Off with her head!
We feel like we have conquered this beast. We can read the map, find where we need to go and actually do it.
It was a hop on, hop off tour today. We hopped on and then sat in some traffic. We did see a lot of sights and it helped us realise how big London is. The history here is incredible. Bits of Roman wall sit in places where you walk. 55AD. Like ... what??
The Tower of London.
This was our first tourist stop. It was hot. 31 degrees hot. The lines weren't long though. This is a must do if you come to London. The Beefeater Tour Guide was hilarious. He did a brilliant Donald Trump impersonation. And paid out the Americans. A lot. We were in fits.
It was a bit sobering. I think we were all very pleased we weren't royal and living in the 15th/16th Century. Being King or Queen didn't stop your head from rolling. He told a very powerful tale of Lady Jane Grey, who at barely 16 lost her head due to the decisions men made around her. So sad.
But the age and detail that exists behind those walls are incredible. And the Crown Jewels.
We successfully navigated the DLR and made our way to Canary Warf to met Vikki and Matt to watch a movie on a big screen. Grease. It was pretty cool, so many people, lots of business people and some singing. It did rain, but no one was complaining.
PS It really isn't a great movie. But the songs are great. And a crown singing them together is really fun.