So Mr Beefeater . . .

Trip Start Jun 05, 2012
Trip End Aug 03, 2012

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Tower of London
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Saturday, June 9, 2012

We went to London today! I had my first taste of the London Underground and find it absolutely fascinating! 

We drove in to London and parked and walked over to Hammersmith station and caught the tube to Tower Hill which got us there super quick. Maxx could never dream of competing! 

After getting off the tube we walked above ground and made our way to the Tower of London. Let me tell you something, no matter how many pictures you have seen or books you've read which are set in or near the Tower, nothing can come close to describing how massive, no, how imposing this place is. It's not difficult to imagine that this was indeed a fortress designed to protect the beings within its walls.

After showing your ticket to the Beefeater at the gate, you walk over the drawbridge and are suddenly pulled back in time to a cobbled street with buildings on both sides of you, all original and  some dating back to the 1200s. Keep walking a little further and down to your right is Traitor's Gate where Jane Grey herself was brought in.

We had been walking around for awhile when we came across an interesting beefeater talking to some people about the history of the Queen's house. We waited until he had finished talking and I suddenly blurted out "are any of your colleagues vegetarians?" After laughing at me for a bit, he answered that yes he had heard there was one of them out of the 37 who work there. So, of course, my two cousins absolutely must find this vegetarian Beef Eater and so they go corner two more of the gentlemen but alas with no luck as to who the 'maniac' vegetarian is.

That certainly made for a fun day! Not much else I can really think of writing here so I'll just let you all know that post cards have been bought so expect them in your letter boxes soon!  

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