London Calling

On one day we visited many sites in London. On the walk to the main sites that we were visiting we passed a memorial walk for Princess Diana. We also passed Buckingham Palace which was heavily populated with tourists.

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We also quickly passed Big Ben, the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London.  The tower is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower (renamed in 2012 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II).

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The first main site we went into was Westminster Abbey, where all the monarchs are crowned and/or married. A church at this location dates back to the 7th century, however construction on the present church began in 1245 under Henry II.

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They did not allow any pictures inside the main area. I was able to take a few pictures once we exited the main tour.

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Next we headed to the Globe Theatre which is a modern reconstruction of the original theatre built in 1997. The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company (the Lord Chamberlain’s Men). However, it was destroyed by a fire on 29 June 1613. A second Globe Theatre was built on the same site by June 1614 and closed in 1642.

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Finally we arrived at near the Tower of London. Here you can see a picture of the Tower of London while I am standing on the London Bridge. It was in fact, not falling down.

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We saw a lot more interesting sites. I am hoping to go back to London soon.

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