London adventure numero quatro!

Tower Bridge, London

Tower Bridge, London

An evening of wine, movies and friends. Can't ask for anything better :)

An evening of wine, movies and friends. Can’t ask for anything better 🙂

So last Friday Andy and I got to go celebrate thanksgiving with the lovely Alex and Natosha in Potters Bar which was so wonderful. Their church doesn’t have very many young people in it so we were truly loved for the entire evening. So much food! Lots of laughs and hugs aswel. We spent the night at their flat watching some movies and drinking wine. You couldn’t ask for a better evening.

The Shard. Tallest building in Europe!

The Shard. Tallest building in Europe!

 

The Hay's Market ;)

The Hay’s Market 😉

The next morning we started to head home and have to go through London so we thought we would stop off at the Tower of London to have a wee look around. We walked along the Thames, past the shard rising into the clouds, through the markets there and then over Tower Bridge to the tower of London.

Walking through the markets along the Thames

Walking through the markets along the Thames

We got to have a tour with a Beefeater (the x-military personelle in charge of guarding the crown jewels) who told us all about the goings on in the castle over the last centuries. Beheadings, a zoo, a jail, and a place for the royals to stay.

Me and our friendly beefeater ;)

Me and our friendly beefeater 😉

The Beefeaters actually live in the tower itself. Between the inner and outer wall you can see their flats with cars, animals plants, and kids! It’s like it’s own little city. Can you imagine growing up in the tower of London and asking your friends if they wanted to come over and hang out in the Tower with you?????Crazy eh?

The "village" portion of the Tower

The “village” portion of the Tower

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Watching the sky darken from the Tower of London 🙂

I really enjoyed imagining what it would have been like hundreds of years ago for people who didn’t have hot showers, wellies, umbrellas, long dresses, and armor.It was pouring down rain while we were there so I felt like I had really stepped back in time. There are some good views from the tower of the Tower Bridge and the buildings inside the tower. It is quite grand if I do say so myself. I love visiting theses old castles, dungeons, and towers.

The courtyard where many beheadings have taken place :S

The courtyard where many beheadings have taken place :S

We finally arrived home with enough time for dinner and to crash into bed. A very exhausting, very fun day 🙂

The Tower of London with the Shard rising behind it. The old and the new

The Tower of London with the Shard rising behind it. The old and the new

The Tower of London at night with the Tower Bridge in the background :)

The Tower of London at night with the Tower Bridge in the background 🙂

 

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