Shakespeare Globe was quite cool, our tour guide was so enthusiastic. It turns out that this is the third globe to be built in this spot. The first one was burnt down. Yes that seems to be a thing in London, 1666 was a not so good year.
Tate modern is a very hip new art gallery next to the Globe. Unfortunately both Heather and I decided that we were in fact not really into that kind of modern art as such we didn't last long. The London bridge experience was quite interesting they had put a lot of effort into creating a interesting albeit 'authentic' experience. Not for the faint hearted.
The Bloody Tower, better known as the Tower of London was amazing. Even to think the guards live there, apparently the crown jewels need guarding encase the huge safe is not secure enough. Sorry was not allowed to take photos of those. Warning to those embarking on a tour leave the most part of a day for this as our few hours didn't cut it.
We stopped in at the Australian War Memorial which listed the names of soldiers lost at War in combined efforts with the British Forces. It has flowing water to remind everyone of the sacrifices made by our soldiers. It was great to see that there was wreaths there from ANZAC day.
When you're a tourist in London there seems to be some things you have to do. Going to Abbey Road and getting a Beatles Cover shot is one of those things. Heather politely walked across the crosswalk a few times so I could try and get the shots I needed. Just down from Abbey Road is a small patch of grass known as Lords Cricket grounds. For some reason we needed to visit that as well.
Camden Markets are just on the edge of the canals and were the place of our first coffee and snack spot for the day. They included lots of souvenir clothes and so much yummy smelling food.
The London wetlands centre and Kew gardens were both good to visit and fortunately were less busy than some of the other attractions we had been to.
So we are currently staying with with some friends, Rachael, Kim, Molly and Jack, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Great to slow down for a little bit and catch up with ourselves. Next we are headed off to Wales to check out the home of Dr Who and hopefully get some rock climbing in.