Today we woke up at the wonderful Deena´s house in Belsize Park in London to a wonderful breakfast made by Deena and Charles. Definitely not a lack of food on this trip! Realizing we needed to find a way to Belgium for the next day, I spent a very stressful hour on the computer finding no availability and sky-high prices for trains. It was looking like our only choice was a 7 hour bus ride, including a ferry, but we luckily found very cheap chunnel tickets on one of the high speed trains. I'm not sure how we found these tickets, but I don't care.
We spent most of our day at the Tower of London, which turned out to be very amazing. We got a tour by one of the Yeoman Warders in his spiffy outfit and then looked around at the former palace, prison, artillery storehouse, and the current crown jewels. The place seemed to go on and on and on, we could have spent 8hrs there easily. We were there about 5 hours and only got through 8 of the 20 towers. After, we made our way over to the new Tate Modern museum, which had free exhibits of modern art and which sits right next to the Globe Theater! The Tate had some, well, interesting modern art exhibits which we left the museum pondering. We also walked across the Millenium Bridge and saw the insane Picadilly Circus, which is London's Time Square. We had dinner at a pub called the Bear and Staff in Leicester Square and sampled some English beers. Note to self: Spring Fling is not so good. We got back to Deena's around 11, which means we did about 12 straight hours of sightseeing. Yikes!