|Sausage, tomato, bacon (although it looked more like ham to us), mushrooms, eggs, juice and coffee!|
It was beautiful, expensive and I couldn't take pictures inside. Boo! I don't like being told not to take pictures! There was an audio guide including in the price of the ticket and it was interesting. They had a short prayer every hour and they also offered communion at one point. We decided to climb the 530 stairs to go to the very top.
|I took some pictures on the way up! Take that no-pictures-people!|
|The London Eye from St. Paul's Cathedral|
|The financial district from St. Paul's Cathedral|
|Shakespeare's Globe Theater, Tate Modern Museum, and Millennium Bridge from St. Paul's Cathedral|
Once we were done with St. Paul's Cathedral we took a taxi, because Frankie wanted to, from there to the Tower of London. The cab driver told us about the Texas Legation. Before Texas became an official state of the United States they had an embassy in Washington DC, Paris, and London. How did we not know about this?? Born and raised Texans, how shameful! He gave us the address to where it was, but we never made it over there. If you would like to see the plaque marking the spot, you can see it at the Texasfirsthand website.
When we got to London Tower we were told that the tour we wanted to go on would take almost 3 hours, but the place was going to close in about 2 hours.
As pretty as it looked we decided to go to Wimbledon Tennis Museum instead and come back to the Tower tomorrow. We got all the way to the Wimbledon Tube stop, then to the right bus stop and waited and waited and waited for the bus. We were starting to get worried that would not have enough time to actually see the museum so we gave up and took a taxi to Wimbledon. Frankie was happy!
|This is Centre Court where the finals are played. There were no lines painted because it was winter.|
|There was also no worn places in the grass either, they were growing it!|
|Check out the oldest racquet on the right!|
|Women's tennis outfits use to weigh almost 11 pounds!|
|So that is why!!|
|Rafael Nadal's Signature|
|Maria Sharapova's Signature|
|Pete Sampras' Signature|
|John McEnroe's signature|
|Frankie found some new friends!|
|They took me in too! We are all going to Wimbledon together!|
|I am trying to bite the Champion plate like Nadal does....glass got in the way.|
|Frankie trying to kiss the Champion cup!|
|We could have had Pukka-Pies, but was not sure what it was! We asked and the guy at the counter said it |
was some kind of meat pie. I think I will stick with fish and chips! Especially because I wasn't not
sure if it was puke-a, puck-a, or pook-a pies and none of those words sound appetizing!
We found out after 4 days of being at the hotel that they offered free coffee drinks (lattes, cappuccinos, etc.) in the hotel lounge! That made me look forward to the next couple of days! I hope you are looking forward to them as well! Until then!