Our last full day in London happened to be New Year's Eve.
We had breakfast in the hotel's executive lounge (love that perk!) and took the tube to the Tower of London.
Tower of London family selfie!
This place was truly impressive!
We even got to see more sunshine!
There was a lot to see as you toured the different parts of the tower.
We definitely wanted to get a look at the Crown Jewels!
The line wasn't too bad since we were there fairly early. They don't allow you to take photos once you enter the building. Inside is room after room of priceless artifacts until you get to the very last room where the sparkly of the sparkliest reside.
The security was tight.
We toured the grounds and structures...
and read about lots of torture that went on there.
It's pretty neat because the tower is right in the center of the modern city.
The Tower Bridge can be seen from the grounds and we walked over to get a better look.
It looks closer than it was.
We had lunch at The Liberty Bounds which had it's own interesting history.
More fish & chips (the real kind this time!)
All Hallows By The Tower church (the oldest church in the city of London) was right across the street from the pub.
A quick stop at Starbucks and a photo op!
We went back to the hotel to relax and pack. We had an early-ish flight home the next day.We also wanted to experience Happy Hour in the executive lounge for once (always missed it).
By the time we did that, we were all too tired to go out to dinner so room service it was! The big fireworks show by the London Eye was a ticketed event and they strongly discouraged you from even getting close to the action. We could actually see some of those fireworks from our room at midnight.
There were plenty of other fireworks going off from the street below us. We had a great view of them!
Flying home the next day!
I couldn't wait to get home. I loved our trip so much but I was ready to be home and celebrate the holidays with friends and family.
I hope you've enjoyed the recaps as much as I have.
I'm also ready to get back to regular blogging so there should be some fun, non travel related posts coming soon!
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