S: London, England 2011
FC: London, England | 2011
1: byAIR | Travelling
2: Travelling | byTRAIN | a | they really know how to build a train station! | Heathrow Express | Paddington Station | arrived in London at 10:45am
3: byTAXI | Travelling | bySUBWAY | Travelling
4: tower of london | Mom's favorite place in London | crown jewels and fish and chips | Taking the password to the gate | Beefeater | remains of Roman wall
6: The Cullinan diamond in the sceptre is the largest top-quality cut diamond in the world - 530 carats | June 2, 1953 Queen Elizabeth II holds the orb and sceptre used at her coronation | The Grand Punch Bowl - made in 1829 - weighs 500 lbs and is 2 1/2 ft high, 4 1/2 ft wide | The BritishCrown Jewels
7: The Queen is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development. The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children | Prince Charles, now The Prince of Wales, heir apparent to the throne, was born in 1948, and his sister, Princess Anne, now The Princess Royal, two years later. After Princess Elizabeth became Queen, their third child, Prince Andrew, arrived in 1960 and the fourth, Prince Edward, in 1964. Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were the first children to be born to a reigning monarch since Queen Victoria had her family. | Prince William, the oldest son of Prince Charles married Kate Middleton a few weeks before we arrived. | Surprisingly, the Crown Jewels Exhibit was one of the boys' favorite things in London
9: We tried and tried to find a boat tour of the Thames... | WAY | Preview of tomorrow... | too | high!!! | byFOOT | Travelling
10: B" | "B | and | No AC + night owls outside our open window = 2 long nights | Is this a hotel room or a train car? | Umm...That's not a bench; that's our window sill...
11: BEST meal in LONDON so far | byFOOT | Travelling | ...again
12: Travelling | byBOAT | guess who got to see the Tower Bridge open... | first boat tour down the Thames
13: "...IS FALLING DOWN"
15: on top of | the world | seeing the city from above | We are here!
16: byBUS | Travelling
17: Harrod's Ryan's favorite part of town
18: we made it | "Cheers"