#sorrynotsorry, I would have liked to have the second half of my London Weekend post up yesterday, but I’ve been busy writing 3 papers that I’ve had to get done before I leave for Ireland tomorrow….no worries M & D the essays are done, finally.
Like I said, I had wished I joined in on the demonstration but I had places to be and needed to find my lost mates. I followed the advice of Suz and crossed the Westminster bridge, headed towards the eye. As I was walking down the steps leading up to the eye I see my friends casually eating ice cream. Tg, we were finally reunited. Though, it might not have been for that long it was a relief to finally see some familiar faces.
Photos: the eye
From there we prepared for our sunset ride on the eye. And I was absolutely beyond excited, as it might have been the thing I was looking most forward to doing over the weekend. We got in line with the group and boy was that our downfall….since there were about 40 of us, they decided to cram up all into one pod thingy, or whatever they are called. So of course all 40 of us are trying to get pictures in the same spot. It was uncomfortable and super annoying as some people just resfused to move. How rude. They really should have split us up.
Photos: on the eye
Huge. Disappointment. Don’t get me wrong riding the eye was great, the views are unbeatable, but the set up, not so much. Regardless I still took about 1000 photos on the ride and I can’t wait to hopefully (fingers crossed) ride it again when my fam bam comes in a few weeks. Maybe the second time round will be better than the first, lolol.
After our spin was over we headed to get some food…and I don’t want to talk about it.
Photos: more on the eye, and riverside
So, that brings to me Sunday. We headed over to the Tower of London, which was a short walk from the hotel. This would be the one good thing about the hotels location but, it was pretty much sh*t in terms of getting to everything else in the city. Not that I don’t like taking the tube, in fact I really like taking the tube…it was just so far east of EVERYTHING. And it was in some sketchy alley….just no.
Photos: the tower
Anyways we headed inside and honestly I did’t really know what I expected because I had never really heard of it before this weekend. Once inside I was pleasantly surprised, it was like it’s own little village. I enjoyed spending the morning walking around and stalking the Beef-Eaters (to get pics). The Tower is also where the crown jewels are held so that was a must see…and let me tell you. These things were f***ing incredible. Seriously, unlike anything I have ever seen before. Sorry no pics were allowed inside or else I would have taken countless.
Photos: in and around the tower of london, last one is a Beef-Eater…
But, seriously if you are ever in London, go to the the and see the crown jewels, you will not be disappointed. I promise you. These things were just on a whole different level.
Photo: the entrance, because I couldn’t take photos inside, I at least wanted a photo to acknowledge the fact that I saw them
After that we headed over to Old Spitalfield’s Market, a Sunday Market in east London. It was fun to walk around and see all the vendors and buy a few sweet treats too. By then our feet were absolutely killing us so we hopped on the tube, made a quick stop at Piccadilly for some souvenirs and then headed to the station to relax before our train.
Photos: tower bridge and the gang
And, it felt so good to be back in Leeds and my own bed on Sunday night. London was incredible, it never ceases to amaze me and I can’t wait to go back. I still have a list of things I’ve yet to do. I know London will always be calling my name.
And now, I’m off to Ireland. I hope I get to pet a sheep!
P.S. Sorry the rest of the photos aren’t up on flickr yet, I have been having some problems with uploading them lately….