Another action packed day in the capital. We started by heading in to the London pass office to grab a new one. Thankfully didn't cost much more than the one we bought online. From there we tubed it down to the river to get our tickets for the lunch river cruise and London eye tomorrow. From there we headed up to St Paul's Cathedral. What an amazing structure. The grandeur of the place has to be seen to be appreciated. We spent a few hours wandering around in awe of the place. We climbed the stairs up to the whispering gallery for an upper view of the floor. As soon as we walked through the door I grabbed the first seat I could. As I sat there quite uncomfortably (too high for me) I reflected on the fact that this place was over 350 years old. That they built this place with no modern machinery just blows the mind. It really is a marvel of engineering.
Moving on we wandered down the Thames and on to the Tower of London. Here we were in a castle with parts dating from the 1200's. Our first castle experience couldn't have been any better. We saw the crown jewels and wandered around the grounds and through many rooms. It is a place I could spend all day but unfortunately we only had about an hour before the castle closed so we will return one day.
To end the day we headed out to a cinema in Chelsea. The area is very swish and reeks of money. Don't think we'll look to settle there. We had time to kill before our movie so we called in to our first British pub for an ale. We had a few drinks, watched some socc... um football and just enjoyed the atmosphere. With a few beers downed we settled down in our cinema for a relaxing evening, grabbed the tube home and have curled up in bed. Really loving our London time so far.