|Here I am outside Big Ben and Parliament|
|Gardens at St. James Park|
|The pub where I had a pint and fish and chips (and, sadly, mushy peas).|
|Traitor's Gate - you don't want to enter the Tower this way.|
|The White Tower|
As for what I did, well, I toured and visited every site and museum that I could fit into my schedule: Buckingham Palace, (saw Kate's dress), St. Paul's Cathedral (climbed the dome and got dizzy), Westminster Abbey (saw Elizabeth's and Mary Queen of Scots' tombs), the British Museum (saw the Egyptian artifacts but was more impressed by the Roman artifacts from when they occupied Britain), Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (saw Dr. Faustus and Much Ado About Nothing), Ye Old Cheshire Cheese and Anchor Pubs (the former was rebuilt in 1667 after the Great Fire), the Natural History Museum (dinosaurs!), the Victoria and Albert Museum (design and jewelry!), the National Gallery (art from the 1600's and sometimes earlier), Churchill's War Rooms (never surrender!), the Imperial War Museum(got lost in the Holocaust exhibit which was too stressful to describe), the Tower of London (executions, jewelry, ravens!), the Museum of London (the Great Fire!), and more. I took four night London Walks tours including the Jack the Ripper Tour, a ghost tour, a hidden pubs tour, and a Bloodcurdling London tour. As I said, amazing and I hope to go back again.
By the way, if you are here to see my results from the Friday Night Sew-In there are no results to be seen. I fell asleep last night shortly after getting home from work and did not muster the energy to do any kind of sewing. I'm hoping to shake off the cobwebs and get something done today. It's been almost two weeks since I touched a sewing machine!