Today we were going to start using our London Pass! Of course we started off with the Tower of London, which must be one of the most, if not the most, popular attractions of London. Since we had the London Pass we got in very fast and we decided to start off with a guided tour led by a real Yeoman Warder. The beefeater (you should by the way never call somebody by his or her diet, and “Beerdrinker” would actually be more accurate in this case 😉 ) turned out to be a hilariously funny and definitely politically incorrect man called Bill. He was extremely sarcastic and nobody was safe – especially easy targets like kids, old people and Americans ;-). Well, we “Europeans” got our dose of Bill’s sharp tongue and he was especially upset with Margreet since she was from Holland and apparently the Dutch owed Britain money… He is actually quite famous with his own website http://www.beefeaterbill.com/ , Facebook (Billy Beefeater), Twitter etc…

We did have a very good time with Bill Beefeater as he told the dark and gruesome history of the Tower of London. We also saw the crown jewels and the armory. Both exhibitions will make any man feel hopelessly inadequate (well, look at the size of the Star of Africa and the size of Henry VIII jockstrap!).

The next stop was The Tower Bridge Exhibition. This was actually really cool as we walked over the bridge on a glass floor!

We then walked quite a bit to get to Borough Market and have look around and get something to eat. It turned out to be a letdown as it was closed due to it’s a bank holiday :-(. Both disappointed and hungry we made our way back to Jamie’s Italian that we passed before to get some well needed food! It turned out to be a success!! The food was excellent and I know we made some of our family quite jealous 😉

As it was getting late we needed to get to Westminster again since we had booked tickets for the musical Kinky Boots! We biked to the Birdcage Walk by St James’s park and Buckingham Palace to take some photos and then walked to the Adelphi Theater. The street painting from yesterday was gone :-(…

We had very high expectations of the show since we had watched the movie and really liked it and also the whole thing we a musical in London… The show was so much better than we both thought it was going to be! It was perfect – funny, extremely well performed, charming, great audience and a beautiful theater! We both made our contribution to #LondonGetsKinky 😀

This night we took the tube and walked the last bit…

1 Response

  1. Henk Aanstoot says:

    Prachtig al die foto,s.
    Jullie hebben wel veel van de stad gezien.
    Mooi om dit mee te maken.

    Groetjes en liefs,,,,,,,Pa Henk

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