Tuesday, June 11, 2013

london calling

The changing of the guards is a free daily event (weather permitting) at 11am where the guards march to the Royal Palace and swap places. I could not believe how many people were there! I arrived about an hour early and I felt like the last person to arrive. Every square inch of brick you could stand on was covered with people.

This truly is a magical experience and something I highly recommend. If you look closely, you might be able to see the Queen! Rumour has it that she watches from her window from time to time.

Abbey Road
Julius, Susie and I took a stroll down Abbey Road and re-enacted the the classic Beatles album for "Abbey Road" which was shot in 1969. Notice I'm not wearing shoes just like Paul McCartney! 

Tower of London 
Visiting the Tower of London was like stepping back into time! You are able to walk along and in the walls and see dungeons where they kept prisoners back in the day. There were carvings on the brick in the dungeons from the prisoners - creepy! Apparently they would bring in exotic animals and have them run around like monkeys, lions and bears! 

My most favourite part of visiting the Tower of London was the Crown Jewels! There was an enormous collection of diamonds and jewels from the royal family. Each room glittered beyond belief.

So thankful for my Orthaheel sandals I'm wearing in the picture above! I've walked nearly all around Europe in these and could not be more thankful. 

Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum
I bought a beautiful  V&A water bottle, hammer and screwdriver set from the Jacaranda Tree in Toronto years ago and to this day still adore them. Why do you ask? Because of the classic V&A pattern of course! This museum is filled with jewellery, fashion, fabrics and much more. There was a special David Bowie exhibit which looked incredible!

Matt + I under the Chihuly at the main entrance - such an incredible art piece!

British Museum 
I am so fascinated by Ancient Egypt, the design looks as gorgeous today as it must have did then. We had a great time roaming around the British Museum looking at all of the wonder artifacts. 

London Eye
If you are looking for an incredible view of London, take a ride around the London Eye. It takes about 30 minutes to go all the way around and well worth it to go on a nice sunny day. 

While walking along the river, we saw these adorable baby ducks snuggling under their mothers feathers!

London Checklist 
 - Ride a double decker bus
 - Westminster Abbey
 - Tower of London
 - Take a picture inside a phone booth 
 - London Eye
 - Take a taxi ride
 - Big Ben 
 - Walk down Abbey Road
 - Watch Tower Bridge 

Meet Pudge, she's a cutie!

{Images by Sara + Susie}

Thank you Julius, Matt, Riley + Pudge for letting us stay with you! 

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xo sara

1 comment:

  1. I love London! So many thing s to do and places to visit...I hope you had a good time.


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