With it being our last full day in London, we decide to hit up all the major stops. It was definitely a busy day and a lot of walking, but we couldn't leave London without checking them out...
One of our friends recommended grabbing tickets ahead of time. Depending on the time of day, you could be waiting in line for hours. It's a good thing we took that piece of advise, the 'non-ticket' line was definitely long. If you plan on going, they can be bought from the website for as little as £21. And for those who have the cash, you can actually have a private capsule to yourself with dinner and some bubbly for £380.00. Maybe next time.
Palace of Westminster
How could you not visit London without a picture of the famous clock tower? The clock tower's official name is actually The Elizabeth Tower, and the main bell is actually named "Big Ben". And all this time I've been calling it Big Ben. Wikipedia is definitely a powerful tool.
Among the other things on our list, we had to pay a visit to the most iconic royal building in the UK. Home of Her Majesty The Queen, this place was also packed with tourists. We were just in time to catch the changing of the guard, plus it was also neat seeing Canada's Coat of Arms displayed promptly on the outer gates among the rest of the commonwealth Countries
This is one of the most iconic bridges in London. Instead of reading another Google article, Frances and I decided to go up the famous tower learn a little more of it's history first hand. Not only do you walk around the tower and read about it's history, there's a glass floor along the walkway and you also get to walk into the bridge's original engine room hidden on the bottom of the bridge.
Tate Modern Museum
Britain's national gallery of international modern art. Here's something that will catch your eye. Admission is FREE. Actually many London's museums are free and unlike Museums in Calgary, you can actually take photos within the museum.
London Millennium Footbridge
The suspension bridge is attached to Tate Modern making it a convenient walk to St. Peter's Cathedral. Unfortunately by the time we got to St. Peter's, it was closed. A neat thing about this bridge is if you look down, you may catch a few miniature graffiti art along the walkway.