We started the day by going to the Tower of London. There, we walked around the courtyard and everything, and had a tour by one of the guards that live there.
We got to walk around between the 2 towers in the walkways and got to look out and take some great pics of the river. From there we went down the river, and took a river cruise, and got to see the sites all along the Thames River.
After the tower, we went to Tower Bridge! We got to take the tour through there, but thankfully did not have to walk up the 300+ stairs, as there was an elevator.
After the boat ride, we were by Westminster Abbey, so we figured we would at least go take some pictures of the outside, as they were already closed for the day. So we go to walk by, and there's this massive group of people with all these cops around. So John asked the cop what was happening, and he said it was some kind of holiday, and that all the heads of state basically were in there and about to come out - including the Queen! So, because it wasn't like we were pressed for time, we stood around and waited. A little over 1/2 hour later, a bunch of people came out, and near the end, there was the Queen!!So that just made our day right then and there, because not many people can say they saw the Queen like that! So, we continued on down the street or so, and passed New Scotland Yard.
And then we ended up at Buckingham Palace shortly after the Queen had arrived home.
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