28 March 2013

Westminster Abbey (28 June 2008)


I still have a few posts about my trip in 2008 to London.  In my previous post about this trip we explored London with a bus tour from “The Original Tour”.

It was difficult to get started on our third day in London.  After spending a day watching tennis at Wimbledon and seeing the changing of the guards we were tired.  But there was still a so much that we wanted to see and we dragged ourselves out of bed to get ready for another day of exploring.

We started the day by walking to Holborn station.  (Russell Square station was closer but it was closed over the weekend for repairs). We then took the tube to Westminster and walked to Westminster Abbey.
 
It was more expensive to enter Westminster Abbey than we expected. The price included a very interesting audio tour and this tour made a big difference to our visit.  We planned to stay a few hours but then spend the whole morning in the Abbey.  We listened to all the information and lost ourselves in the history. 
The church was beatiful and interesting and we enjoyed every bit of our morning.  Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos inside.  We went to the gift shop to buy a few souvenirs and postcards.  Then we walked to see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
 
We then walked over the Westminster Bridge for a flight on the London Eye.

Read more of the trip to Europe in 2008:
18.               Day 9: Mount Stanserhorn Switzerland
19.               Day 9: Lucerne Switzerland
20.               Day 10: Paris France
21.               Day 11: Paris France
22.               Day 11: Notre Dame Paris France
23.               Day 12: End of Contiki Tour
24.               Day 13: Wimbledon
26.       Day 14: London
 

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