I wasn’t sure if I’d go to London again so soon. It’s a place I still dream of nearly daily so when the opportunity came, I had to go.
The weather was freezing and rainy when I arrived and I was tired from going non-stop the past week so I was happy to stay indoors the first day and rest from doing so much already. I did manage to wander through Shoreditch, find a few markets and get lost in the streets there. The street art is impressive.
By Sunday afternoon I made my way to South East London to visit with my friend, only to fall asleep on his couch instead of chatting. But we woke up early, caught a train together and I went straight to Tower Bridge to see the sunrise. I stayed there over an hour just enjoying the views and the people.
Monday was warm and bright. I walked the Tower Bridge and then went two blocks over to my favorite spot in the city. St. Dunsten’s in the East. I cannot say enough how much this place brings me joy.
From the advice of a friend I splurged on a tour of the Tower of London, (which is in between the two blocks of St. Dunsten’s and Tower Bridge.)
I am so happy I did. They have Beefeaters give free tours and I must say it was informative and entertaining. After the hour tour, I explored the grounds. The history and violence that happened behind those walls!!! It’s all amazing and well worth it. I missed it the last time I was in London and am so glad I made it a top priority. The crown jewels are stunning, the ravens charming, the chapel beautiful. I loved it all. I ate lunch on a bench inside the grounds and met some lovely people from Florida. I was there nearly four hours and could’ve stayed longer.