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The final leg of this journey.  We walk from our hotel in York and hop on board the train to London.

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Arriving in London.  What do I see across from the train station?  FYI - they do call them "fries" and not "chips" as I thought they would.  

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Wait, maybe we should go to Hogwarts….

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Maybe I'll just sit and read at the British Library for a while.

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Parliament, Big Ben, Piccadilly, Chinatown

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Westminster Abbey - very impressive with all its history.  The site of coronations, weddings, and burials was founded in 960.  

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Along the Thames to the Tower of London

London Eye

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Is this the TARDIS ?  Oh, Doctor, Doctor?

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St. Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is Britain's symbol of resistence.  Dedicated firemen prevented the Nazi's from destorying it despite 57 nights of bombing in WWII.

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St. Paul's and the pedestrian Millennium Bridge

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre - very nice replica and excellent productions.  You can sit or be upclose to the stage and mingle with the "peasants"

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The modern buildings seem out of place in the midst of all London's history.   

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Tower Bridge with 2012 Olympic Rings displayed.

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Tower of London - has been a royal residence, a prison, execution site (think Anne Boelyn) and home to the crown jewels. Prisoners entered from the Thames through the "Traitor's Gate"

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Traitor's Gate from inside the Tower.

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Beefeaters are the Yeoman Warders whose job it was to guard the Tower,  its prisoners, and the jewels.  The now provide entertaining tours.

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Legend says that the Tower will fall if the ravens ever leave.

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Guarding the Queen's jewels.

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