the river Thames to see the London Eye. On the bank of the Thames we had a hummus and pita lunch as we viewed Big Ben and Parliament. We continued down the river and took a look at Tower Bridge and the London Tower. The London Tower looked awesome but we arrived to late to go inside.

    The picture in this post is us in front of the River Thames with the Palace of Westminster in the background.

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