Day 2 in London, England

Greetings everyone!

Our first full day in London was quite eventful, so without further ado let me fill you in.

It started with walking around and touring the Tower of London. Our guide gave us a lot of really cool information about the past royalty who lived in the castle by the tower, as well as stories of the site. One in particular that stuck out to me was that there were two prince boys whose father, the king, had died and it is said that their uncle locked them away in the tower and eventually killed them. The evidence to support this theory was discovered a few years ago when two young male skeletons were found on site. Our tour guide also provided us with important information regarding some of Britain’s most famous royalty.

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Note the man on gaurd

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This place marks the spot of where 3 executions took place publicly. 

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The groundsmen take care of 7 ravens because it is said that the property must have 7 in order to prevent the castles and buildings from crumbling. 

After our tour we enjoyed walking around the property and seeing how well preserved the historic site was! We also got to go in a museum that holds the expensive jewels of the royal family!

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Our tour guide

After spending a good chunk of time at the site, we walked a few blocks over and found a very delicious restaurant to try out. When we sat down on the outside terrace, the weather was pretty nice, but unfortunately the cold and rainy London weather kicked in. Mom and I were definitely cold but we enjoyed the food very much!

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Our container of press coffee

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After lunch we walked around London some more, enjoying the sites and sounds. We ran into the Shakespeare museum and a man there recommended that we walk to a ticket booth to buy discounted plays and musicals. We decided to make the walk over to the theater district to see what they had playing and if the tickets were on sale. Sure enough, we snagged ourselves two tickets to the musical Kinky Boots for 7:30 PM!

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The real globe theater no long exists but they remade one nearby in the style of the Shakespeare building. 

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When it came to be afternoon hour, we decided to stop for tea and sweats, which was absolutely delicious.

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Afterwards, we walked past Big Ben and enjoyed the view for a while before walking back to the theater district for our show!

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Upon walking into the theater, neither my mother nor I knew what was in store with us regarding Kinky Boots, but let me start by saying that I absolutely loved it! The show talked about important social themes and remained funny, witty and beautiful to watch. I am always so amazed by the talent of actors and actresses of this caliber.

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After the show we were both very tired from our day of walking so we taxied back to the Airbnb.

Worry less and smile more.

 

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