Wednesday, February 18, 2015

{Travel} European Vacation:Wrapping up London

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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12 comments: said...

Looks like an amazing trip Heather! laura

Tamar SB said...

I loved the tower, I had so much and it was so cool to see such famous history!

Creations By Cindy said...

Your London experience has been wonderful to tag along with in your pictures! What an exciting time it seems you all had! So many memories was made. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Emily, Our house now a home said...

This is a dream vacation! But, it is always nice to come home. :)

Carla from The River said...

Hi Heather,
I have enjoyed this so much. Thank you for sharing. :-)
Have a great rest of the week and stay warm. We are getting a COLD blast here in Wisconsin. Yuck!

Love Of Quilts said...

What great memories you all will have, now its sad to leave but fun to get back home I'm sure.

Jules said...

Heather, can't thank you enough for bringing us along on your European adventure. So much fun to see it all through your camera lens...I can't wait to see how you decide to document the trip!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I have loved these recaps. What an amazing place to spend New Years Eve and memories that you will never ever forget! That's pretty amazing!

Becky said...

What a great way to end your trip and 2014! I've loved every minute of your trip posts! :)

Ida said...

Awesome shots of the Tower of London. So glad you all had such a great trip with each other.

April Lou said...

I am excited that one day my kids will be a bit older and I will be able to travel with them! We are taking a camping trip soon and that is a whole new level of bravery! I love London!

Dawn Gross said...

What a great trip! Lots of memories!

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