Our last day in London, we headed to Westminster Abbey and actually forked out the £18 admission fee. I was convinced to take an audio guide by an usher who pointed out 'You've paid a fortune to get in here'. It's an amazing place - the epitaphs written on tombs and plaques particularly tickle my fancy - but I wish I could have taken photos inside.
For lunch we headed to Borough Market in Southwark which was wonderful. Lots of stalls and life. Mike bought a pork roll with apple sauce, complete with a massive hunk of pork belly.
We spent a lot of the afternoon in Tatershall Castle, a pub on a boat overlooking the London Eye. Rebecca recommended it and met us there - it's surprisingly non-touristy. For dinner we walked to a different pub, the Lyceum Tavern, where I had the traditional British fare - fish and chips.
To finish the night we did some research for our safari. ;)
The Lion King was amazing. Mike says Zazu, the king's feathered assistant, stole the show.
Next morning it was time to leave London. We caught a black cab to the St Pancras train station for the Eurostar ride to Paris.
We had planned a relaxing afternoon doing not much but somehow that didn't happen. Mike was too excited to explore. :)
I've been a bit slack in taking/posting Month of Faces photos the last couple of days, but here's Day 22 - a photo of Boyf taken in the Lourve forecourt.
We wandered and wandered. First just south towards the Siene, but then Mike caught a glimpse of something in the skyline and we had a particular destination in mind.
We went up to the top and it was freezing. Incredibly, bitterly cold. So cold I barely took any photos up there! There was an enclosed viewing area on level down where I did snap a couple, once my hands defrosted.
It's been snowing on and off here in Paris, although melting before it hits the ground. Generally it hasn't bren too bad, rugged up in thermals, coat, scarf and lots of layers. But that wind was icy.
Dinner at the bistro around the corner then we headed back to the hotel for the night. We've just had a breakfast of crossiants in our hotel room and I better finish getting ready so we csn go explore Montmarte.