Jennifer goes to the British Isles – More of London

Last week, in Jennifer goes to the British Isles, I shared a little about my trip to the British Isles and promised more from my first stop, London.

Marble Arch

Marble Arch

London was so much fun and it is easy to get around. I spent a lot of time on the Tube and took the double decker buses all over. If you want to experience the real London, I highly recommend making use of the public transportation.

Taking various buses around, I was able to visit the Globe Theater, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye. I even went to the Supreme Court. I guess that’s the lawyer coming out in me.

Big Ben and Parliament From London Eye

Big Ben and Parliament From London Eye

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

While I saw many of the usual tourist attractions, I couldn’t leave London without a stop at Madame Tussauds. If you’ve ever been to a Madame Tussauds, you know how amazing it is. The wax figures look real. I spent a couple of hours or more at Madame Tussauds posing with the figures. Below are some of the photos I took.

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Have you visited Madame Tussauds? If you have, who was your favorite celebrity to pose with? My favorite was George Clooney.

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Jennifer goes to the British Isles

I recently had the opportunity to spend three weeks in the British Isles. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing photos from my trip.

I started my trip in London. This was my second visit to London. I love this city because there is so much to do and the people are extremely friendly. Unfortunately, it took me 15 years to return. I’m hoping it doesn’t take me 15 years to visit again.

My first stop was the British Museum where I saw plenty of mummies. I also visited the Tower of London, which has plenty to offer. I got to see the location where many lost their heads, including Anne Boleyn, and I saw the Crown Jewels. The armor collection also is worth seeing.

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower Bridge recently added a glass floor so you can look down at the traffic and the Thames River. The view of the city from the bridge is spectacular.

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Glass floor at Tower Bridge

Glass floor at Tower Bridge

London Eye

London Eye

However, if you’d like to get a higher view of the city, then the London Eye is fabulous. When I first planned my trip, I wasn’t sure I would do the London Eye. But I’m glad I did it. The 360 degree view of London is amazing.

Of course, I had to make a stop at the Globe Theater. I was lucky enough to see part of a dress rehearsal of Richard II. I would have liked to see the entire play, but it didn’t open until after my visit to London.

Stop by next week for details of my visit to Madame Tussauds. There will also be more photos from London.

Have you been to London? If so, what do you love about London?

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