I'll do another post about the purpose behind our trip, but for now, here are some of the pictures I took on our day off for sightseeing.
My first ride on The Tube. I was really nervous about this part, but we had a great friend with us who knew how to use it and helped us all get where we needed to go. I've ridden the NYC Subway and this wasn't nearly as crowded.
Trafalgar Square was beautiful. They were setting up for a big event that weekend so unfortunately there were tons of fences and big screens set up.
All the architecture we saw around the city was amazing as well.
Westminster!!! Oh you are beautiful on the outside. I can only imagine how beautiful you were inside. Why weren't you open?!!! Oh well, just another reason to go back and visit.
St. Paul's was equally beautiful outside, but again the inside was closed to visitors. So disappointing.
Ummm...who knew the Tower of London is not actually a tower. I didn't know.
And...this is the Tower Bridge, not the London Bridge (which is quite disappointing in comparison). Again, a surprise.
And Big Ben is not the actual clock tower, it's a bell inside the clock tower. London is full of surprises.
If you've actually made it to the end of this post I'm incredibly impressed. I loved London and want to go back. It's history is fascinating. More details of the trip to come.